SEAT Leon 1.4 16v

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SEAT Leon 1.4 16v

SEAT present the Leon 1.4 16v S 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Review of "SEAT Leon 1.4 16v"

published 03/09/2006 | ar73
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"Seat Leon S 1.6"

I bought a Seat Leon S 1.6 standard model three years ago from new from the dealer. The Seat so far has provided reliable however we do only drive it 8000 miles a year so are well below average mileage of about 10000. It is economical both to run and to insure. However we have found the 1.6 very sluggish. I would say that it is underpowered and would recommend going for a higher powered engine for this model of car. The car does struggle when trying to overtake on a motorway and even without a load in the back struggles on any hill. I also have a standard car seat and I found that the seat belts in the back of the car were not long enough to fit the car seat so the baby always has to travel in the back. Also now that we have a baby we have had to buy a roof box as the boot space isn't enough for a family with a small baby. I would recommend buying a larger car if you have a young family or a roof box. The car also has a spoiler which means that to fit a cycle rack you need to have roof bars fitted by Seat which can prove expensive.

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  • wonder1607 published 03/09/2006
    spread the review out a bit and talk about some of the features the car has ie cd player ect, then i will happly review it..
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Product Information : SEAT Leon 1.4 16v

Manufacturer's product description

SEAT present the Leon 1.4 16v S 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

Product Details

Body Type: Hatchback

Available Trims: S, Sport; Stylance

Fuel Type: Petrol

Range: SEAT Leon

Range + Engine Type: Leon 1.4 16v, Leon 1.4, Leon 1.4 TSI

Manufacturer: SEAT

Transmission type: 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox

Classification: Economy Car

Insurance Group: 4, 8

Engine Size (cc): 1390

Towing Limit (kg): 1000, 1300

Boot Capacity (litres): 340, 341

Height: 1439, 1458

Width: 1742, 1768

Length: 4183, 4315

Weight: 1190, 1249

Release Date: 01.01.2005

Type: Car

Power: 75, 125

Country of Origin: Spain

CO2 Emissions: 163 g/km - (Man), 150 g/km - (Man)

Emissions Class: EU4

Number of Doors: 5

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 14.6 seconds - (Man), 9.8 seconds - (Man)

Maximum Speed (mph): 105, 122

Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles

Cylinders: 4

Fuel Capacity (litres): 55

Torque: 93@3300 lb/ft, 148@1750 lb/ft

Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)

NCAP Rating: 4 Star NCAP Rating

Wheel Base (mm): 2578

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 44.1

Service Interval: 10000 miles

Avg Price: 15435

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