1993 Seat Ibiza Friend 1.2i petrol
A lot of fun for a cheap car
Engine hood cable broke. 2 €, 2 hours and a lot of dirty words to replace it.
A rubber fuel pipe got broken. Costs 4€ and 20 minutes to change it.
Synchronization for third gear seems imperfect. For the moment, I change the gears slowly...
Small electrical details like broken wires for the horn or the water pump.
It is pretty fast for an old tiny engine. Runs smoothly at 140km/h and I have pushed it pretty often up to 170/h, even if it's indicated top speed is 157. However, it becomes obvious that it is a small engine when you fully charge it...
Good handling, even it has 13" wheels and 13"/155 mm tires, and power steering would be completely futile.
Looks good despite some small paint problems.
The fuel consumption is not too sensitive on the driving style.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2003
30th Jul 2004, 16:09
Hi I have brought a Ibiza Friend edition mark 1 and I am looking to increase its horse power, I can't find and performance parts for this car and I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help! I am also looking for some alloys, but again iam having difficulty finding any to fit.
15th Jul 2005, 09:36
My Ibiza is now at 170.000 and the gearbox is still alive. I've driven it about 60.000km and the problem with the 3rd gear is still present, but it hasn't got any worst. In fact, I had not any new problems since I wrote the first message.
The only problem is that I have some troubles selling it :)