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  1. Cleaning tips black car (leon fr dsg facelift 2017)

    I’ve owned more than my fair share of black cars, and they are a labour of love and agree, that ‘just cleaned’ look is very short lived. My next car will very likely be white as it’s one of the easiest colours to maintain from a washing / cleaning perspective, and it hides swirl marks well if...
  2. Need an image of original Seat Leon (Cupra) 2016 cigarette lighter please

    Quite a few mk7 / mk7.5 Golf owners over on golfgtiforum.co.uk and vwroc.com have upgraded to the Audi version, which I assume would also fit the Leon...
  3. MOT failure due to 'Offside Direction indicator not working side repeater'

    It’ll be the indicator in your passenger side door mirror. Edit: oops, sorry - offside will be the driver’s side indicator, no the passenger side!
  4. Cleaning tips black car (leon fr dsg facelift 2017)

    My tips; Definitely don’t let the Seat dealer wash your car.......EVER!! Avoid the many hand wash car washing places. If you currently use a single bucket and sponge and wash leather for car cleaning - Stop; you need to change your washing technique. Have a read of the first 2 posts in this...
  5. Chip repair gone wrong?

    @Joshua Oakes; looking at your forum signature, your car’s black so it should be quite an easy colour to get a good colour match between the repair and the surrounding existing paint if you have a localised / SMART repair. If your car was a light metallic colour, then IMO it would be more...
  6. Chip repair gone wrong?

    Yes, it does look as if you’ve gone through the clear coat. If you have, then polishing won’t rectify - you’d be likely to remove more clear coat from around the edges of the area where the clear coat’s been rubbed away, or the base coat colour where there’s no clear coat. The only way to...
  7. What would you like to see in our MK4 SEAT Leon FR review?

    There’s been lots of discussion on the forum about the potential safety implications of removing most - if not all - of the conventional interior switchgear. it would be good to get an open and honest view on how intuitive and easy it is; to use the main touchscreen for basic functions such as...
  8. Front quarter panel is unclipped from bumper, fixable?

    @300bhpdaily - The post you’re replying to is almost a year old. @rcwsr had their bumper fixed by the dealer last July - see post #10
  9. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    With the mk4 Leon and it’s sibling, I’d rank them in the following order for looks / overall exterior design; 1st; Audi A3 2nd =; Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia Last; VW Golf The A3 and Octavia also seem to have retained some conventional switchgear rather than moving to everything being operated...
  10. Eco mode

    Is what you’re experiencing when in ‘normal‘ mode the engine switching to run on two cylinders (I.e. cylinder deactivation mode)? When my VW was serviced earlier this year, I was given a VW T-Roc with the 1.5 EVO 150 ps engine as a courtesy car for the day. That engine had cylinder deactivation...
  11. Carwow YouTube video review of the mk4 Leon FR

    I’m certainly above the 45-50 age group and using a touch screen is still within my physical and mental capabilities :). My preference though is not to be forced to use a touch screen one while driving; IMO whatever age you are, having to hunt through on-screen menus and sub-menus to find a...
  12. Carwow YouTube video review of the mk4 Leon FR

    Yes, agree 100% on the poor positioning of the lighting controls. I can envisage a few scary moments; people fumbling for the rear screen heater control at night and they inadvertently turn off the car’s lights, plunging themselves into darkness! Not well thought out at all IMO.
  13. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    The Americans don’t tend to use the term 3 door / 5 door. 3 door / 5 door are terms that has become embedded in the English language and used by the majority of people for a hatchback car, which either does or doesn’t have rear doors although yes, strictly speaking they’re either 2 door or 4...
  14. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    I also prefer the looks of a five door car over a three door. I think that very long doors on some three door variants can make them look ill proportioned. That’s just my personal opinion though, and no offence intended to anyone who prefers three door cars as it’s good that different people...
  15. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    I’ve owned quite a few three door cars in my time. Would I buy one now? Probably not. With advancing years and not being as flexible as I used to be, I find getting in and out of a three door car can be challenging if you’re forced to park in a narrow space. The long doors mean it’s not...
  16. Carwow YouTube video review of the mk4 Leon FR

    As per title;
  17. Alloy refurb gone wrong

    @RCampbell1; I’d be really unhappy if I had a wheel refurbished and it came back looking like that. Presumably the area that was kerbed is at the 11 o’clock position In the first picture that shows the wheel after it’s been refurbished. It looks as if no filling of the damaged section was done...
  18. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    Yes, 3 door cars are a dying breed. Within VAG there are very few 3 door models now. You can still get a 3 door VW up! but there’s no three door version of the equivalent Seat Mii or Skoda Citigo. No three door version in the next segment up (Ibiza, Polo, A1 or Fabia). VW also killed off their...
  19. SEAT have ruined the LEON

    Agree, but it sure as he11 won’t be cheap to replace a touchscreen if - or perhaps more likely - when it fails outside the warranty period. I don’t know if it was on this forum or one of the VW Golf forums, but if the touch screen is sensitive to extreme temperatures (it was certainly an issue...
  20. cupra roof distorting

    I don’t think there is. It‘s the normal action of sheet metal expanding and contracting when exposed to heat. It’d probably require Seat (and VW) to build their cars with additional structural cross members supporting the steel roof panel so the unsupported span between the cross members would...
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