Seat Ibiza Review from Germany

1999 Seat Ibiza GT TDi 1.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo


Volkswagen quality at Seat prices, extremely powerful engine


So far there were no big problems, the keypad for the electric mirrors was a little lose, but that was easily fixed by me with a drop of super-glue.

Also, the grids of the speakers on the dashboard became lose as two plastic pins broke, again super-glue did the job perfectly.

Absolutely no problems with the engine or it`s periphery so far.

General Comments:

This is my first diesel and after I had it one week I was already so convinced that I can insure my next car will be a TD again. It has so much torque you can stay in the 4th gear and the speed goes up from 60km/h to 100km/h in 6 seconds. No need to change gear if you want to pass some cars. Just wait a second after stepping down the pedal to let the turbo build up pressure and then it goes like hell!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review