2003 Seat Ibiza 1.4 from UK and Ireland
After reading lots of Ibiza comments on this site, I don't feel too bad. I've only owned this car about 3 months.
The EPC light comes on when it wants to, and the engine management light comes on and goes off again on a daily basis.
I have noticed that there is a terrible creaking noise coming front the front suspension; thought it was the top strut mounts; been into a garage, they can't find any fault with it anywhere. It is a shame as it is a lovely car to drive. I didn't realise that a lot of other people have had the same faults.
One other issue that I have found with it, is it's terrible to start sometimes. If it won't start on the first turn of the key, forget it because it won't start at all. I've found leaving it for 15 minutes or so, then it's fine. Although all these faults show up on the dashboard, it does not seem to alter the vehicle in anyway. I used to be in the motor industry selling car parts; as long as it drives, I'm not gonna worry about it. :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th September, 2010
22nd Sep 2010, 02:06
I have had a Seat Ibiza for the last 2 years now.
Since I bought the car my complaint have been about the suspension. This has been reported on every service but was only attended on the 3rd service. My mileage is now 94 399 km and VW has finally replaced whatever was needed. The problem has still not been sorted.
My maintenance plan has also ended so what now? Hopefully all the other problems will not come out.
Can we not do anything about this as this has been a common problem with the seats?
I look forward to hearing from anyone who can relate to my problem.
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