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I have driven an Ibiza for the last 6 years and I can honestly say that they are smart, reliable and cost effective cars to own. The diesel versions have more gumption but unfortunately they are a bit temperamental if you don't go long distances. Cleaning them is a doddle, especially with the coating on they come up like a new car every time but the paintwork chips really easily which is bad news in these days of tight car parks! The windscreen does take a while to clear on cold or rainy days but the heating/air con is great!I love driving them though, really fun on any outing, probably the best car i've driven in this price range.
My only major complaint and one which has been consistent throughout is that the price of servicing and repairs is extortionate! I have a service plan now which helps but only slightly.
I have just been affected by our local dealer closing down, along with several other dealerships for other makes of car so now i will, sadly, think twice about buying another as I don't fancy travelling too far for my servicing/repairs and sales. I also think SEAT could reward loyalty a little more.
Great little car, bought it for my Daughter (1st Car) from Stoneacre Doncaster, great Service from their Sales Staff, they even painted the Alloys in a different colour for me for a small fee.
The Drive is good, nice and firm, the 1.4 Engine is quite responsive once up around 3500rpm.
The Seats are firm and hold you in well but you wouldn't want to be over 14-15 stone as they are snug, or over 6ft as the vis through the rear view mirror is limited even with the seat set to its lowest position and tilted back at a reasonable angle (will be asking the Dealer if its possible to reposition the Mirror slightly lower on the windscreen to improve things). Vis through the Wing Mirrors and through the side, rear windows is fine.
The Controls are all easy to find and fall easily to hand, basic Radio and phone controls are stalk mounted which is good.
The Sat Nav is good but maybe a little complicated, the Blue tooth connectivity is a real bonus, x2 phones can be connected & music can be played from your phone.
All in all a great looking 1st/ Learner car would be ideal as a runaround/ town car
Suits me because it's reasonably smart in appearance, it runs well and gets me and a passenger comfortably wherever we're going. The engine is responsive and there is a nice turn of speed.It is economical with fuel and the tank when filled will take me a good distance.
However, there are a number of drawbacks. The main one is the difficulty of getting in to the back- there really isn't much space to climb in, and the back seat is uncomfortable because there is so little leg room for even an average sized adult.
For the driver, the dashboard is ridiculously small and hard to see. The writing is in red on a black background, and too much information is placed in such a tiny space that it's necessary to choose between the ambient temperature and the trip meter, and I still can't work out how to rearrange the information on the dashboard. Also, the radio is so arranged that it's awkward to change stations, so I tend not to, which is not always convenient.
A safe, reliable family hatchback. Poke where it is needed and yet economic. Large spacious doors, large enough boot for a weekly shop. Bad points..lacks interior stowage (ie underseat tray) Dash quite dim on daily running .. need to have side lights and dash on all day in one colour and headlights on in another colour. (White / green.) Modern design, at 65 I am called trendy (compliment really). Car is suited to older, and younger, generations because of it's flowing design. Love to help design the next generation of the Seat with even better ideas. Door grab handles badly placed (need to slam shut).
Like to see available a set of front seat headrests with video screens incorporated but concealed. Few more MP3 jack points in back for the kids.
Apart from that a well thought out vehicle, good value, easy to drive and above all that ... a great yehaw factor. Well done VW.
Better still, laugh at the Chancellor of the Exchequer. I have never liked paying unnecessarily high rates of Fuel Duty so my choice of car and style of driving reflects that. The SEAT Ibiza Ecomotive is my best yet. 19000 miles of mixed motoring over two and a half years have brought me an overall consumption figure above 61.6 mpg. On longer quieter runs my trip computer suggests consumption approaching 80 mpg and I am happy to believe it. I have low running costs (even at main dealer rates), very low insurance and the day to day convenience that public transport cannot match. If I'm travelling less than two miles the car stays in the garage. Maybe I'm mean but this car gives me a better chance to choose how I spend my money rather than dole it out to our greedy Chancellor.
I bought the car based upon the recommendations of a friend who owned one. Best thing I ever did, in all the years I have had it, so far, there have been no serious machanical issues; and it has now done over 100,000miles. A full tank will give me just under 500 miles (obviously dependent upon traffic conditions).
The great thing about the car was that it came with a full spec of extras, at no additional cost. Primarily because Seat were looking to increase ther market share, against their competitors.
Although not the fastest car around by any means, it holds its own on the motorway, were the acceleration at the higher speeds is far more responsive.
Regularly serviced, the only things I have to buy regualarly, are two new tyres; once every two years.
I chose this car because it was fuel efficient and I have an hours drive to work. It has certainly proven to be as efficient as promised. Performance is a compromise with efficiency & it does well with this balance, but it would never be a performance car. The comfort is satisfactory, though personally I prefer the more upright position of the crossover cars.. Reliability has been good though now at 70,000 miles plus it's had one or two faults. Space at the front is good. I'm over 6 foot & there's plenty of room. The boot is good for the size of car though it always annoys me when the back seat uprights fold down on to the rear seats. It's very unimaginative. In summary, it does what I want it to ie the running costs are economical.
This Seat Ibiza is my third in a row so I think that speaks for itself. I would like cheaper road fund licence so that is what I will look for on my next car. I expect the newer Seat models have lower emissions so may be cheaper. The car is roomy enough for four adults and luggage and small enough to park easily. Power steering, air con anti lock brakes and twin air bags are things that I always look for so the Ibiza suits me. Seat assist is normally given on purchase for a few years so that saves on AA cost. Insurance is reasonable and servicing not to high.
I bought this car beleiving it would be more economical to run than my previous 2.0L Diesel. (Seat Altea 140 BHP). However the car seems underpowered (105 BHP)and the on board computer shows average consumption of around 42 mpg compared with an average of 46 mpg from the larger engined car. The car also suffers in performance when doing lots of short journeys - I believe this is down to the particulate filter becoming clogged. Its a shame because I like the style of the car but the engine for me lets it down.
Although this 1400cc does not feel any more powerful than my previous 1200cc I'm still happy with it's performance. The running costs are low. Whilst very comfortable to drive, I once had 3 adults in the back and there was not enough headroom at the side so the person had a cricked neck. A very reliable car with no problems after 2 years. Since this would be classed as a supermini car the space & practicality is good, but the boot is not large enough to hold a suitcase.
Just purchased this model and very happy with, even if it is just above entry level. The 1.0 engine feels more responsive and nippy compared to the 1.4 I had previously. Comfort and drive, handling nice. Road noise not as bad as previous Ibiza. Standard of equipment good for the price and adequate for the local driving I do. The drive information display could be better and simpler displayed and rather 'basic' warning bleep could be improved.
I brought the car when 3 years old and love it, I would and have recommended the Ibiza to several people. When I change my car in the next 3 - 5 years I fully intend to buy another Ibiza. Running costs including road tax are reasonable and it's very easy to maintain, no major issues only the usual wear & tear on the vehicle.
Highly Recommend to anyone, would be a great first car.
Excellent town car. Enough space for 5 persons and boot large enough for bulk shopping or lower rear seats to increase space. Modern styling, most controls easily reached and clearly marked. Comfortable although a little tight with 5 large adults. Good acceleration when needed, cruise control for longer / motorway journeys. Overall everything you need in a semi compact car.
I have had several faults with this car bought new- serviced as specified, crack in the fuel tank, ceased brakes, valve problem, ballbearing failure.
Bought from a dealer with an extended warranty who have been difficult to deal with - repairs taking several attempts and having to negotiate responsibility for faults.
My black Ibiza has good lines ~ a little sporty to give me a buzz. Nice clunk as doors close. Quiet engine. Reasonable acceleration for engine size. A known vehicle/engine so mechanics confident in their dealings with it. Carries allI need ~ passengers as well as luggage. It suits me and my needs.
Very happy with the car & would recommend to anyone, would make a great first car for a new driver. Not as comfortable as it could be but I've never found this a problem even on long journeys. Have used the car in France & took friends, plenty of room for all 3 of us plus luggage
This is my third SEAT Ibiza and I find them a great smaller car - the performance is good, running costs (petrol economy) not necessarily the most efficient but the space and comfort especially the shape of the seats are great for long journeys which I often have to do for work.
Comfortable ride, reasonably economical to run, reliable apart from when suspension on front nearside gave up the ghost due to terrible state of our local roads. The local council are in the process of resurfacing all Shefield roads and pavements. Not before time
After having had my Seat Ibiza for nearly three years, I'm finally changing cars - not because I hate the Seat or it's unreliable -it isn't, it's a practical, comfortable and reliable little car.
I'm just a bit bored of it to be honest!
The Ibiza is easy to drive and economical. The room inside for two passengers is great but for back seat passengers a bit uncomfrotable unless short. My only regret is having bought a two door car. 4 doors is so much more comfortable.