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Discussion in 'INTRODUCTIONS - New Members' started by Feathers, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Feathers

    Feathers Guest

    Hi there guys..

    Ive just ordered the Seat leon 184 FR 2.0 diesel.. in white, with the upgraded 18" wheels, sound pack, tech pack and interior LEDs. it get delivered early September.. so 64 plate..
    Excited does not really some up my feelings..

    The question i have is this..

    Ive never driven a SEAT before. Ive ordered it purely on reviews across the web, and the looks. Fairly daft to some i suppose...

    I currently drive a citroen DS3 dsport in black.. 110bhp.. i have scared myself in that! Will the seat be a totally different animal? will i need to adjust the way i drive to adapt to its increased power?

    Any advise would be great!

    Thanks in Advance...
    Feathers
     
  2. Seastormer

    Seastormer Cupra 280/CBF1000

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    Welcome F
    As you are getting the car new you will have to run it in, so that will introduce you to the extra power gradually. It is different with powerfull diesels as the torque is a lot lower coming in, so will be a big change from your DS3. Take your time to adjust and you will be ok, enjoy it.:D
     
  3. Feathers

    Feathers Guest

    Thanks SS..

    This is my first brand spankers new car... so in terms of running it in, you mean not going over so many revs, keeping under a certain speed kind of thing?

    Also you mentioned the torque.. is there a noticeable kick when going through the gears? ive seen its capable of 7.5 seconds 0-62..

    To be honest ive never driven anything faster than a 1.6 diesel, so have no experience with turbos etc!!

    Thanks for your help.

    I cannot wait until September..:D
     
  4. Ant

    Ant Active Member

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    Why don't you go and take one for a test drive? It'll give you a much better impression of the car than reading about it on a forum, and might save you from waiting 3 months for a car which you then don't like.

    Of course it will be a completely different animal coming from a DS3, but the Leon isn't a difficult car to drive at all. Just don't drive with heavy feet until you're used to it, because the Leon will have a lot more torque - almost half as much again as you have now.
     
  5. Feathers

    Feathers Guest

    Hi Ant

    Thanks for your comment.. its ordered and built so too late now.. even if i dont like it!!
    Im just a bit nervous / excited thats all. I havent got a lead foot anyway, but im just concerned that ill kill myself if i develop one in the leon..

    Has anyone else got the sound pack btw?? ive had to go for the space saver spare wheel to house the subwoofer and amp.. just wondered if there were any other guys who had it and gave it a review??

    Thanks Again
     
  6. Ant

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    I had to completely re-learn how to drive when i moved from a 1.6 NA focus to my 180bhp Turbo Cupra.

    Just with the turbo alone i had to completely change my gear/rev ratios.

    But dont let it put you off, thats half of the fun!!

    Didn't last very long and now it doesnt even feel 'fast' until you look at the speedo... :(
     
  8. tony323ci

    tony323ci Lovin' it

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    I have a 184 with the seat sound pack worth every penny so really good nice clarity and decent punch from the subwoofer you will love it has plenty safety devices too that will get you out of all but the most insane manoeuvres chill out and enjoy it when you get it :)
     

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