1994 Seat Ibiza GLX 1.6 from Costa Rica


Love it !


Difficulties in finding parts.

I've had it only one year now, but I have spent a lot of money on repairs.

General Comments:

This car is very smooth and stable. Sadly in my country they don't sell this type of car anymore. Funny, but true I can always turn it in for the down payment of a Volkswagen. Although it's still a 1994, it looks very nice and clean and modern.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2005

1994 Seat Ibiza Impact 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Dead - after 128000 miles


Head gasket went at 128000 (unfix-able)

Minor rust spots.

Rust on sills.

Seats have been covered due to grotty ness.

General Comments:

Seemed to handle it's old age well, even after it's last owner had run it into the ground, driving around Europe.

After I was given the car by the previous abusive owner, I attempted to coax it back to life with a good service.

This seemed successful, and it served well for a year with no problems, and was a great drive.

Head gasket went (around 128000).

Proved uneconomical to fix, lots of parts on the engine were corroding, and it proved too much effort to get the exhaust manifold nuts off (confirmed by a mechanic).

As the car only cost me a few hundred pounds, it was scrapped after a long life.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2004

1994 Seat Ibiza Salsa 1.4 petrol Injection from UK and Ireland


Very reliable and well built car


Rear bearing needed replacing about 80'000

Rear section of the exhaust replaced at about 65'000.

General Comments:

We have had this car from new in 1994 and covered some 95'000 miles in it.

I use it regularly on motorway journeys (daily) for about 100 miles and alternate between a 24v Senator and the Ibiza 1.4.

Considering the difference in engine sizes, the Seat copes remarkably well at upto 90mph.

Consumption is not bad without being excellent.

Not a spot of rust anywhere, the only criticism would be the seats are a little hard, but therefore don't go all saggy and the boot lid seems to be filled with a grease that runs down the bumper when the weather gets hot and stains it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2003

1994 Seat Ibiza CLX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


A reliable small runabout - good second car for a family


Car bought from a local Seat dealer with a 1 year warranty.

Water leak into boot was fixed under warranty, otherwise nothing else has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Car is reasonably nippy for a 1.4, if a little noisy.

Economy is not so good if driven hard or around town - about 37/38 mpg.

A lot of interior space.

Not easy to service yourself - you have to remove the complete air filter assembly to change the plugs - obviously designed for dealer service!

Build quality is good - it's basically a VW Polo but cheaper!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2000