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2013 (63) Seat Leon 1.6 TDI S 5dr

Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / ŠKODA
Only £8988
£300 deposit
£174.92 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerBluetooth handsfree phone connection with steering wheel mounted controls
Digital clock and outside temperature displayLow fuel warning light
Multi function displayRemote fuel flap release
SEAT logo boot releaseService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringTouch screen display
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streamingRadio/CD + MP3
SD card slotSteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls
USB port 

Exterior Features

Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsChromed centre radiator grille surround
Coming home headlight functionDaytime running lights
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectric headlamp adjustment
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsHeated door mirrors
LED indicators in door mirrorsRear wash/wipe
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

12v power point in centre console3 height adjustable rear headrests
Active head restraintsAir conditioning
Cloth upholsteryDriver seat height adjust
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsDust/pollen filter
Front adjustable head restraintsFront comfort seats
Front cupholders x 2Front map reading lights
Front/rear floor matsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated bootIlluminated glovebox
Luggage tie-down hooksRear top tether child seat ISOFIX attachment
Split folding rear seat 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS + traction control
Active front headrestsChild proof door locks
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagDrivers seatbelt reminder
ESP+EBAFront seatbelt pretensioners
Front side airbagsPassenger airbag deactivation system
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Engine immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking + deadlocksSecond remote key
Volumetric alarm with back up horn 

Technical

Comfort suspension
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)99Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)74.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)85.6EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power105
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %92NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %70NCAP Safety Assist %71
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.7Engine Power - BHP105
Engine Power - KW77Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG26Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed119

Tyres

Tyre Size Front195/65 R15Tyre Size Rear195/65 R15
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1459Length4263
Wheelbase2636Width1816

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1820
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380Max. Loading Weight609
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640
Minimum Kerbweight1211No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SEAT Leon

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Quite why the SEAT Leon hasn't sold by the shipload in the UK is one of the motor industry's more puzzling quirks. Impeccably screwed together, with a range of punchy engines and offering superb value for money, the Leon appears to have all the bases covered. There are certainly no drawbacks concerning styling, cost of ownership or safety. Perhaps, as much as anything, the Leon has suffered as a result of SEAT's residual image as the VW Group's bargain basement. Whilst group cousin Skoda has managed to rehabilitate itself, maybe SEAT still need a little more 'perception management'. While the spin doctors go to work, take the time to track down a used SEAT Leon. You won't regret your decision.

History

Those in the know will spot the Leon for what it is, essentially a SEAT Toledo in a sharper suit. Launched here in March 2000, the Leon is based on a platform which also spawned the Volkswagen Golf, Bora, Audi A3, Skoda Octavia. With a similar range of engines to those found scattered across these existing ranges, did the Leon have anything to offer that hadn't already been seen before? One look at the price list showed that this was a car that made the Skoda look pricey, the Golf look exorbitant and the Audi pricing laughable. Comparing the range-topping 180bhp Leon Cupra 20VT with the mechanically similar Audi A3 1.8T Sport, and you'd arrive at list prices of £14,995 for the SEAT and £19,200 for its self-conscious German relative. The only significant changes to the model range came in October 2000, when the 100bhp 1.6-litre engine was upgraded to a 105bhp unit. Trim levels were also altered, the 'original' 20VT Cupra being discontinued, with a less expensive Cupra model based on the Sport specification introduced. Although around £3,000 less, this version didn't have the early car's leather interior, rain sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and ESP stability control program. Although leather could be specified as an option on the new version, ESP couldn't, making the earliest 20VT Cupras the definitive Leon model, for the time being at least. Otherwise the engine choices comprised the 75bhp 1.4, the 125bhp 20v 1.8-litre unit, the 180bhp 21.8 20v turbo, and two 1.9-litre diesels; a 90bhp engine fitted to the TDi S and a 110bhp version fitted to the TDi SE. Mid 2002 saw the introduction of the 210bhp Cupra R version, later updated to 225bhp specification in Autumn 2003. A 130bhp TDi unit was followed in late 2003 by a 150bhp TDi Cupra. The motoring press warmed instantly to the Leon, and, truth be told, there really isn't a weak link in the range, although the more you spend, the better value you appear to get. The loud exterior colour schemes have become something of a SEAT trademark, reflecting the car's passionate Iberian provenance. Which all makes you feel a bit of a fraud when you discover it's built in Belgium. The all new Leon went on sale in September 2005 spelling the end for this model.

What You Get

Let's start with the much-vaunted 'Mediterranean Spirit' - at which point even the most ardent SEAT enthusiast has to admit that this is no Alfa Romeo. That, however, doesn't mean the Leon isn't a refreshing change from the family hatchback norm. For a start, it appears to be longer than Astra or Focus-class alternatives (from the outside at least) and is (not that this means a bigger cabin). The styling's smart and purposeful too: the kind of car you really might buy if you fancied a specialist brand but couldn't face the hassle. The Leon 20VT flagship variant will eventually be available in four-wheel drive form but for the moment, British buyers have access only to a two-wheel drive version. Never mind, you still get the same 180bhp turbocharged 1.8-litre engine - the same as you'll find in the futuristic Audi TT sportscar. When the all-wheel drive option arrives, you'll essentially have a TT that can seat five people. For the time being, the Leon 20VT is the least expensive 180bhp five-door car you can buy - and it's extremely rapid. How many other family hatchbacks can offer up such a tempting mechanical recipe? As you might guess, the 20VT flagship is there to generate showroom traffic - pretty vital of course if the Leon is to fulfil its objective of becoming SEAT's best selling model. Those familiar with the marque will instantly recognise it as a five-door version of its close cousin, the Toledo saloon (which is 220mm longer) - though to be fair, there's a bit more to it than that. The rear section is cleverly crafted, with nice touches like a boot handle incorporated into the SEAT logo. Space in the back isn't huge by Toledo standards but is more than adequate for the smaller family hatchback sector in which this car competes. Even so, you can understand why SEAT decided not to do a three-door version. Sheer space apart however, that interior should be seen as one of the SEAT's strongest suits. Like all VW-sourced products, you feel behind the wheel that you're in something much more expensive, thanks to the choice of trim materials and the way the switches and stalks snap into place with an expensive click. There are lovely touches everywhere, including red backlit instruments and a steering wheel adjustable for rake and reach. Every Leon model comes well equipped. Power steering, twin front and side airbags, ABS and EBD (electronic brake distribution), electric front windows and remote central locking are included, even on entry-level S 1.4-litre petrol or 90bhp turbo diesel models. At SE level you get air conditioning, traction control and lowered sports suspension along with a wider choice of more powerful engines: petrol 1.8-litre or that 110bhp turbo diesel.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

If you're in the market for a Cupra model, check that it hasn't been mechanically abused or defaced by Max Power accessories, otherwise there really isn't much to say about the Leon. Using mechanically tried and tested components from the VW Group, it goes without saying that the Leon will be reliable. Factor in a rock-solid perception of build quality and hardwearing interior trims and you've got a recipe for a car that will run and run. Make sure you don't get a 210bhp Cupra-R passed off as the more powerful 225bhp car. The red badges at the back are a giveaway but you may have to check the VIN number to be extra sure.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a Leon 20VT Cupra ) Leon consumables aren't anything to worry about for the nearly-new buyer. An air filter is around £20, spark plugs £4 each and an oil filter is £8. A fuel filter amounts to around £18.

On the Road

On the road, the driving experience isn't much different to that of a Golf (or an Octavia or Audi A3 come to that). Surprise, surprise. Unless you're in the 20VT, that means a predictable, easy, forgiving but not particularly inspiring recipe. Best of the mainstream bunch has to be the 1.9 TDi 110, with its superb pulling power from almost any speed and exemplary refinement. It's as quick or quicker than all the ordinary petrol engines (0-60mph in 10.7s en route to 120mph) and of course much more frugal. The turbocharged Cupra model is the Leon's ace in the hole. Reaching 60mph in a mere 7.7seconds on the way to 142mph, the Leon offers budget power, although those who expect it to handle like a Peugeot 205GTi may be a trifle disappointed. That's not to say that the Leon is a dynamic duffer - far from it - it's just a lot more mature and relaxed than the eyeball-searing paint and ultra-low profile tyres would have you believe. If you're after something that will corner like a demon, your money would be better invested in a Renaultsport Clio 172. If, on the other hand, you want something that goes a lot faster than it feels, the Leon may well be more suitable. Despite its undoubted pace, the Leon suffers from that perennial VW Group complaint, fading brakes. This only manifests itself when the brakes are used very hard, such as on a demanding hill route or during track work, and that sinking middle pedal, noticeable drop in retardation and significant increase in the smoke often spell the end of play until some cooling has taken place.

Overall

A used Leon fits a strange niche, not through any inherent oddity in the car's design, more as regards its image and place in the marketplace. More individualistic and stylish than a Ford Focus, it's almost a sporty coupe for those who need five doors. With used examples now appearing on the market in reasonable numbers, a nearly new Leon makes a good case for itself as a way to get VW quality in a package that was a bargain from new. Well regarded by those who know, the Leon is one of the best used secrets around.

Performance
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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£174.92
Deposit£300
Term (months)60
Cash price£8988
Credit amount£8688
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£10,796.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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