2003 Seat Leon Cupra R 1.8 turbo from UK and Ireland
Watch out for BMW diesels!
There has been a fault with the airbag, as the light is on permanently.
Slightly noisy auxiliary belt when idling. Sounds more like the actual pulleys rather than the belt.
Fuel filler cap won't open via the button inside.
ESP button won't work.
Has loud tyre noise at about 40-50 MPH. Not sure if it's the hard compound tyres. Sound like front bearings have gone, but they have been checked.
So far the car has been good to own and lots of fun.
With the black 18in alloys and factory bodykit, it does look the part.
Economy wise I can get about 30 MPG average, even with a heavy right foot. I tend to use V-Power fuel, but don't know if it really makes any difference.
Road tax isn't too bad at £260 for the year. Insurance is not as high as I thought it would be.
Performance is average. Mine is the 210 BHP version as it has the AMK engine code. Sometimes it feels quite flat, but once it gets on full boost it's quite brisk. However, a BMW 320d kept up with me the other day quite easily, and could have passed me. Maybe a remap might be on the cards.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2011