I've just bought a silver one and I too think the paint looks thin on the side. Only seems to affect the silver as the red, black, and grey ones all look better finished. I bought the 1.6 sport (smaller engine, same chassis) and yes the ride is firm, but my previous car was a Picanto which had very choppy suspension so the Leon is a Limo in comparison. Despite all that, you have to admit it's a great looker!
"a sheep in wolves clothing" in other words you are saying it looks fast, but is slow, I think you meant that the other way round.
Firstly I would like to submit that I'm not even sure that you own a Seat Leon:
Seat DO NOT make a Stylance Sport edition. They are two separate models. How can you not even know the spec of your own car, or which model you purchased?
Also, surely you test drove the car and you must have driven it before you wrote your first review, where you positively raved about the car.
Did the car suddenly become really responsive?
Did the ratio on the gears suddenly become too long?
Did the suspension become too hard overnight?
I don't think so!
I DO own a Seat Leon FR 170 TDI. It is fantastic, the dash is put together with the precision of a VW and has no rattles. Yes the suspension is hard, but it didn't happen overnight it is inherent with buying a sports model; and finally, yes the engine is powerful, but I did buy the 2.0 TDI 170, not the 1.9 TDI 105 for this reason.
The Leon is a fantastic car for relatively low money, compared to its rivals.