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Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by robby71, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. robby71

    robby71 Full Member

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    Had an engine cover lying around from my last Golf GT, also fitted my 2 Polo GTs, A3 S-Line and previous Leon FR so thought i'd fit it to current FR. - (bought from Aliexpress)

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    After - complete with Cupra badge

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  2. salsajoe

    salsajoe Active Member

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    That looks a lot neater! Was surprised that SEAT did not have an engine cover.
     
  3. robby71

    robby71 Full Member

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    Yep it's strange - VW, Audi, SEAT don't fit covers to most models unless they're either diesel or top of the line.
    I've just got rid of a new Fiesta 1.0 ST-Line (2018my) and that didn't have a cover but the focus (same engine) did - bought a Focus 1 and fitted that :)
     
  4. SRGTD

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    Seems it’s all about cost cutting these days within VAG. A number of items of trim have been dropped on the mk7 / mk7.5 Golf during its lifespan;
    - soft, lidded battery box not fitted
    - middle rear seat backrest plastic hinge cover deleted
    - plastic cover over door mirror fixing screws no longer fitted
    - plastic trim covers on Isofix child seat mounting points deleted
    - front engine cover (the smaller of the two) not fitted
    - storage drawers under the front seats deleted for most models

    If a trim piece can’t be seen and serves little or no purpose, other than aesthetics, then there’s a chance that the bean counters within VAG’s ivory towers will probably decide it’s not needed if it saves a few pounds by not fitting it.

    Not a huge cost saving per car by not fitting any of the above, or the engine cover on the Leon, but a significant saving overall when you consider the number of vehicles produced by VAG.
     
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  5. Yes, I keep seeing people talking about having to pay extra for stuff that just came as standard on my 2014 model.
     
  6. robby71

    robby71 Full Member

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    It's like the trim on most cars seems to be getting cheaper - solid plastic door panels that scratch easily instead of the padded on previous models, leather look instead of genuine leather, etc
     

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