2000 Seat Ibiza Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2000 Seat Ibiza S 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Best supermini out there!

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

Wipes the socks off the Corsa, Clio & Fiesta alike in terms of looks, styling and of course the price is £2000-£3000 cheaper with a better spec.

Best supermini of 2000 by far with the new upgraded look!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2000

2000 Seat Ibiza S 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2245 miles

Summary:

Spain have won Euro 2000 - really!

Faults:

Nothing, although early days yet - see report on my boyfriends SEAT ALHAMBRA titled "Don't Hold Your Breath"

General Comments:

What a brilliant car, not only because of it's great value for money.

The ride is superb, I specified 15" alloys and low profiles and it corners as if on rails, as well as making it look the dogs b******s! It doesn't have any of the "boxiness" sound and feel associated with many other small cars. Chassis is very rigid. Gear selection is close and fairly precise, power steering weight and feel are superb as are the brakes. The 1.4 VW engine is smooth and quiet at all speeds, averaging 35 mpg driving in town.

Exterior paint and finish is superb, looks so good that it even turns heads!

Interior is well finished and comfortable, ample space in the front.

All in all, one hell of a car, about £2000 cheaper than its nearest rival.

It's a knockout, buy one!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2000

2000 Seat Ibiza Sport 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A well built high powered car for cheap money, the best 11,000ukp I ever spent

Faults:

Nothing, a great car.

General Comments:

At a list price of £11,500 you cannot buy a better built, more powerful car with a higher spec than the Ibiza 1.6 Sport, you name it you get it, it is all standard:

15" Alloy wheels

Climate air con

Traction control

ABS

Electric windows

Electric and heated mirrors

Central locking

Alarm

Front fog lights

Large rear spoiler

Body kit

VW build quality

I would recommend this particular model to anyone who wants a bit of fun and who doesn't want to pay £16,000 for a Golf GTi

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2000

18th Jan 2005, 16:04

I totally agree with this review. We recently bought a 1.6 Seat Ibiza Sport secondhand, and I have to say what a cracking little car! The performance, looks and handling abilities make it an absolute winner, plus it's only an insurance group 7!!

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 18 reviews