2003 Seat Ibiza 1.2 12v


Nice, if a bit underpowered and lacks equipment


Silent blocks worn off too quickly.

Front wiper injectors lack pressure.

Had to replace 2 bearings in the transmission - they were cheap to replace.

General Comments:

Handles nicely.

Is adequately spacious.

Materials used inside aren't of the best quality, but they are tough and firm.

Performance adequate for moving in the city and in suburbs. On highways and hills, it will struggle, especially if it's loaded.

3 cylinder engine sounds distinctive; a bit annoyingly, and it's not what I would call refined and smooth.

Lacks safety equipment.

Interior looks too spartan.

Have had no reliability issues.

Replacement parts are cheap, MPG good, running costs low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2010

1992 Seat Ibiza Maximum 1.2


Good car and looks cool!


Fuel filling pipe leakage at 151000 km. Problem was in manufacturer defect - friction of fuel pipe with brake line.

Oil leakage from cylinder head. This problem were corrected after the second visit to car garage.

Nothing special till the moment.

General Comments:

I bought last year model of IBIZA before it was changed to new model in 1993. My IBIZA has probably all features for its time including full body kit. Very cool looking car!

Enough quick for its engine, especially on medium speed. Rather difficult in climbing.

Some difficulties with speed changing. As I know, it is common problem for FIAT-SEAT cars of that time.

Roomy salon with good quality plastics and comfortable seats. Better than has Golf of the same age.

I am really suggest this car for those who is looking for inexpensive temporarily solution. Be careful controlling car condition before buying it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2006

2002 Seat Ibiza Signo 1.4 16v 101PS


One of the best cars in the


A component of the air-conditioning broke down resulting in noise generation within the cabin.

General Comments:

The material used on the dashboard of the Sport and Signo models is of very high quality for a super-mini.

The engine has lots of power which only appears after you pass the limit of the 4000RPM.

Fuel consumption is reasonable when considering the engine's power.

The suspensions that come in stock are pretty stiff, but provide excellent handling and stability.

The Pirelli P6000 Powergy that came in stock were a really bad choice on behalf of Seat.

The braking system is simply excellent, with ABS, and Brake Assist being standard equipment.

Just like in all VAG group models, there is a high chance that owners will face malfunctions from the mechanisms of the front passenger windows.

The overall design and quality of the dashboard as well as the rest of the car's interior is very good, especially when compared with Polo. However, the manufacturer has included very few small storage places.

The cabin provides plenty of room for passengers and the availability of full adjustment for the rear seats as well as the steering wheel will fit drivers with all sorts of heights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

2002 Seat Ibiza Sport 1.4 lt 16v 101PS


An absolutely stunning super-mini


At about 3500km everything "died" when I tried to start the engine. I was really getting no response from the engine when I switched on the ignition. I had it checked out, but nothing came up (or at least, that's what they told me). Since then, everything works fine.

A few squeaky sounds coming from the driver's seat. Nothing annoying really.

General Comments:

If someone told me a few years ago, that a 1.4lt car could perform the way the Ibiza does, I would certainly not believe him.

Despite a slight reluctance of the gas pedal, since the engine reaches about 3500rpm, the Ibiza is really powerful and practically begs to be pushed to its limits.

As far as handling is concerned, this car behaves like a train on rails even with the TCS off. Absolutely stunning!

Braking with the Ibiza is also a lot of fun. After all, it is the only 1.4lt car out there with rear disk brakes, ABS and countless other brake assisting electronic goodies.

All in all, the 2002 Ibiza is great and can certainly handle more horsepower. An absolutely fantastic super-mini and the best in its League.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2003

2000 Seat Ibiza Signo 1.4 16v


A fine little car for a daily 110 km long round trip to work


The engine stalled at 16,000 km while cruising at 120 km/h for no apparent reason. The engine management system recorded no fault. Never happened again since.

Driver side window lift replaced due to excessive noise at 51,000 km.

Water built up at the right side cabin floor at 87,000 km. Dealer blamed the heavy rain, but was unable to find the point of entry. Still a problem unsolved.

General deterioration in the Noise, Vibration and Harshness department as mileage builts up.

General Comments:

Extremely frugal when driven with a light foot.

Engine noisy, but willing.

Easily controlled around corners when grip is way lost. Leans a lot.

Rather short service intervals.

Roomy inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2002

2002 Seat Ibiza signo 1.4


Good value for money


The left door makes noises when I turn up the volume of the stereo, really annoying!

General Comments:

Very good brakes (in comparison with the VW Polo 2002 model)

Bad quality interior plastics.

Very good handling, sporty feeling.

Very noisy from 3500rpm and above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2002

26th Apr 2004, 15:27

It makes you want to drive it fast and find its limits.