SEAT Leon: 2.0-litre TDI FR

Why a Leon?

I've always been keen on the Leon. It's built a strong reputation since it was launched in 2000 for looking sporty, being great to drive and offering some of the best value-for-money you'll see in a Focus-size car.

So I'm living with one for a number of months - a second generation 2008-registered 2.0-litre TDI FR with 170bhp - to give me the chance to answer the questions that come with living with a car day-to-day: what fuel economy do you really get? What are the dealers like? Is it as practical as it should be?

 The powerful diesel engine should offer a great blend of performance and economy, while the FR specification should add some sporty touches.

What's this one got?

Option Cost
Front passenger airbag disconnection No cost option
18-inch alloy wheels £350
Multimedia sat nav with Bluetooth £1595
iPod connection £90
Leather sports seats £1350


Current mileage: 4516

Average mpg: 41.2