1996 Seat Ibiza GLX 1.6 from Malta
Sporty car with a lot of problems
I have a very stiff Clutch and I took it to the agent and changed the cable and it is still hard as before.
Sometimes while I am driving it switches off and its very hard to switch it on again.
It is very comfortable car, but I have the above problems that neither the agent was good enough to repair or know whats the problem. wish some one helps me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th February, 2003
31st Dec 2004, 08:55
I have an Ibiza GLX 1.6 EFI like you have with a 55kW power too. Last year I had a problem with the Clutch being to tight and it ended up with problems on shifting gears and putting it in reverse gear. Took it to the mechanic... said it was the preassure plate which is an essential part of the clutch kit. So I changed the Clutch kit and it is as good as new I guess. Clutch is still a bit hard, but it's a cable clutch so don't expect miracles! If I were you I would compare it with another car with a cable clutch and a relatively big engine like our 1.6L. You can actually compare it to a hydraulic clutch because that's another league :) but I found that a new clutch kit is quite good and performance of the car went up drastically too. Clutch cable alone won't do the difference since it will only decrease very slightly the friction if there is any.