1991 Seat Ibiza GLX 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Best car I've owned for engine size performance. Better than my mk2 Cupra 2.0 GTI that was chipped
Distribution system needed a refurb.
Needed new fuel pipes in the engine bay.
Wheel bearings all round.
Handbrake cables are cheap to fix, but a nightmare to fit.
Rear brakes needed adjusting after being sat for 6 months.
Middle part of exhaust with the silencer fell off. Replaced with a straight pipe that cost a fiver.
Back silencer cracked so was welded up.
Head gasket went at 49000.
Replaced all gaskets, head, exhaust, and inlet all done.
Cam belt snapped due to ill fitment 1700 miles later. This bent the pistons, so fitted a 1.5 SXI engine, but fitted with the 1.2 carbs re-jetted.
95 BHP after I fettled the ins and outs.
Love my car, it's totally amazing. Beats pretty much any 1.2 car, even before the engine conversion.
I can honestly say I cried when my cambelt snapped.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2015