SEAT Leon 20VT Cupra......or is it.....you decide!
Ok folks, after my last video of my SEAT Leon Cupra accelerating from 0-100Mph there appear to be a lot of naysayers suggesting that the car can't be a Cupra, they have white dials, or never had that engine etc. So here is a very rough and ready video I put together of all of the photos I got of the car before I sold it back in December 2004.
The early pics show the car at Silverstone being displayed in the paddock as part of a SEATCupra.net display.
There are some in the middle that show the Cupra badging.
Then some taken with the car that replaced it, a Saab 9-3 Vector Sport, this was a complete let-down after the SEAT, went wrong more than it went right, it was like having it on a timeshare with the dealer!! Nice and comfy and fast when it did go though!
I then replaced that with an Audi A4 Cabriolet in December 2007 and am due to change that for an Audi S5 later this year.
If you want to continue the discussion then feel free, it just ruins the illusion that I drove a Cupra for 3 years and 70,000 miles when I consider that the dealership must have stuck the Cupra badge on and retro-fitted the 6-speed gearbox, the 1.8 20VT engine, the leather electrically adjustable seats, the folding mirrors, the 6-disc multichanger etc.
Seriously 20VT Sport, Cupra whatever...the badging was Cupra and the car was great! I'd have another, had SEAT not seriously cheapened the interior in the new model, much cheaper plastics and no soundproofing in the bulkhead.....so loud inside....or maybe I have just gone soft having driven an Audi for a few years!
2014 Seat Leon Cupra - Which? first drive
When you say the words 'hot hatch' the first car you're likely to think of
is the VW Golf GTI. But how about a Golf GTI that's more powerful yet less
expensive? The only difference is this one adorns a Seat badge.
The Leon Cupra follows the traditional hot hatch formula: take a
medium-sized family hatchback; make it lower, firmer and garnish with
spoilers; finally, drop in a heavily tuned engine.
But how will it fair against it's rivals?
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Seat leon cupra AWD
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Seat Leon Cupra 2014, 280 PS version - test driving moments
New Leon Cupra proved to be very satisfying car in various driving
conditions. In our opinion, it is better balanced than Golf GTI Performance
and it makes more sense as an everyday hot hatch. Full first review at:
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Seat Leon Cupra 2014 review - Auto Express
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This new SEAT Leon Cupra should be very good indeed: it's based on our 2013
Car of the Year and it shares similar mechanicals to the Volkswagen Golf
GTI, one of our top hot hatchbacks.
So what do we know about the SEAT Leon Cupra? Well the first thing is that
you can get a whole range of different models.
The entry-level version is a 3-door with a manual gearbox and 261bhp, or
you can get a 3 and a 5 door with a manual or 6-speed DSG with 276bhp.
All versions are front wheel drive but do come with a limited slip
differential and adaptive dampers as standard - both those things are
optional on the Golf GTI.
The styling is actually quite restrained for something this fast. There's a
deeper front bumper, full LED headlights, 19-inch wheels on the 280 models
and around the back, 2 oval Exhausts.
When the standard car looks so good the great design is hardly surprising.
It's certainly classy inside, too - you get all the same high-quality
switchgear that you would in the standard Leon but with a few little extras
to make it feel a bit more special. The first is a flat-bottomed steering
wheel, plus there's figure-hugging sports seats and a few Cupra badges
What you really want to know is what's this thing like to drive - well,
it's a lot of fun. The steering is quite light but really sharp. You can
feel the limited slip differential shuffling the power to the outside wheel
on tight turns and slingshotting you out the other side.
The engine? Well it's really smooth and sounds great. It doesn't quite have
the grunt of the four-wheel-drive VW Golf R but it's very quick
SEAT is dropping hints that this car could even be the fastest front-wheel
drive hatch ever to drive around the Nurburgring. We're going to find out
for definite at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Leon Cupra has always been a bit of a bit player in the hot hatch game,
but believe me that's about to change.
Not only does this car look great, it drives brilliantly too and represents
excellent value. You get the front differential and the adaptive dampers as
standard and you get a lot more power than a Golf GTI but despite that it
only costs around £500 more than the GTI, model for model.
Whichever way you look at it, that makes it a bit of a performance bargain.
Seat Leon Cupra aka "Eve" 180hp 1.8 20VT
This is Eve! She's a beast :). Sorry about the quality and ...well not
being able to see anything lol I didn't strap my camera to anything so it
ended up sliding all across the dashboard. More vids to come.
Mods at the time of video:
White Sporty Tire Markings
Bullet Style Aerial
White LED Number Plate Bulbs
Refurbished Plastic Trims in Matte Black
Removed 6CD Changer & Replaced with Dealer Plastic Lining - Part Code
Aluminium Speedo Dials
Black/Red Tailored Fit Mats
Italian Leather Black/Red Handbrake+Gear Gaiter
Streetwize Universal Induction Kit - Red
Engine Breather Filter - Red
Forge 007P Diverter Valve
2008 Saab 9-3/ Quick Drive
Cars.com's Dave Thomas takes a look at the 2008 Saab 9-3 convertible. It
competes with the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series.
Shot and produced by: Matthew Avery
Edited by: Sarah Gersh