1991 Seat Ibiza GLX System Porsche 1.2 petrol


Nothing can keep it from running!


Only once I did have to change the clutch cable, at around 150000 km.

At 177000 it still runs with the factory clutch!

Last month I changed the radiator. I was driving with the radiator leaking for a whole year; kept putting water in every 3 days.

Changed the engine's gasket, because drops of water from the radiator were leaking into the burning chambers of one cylinder. It was driven like this for 2 years (!!!) before fixing it.

I had to change the alternator's regulator once at around 140000... it fried my battery.

The only 2 things that are making me crazy are the door handles that broke twice at the driver's door. They are not easy to find and replace, and secondly the top of the car that keeps falling.

General Comments:

NOTHING! Nothing can keep this car from driving... even with the clutch cable broken, I managed to drive to the garage. It took some time though with first gear only.

I love this car. It was my first, and all these years, it's never let me down, although I keep letting it down.

My second car, an Opel Corsa C 1.4 let me down 4 times. I had to pay a lot to get it on the road again.

My Ibiza that I drive at work every day keeps running with minor faults that are cheap to repair...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2014

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