1992 Seat Ibiza Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1992 Seat Ibiza GLX 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carcitroen visa

Summary:

Excellent car with no major problems at all!! Am I the only one who has modified one though!!

Faults:

Radiator thermostat went, but cheap to fix.

Driver side CV boot split.

Rear window heater is broke.

Rear brake keeps seizing up.

Are the hand-brakes on all the earlier shape Ibiza's this bad?!

General Comments:

Quite quick for such a small engine.

Mine has 15 inch alloys and handles quite well, but does need the suspension stiffening up though!

It has a full color-coded body-kit plus a few extras of my own and looks good for a 9 year old car!!

Excellent car. Wider tires make petrol costs a bit higher but otherwise cheap and fun to drive.

If anyone else has modified an earlier shape Ibiza, could they contact me to share/exchange ideas!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2001

9th Apr 2001, 04:26

Hello, I own a Seat Ibiza Special Edition, which comes with System Porsche. I believe it is quick too and I leave people at the line. Where did you get your body kit from, I've been looking all round for one. And does 15" fit easily in there?

25th Jun 2001, 06:11

I also have just bought one and I am impressed with the engine and handling for such a small car. I am also looking for body kits. Where did you get yours from?

1992 Seat Ibiza GLX 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 205 XS

Summary:

One of the best car purchases I've made!! Forget your Peugeots and Fords - But a Seat Ibiza!!!

Faults:

Door trims rattled and needed replacing.

Reverse light switch broken - replaced.

Oil & oil filter change.

Engine runs jerkily at around 1500 revs - possible cause: muck in the carb or the engine may require tuning.

Coolant temperature gauge not working, any sugguestions?

General Comments:

Surprisingly quick for a 1193cc engine, goes as fast as my old 'D' reg Pug 205 XS 1.4!!

Body roll is terrible - need uprated suspension.

It's a VW bottom with System Porsche top engine.

Excellent economy 50MPG!! Better than some diesels!!

Body fully galvanised so minimal rust!

Good car for a grand!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2001

1992 Seat Ibiza Sportline 1.7 injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.7 injection
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Electrical fault on speedo.

General Comments:

Difficult to get parts for unless you go to the main dealer which can be costly. Other than that it's a good/reliable little car which is quick and cheap to insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 1998

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 11 reviews