2000 Seat Leon Sport 20VT 1.8 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland


Seat's best car yet and easily the most car for your money on the market today


Every thing was fine until last week when the instrument cluster performed an inpromptu lightshow.

The car no longer starts and it has been back at the dealer's show room where they claim it now needs a new "instrument panel".

They cannot confirm whether or not this will solve the problem.

General Comments:

I simply adore Seat cars - the policy of Volkswagen parts at a snip of the original cost is too much to avoid.

I bought the Leon on the spot whilst looking for a Cordoba SX to replace my Cordoba GLX.

An absolute outstanding motor car for the money. What you get for your £16,000 is a re-chipped Audi A3 1.8T - same engine, same interior, same build quality - but faster. Infact the engine is taken right out of the Audi TT roadster; the engine and six-speed gear box propels you along at an incredible 185BHP, speed limited to 147MPH.

Some of the features are not Audi sourced - the climatronic is inferior to Audi's and doesn't seem to work as well as you would expect but apart from the fact my car may have been fitted with dodgy electrics :( I would not hesitate to recommend this vehicle to anybody looking for an invigorating, fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2000

2000 Seat Leon S 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Quality car at a great price


Front speakers a little 'fluffy', dealer is sourcing a replacement pair.

General Comments:

Build quality is top rate - why buy a more expensive, less equipped Volkswagen?

Many small touches which all together make a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2000

17th Dec 2000, 16:47

I like the red display in it!

6th Jun 2001, 09:05

My car has an intermittent idle speed fault where it kind of shudders at traffic lights (I have done under 5000 miles in it).

Seat cannot find a problem with it after having witnessed it once, and I wondered if anyone else had the same problem?

Other than that - I think the car is great.