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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Blaptastic, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Steve J

    Steve J Active Member

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    I love everything about it except one thing... The wipers on maximum speed aren't quick enough. I've seen wipers on a Renault go twice the speed of the Leon's wipers.
     
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  2. Damo H

    Damo H That Carbon sknob down the street ;)

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    Had this with a Range Rover the other day :D I mean I know it was only a Range Rover, but it was great to leave him behind when he tried to bully 'Only a Seat' haha.
     
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  3. Marko70

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    OK, things that bug me about the Cupra R are..

    1) Road noise, this is above average for any car, but I intend to do a comprehensive sound deadening job on it as I'm upgrading the ICE system ☺

    2) the start/stop system has a mind of it own, it stops then instantly starts back up before you even have chance to take foot off brake, I just turn this off most of the time anyway so no biggie..

    3) the Cd player (yeah, I'm one of the saddos that still likes to spin a few CD's) is so far out of reach it's dangerous to attempt changing a disc on the move.

    as for things I love, the looks, performance, interior, the dash, the pano roof, it ticks just about every box, simply an awesome car!
     
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  4. Phil13

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    I thought mine didn’t have it till I looked harder! Must be one of those blind spots
     
  5. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    Get an autochanger put in the boot.
     
  6. zeffania

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    Love the night time red glow (63 plate so not many choices and I coded white out :lol:), the looks, the ease of keeping the 18s clean and the overall driving fun, yet economical return. Also SEAT sound

    Hate, strong word; I detest the vibration I get on certain roads from near the B pillar or rear passenger side door card. Hate the MIB1 unit that I cannot update and make use of the heads up turn by turn on the VIS unit.
     
  7. Kirky

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    Yep. I'm blind. I have it too, just checked.
     
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  8. Marko70

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    Already on the job, fitting an Alpine 6 disc unit with optical output as part of an upgrade, here is the controller I finished..
     

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  9. LouG

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    PS. I should add, more traction off the line. But then I'd have to give up something in the twistys. You can't win.
     
  10. Blaptastic

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    Lovely peas Norma.
     
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  11. Legojon

    Legojon I only wanted a remap
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    You got a seat cover on?
     
  12. JACUPRA280

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    I always hated the fact it didn't have a heated windscreen. You can't even get it as an option. Piss poor when Fiesta's have them .
     
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  13. Blaptastic

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    Another real annoyance is the top of the dash reflecting onto the windscreen all the time!
     
  14. Yern

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    Not sure on the timing...can't seem to find it in the manual? HRW yes approx. 10 mins and the mirror heating certainly works when its 10-14 degrees and mirror misty/wet these mornings. My last car (Nissan) the mirror heaters worked in tandem with HRW when turned on.
     
  15. 9vienna9

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    I have a 2019 290 Lux

    Love - Acceleration/Performance in general.

    Hate - Car Play temperamental, no gas strut, shifting from P to D feels stiff and heavy.
     
  16. HighFlyingBird

    HighFlyingBird Chilli Red Enthusiast

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    Love:
    - The colour, I've still not seen another Leon FR in the same colour as mine.
    - The DSG, so smooth and simple for comfort but very fun and responsive in sport, especially using the paddles, tap downshift twice and you're off
    - The engine, very economical but really shifts for a 1.4 with 150-ish bhp

    Hate:
    - The rattles, the boot lid especially but now there's one at the top of the driver's door and it drives me mad but nothing the radio can't fix
    - No sport display on the MIB despite FR being a sport spec
    - Stand out like a sore thumb that's on fire
     
  17. Scotty

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    I'm a bit of a technophobe but if there's a meet near to me and a kind member would
    like to turn them both off for me i'll buy you dinner :happy:
     
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  18. We have a meet in Letchworth soon, there is a Rolling Road meet up north in November and in the early stages of one in January in Blackpool so depends on your location.
     
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  19. Owen83

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    Fiestas have them as they are patented by ford! Land Rover is the only other brand I know that has them and that is due to the fact that they were developed when Ford owned Land Rover

    I have driven Fords with the quick clear front screen and find the lines distracting.

    Oh and with the heated mirror switch... If you are driving and want to change from reverse dip to heated, make sure you turn the knob anti clockwise...... if you turn it clockwise, you'll go over the mirror fold possition and your mirrors WILL fold in!
     
  20. JACUPRA280

    JACUPRA280 Active Member

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    Wrong.

    They were patented by Ford but that patent ran out years ago.

    Most brands have them. SKODA do it as part of the Winter Pack in the Superb.
     
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