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Why should I not buy a Seat Leon 2.0 TDI?

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Chaps,

I have found a car that ticks most of the boxes. It's a SEAT LEON 2.0 TDI DPF FR 5-Door HATCHBACK:

1, room for me and the wife kids

2, room for (most) of the sailing stuff

3, 2l Soot chucker is surprisingly quick (170bhp)

4, Does 55mpg

5, Decent spec (for a SEAT)

It is a 56 plate; registered Jan 07.

Now, we really like it; I want you to TRY and pursuade me NOT to buy it.

Anyone have experience of Seat dealer network in GENERAL and anything good or bad to say about the one in Letchworth??????

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No reason not to buy it as long as you can live with the interior.

I know a lot of people who do short journeys have had issues with the DPF clogging up and giving error codes.

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Great car.. VW build quality, quick like you say.. excellent mpg, and has cool street cred.

I'd be in there like a shot! +++

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I saw a new ibiza today, I liked it :eek: :eek:

Howzabout a second hand Alpina D3 or something ? :o

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The PD170 with DPF does have a few issues, especially if used for short journeys and/or remapped. The good news is that Milltek make a DPF removal pipe and I can remove the DPF routines from the ECU and remap it to suit :)

The DPF would be the only sticking point for me.

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The PD170 with DPF does have a few issues, especially if used for short journeys and/or remapped. The good news is that Milltek make a DPF removal pipe and I can remove the DPF routines from the ECU and remap it to suit :)

The DPF would be the only sticking point for me.

It's done a fair few miles (28K) so I'd hope this is not an issue. I'd be using it for (current) work so 15ish mile trip each way.

What does DPF stand for?

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Diesel Particulate filter - so straight zorsts.

Go for it - welcome to the darkside!

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great cars - only reason I havent had one is because i cannot find a local dealer who I want to speak to, they are shocking around me. The MK dealer typifies Arthur Daley.......

Great cars tho - I borrowed a few when I worked there +++

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I cant really think of a reason not to own one... hang on... I do own one! :grin:

Its nothing big but its not let me down, its nearly done 43k, its a 1.4TDi

Good little car tbh.

Riz +++

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Major stopper.

Does anyone know if they have REAR side / curtain airbags......

Need to protect the brats in the 1 in 10,000 accident!

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You will NOT get 55!

Mine is now 1yr old, been driving it quite gently at times, sometimes get 48, going with the flow of traffic to work sometimes gets me 45. I have NEVER got 50 (on a journey never mind tank).

Great car - for the money.

Specced a golf (same engine, but added DSG because I could) with lots of options and got to £25k+.

Interior is not bad. New one has better dash (apparently). Suspension is rock hard, springs apparently help, dampers more so (new model has 10 or 15% softer springs). traction is poor, would love to stick a LSD in it (traction poor? Bad driver? Too much torque?).

Very happy with the car though. Spending £1.5k on it would transform into an almost perfect car.

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Last year a did a quick post on Seat not offering the DSG on smaller engines and was eventutally convinced to take a test drive for a day in the 170HP version.

MPG was about 44 and im a bit heavy footed, spine takes the brunt of the bumps, values are not held on to well and i found the interior to be no winner either. Other then that i was definatly intreasted in a less powerful and more economical version.

I thought Seat were similar to Saab in respect to alot of claims that fell short. Esp. with regard alot of power and poor deployment which seems like a waste a time. IM not saying its a bad car but if they made a more realistic case for the car then you wouldent step back with that strange after taste that some test drives leave you with.

I would certantly have taken a less fussy version if i had existed!

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Major stopper.

Does anyone know if they have REAR side / curtain airbags......

Need to protect the brats in the 1 in 10,000 accident!

It does, we have bought it; pick it up (Hopefully) Friday.

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Good news Si, nice car.. you won't be disappointed (Well, maybe a little after the scoobie :grin: )

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Problem with curtain airbags is that they need to keep their heads away from them.

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Good news Si, nice car.. you won't be disappointed (Well, maybe a little after the scoobie :grin: )

Hope so; going to miss the 150 BHP and 4wd that is missing!

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Problem with curtain airbags is that they need to keep their heads away from them.

The point of them is to kee their heads away from what ever crashed int YOU !

Kids will probably spend most of their time in the Volly anyway!

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