Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - likerocks
I have been looking at these cars for a while with a view to using one for my daily 40 mile round trip commute across a mixture of good country rodes and badly potholed inner city ones. I can't make my mind up which Seat I want.

I've been a passenger in a petrol engined cupra and wasn't impressed with the ride - I note that the SE has 16" wheels and taller profile tyres.

Also, does anyone know the differences between the PD130 and the PD150 engine. Is it all electronic, or does the 150 have a bigger turbo? Again, I'm looking for the most progressive drive that suits both sprited country driving and soothes me during the stop-start section, so lower boost pressure would probably be better!

Anybody got experience of one or both types?
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - Jase
Suggest you navigate to www.seatcupra.net/forums where you'll get all the answers you ever need!

PD150 does have a bigger turbo, but unsure if the PD130 is very far behind overall.

If you didn't like the firm ride in the Petrol Cupra I am not sure you will like the ride any better in either the 130SE or the CupraTDi to be honest as both are as firm.
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - Round The Bend
When I ordered the Passat a couple of years ago, I asked the saleman of the sports suspension was worth adding. His comment was "you will like it as a driver but your passengers won't."

Suspect this may be similar for the Leon. Will you be taking many passengers on your commute?
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - George Porge
If you want roly-poly handling and comfort go for the equivilent Golf, same car, different dress.

;O)
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - ziggy
If you want roly-poly handling and comfort go for the equivilent Golf same car


Huh... I thought the Golf GT TDi was only available with 'sports' suspension.

But you might get a lower powered Golf Goal/Plus which is more roly poly..

Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - George Porge
Huh... I thought the Golf GT TDi was only available with 'sports' suspension.
But you might get a lower powered Golf Goal/Plus which is more roly poly..


Sport suspension was an option on the GT TDi, I own one


Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - likerocks
hmmmm, not sure if I'm being bated here.

To those who offered constructive answers - thanks. You can obviously perceive the shade of grey between "sportily poised but well-riding" and roly poly.

I would have imagined that even with identical springing and damping, a car with taller tyres would ride slightly better....but I'll look for more info elsewhere.
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - flunky
I would have imagined that even with identical springing and damping a car with taller
tyres would ride slightly better....but I'll look for more info elsewhere.


er, isn't it quite the reverse - taller tyres make for more 'bling', but make ride much less comfortable.
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - George Porge
Its well known that VWs suspension is softer the Seats, the Leon often being quoted as being the "drivers" car of the two.

Golf TDi 130 has 15" wheels as standard, the 150 16"s, both have options for larger wheels.

Take a test drive and see which you prefer, whats roly poly to me may well suit you
Leon Mk1 - 130se or 150 cupra? - Altea Ego
Yes SEATS do have a much harder ride as standard than a VW, and when SEAT make it "sporty" (leon) it becomes really quite hard indeed. Add bigger alloys and the subsequent lower profile tyres it becomes rather too rough.
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