2001 Seat Leon from UK and Ireland
Nice, but a lot of hassle
We bought the car secondhand. It's a 51 plate. We had only had it 3 weeks, and set off down the motorway for a weekend away, when all of a sudden the car made a funny noise, and all the power went. We called the AA, who said it was the timing belt.
We took it back to the garage where we bought it from. They had the car for over 5 weeks. They said they had replaced the timing belt, a number of valves and the tensioner. When I picked the car up, it had a warning light on the dashboard display. When I took the car back, they said it was some air getting into the engine, and they would seal it and it would take half an hour. When they had finished and I got into the car, the light was still lit, so the car has again been booked in to the garage. It's still under guarantee with the garage. I feel they are not doing the correct work. Will update again when car been back to the garage.
Before car broke down, it was a great car to drive. I was upset when I got it back to find the work undertaken was not of satisfactory standard. It is sluggish with little power, and doesn't always start properly.
Overall, not impressed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th March, 2005