2007 Seat Ibiza Review

2007 Seat Ibiza Sport 1.4 16v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 16v Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Quick, economical, and happily eats up mile upon mile

Faults:

Rear wiper washer didn't work - fixed by dealer under warranty.

Drivers side front wiper is terrible, even though it's been changed and adjusted. Smears rather than clears. Design fault?

General Comments:

This car is very quick considering it's only a 1.4. Feels just as powerful, if not more so, than my previous 1.6 Focus.

Steering is quick and responsive, and the car always feels nimble and glued to the road.

Comfortable and supportive seats make long journeys a pleasure.

Fuel economy is excellent. I regularly achieve 48mpg+ on longer trips, and average 39mpg in town.

The only down-sides are that I am questioning the build quality, as there are already a few squeaks and rattles, the stereo could give better sound, and road noise can be appalling depending on the surface.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2010

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review