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ZBOYD's Mk3 Leon SC FR 1.8TSI DSG

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by ZBOYD, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. andypower

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    yeah thats a really nice looking car. I'd be happy driving that around.
     
  2. AJ

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    Great looking car mate. Thanks for posting the pics, makes me want my car even more now!! ;p
     
  3. Siboneh

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    Overall it sounds like it's a very good box :D

    Never owned a car with DSG always manual, but I'm thinking of getting it on my next car.
     
  4. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    I've had a few occasions already when I've thought I wouldn't of changed with a manual there, but so far just getting used to it. Playing with sport mode etc which is bit more manual like, allowing me to be more selective.

    But for me it was a choice for comfort, I've nothing against manuals and on a fast bit of road I'd probably prefer it, but the daily commute and ruined joints made DSG a necessity.
     
  5. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Drove out the car park tonight, tap tap tap tap. :wtf:

    Stopped couldn't see anything in the wheels or tyres, nothing hanging down. :confused: :shrug:

    So carried on. tap tap tap tap tap. :help:

    Anyway must of been a stone from our shitty car park, got wedged in the tyre.

    As it immediately stopped tapping when something flicked off it, and bounced off the bottom of the car. No punctures or anything, seems fine now.

    But when its 4 days old, give us a break. :ban: :censored:
     
  6. Syphon

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    Lol doh

    Scott
     
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    Crafoo Crazy Fool!

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    It wasn't the person you'd run over tapping on the window to get you to stop was it???



    New tyres do pick up stones in the tread far too easily though.
     
  8. Cupra R

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    Looks really nice that Z. I really like the mk3 Leon.
     
  9. ZBOYD

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    :D

    The tread pattern on the Vredsteins I had on the Cupra were quite open, so I don't think there was anywhere for them to stick into. But these Contact Sport's on the FR are quite tightly grooved.
     
  10. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Cheers Rich, its not as ballistic as the Cupra, bit of a horsepower disadvantage as you'd expect.

    But to be honest I am enjoying driving this a lot more. No doubt it helps with being a DSG having been struggling with my feet for so long.

    But its far more chuckable than the Mk2 was, its a great chassis it feels much nimbler like a small hot hatchback should, definitely a lot lighter which isn't going to hurt its power delivery. Despite it being around 180hp it gets off alright and doesn't hang about.
     
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  11. Cupra R

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    It's good to see they have made progress.

    I always felt the mk2 handled better than my mk1. To hear they have worked their magic again is good.

    Hmmm. Mk3 LCR maybe.
     
  12. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Mk3 LCR is what I'm aiming for this time, run this for a few years, and put the extra money its saving me into something lairy. Hopefully they won't leave the DSG out on the R. The fact its coming to the Cupra makes me hopeful.
     
  13. Cupra R

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    Well. We can but hope :)

    AWD would be nice too.
     
  14. wild willy

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    Lovely car Z and great to read your write ups too. I'll probably go from mk1 leon to mk3 Leon so watching with intrest. The thing is as well i think when we all bought our mk1 LCR's we were of a similar age, mindset and financial standing and so we have matured together and so yesterdays mk1LCR driver may well be looking at a more refined motor which the mk3 brings. Driving a nice car is so much more than just acceleration.... although it helps.:)
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Very small update.

    First bit of bling. Had to be done. :D

    From this to...[​IMG]

    This :funk:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. m0rk

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    That's a bit pimp
     
  17. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!
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    Couldn't resist a bit of carbon bling, need to order either some black or carbon wrap to do behind the number plates.
     
  18. Syphon

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    Thanks for the photos

    Just ordered a White Leon FR with Titanium Pack (Although I needed 5 doors) :)
     
  20. ma9mwah

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    can i ask what the extra boot mat like? is it scratchy plastic on top or a rubbery antislip kind of plastic?
     

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