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SEAT present the Leon 1.9 TDi SX 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Diesel

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“Take a load of, have a SEAT”

published 11/08/2005

ProSuperb value for money, stylish, great performance...

ConsFeatures, interior finish

Car - SEAT Leon Year of Registration - 2005 Model - 1.9 TDi S (90bhp) Colour - Silver This car encompasses the looks and appearance of a high end luxury hatchback, and the performance of a smaller hot hatch. It looks well built and has the comforting appearance of being a strong car. I have...

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Excellent

ProOutstanding Torque, Performance, Economy, Sporty (...

ConsNot as solid as Audi

Background I recently bought an audi A3 (new shape) but with a 2.0 FSI engine. It was the worst decision I have ever made. I was in the garage 10 times in 6 months, rattles, knocks, suspension but what really annoyed me (having come from a 2.1TDi Peugeot 406) was the lack of grunt or torque...

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Super

ProMassive economy, handles well, good reliability, s...

ConsLacking a little power, some trouble with cold sta...

Well it is a bit boring, but it's not bad compromise considering the benefits. The economy, quality and second hand price more than make up for the fact it's not exactly a race car. At about 50-60 mpg, I can hardly blame it if it isn't terrifyingly quick, though the fact it handles pretty well...

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Excellent

“What a car!”

published 21/05/2008

ProGreat sustainable acceralation and looks a dreams

ConsVisibility in the rear is a bit cramped.

I love this car, I bought it 18months ago and I still feel great every time I walk up to it to drive it. Since buying it I haven't had to spend any money on repairs, it's be faultless. I really like the interior of the car too, everything just feels in the right place> The adjustability of the...

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Excellent

“A truly excellent car”

published 18/03/2006

ProSmooth, Powerful, Economical to run, Stylish

ConsWatch out for low kerbs

I bought my Leon FR 1.9 TDI 150 about 3 months ago now. I had initially gone to the showroom to look at Ibizas because they have a good reputation, but fell in love with the Leon once I'd taken it for a test drive. I haven't driven the other models besides the FR, so can't comment on those. The...

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Excellent

published 15/05/2007

I was looking for a sporty economical car since I currently travel approx 25 - 30K per year. The diesel FR Leon is fun to drive and easily eats up the miles on a long motorway cruise whilst returning around 47 MPG. I would reccomend this car to anybody who is looking for a comprimise between performance and fuel economy. The later models with Cupra R style wheels and bumpers also look very sporty. Since owning the car from new I have not had any problems with the car, it has now over 45K on the clock and needed no attention other than the standard services every 10K at my local Seat dealership. After previously owning a GT TDI VW Golf I have found this car to be much more fun to drive although not quite as refined in terms of interior build quality.

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“Seat Leon 1.9 TDi PD SE 5dr”

published 10/11/2007

ProGood value for money, good engine and excelleratio...

ConsAnnoying squeek on my car, and limited leg room

This is a 130 bhp model, and you can certainly see a considerable improvement in pick up in comparison with the 110. The ride is smooth, but like most modern cars, is slightly heavy, due to all the safety features. Acceleration in first is poor, especially compared with petrol engines, but the...

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Excellent

“Seat Leon and its uses”

published 17/07/2007

ProEverything

ConsIt isn't a Ferrari

My Dad bought one of these befire the new model came out. So he got it cheap and with a full body kit. It has a great engine that growls like a Tiger. And it kept up and beat a Porsche Boxster getting out of some traffic lights. My Dad says that he has driven 50,000 miles with and it's still...

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Super

Proexcellent perfomance, economy and refinment. Very ...

Conslack of rear leg room. Under damped front suspensi...

These days buying a diesel is not only about fuel economy, and the Leon TDi 110 is a perfect example. It has excellent low end torque, and due to it’s long gearing makes it a quiet motorway cruiser. Equipment levels are very good for the price, and in SE trim it gets the sports interior and...

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Excellent

Protorquey engine, easy run

Conscould be a little tighter on corners

i have owned my seat leon tdi (90) for a year now. the car is easy on diesel, easily allowing me to achieve around 600 miles on a full tank. the seat leon looks good although in electric blue scratches can become evident very easily. in terms of power the car is lively and revs well especially...

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Super

ProEconomical, sporty feel when driving

ConsVery Basic and no Alloys

We downsized our Ford S-Max TD to the Leon Eco to try and save some money in the current climate. We wanted a cheap run around but with good looks and comfort. We were fortunate to fall upon the Seat Ecomotive as we did not know anyone with one as they were new on the market. It is very basic...

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Super

“Seat Leon A great Car”

published 09/02/2011

ProVery Reliable

ConsDoor seals tend to go on older models

I have had this car from new and it’s now nearly nine years old and I have to say that it has served me well. I originally decided on the Seat Leon as I liked the look of it (being a girl!) and also having done my research, there weren’t too many bad things that were said about it. It is also...

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Excellent

“Wow what a car”

published 05/08/2003

Profuel ecconomy - comfortable driving position - fan...

Consthe shape isn't great - dosn't really have the paz...

The tittle just about says it all. I have been looking at buying a new car for about 3 months now and couldn't decide on what was going to be best for me! I currently drive a 206 and it's lovely but I'm bored. Then I had a Seat Leon as a hire car for work and it was lovley. The speed you woulnd't...

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Not for me

ProGood engine

ConsAll the rest

Problems:Leaking doors, leaking headlights, leaking rear lights, leaking fog lights, dust in paint, dashboardlights failed, clutch pedal mad scraping sounds, rattling in the rear, rattling from the dashboard, booth lock broke, all kind off electrical faults and to make things worse, a dealer who...

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Excellent

ProEasy on fuel, cheap to insure, drives exceedingly ...

ConsSome models may not have an armrest.

Hey Guys, Having recently purchased the Seat Leon 1.9 TDI stylance model, i can honestly say that i have never driven a car that provides as much comfort, sophistication and brilliance. It undoubtedly stands alone in the category of modern day hatch backs as itallows all the simple things to be...

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