Seat Ibiza Review from United Arab Emirates

2001 Seat Ibiza Cupra 1.8 20 VT

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 20 VT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord


Cheap good looking performance vehicle


-Internal door trim (handles) paint easily removed specially in hot climates.

-Dealers in this region are not up to the level that this brand requires.

-The engine power is greatly reduced a high ambient temperatures. Need bigger inter-cooler.

-Steering leather started peeling off.

-The hinge cover of both front seat broke. I think they should be designed differently.

General Comments:

Love the car. I will keep it for a long time. Masses of power hidden under the hood. Excellent handling, steering response, and top speed. There are only 4 or 5 vehicles in this country.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review