SEAT Leon | Auto Express

10 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on SEAT Leon | Auto Express

There#039;s a bright new addition an impact on our fleet in the shape of sporty Leon

ipod The £75 option is located under the seat, so it’s fiddly to and doesn’t offer full via the stereo.

According to the experts, is the number one colour choice for new Good for resale values and dirt it may be, but let’s face it it’s dull. That’s why I for something altogether more when it came to choosing our new Seat Leon FR – yellow.

In fact, I have a history of unusually coloured cars. My set of wheels was a very second-hand Fiesta MkI that came in a colour known as ‘primrose which proved ideal for rust.

Eleven years the line, I’m back a yellow car, but this it’s totally my choice. I the paintjob complements the Leon’s and highlights its aggressive nose and waistline. It’s also to find in a packed car park.

But one I didn’t go for was the optional bodykit. It can be here fitted to another FR, but I reckon it’s a bit brash. If it gives the Leon a bloated and has a slight aftermarket feel, those gaping gill-like vents. Even worse, at it’s incredibly expensive. One I did decide to pick was the larger 18-inch alloy wheels.

They look great, but a visit to an Arc car wash in South over Christmas resulted in damage to the driver’s side wheel. Apparently this can to cars fitted with tyres in some pull-through – you have been

All credit to the company, though. a swift E-mail, they out a customer services manager who the damage and agreed to pay £245 for a wheel. The firm claims it is now its carwash set-up to prevent incidents, but to be on the safe side be sticking to a bucket and sponge now on!

The final decision I had to make was went under the bonnet.

The T-FSI petrol unit which is shared with the VW GTI and Audi TT – was tempting, but a 160-mile daily commute, economy is an important factor, so gone for the 168bhp TDI diesel.

already sampled this version of the VW Group 2.0-litre in the Passat and Skoda Octavia but haven’t been very with its rather sudden delivery and coarse engine It’s certainly better in the Leon, although refinement is in short supply, particularly at Its highly tuned nature that driving in traffic can be a while you wait for the turbo to up, and a short first gear help matters.

Things are much better on and A-roads, where you can use the 350Nm of for effortless cruising.

Other The ride is firm – as you expect from a performance – but it’s also crashy on country lanes and is for passengers. The boot isn’t generous, either, and annoyingly the always requires two shoves to get it properly – our long-term GTI was the same.

These gripes aside, the has proved an excellent companion, more than 1,000 in a week over Christmas. of that was in patchy fog, the stand-out yellow paint seem such a silly after all.

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