Seat Leon Review & Ratings
- 15 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
I always find that getting a car’s settings just how you like them isn’t something that can be done in half an hour when you first take delivery of it. some things, for example, you might find quirky and entertaining to start off with, but then they get on your nerves. In the leon’s case, the Eco driving tips that pop up between the rev counter and speedo did just this. Before too many stop-start commutes had passed I was getting beyond irritated when I was reminded to change gear or let the stop-start system do its job. I know I should be releasing the clutch sooner, but the reminders just brought out my stubborn side and made me less likely to.
To save my sanity I had the offending information turned off within a couple of minutes after playing around with the settings accessed through the touch-screen. another element that I do like, however, is the footwell lighting. It serves no discernable purpose, but for some reason I’m quite fond of it. However, one colleague found the ability to see his feet brightly illuminated while driving irritated him to the point that he had to turn the lights off. again, I dived back into the Leon SC’s menus and had the lights back on within minutes. That all this can be done so quickly is testament to just how easy the touch-screen is to use. I also like the ability to set favourite contacts that pop up when you connect your phone. Instead of searching a list of contacts, I can just prod the big button labelled ‘Mum’. Brilliant.