2002 Seat Ibiza SE 1.2 petrol from UK and Ireland
Good for price, very sporty look
Small oil leak detected at first service, repaired.
Glove box doesn't open properly, plastic underneath deformed.
Slight chattering from gears when in neutral.
Back brakes make sound when braking in wet or cold weather, was told there is no remedy for this, except braking hard when you hear the noise and it will stop for that drive.
Overall good performance for a 1.2 engine, good acceleration.
Engine is very loud, unrefined. When cold sounds like a tractor.
Fuel economy so far hasn't been great, although I have been doing mostly city driving.
Comfortable, great sound system for entry level model, good extras.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2004