I bought this car recently in an attempt to increase fuel economy, (I previously owned a petrol Cavalier).
I am very pleased - getting 45 miles to the gallon with no effort - sure I could get 50 plus with lighter use of accelerator pedal!
Have found it quite difficult to match paintwork for the inevitable stone chips - Seat's are generally not listed at Halfords.
Insurance seems to me to be quite high - I'm sure this is because it is listed as a hot hatch. I am however going to shop around as there must be companies out there that recognise that a 1.7 diesel 10 year old hatch-back is not driven by a boy racer!
I aid £575 for the car and believe I got a bargain - diesel engine is likely to outlast the bodywork (which is currently mint).
I have been informed from various sources that the Seat Ibiza Diesel of this vintage is based on the Volkswagen Polo and so has a Volkswagen Diesel Engine and running gear - still finding out about this.
I am interested in knowing more about this cracking little diesel hatchback and particularly would like a workshop manual - does anyone know where I can get one?