2002 Seat Ibiza Reviews - Page 7 of 7

2002 Seat Ibiza signo 1.4 from Greece

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Good value for money

Faults:

The left door makes noises when I turn up the volume of the stereo, really annoying!

General Comments:

Very good brakes (in comparison with the VW Polo 2002 model)

Bad quality interior plastics.

Very good handling, sporty feeling.

Very noisy from 3500rpm and above.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2002

26th Apr 2004, 15:27

It makes you want to drive it fast and find its limits.

2002 Seat Ibiza Chill 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

A reliable sporty looking car

Faults:

Nothing yet, everything worked from the start.

General Comments:

Excellent Car for the money.

Electric Windows, Remote central Locking, Power Steering all the extras, including Alloy Wheels and Climate Control.

The Central Console shows really shows off the car especially at night when the information screen lights up red.

Really good car I have no complaints at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2002

2002 Seat Ibiza cupra 1.8 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

VW/Audi quality and performance at a sensible price

Faults:

Cassette didn't work on delivery.

Tailgate lock trim broke soon after delivery.

One headlight was badly scratched on delivery.

General Comments:

It feels like a car from a higher class.

It has a huge amount of standard equipment.

It has fantastic performance when needed, but can be very docile if necessary.

It looks fantastic, turns heads all the time, and there are not many other Cupras on the road.

All my mates are envious of it.

The seats lack lumbar support on a long journey.

The air conditioning takes a long time to cool down the interior when starting up on a hot day.

The boot is not very big and struggles to take some fairly small loads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2002

2002 Seat Ibiza Sport 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance130 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Begs for a good trashing and doesn't complain afterwards, great car

Faults:

There seems to be an intermittent squeak that comes from somewhere in the region of the drivers seat. When I notice it, turn the volume of my CD player down, it goes. Very odd!

General Comments:

This model comes with TCS (Traction Control System) as standard, but I can't seem to actually use it, with TCS off, going round a reasonably tight bend at 80 mph and the car sticks to the road like I'm parking it.

Putting your foot down results in nothing much happening until about 4500 revs is reached, then the car springs into life and tears away.

The car begs to be given a good thrashing, self-control is a must if you want to own this car and keep your license.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2002

2002 Seat Ibiza SE 1.4 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

An absolute beast

Faults:

Within 700 miles the driver's side door pin started to catch on the door trim when the car was locked.

Dashboard illumination started to flicker on and off after 750 - 800 miles.

Engine management / check light came on after 850 or so miles.

General Comments:

The driver door pin problem was rectified by Seat free of charge.

The engine management light turned itself off after about two days of driving - we suspect it only ever came on as a result of sitting behind a filthy old Ford Escort van, sucking in dirty exhaust air.

The dash lights have been difficult to repair - the fault doesn't happen all the time and Seat have been unable to replicate the problem - thus this is the only outstanding thing still not fixed.

Handling is spot on, although the steering is a little over-light at low speeds.

The engine is returning about 45 miles per gallon, but needs to be revved hard to get decent performance. It is certainly more lively than the old 60bhp 1.4 I had in my previous Ibiza.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 29 reviews