FR versions of both Seat Leon and Seat Altea vehicles are now available with the famous DSG transmission. While some owners report numerous reliability issues they experience with lightning-fast, but rather delicate gearbox, the relatively new device enjoys more and more attention from motorists in search of a penultimate driver’s car.
The gearbox gives drivers all advantages of sequential automatic gearbox, while preserving the cars’ good mileage and allowing for changing gears with steering wheel mounted paddle shift controls. And it’s really fast, too.
The DSG is already available with 2.0-litre TDI 140 hp Stylance trims of both Leon and Altea and can now be ordered with FR versions through Seat’s UK dealerships for £17,895 and £18,195 respectively.
For the money, you’ll get not only one of the best transmissions present but also such features as ESP, dual zone climate control, six air bags, an eight-speaker mp3-compatible CD player and iPod connectivity.
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