2000 Seat Leon Signo 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
Overall pretty good
I've previously owned VW Golf's and been very happy apart from the Power Steering feeling too light on the new Golf. So when I drove the Seat Leon I was pleasantly surprised as the drive felt much more 'solid' and the price/value for money was great.
Since picking up the car I've had loads of niggles, the main one being dodgy door locks which tended to seize and getting a replacement from the dealership was a nightmare. I had a problem with the setting on the carb (I think) which causes problems with over-revving (ie to 5,000 revs) when I was slowing or stationary, this was sorted OK under warranty.
I've recently had a new problem with petrol fumes in the cabin towards the rear passengers seats, this is mainly when the tank is full and in hot weather. The garage didn't know what to suggest and I'm loath to let them tinker in case they just replace the fuel tank etc using guess work. A friend lifted up the rear passenger seat to discover a hatch which can be unscrewed to show the top of the fuel tank and pump, there was a surrounding 'moat' which was full of petrol. I wondered why the garage didn't look for this straight away. Has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st August, 2003