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2001 Seat Leon Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 2001 Seat Leon reviews.

Tim writes:
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4

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handle's beautifully and the 1.8 20VT is really quick...

Cons

there is no reason that i have found to avoid this car

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If You Have The Chance To Drive Or Own One Take It Look Out For The 1.8 20vt — I love everything about the car the speed the look altho i would like to make some improvements to that. Breaks are fantastic but do fade if you work them hard. Can be ecnomical if you dont drive like you stole it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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4

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Subtle performance car. Good Build Quality. Safe, Well Equipped

Cons

1.8T can be unreliable. Dull, slightly cheap feeling interior

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2001 Seat Leon — Performance: 180BHP 1.8T is fast once you are in the turbo range. 6 Speed gearbox is nice to use. Brakes great, handles solidly, steering is weighted better than Skoda Octavia vRS (previous car) Build Quality: Very good. It is VAG Appearence: Looks good. Nice colour. Cost of Ownership: Driven carefully, 40MPG Fun Factor: Great for a blast. Subtle, yet fast

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Russell writes:
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4

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The acceleration

Cons

The view out the rear

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Nice Everyday Car But You Can Also Have Fun Init. — Very nice car. Quick,reliable and also on the motorway can be economical. Standard at the moment as not had it long. But will do a few things in the new year. Just hope the gearbox lasts. As it will not be a cheap fix if it goes wrong.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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4

Pros

the drivability, the handling,

Cons

the wheels, will be changing them soon

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Good Base Car To Modify , Practical And Defo A Lot Of Fun — i love driving this car, its a fun car to drive, good handling, good mid range power, braking is wicked although its always late and short with me lol, the brakes squeak at the mo so it sounds like a touring car lol, petrol disappears real quick, coz i drive it on the limit mostly , the 20V engine sucks it in and spits it back out pretty fast, oh well, its a small price to pay lol

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Mike writes:
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5

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safe,no problems,fairly quick for a big car

Cons

slightly to heavy

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Seat Leon — Love it!quite fast for a 1.4.it hasnt needed much attention from a garage apart from a new exhaust,doesnt cost much to run atall.it is fun to drive and nice to drive.also it easy to clean. didnt feel the need to get alloys as i think the car looks smart with the standard alloys.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kami writes:
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5

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Solid

Cons

Engine was too small (1.9 SDI)

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Doesn't Only Look Good It Is Good. — Amazing car to drive in especially with all the upgrades, chipped engine, lowered suspension, 18" rims and the multi media DVD audio system. Looks are way better than any VW Golf made and even better than the Seat Leon II :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chas39 writes:
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4

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only when i am allowed

Cons

none really

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It Is A Good General Family Car That Has Good Build Quality — it was bought for a porpose and it has fulfilled it well; iwould have another one. the after sales service from seat is good and friendly, it is not nessessaryily fun but you can make it so, if you want.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Martino writes:
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Nice to drive and a lot of torue from the turbo diesel engine.

Cons

Depreciates quicker than an Audi

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Reliable Cheap To Run, Good Looking And Fun To Drive. — 2001 Seat Leon in Red, Audi & VW quality build, performance is exellent for a diesel, very cheap to run 45-50 mpg, exellent braking and handling for a car this size, fun to drive long or short distance. very spacious.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Graham writes:
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5

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Peformance, mod cons, styling and also very happy with the customer service

Cons

The location of the CD changer!!

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My New Leon Cupra Turbo — I have always wanted one of these. Being part of the VW - Audi group, the Leon is a well built car. The version i own is the Cupra 20V Turbo, it has the same 1.8 turbocharged engine for the Audi TT and is very responsive and fun to drive. 0 to 60 turns up in around 6.5 secs and 100... not that i've been that fast init yet is within the magic 10 seconds to. Although being a fast car, it is a very easy going town car to just get you around with just a subtle reminder of the turbo noise under the bonnet. I like the way that the interia is both pratical and sporty at the same time, even the rear seats resemble those recaros you would find in a Cossie and the dash borad is layed out around the driver, but not in away to exclueds the passengers. I have found a really good bargin example of this car; one owner from new, full Seat service history and only 37k on the clock and all for £4,600. This car easily beats a Golf GTi hands down any day of the week, well recommended for all types of driver.

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John writes:
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5

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Faster than Golf GTi, well specced, quality stereo

Cons

Continual ECU problems

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Quick, Fun Understated Motor — A cheaper and better alternative to a Golf GTI as far as I'm concerned

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