1995 Seat Ibiza Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1995 Seat Ibiza clx 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

Get a low mileage one and you'll have it for life

Faults:

I bought the car as a non runner. A learner driver had burned out the clutch. I repaired this myself which was a pretty easy job.

The starter motor went. I bought a secondhand one for 25 euro, It was easy to fit also.

The Ignition switch seized, I picked up a lock set for free from a crashed one. This was a big job, as the steering column is one with the ignition. The dash had to come out, along with the wiper mechanism!

The coil module went leaving me stranded on the side of the road.

The car has had 3 left hand side wheel-bearings since I bought it.

The fan short circuited.

General Comments:

For its age and mileage the car is in great condition. I do a 50 mile round trip to college and back daily, and the car has been comfortable and never looses it's cool in traffic, It's also able to hold its own on the motorway, one never realises what speed one is doing.

The car is a very practical load lugger, and it frequently carries my band and our equipment.

I love it!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2004

22nd Jun 2005, 18:13

This car just went over the 160,000 mile mark today. still driving perfectly, hasn't needed any more wheel bearings, it still doesn't need oil or coolant top-ups between services. The only major service it's needed is a Timing belt! The car is driving as well as the day it left the factory! It's due it's car test next month, but it should fly through!

1995 Seat Ibiza cl salsa 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles

Summary:

A very stylish and sporty affordable first car

Faults:

Clutch cable snapped whilst driving, but was only a reasonable £30 to replace and I was able to do it myself.

Timing belt snapped! Not good at all. This was a very expensive job costing me £350. I was not pleased, but I love my car and so I paid for it and kept it running.

Small bit of rust around the passenger side of the car, but this was fairly easily sorted.

Manual driver side window regulator broke, a new one is in the region of £50 but I was able to use eBay to get two brand new ones for £5. Nice one!

General Comments:

I am 17 and this is my first car. I bought it because as a regular reader of max power I have seen some very well modified ibizas. I am currently in the stage of modifying my own. I've so far spent well over £1000 on it.

It is a really good runner nippy to due to engine mods, but was pretty quick before.

Personalised interior, easy to achieve, I am very pleased with the car as a whole.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2004

20th Apr 2010, 07:34

I can't see how you think a 1.9d is bearable. How is a 1.9d any better than a 1.4p? HUH.

1995 Seat Ibiza CLX 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A nippy, reliable car, at a bargain price

Faults:

I have driven over 20,000 miles in this car with no problems.

The timing belt was changed at 75,000 miles, but this is normal.

General Comments:

This car is surprisingly quick for a small car.

It's handling is far superior to that of the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta or the Toyota Yaris.

The cabin is quiet, roomy and comfortable for a car of its size.

It is a solid car, which gives a real feeling of safety. This is due no doubt to the fact that it is built on the Volkswagen Polo Chassis, even though its' ride is much more responsive.

Overall it is a safe, reliable and nippy car, far out performing all of its rivals, even it's cousin the Volkswagen Polo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2002

1995 Seat Ibiza CLS 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.9 diesel Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles

Summary:

Superb fuel economy, but that's all

Faults:

Electrics, electrics, electrics!

Is now on its third starter motor, at 140 pounds each, obvious when it's going as it sounds like the battery is getting flatter with each start.

The glow plugs have been replaced twice.

Also buy a spare 50 amp fuse as it can blow these, it won't start without it.

Rear wheel bearings at 80,000.

General Comments:

It is very economical returning 50mpg or thereabouts.

The interior is very dull and spartan.

Suffers from a lot of vibration and squeaks/noise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2001

1995 Seat Ibiza Salsa 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Nothing major - a couple of niggles which the dealer sorted under warranty (dealer is very good). Never fails to start and has never broken down. Not bad considering 35,000 miles in just over 2 years - most of that around town so it gets punished.

General Comments:

An amazing car - very good all rounder. Great around town (not to big) but large enough for touring. Well built, and very nippy for a 1.4, with good low down power. Can be a little heavy on petrol if pushed, but with such a good drive, you can't help pushing!!. Group 4 insurance, and a 20,000 main dealer service is about £110. This is my second new style Ibiza, and I am awaiting delivery of a 1.4 SXE Ibiza in Jan 98.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 1997

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 9 reviews