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CUPRA Leon VZ2 UK Video Review

In this video we compare the MK4 CUPRA Leon to the MK3 SEAT Leon CUPRA , see how it looks at night, and give our thoughts on the UK specification of the car.

We’re back with another video review, this time it’s the CUPRA Leon VZ2 in UK spec. It’s been a while.

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CUPRA Leon VZ2 video review

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Let us know what you think about the car in the comments below.

Jimbobcook

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Great review as always, no bias here but I'm pretty sure the Estate is better than the Hatch this time around haha did I mention it's got the profile button on the steering wheel?

The launch video doesn't do it justice as it sounded great from where I was standing!

The MK4 shape is definitely growing on me for sure!

Cheers
 
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Jimbobcook

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Don't like the estate's back end but the exhausts sound better on the estate. :)
The Hatch didn't feel much slower than the Estate, I wonder how close it would be in a launch in an ideal scenario.

I do agree with the above about the rear end of the Estate it's my least favourite section for sure.
 
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jcbmally

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I hear you, but adamant I’ll not have another black car, to much upkeep for me ;)
 

SRGTD

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Untill you get a stone chip, black touches in better and does not show up tar spots either.
I hear you, but adamant I’ll not have another black car, to much upkeep for me ;)

l’ve owned five black cars in at various times since a started driving back in the 1970’s. Blank does look great when clean but it‘s a labour of love to keep it looking that way. Agree that stone chips are relatively easy to repair but black paint does show swirl marks, which will happen eventually even if a safe wash technique is used (I always use a safe wash technique).

Being retired, I‘m fortunate enough to have plenty of time to spend cleaning my car. Even so, I don’t think I’d have another black car - I’m all for an easy life these days so I have a white car which is also an easy colour to DIY repair stone chips. Admittedly white does show tar spots, but they’re easily removed with an appropriate tar removal product (I’ve heard that WD40 is also good for tar spot removal) and white doesn’t show swirl marks like black does.

@jcbmally - I do agree on the colour of the car in the review; that red is a gorgeous colour 😎😍.
 
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Yern

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The 3rd black car I have owned (2 other non Seat models), had no choice on colour it was this one available at port or wait 12 months for my colour choice. All sparkle well in the sun, Honda had multicoloured sparkles. Car had GardX applied before delivery as part of delivery package and I'm definitely washing it less than the magnetic grey MK3.5 I owned. Hate to think what's in those rain drops though o_O.
 
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Railwayman

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The 3rd black car I have owned (2 other non Seat models), had no choice on colour it was this one available at port or wait 12 months for my colour choice. All sparkle well in the sun, Honda had multicoloured sparkles. Car had GardX applied before delivery as part of delivery package and I'm definitely washing it less than the magnetic grey MK3.5 I owned. Hate to think what's in those rain drops though o_O.
Collected my desire red 245 VZ2 yesterday and I’m so pleased to have the red back. I’ve really tried to like the urban silver, but in the end have had to cave. Probably one of the last desire red ones and I’ve kept my copper wheels, I really don’t like the standard wheels.
 
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