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The Leon is a radically styled, Golf based entrant into the Focus class. The pleasing but radical styling and non-premium badge have kept prices soft when compared to the Golf or Audi A3 which are essentially the same car underneath.
All the things that make the Golf and A3 so good apply equally to the Leon. It's just much, much cheaper than either. Excellent engines, remarkably good handling, and a robust interior make this car a wise choice.
The best choice with the Leon is to go for a 1.6 petrol. The comparative diesel will cost you £1700 more and the mileage will be roughly equivalent. The 1.6 petrol will still manage a creditable 37MPG but servicing cost will be much lower.
The 1.6 petrol should be adequate in terms of engine and, as all Leons are well specified we would opt for mid ranking Reference trim. Avoid Sport trim as it will add £400 to the price and the big wheels and tyres do the ride no favours.
A 3 year old 1.6 petrol Leon in Reference trim should set you back £8200. You could pay up to £20500 for a nearly new 2.0 diesel version of the same car.
The best time to buy is either nearly new or at 3 years old when the first MOT is due. Depreciation for petrol cars can be savage at this time. at this time
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Seat Leon you would aim to buy a 4 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Seat Leon cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Seat Leon cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Seat Leon cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.