2002 Seat Leon TDI S 19 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A poor quality product made worse by an inept Dealership
Difficulty in engaging reverse gear upon delivery. Corrected by Dealer after 2 weeks.
Rear passenger door poorly painted. Dealer attempted to re-spray and failed so badly that the front passenger door, rear passenger door and rear wing had different colours, overspray and orange peel effect. Rear Door rubber seal torn off in process.
A potentially good car has been spoilt by a poor factory bodywork finish.
The Seat Dealer did not carry out a full pre-delivery inspection.
The dealer made matters far worse when attempting to correct the problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2002
9th Sep 2002, 04:53
When you wash your car next time, feel the bodywork with your hands, you will probably find sand in the paint job around the wheel arches, lower front doors and on the rear.
This is also a known problem with the Leon and if you are persistent, you can get a respray under warranty, but they won't easily admit it.