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2008 vs 2011 model

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by antipesto93, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Active Member

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    Hi,
    I am looking to purchase a Leon 1.2 TSI and have two options available to me, and I am looking for some advice.

    My options are

    Seat Leon Stylance 1.4 TSI - 2008 - 55K miles
    vs
    Seat Leon S(Emocion) 1.4 TSI - 2011 - 55K miles

    The second costs £1000 more.
    Would the extra £1000 for the 2011 (post 2009 facelift) model be worth it?
    and would they both have identical mechanics (Engine etc..)

    Any input would be much appriciated.
    Thanks
     
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  2. locky

    locky Active Member

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    Eh? The second one is the 2011 model...
    Both are 1.4s but you say you are after a 1.2?
     
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  3. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Active Member

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    Woops, Sorry - Corrected :)
     
  4. locky

    locky Active Member

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    Haha phew. Thought for a minute there i should stop smoking crack in the mornings!

    I dont know how the trims line up, but i would always go FL.
     
  5. Daniel M

    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    I would go for the 2011. Interior is ever so slightly more modern.
     
  6. kazand

    kazand Is powered by Medtronics

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    FL. Ride is better. ;)
     
  7. LeonCR

    LeonCR Active Member

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    2011 FL for sure
     
  8. J400uk

    J400uk Active Member

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    Yeah 100% go for a new one, I previously had a 2008 and it just felt really old fashioned to me. 2011 will be a lot fresher and more modern so worth every penny if you can afford it.

    Edit: thinking about it, might be worth you double checking the 2011 is definitely a TSI. I've got a feeling the S(Emocion) trim you mention was only offered with the entry level 85PS 1.4 which is quite underpowered being 40PS down.
     
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  9. antipesto93

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    Thanks for all your input. Tried out the 2008 version today, It did feel very dated inside and I will be trying the 2011 version tomorrow.

    I think you are on the correct lines, I realised it is a 1.2 TSI Emocion(which exists according to Parkers) but I will be sure to check its a TSI anyway. As its only my second car I dont think the 1.2 will be too underpowered compared to the 1.4 but we will see!
     

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