Seat Leon Reviews from Mexico

2002 Seat Leon 20vt 1.8turbo

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance9000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

This car is simply a great deal

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is like day and night compared to the normally aspirated jetta that I had.

I can't believe that a turbo could add so much fun to my driving experience.

The suspension is a little soft for the power that you can get out of the car.

The space in the rear seats is limited, but who cares! The less people, the faster I can go!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

30th Jan 2003, 07:29

Is one of these better than an Golf GTI?

15th Apr 2007, 18:42

I have had GTI's and the output power is not as good as the Seat Leon, also VW is well know for their electrical issues!

Just my opinion!

16th Apr 2007, 11:22

'also VW is well know for their electrical issues!'

And Seat are known for having the worst dealers in the country, with the exception of Alfa Romeo of course!

2001 Seat Leon S20V 1.8

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres

Summary:

Wet disapoint

Faults:

The car have some tolerable noises in the doors mainly.

The back doors and seats squeaks a lot.

The main attraction!, water on the passenger side floor. I get the car to the dealer, the first time they said the car was OK and there were nothing to do.

The second time they thought it may be a problem with a small radiator of the Air Condition system (climatronic), they have disassemble all the dashboard to change that "tinny" part. Go figure out all the noises that this action causes.

One week later a storm came down and, guess what? Yes water came in again, but this time it was a pool.

By now the car is at the dealers workshop, and they have no idea of what could be the cause.

I cape hear and I read that is a recurrent problem with seals.

Wait a minute I almost forget about it, the electric elevator of the drivers windows makes a big "clunk!" noise when you get it down. The dealer promises to change it... when they have the part in stock.

General Comments:

The engine is just great and fast.

Very well equipped for the price.

But the problems with eat came to early.

Previously I owned a VW Pointer (also known as GOL in Brazil) It was a good car smaller and slower, but very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2002

16th Sep 2002, 05:25

Sorry to hear you also got a Seat Le (m) on.

30th Jan 2003, 07:30

Sounds like you've been very unlucky mate.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews