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SEAT Leon Cupra 290 (MK3) 2019 Review

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Syphon, Sep 11, 2019.

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  1. Syphon

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  2. theoldboy

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    As always good review. There are some more pics of the car on the meet thread, Its a very nice car but the latest incarnation does seem to be missing some of the good stuff the earlier cars had but these things are all subjective and personal.
     
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    I'm sure you read on the article but @Jimbobcook wrote this review and did a top job.
     
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    Haha thanks very much, I normally leave out most tech stuff with numbers and figures and just write like it's a guide for someone on how to use it lol something I quite enjoy.
    You bringing that conversation back up lol yes I think you're right a few things I like but like you said a few things missing which wouldn't of cost much I assume...

    Thanks very much
     
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  5. Damo H

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    @Jimbobcook Nice review :)

    Agree 100% the Mk3, especially the facelift is much more of a sleeper than it should be! I miss the diffuser and exhaust on the Mk 2 UK Spec Cupra R. And the colours! What happened to the Mk1 Yellow! Or the Mk3’s green. Oh and that purple!

    Proble is, what will work with the copper going forward. A nice bright blue, but then your heading towards Subaru and Clio Williams territory...

    oh and need to get your dB meter next to mine, I’d be interested to know what it’s doing...
     
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    Thanks very much,

    Yeah colours are a tough one, I'm sure there is plenty out there I think the bright green the Mk3 had would work maybe...

    Yeah the mk2 had it nailed with the diffuser etc I guess the cars grown up a little since then haha

    No worries its normally in the boot I think lol
     
  7. Damo H

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    So when are you getting one lol
     
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    When mine sells...
     
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    A very good review @Jimbobcook. I'd say you definitely have a career in car reviews. It's nice to get a more personal touch in a review than the "paid for" ones. I've got a Leon ST Cupra on order (hopefully arriving sometime in the next ?? years!!) which will be my first one. I have an iPhone so will be interested to see if the Apple CarPlay also suffers from the lag you experienced with Android.
     
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    Thanks very much, it's something I enjoy so I guess it's everything I don't see in current reviews on mainstream stuff... i'd love to do it for a hobby but getting the cars would be tricky from someone who has only done 2 reviews my own car and this one lol Also i'm not sure mainstream is ready for my sense of humour haha

    Yeah delivery times seem to be out there some what but it will be worth it when it arrives!

    As for the lag i'm not sure if it was me being impatient as I work in IT I like quick things and as I said my phone is 3 years old, I assume being Apple it will be quite a bit smoother by design.
     
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    Haha I agree with an iPhone but I have a near 3 year old OnePlus 3T Android phone which isn't a slouch even by today's standard lol

    CPU: Snapdragon 821
    RAM: 6GB
    Storage: 64GB
    Battery: 3,400mAh
    Rear camera: 16MP
    Front camera: 16MP
     
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    Rocking a OnePlus 3 here and rapid all the time.
     
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    Great review @Jimbobcook!! I’d say you pretty much hit the nail on the head!! I find my Mk3 Cupra to be an amazing mile muncher and straight line car but my Mk2 Cupra feels like more of an event to drive, It’s less refined and for a noisy spirited drive it’s great!!
     
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    Well done @Jimbobcook reviewing cars is hard isn't it! What did you use for your db readings? tempted to stick them behind the Porsche and get some readings off that! ROFL

    I do miss my MK3 Cupra, I miss my MK2 LCR even more... but the car I miss the most was my MK2 FR TDI with 3" straight through.
     
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    Thanks very much, but I have to say that I find doing car reviews very easy as I write it as myself so I don't need to re word anything to sound fancy etc like mainstream stuff lol I could easily do it as a job I think.

    As for the db meter it was just one of Amazon I think, had it a while so not sure what it is... Cost about £30 I think

    I've got something you could do... Sell the Porsche and get a MK2 and MK3 so you have the whole set, 3 is clearly better than 2 and I assume with a stage 1 on the MK3 it would keep up with the Porsche stock for alot less money going by starting prices for a Porsche...

    Sorted haha
     
  16. AndrewJB

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    haha unfortunately even a 2.0tfsi with straight pipes wouldn't sound anything like a 3.4 flat 6.
     
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    Get a cheap Harley Davidson as well lol the best sounding engine ever

    I'm full of options haha
     
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    And i suspect the Cupra is cheaper to buy bits for vs the Porche.
     
  19. AndrewJB

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    oh yeh 100% haha
     
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    I very much appreciate that the Cupra is quite understated these days. VAG seem to be leaving the boy racer colours and image to Skoda.
     
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