2001 Seat Ibiza Chill 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland
Good value so far for its age
My daughters Seat Chill misfires, and does not accelerate at about 50MPH at times, which we have narrowed down to damp mornings. It will be fine while dry. Garage suggested we change the plugs, HT leads and coil unit. I will change plugs and leads, and wait to see if problem clears before changing the coil unit. The wasted spark coil unit fires on two cylinders at a time, so the ignition problem will affect two cylinders at a time, and this is probably the case. A previous comment said a garage called this a serious engine problem; not the case at all, just a nuisance that can happen on all petrol cars; HT leads and plugs need changing eventually.
Hard clutch, but solved by lubricating input shaft into gearbox casing with 3 in 1 oil or engine oil.
Only one door lock, failed, so got in through boot; easily fixed by garage, small part in door changed.
Engine light comes on now and again, probably related to misfire; not a problem, clears itself.
Nice car to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th February, 2011