2001 Seat Leon Sport 1.9 TDI from UK and Ireland
A car you will learn to hate
All four doors leaked water.
Front headlights full of water.
Rear lights full of water.
Boot lock broke down.
Dashboard light had a mind of it's own.
Dust in the paint job.
The Seat Leon is a car I would not advice a friend to buy.
It has many problems and there are a lot of quality issues like the leaking doors that have not been solved even after 2 years of production.
The brakes are dangerous in winter conditions because sometimes they will react only after the second or third time you step on your brakes.
I had to return my car to the dealership 10 times in 9 months, this meant a ninety mile return drive, 10 times.
No apology or compensation was given to me, even after I asked for it.
After suffering 10 months of Seat Leon ownership I can tell you that customer care is something yet to be discovered by this carmaker.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st July, 2002
6th Jul 2002, 14:25
I am very upset, to see the mess those fools have made of your car. You should give them all absolute hell!!
I by contrast, have had a Seat Toledo since the end of 1999 and it is a fantastic car. Mine was made in Belgium.
I am terribly sorry for you and I hope you expose those idiots.
Just a little bit of care and your story would be so different. It really makes me furious when they mess up at the factory.
22nd Jul 2002, 09:18
They should rename this car and call it Seat Leakon, the doors of my Leon started leaking again.
Is this going to be a never ending story?