Seat Marbella Review from Italy

1995 Seat Marbella 0.9 benza

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 0.9 benza Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres


It accelerates, but doesn't brake at all!!!


The electronic unit failed 4 times, and still doesn't work properly.

The engine loosed water, needed to be rebuilt, driver's window mechanic broke.

The handbrake doesn't brake anything.

General Comments:

The comfort is non excellent, plastic quality is awful, brakes are insufficient, if you want to stop you have to push hard and pray.

But the engine is fantastic! It took me at more than 160 Km/h (i don't exactly know how much becuse the speedometer ends at 160 Km/h), we did an 800 Km trip without problems,

It has no problem to start at -10 C, it can go in 20 cm of fresh snow without chains, can be parked practically everywhere.

Sportful driving is joyful, Buy it! it's a fantastic CARRRRRRR.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th July, 2002

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review