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New Car!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by poosemon, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. poosemon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2004

    Posts: 1,646

    Location: Near Chester

    Finally got rid of the Primera which was dying a slow death, and replaced it with this....

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    Seat Leon Cupra (180hp)

    Bought with 58k on the clock with fsh and completly standard for £2800

    Had it for 3 weeks and absolutly loving it! Such a difference to my Primera, today had it remapped and installed a forge dv valve, along with a uprated panel filter and it has improved the further!

    Anyone got any ownership tips or any further recommended mods?
     
  2. MikeHiow

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    Location: Isle of Wight

    Sounds like a bargain to me, bit of a sleeper too.

    What does it make post-remap?
     
  3. poosemon

    Wise Guy

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    should be around the 200hp mark, will be close to 210 when i start using a higher octane fuel and take it back to for the revo people to tweak the timing...
     
  4. MikeHiow

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    So What's the difference between this and the R?

    A friend of mine has an 03 plate Cupra R, and that made 280bhp post-remap, I believe?
     
  5. mit1

    Gangster

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    OMG didn't know these where that powerful.
     
  6. GinG

    Soldato

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    Hate the look of the non R versions, look so boring. No idea who was behind the alloy wheel design but they look naff.

    Saying that this car is a brilliant sleeper!
     
  7. dave1983

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

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    Location: Andover

    what primera did you have ?
     
  8. fonzee

    Soldato

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    Location: Cornwall

    have to agree, really not keen on the looks at all.

    R or nothing for me.
     
  9. Gaygle

    Capodecina

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    Location: East of England

    There are different remaps. Some aim to get higher BHP, some aim to increase the amount of torque/BHP avaliable lower down etc.

    Most get about 270bhp remapped, but it varies from 250ish-270ish i believe.
     
  10. Gaygle

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    Agreed. But for £2800 you can't argue really, considering a good R will cost about 2.5x as much.
     
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    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Nov 2004

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    Location: Aberdeen

    It doesn't have any looks, truly horrible looking and something I would expect to see an old person driving to the shops in.

    It seems seriously potent, a great price and quite a sleeper but the looks just make it dead to me.

    I'm with fonzoo, R or bust! :p
     
  12. Firestar_3x

    Caporegime

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Different revision of the engine in the Cupra R IIRC so its simply not a matter of the engine map being different.

    The R also has 4 pot brembos up from with 332mm discs, different rear brakes, different roll bars, different suspension, different wheels, different bodykit, the non R leon looks like total arse.

    The ops car looks very cheap though, hope he get on well with it.
     
  13. MikeHiow

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    Thanks for clarifying that.

    And guys, stop telling the OP his car looks terrible, and its not an R - not what you want to hear about your new car, is it :(. Yes it looks a little plain, and yes he knows its not an R (didn't have the price tag either), but its hardly an ugly car in terms of 10 year old hatch backs, now is it?
     
  14. Janesy B

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    It's a bit plain, but not ugly.
     
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    Capodecina

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    He posted up pics showing off his new car, I'm sure he can take our views on it. THis has always been the case ion Motors and it certainly won't change. One reason why this place rocks, you get a good mix :)

    As ever, if he wanted loads of 'Wicked car mate, stunning, bestest eva !11111' then he would have gone to an owners forum.
     
  16. ajstan

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    I agree, I quite like it.
     
  17. Gaygle

    Capodecina

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    Yes, there was the 210bhp (BAM?) engine and the 225bhp engine (both pretty much identical?), both remapped to the same apparently and the Leon was only given 210bhp to begin with, due to internal politics at VAG and them not wanting the "budget brand" being faster than their flagship Golf GTI IIRC.

    Feel free to correct me, as you're the resident performance VAG man ;)
     
  18. MikeHiow

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    To be fair, I often look at my friend in his black R, and at first glance, I have to think for a minute whether its an R, or a standard one with wheels.

    Obviously in more garish colours, like yellow, it becomes a bit more obvious.
     
  19. Witor

    Mobster

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    Location: Gibraltar

    There was the run off "FR" 20vt which did add some nicer alloys + bumpers, bought it more in line with the Cupra-R look.

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    Great cars, at least the one I owned for 2 years was. Remap is handy, but they wont achieve the same BHP gains as they dont use the K0s4 (iirc) turbo that the Cupra-R does. Still 210bhp is realistic. Recirc DV should be replaced, forge is a great option. Fit it in reverse if you'd like a slight whistle upon changing gears. Handling, never touched it in terms of upgrades. A bit understeery but very secure and grippy. Generally an excellent jack of all trades hatchback.

    Check for water ingress via the doors (any of them). Symptoms are a puddle of water on the rear footwells :) Bit rushed for time but i'm sure someone else will have more information, and what to keep an eye on (not much!)
     
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  20. Firestar_3x

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    His is the 180bhp unit so its going to be an AUQ/ARY, the BAM unit didn't come in till 2000 and was only fitted to the Audi S3, Audi TT and Seat Leon Cupra R it also came with a K04 turbo not the K03's his car will be fitted with :)

    On a revo stage one he should see around 210bhp, but he really needs a catback and forge to get more out of it.
     
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