2002 Seat Ibiza S 1.2 from UK and Ireland
Wouldn't buy another one
The ignition coils went faulty at 10,000 miles, then again at 20,000 miles and again at 30,000 miles. The rear windscreen washer stopped working just 1 year after car was bought new, and again in it's second year. On the dash board the EPC light came on and the car shut down, and started to idle erraticlly, this happened when the car was 3 years old with 40,000 miles the fault was throttle body control was dirty needed cleaned.
This car was voted by "What Car" magazine as the best super mini in 2002, and also won best super mini in "Which" magazine for 3 years running. Only thing that wasn't mentioned was what happens after the 3 year warranty has expired on the car, My experience is it is plagued with electrical faults, even from new. The vehicle has good leg room in the rear if the driver puts his/her seat fully back. For a 1.2 engine the car is extremely quick The air conditioning that came fitted as standard is great. T.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st February, 2006
22nd Feb 2006, 06:31
Strange, I've had a 2002 Ibiza S for 3 years now (30,000 mile), and nothing has ever gone wrong with it.
24th Feb 2006, 14:52
Just as well dealers will be unable to fix.
7th Mar 2006, 05:49
Interesting. I've had an 02 Ibiza 1.2S for a year and a half (bought it at 2 years old) and the ignition coil has just failed. It's also got a dodgy thermostat on the heater, the dashboard lights sometimes flicker, and the boot light doesn't work: electrics are a real problem. Which is a shame because it's comfortable, roomy and great to drive (although having driven my mother's Polo while the Ibiza was in the garage, I have to say the 1.4l engine is much quieter and more refined than the 1.2).