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Leon 1.6 (8v) vs Leon 2.0 (16v)

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Hi all, Some advice please if you can. I'm looking at purchasing a 06 Seat Leon (New shape). I had a Golf 1.6SE 16V before I sold it After looking recently it appears that the 1.6 Leon is onl… Read More
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9y, 5d agoPosted 9 years, 5 days ago
Hi all,
Some advice please if you can.

I'm looking at purchasing a 06 Seat Leon (New shape). I had a Golf 1.6SE 16V before I sold it

After looking recently it appears that the 1.6 Leon is only an 8v engine, but I want a 16v engine and it looks like it comes in a 2.0 engine.

I think the insurance will be ok (need to check) but my main concern is the fuel consumption.

How do you think a 2.0 Leon compares to a 1.6 Golf in terms of how much fuel it will use? Will I be a lot worse off?

Gutted about the 8v engine, when I bought my 1.6 Golf it had an 8v alternative.

Thanks for your time! :)

Woz
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9y, 5d agoPosted 9 years, 5 days ago
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#1
According to the figures the 1.6 Golf 16v can manage a fairly reasonable 42mpg whereas the 2.0 Leon is a mere 34mpg. I think that's going to be a noticeable difference on your fuel bills although Leon's engine is quite a bit more powerful than the 1.6 Golf.

John
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Johnmcl7
According to the figures the 1.6 Golf 16v can manage a fairly reasonable 42mpg whereas the 2.0 Leon is a mere 34mpg. I think that's going to be a noticeable difference on your fuel bills although Leon's engine is quite a bit more powerful than the 1.6 Golf.

John


I never got 42 out of my golf and always drive at most speed limits. On average i'd say my Golf was about 34-36.

I dont quite fancy the 8v Leon but its a dramatic jump i've seen as the next one is a 2.0L pertrol 200bhp!!! Couldn't beleive there is no in between. I'd have liked something like a maximum of 140 BHP.

The 2.0 TDi Leon does have a 16v engine though and only £100 tax :) but there about £1000 over the limit for me :(
#3
Why are you fixating on wanting a 16v engine rather than its performance (including economy), regardless of the number of valves?
#4
pghstochaj
Why are you fixating on wanting a 16v engine rather than its performance (including economy), regardless of the number of valves?


I was told it will lack a bit of power on motorway driving etc and also a 16v engine is better for fuel (must state again that this is what I have been told)
#5
What you have been told is a general rule, nothing more, especially when looking at diesels. Most modern petrol engines are 16v. Seat petrol engines have always left a lot to be desired (ignoring the performance models, of course); the new FSI derived engines are better.

You simply need to look at bhp (power) and torque (nm or lb ft). If you use parkers for a resource:
http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/Summary.aspx?model=1416

That suggests the 1.6 8v isn't very good, book values show it isn't quick nor eco (0-60 11.3 sec, 180 g/km and 37 MPG). This isn't because it is 8v however per se, although it is obviously related. The 1.4 TSI is much better (0-60 9.5 sec, 155 g/km, 44 MPG). Either of the diesels, 8v or 16v, will be fine. The 16v will be quicker (mainly because it is a newer engine rather than the 16v as such) but will cost you economy (56-62 MPG vs. 50).

As with anything, it is swings and roundabouts. If you want the best value choice it is probably the old tdi, then the new tdi, then the TSI. Not sure of your priorities though but make sure you compare performance and economy rather than fixating on the number of valves. :)
#6
Yeah looking for a 2.0 16v TDi really but budget is max 9k. I really like the stylance....i was told by a friend in the business who said the market is dead at the moment so maybe a discount could reach my budget.....i'd be asking for a 1k discount though....anybody know if thats realistic? I guess there is no harm in trying
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woz;2583860
I never got 42 out of my golf and always drive at most speed limits. On average i'd say my Golf was about 34-36.

I dont quite fancy the 8v Leon but its a dramatic jump i've seen as the next one is a 2.0L pertrol 200bhp!!! Couldn't beleive there is no in between. I'd have liked something like a maximum of 140 BHP.

The 2.0 TDi Leon does have a 16v engine though and only £100 tax :) but there about £1000 over the limit for me :(


There should be an engine in between, the 2.0 16V FSI petrol at 147bhp.

John
#8
Johnmcl7
There should be an engine in between, the 2.0 16V FSI petrol at 147bhp.

John


Cant find one and i went and spoke to Seat who said thats all they do so not sure!

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