Well, what a nice change from the cars I have driven previously. Fast, comfortable, good looking, and all for a great price.
It's a company car, so I was not forced to buying it through price. I did look at the Audi S3, but to be honest for the small performance gain on the S3, the price did not warrant it.
The Cupra is great. The one I have has electric seats with memory, auto windscreen wipers, auto dimming mirror, 6 CD changer, leather seats, the wing mirrors fold away, EDS, traction control, etc etc, the list is endless.
It's just starting to get run in now at around 2000 miles, it does however seem to perform better on super unleaded, and I find in first gear you do have to let it know who's boss.
As for the other 5 gears it's great. Acceleration on demand, almost no lag (even thinking of getting it chipped up to 210BHP).
The ride is "solid", but I like this in a car, especially going round corners on a bumpy surface, you really get to feel the true road conditions (I drove a Golf V6 4motion and the suspension in that was too soft).
The seats are comfy, it's just as at home doing city driving or taking it for a thrashing.
Talking of thrashing, be careful when you drive this sucker, I have gone out and spent £400 on a radar detector. Why? Well you do 90MPH at around 3500 revs, get to a hundred without knowing it in 6th, until you come to a tight motorway corner, you look down and OOPS.
I love the car, in fact I love the car so much I bought the domain name www.seatcupra.net. If you Cupra owners, Leon or Ibiza want to get your car seen, how about sending me your details and when the site is ready for launch I will contact you, get some reviews, post your pictures, you can even have your own email address email@example.com
Great car, great price. Get one.