1991 Seat Ibiza L 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Great little car
Front wings started to rust from the inside. On closer inspection, I found this to be due to a previous front end accident. Since they are bolt-on, I replaced them myself quite easily at a cost of £60 for the pair.
The Pierburg carburettor developed a fault at 40000 miles. It is very difficult to start in cold weather, stalls at every road end until the engine is warmed up, and is "lumpy" at idle speed even when warm. I am currently considering a Weber conversion.
Rear nearside window glass sliders have rusted. The window will open, but won't close with the winder.
Considering this car's age and small engine size, it's quick off the mark and very responsive.
The paint has stood up well to the elements. After a wash & wax, it still comes up like new.
Although the car is small, the boot space is enormous. (Mine is a hatchback.)
My Ibiza is the entry level "L" spec. It has manual steering which feels quite heavy when parking. However, it handles well and corners like a dream.
The interior is very basic, but it's still clean and tidy after 11 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2002