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A step back in design

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by Jabtas, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Jabtas

    Jabtas Active Member

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    Anybody have an idea why Seat went back to a 'standard' car design for the Mk3

    Personally I really like the hidden rear door handles, and the wipers in the A pillars are unique touch I've never seen before
    Sort of makes the Mk2 stand out from the crowd a bit
     
  2. jones

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    Hopefully it solved the massive blind spots the mk2 has...

    Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
     
  3. DrewCole

    DrewCole Spannering the Cupra

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    It was more than likely to reduce build cost within the VAG group to us more like for like parts across all the models.
     
  4. Jabtas

    Jabtas Active Member

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    Believe me, the visibility, especially the mirrors, are a vast improvement than my (well the wifes) previous hairdressers car

    cough cough, Megane Cabriolet
     
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  5. Syphon

    Syphon SCN Admin
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    Rear door handles confused people and SEAT say lost them sales with people thinking it was a three door.

    MK3 offers three body styles instead of one.

    Agree on blind spots on the MK2.

    Scott
     
  6. Number12

    Number12 Active Member

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    I think MK2 is way more aerodinamic than the mk3, for me the mk3 is a an seat ibiza on steroids ;)
     
  7. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    I agree !!!!!

    Andy
     
  8. cupra_ahhh

    cupra_ahhh Active Member

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    I love the wipers on the mk2 too. I know what you mean about the mk3, it's just like every other car now. I think it looks good but a bit too bland. From what I gather, the mk3 is full of rattles and creaks, the early ones at least.
     
  9. jonnybravo

    jonnybravo Active Member

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    i agree jabtas people still remark about the good design of rear door handles and front grill of my Mk 2,but as drewcole states it,s most likley down to cost affective
     
  10. fozzybear

    fozzybear middle aged speed freak

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    The main bonus to new mk3 is theres now a 3 door version.....dont get me wrong i do prefer the style of the mk2.....my main complaint is that seat have taken YELLOW off the colour range....it would have been great to have choice....just a shame ....as i really was looking forward to seeing how a 3 door looked ....will have to be satisfied with ivory white
     

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