1998 Seat Ibiza Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1998 Seat Ibiza GT TDI 1.9 turbo diesel from Portugal

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 205

Summary:

A high performance buy!

Faults:

A malfunction with electro-mechanic valve that controls the turbo's air intake. 25,000 KMs.

Replacement of a dashboard light.

General Comments:

Powerful 110 hp engine.

Excellent torque.

Fantastic km/litre average. 3.8 L per 100km!

Very agile, handles like it's on rails!

Seat have good side support, but lacks back support. Hard on the kidneys after some miles.

Excellent powerful and fatigue resistant brakes!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2001

1998 Seat Ibiza Cupra Sport 2.0 8V from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 8V Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired24500 miles
Most recent distance29100 miles
Previous carRenault Clio 16v

Summary:

Tidy car for a 19 year old

Faults:

Exhaust heat shield started rattling, door pin snapped off when pressed to lock doors.

General Comments:

Quick enough to see off XR3i's and the like but doesn't like being revved high. Handling neat, but when pushed hard results in understeer. Would not mind a go in the new 1.8 turbo, maybe it would like being driven a bit harder.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2000

1998 Seat Ibiza 1.0i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.0i
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

Twice within the first year the spark plugs went and had to be relaced. The dealers didn't seem at all surprised and replaced them straight away. The second time they replaced them they put in a new type of plug. Haven't had any problems since.

The upholstery in the 1 litre is very light in colour and stains very easily. There was no option on the upholstery when buying it.

General Comments:

The body is good and solid but is maybe just a bit heavy for the 1 litre engine. The suspension is quite soft and therefore the car has quite a bit of bodyroll.

Overall it is a good car, especially as a first car. Perhaps it is driven a bit hard by myself for the small engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th October, 1999

1998 Seat Ibiza Cupra Sport 16v 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Fantastic fun to drive, especially on winding country roads, holds the road excellently. My advice, forget the Golf GTi, get one of these, price tag is a huge plus.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 1999

1998 Seat Ibiza Cupra Sport 2.0 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Central Locking stopped working due to loose conection. Pain but sorted under warrenty.

General Comments:

Great car! So good I've just gone and ordered the 1999 16v version, for that little bit more power!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 1999

1998 Seat Ibiza SE 1.6 from Finland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Speedo and the rpm meter doesn't always work so well under certain circumstances (meaning when it is really cold weather, under 10 degrees below zero celsius).

General Comments:

Nice car, priceworthy, same as VW Polo but 20,000 FIM cheaper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 1999

1998 Seat Ibiza 1.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Faults:

Nothing as yet. Have had this car since April of this year and I have had no trouble with it. Have six thousand miles up on it already and it seems to be coming into its own.

General Comments:

Very reliable. Approx 48-49 miles to the gallon. Suggest metallic green when purchasing. Easily dented though. Dealer service excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 14 reviews