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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest SEAT Leon Cupra R (10-12) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
SEAT Leon Cupra R (02-05) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Very quick and very well equipped.

CONS

Badge will be an issue for some.

PROS

Very quick and very well equipped.

CONS

Badge will be an issue for some.

SEAT Leon Cupra R rivals

Based upon the MkIV Golf but with greater emphasis on looking and feeling like a sporting proposition, the Cupra R is a VW group bargain. The Audi TT uses this engine yet costs £27,000. It’s an easier car to drive quickly than the Honda Civic Type-R or Ford Focus RS and it is also loaded with equipment. If you want a lot of car for your money and you aren’t obsessed about the badge on your keyring, then this is worth serious consideration.

SEAT Leon Cupra R rivals

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