2002 Seat Leon S 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland
Has had too many problems for us to feel we can rely on it
On the second day the windscreen wipers stopped after 1hour 10 minutes. Two visits to dealer to replace whole unit.
Tailgate wouldn't open. Dealer told me I had the lock in the wrong place- not true and see later.
Clutch pedal stuck down. Needed new master cylinder.
Near side engine cover fell off.
Tailgate won't open again!!
Driver's seat is badly worn on base and back rest. New covers more than £200!
The car looks good, drives well and is comfortable, but in 3000 miles has proved so unreliable it is now up for sale. (It will be sold when the dealer has released the tailgate again.) I have measured 43 mpg on petrol on mixed motoring.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th January, 2005