Seat Leon FR CR 170 – real-world experiences?
I think it depends what you want to get out of the vehicle. the fact you are looking at the FR spec means you want somthing thats sporty……..
I’ve had this engine in a golf GT.
As you will have experienced it has bags of torque and when driven sensibly can return good MPG
My real world experience saw me get 36mpg during the year I had it, I’d come from a Mk5 GTi to this and it felt fine to drive when I first got it. All that torque is addictive. However, within a couple of months I was bored. It was great in a straight line and on the motorway but if you wanted to make progress on nice ‘driving’ roads the low end torque and heavy engine didn’t make it feel very dynamic or sporty.
I sold it to go back to a turbo’d petrolPosted 4 years ago
oxnop – I’ve driven an Mk1 Leon TDI Cupra so I’m looking for something along the same lines. Basically, decent handling on windy roads and stress-free overtaking. Not too fussed about raw speed or “sporty” driving so the car fits the bill perfectly.
FeeFoo – feels nicer to drive than the old shape Leon. As for steering wheel feedback – would need more of a run to get a feel for it.
Basically just looking for any known issues, though I’m very close to pulling the trigger on it.Posted 4 years agomajorspanielSubscriber
I have the same car, iv owned it for 15months now. It’s great, good on fuel and hasn’t drank any oil. It averaged 53.5mpg from north wales to fort bill 2 weeks ago for the DH World Cup and does 48mpg on the way to work with 5 people in it at 75-80mph, all in all a good car.Posted 4 years agowurzelcubeMember
Suggest you check out the forums on Seatcupra.net – loads of useful information.
I’ve got a soft spot for the Leon; I had a couple of Mk1s and a Mk2 (TFSI not TDI)
I think they are great cars and the 170bhp engine is very powerful albeit a bit gruff. Engine is exactly the same as golfs / octavias / passats / A3s /A4s.
The only downside is that the finish is not quite as good as the Golf or A3 but there isn’t a lot in it.Posted 4 years ago
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