Added: 15th of November 2013
I now drive my second SEAT Leon and have been pleased with both. My current car is a diesel with a "go-faster stripe" which returns reasonable mpg but has a very hard ride. It is described as a "sports suspension" which ensures that I feel every bump in the road. The performance is exciting and the road handling is very good but, had I realised, before I bought it, how "firm" the ride would be I might have chosen a different model. I drive only about 7000 miles a year but have (so far) suffered no problems with the diesel particulate filter which can trouble low annual mileage diesels, so I understand. I have the car serviced at the local Main Dealer and, while each service is a bit more expensive than a local garage might be, I find the car very reliable - I have nevr (again, so far) needed to return to the garage for a defect to be rectified. I would chose another SEAT when this one needs changing but probably a smaller model than the Leon; as I get older I find I no longer need a "boy-racer" car!