2002 Seat Ibiza TDi Sport 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A value-for-money pocket rocket
When I first saw a photo of the new Seat Ibiza and read the specifications, I knew that I had to have one! This car had everything I wanted. It is small enough for easy handling and parking, very economical, very nippy, eye-catching styling and even had a reasonable price ticket! The mechanics are made by Volkswagen which also means reliability.
Since I had the Ibiza TDi Sport delivered, I had absolutely no problems. It never ceases to put a smile on my face every time I am behind the wheel.
The suspension may a bit firm for many tastes, but I have grown used to it now. In fact, I find many other cars a bit soggy now with not enough feedback.
The vast amount of black plastic in the cabin is a bit dreary, but functional. The controls are well laid out with a feel of quality.
I have no doubt that SEAT will shortly be one of the major players in the motoring world with the range of exciting cars available and planned. Watch out for the new Seat Altea!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2003