1994 Seat Ibiza CLX 1.9 diesel

Summary:

My good friend for 17 years

Faults:

Oil radiator leaked water into the circuit at 250.000Km.

Coils replaced at 170.000 Km.

Wears a bit, but not too bad for a 17 year old car.

General Comments:

Built like a tank. It handles everything you throw at it.

Had a nice performance when it was new, now it's lost a few HP, but still goes on.

Has a hard suspension, but then again, all VAG cars do.

Cheap to run and to maintain. Me and my other half have one each. Have to replace it soon, but just because it has only 2 seats (in Portugal, commercial cars - with just 2 seats - pay less taxes).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2011

1998 Seat Ibiza GT TDI 1.9 turbo diesel

Summary:

A high performance buy!

Faults:

A malfunction with electro-mechanic valve that controls the turbo's air intake. 25,000 KMs.

Replacement of a dashboard light.

General Comments:

Powerful 110 hp engine.

Excellent torque.

Fantastic km/litre average. 3.8 L per 100km!

Very agile, handles like it's on rails!

Seat have good side support, but lacks back support. Hard on the kidneys after some miles.

Excellent powerful and fatigue resistant brakes!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2001