Best thing I ever did, in all the years I have had it, so far, there have been no serious machanical issues; and it has now done over 100,000miles. Less obvious but excellent alternatives include the and , along with the , which offers superb reliability with unrivalled practicality. The handling is sharp, but not at the expense of comfort, while increased dimensions help the Ibiza to be one of the most spacious cars in the class, too. This would be our pick of the bunch. Of course the new models will offer again its expressive and unique design. The great thing about the car was that it came with a full spec of extras, at no additional cost. A decent glove box and large door bins are ideal for family life, as is the 355-litre boot, which is notably bigger than that of the Ford Fiesta, although you'll want to add the variable boot floor to make the most of it.
The diesel engines are a lot more expensive to buy than the 1. I bought this car beleiving it would be more economical to run than my previous 2. As well as performing all the functions of a portable TomTom or Garmin sat nav, this also provides Bluetooth connectivity, music streaming and a feature to help you drive more efficiently. On the exterior the model will be distinguished by an expressive design language that will help customers to distinguish it as a model. The trims are easy to understand, but there is still an extensive list of options that can be added to each. It's perfect for a family of four, five would be pushing it a bit.
The writing is in red on a black background, and too much information is placed in such a tiny space that it's necessary to choose between the ambient temperature and the trip meter, and I still can't work out how to rearrange the information on the dashboard. Additional chrome and machined 16-inch alloy wheels make the look more premium. The sports seats offer plenty of support for the driver, while it is also fully adjustable along with the steering wheel so it is simple to find the right height and reach combination to suit you. Reasonable acceleration for engine size. Overall, I would highly recommend this car as it does seem like a much better buy than the 1.
The folding seats help to expand the boot space for carrying larger loads, although the boot itself is already spacious enough to carry plenty of luggage. The interior on the other hand is as exquisite as the exterior. Image 7 of 10 Running costs All Ibizas have to be serviced every 10,000 miles or 12 months, with the services alternating between minor at £159 and major £269 , although the first and second services are priced at £179 and £239 respectively. Top 5 Positive Customer Reviews for seat ibiza 2013 Super product, everything is as described, no problem mounting it on my car. It all kicks off with S, which makes do with 15-inch wheels with plastic covers, but Bluetooth, air conditioning and automatic headlights add a few luxuries. It's also a bit sluggish, taking 11. Thankfully, the air-con controls are still physical dials, which is preferable to having them in the touchscreen, as virtual controls — like those on the — are difficult to use on the go.
I chose this car because it was fuel efficient and I have an hours drive to work. British buyers go for superminis in their thousands, and for good reasons. For those who would rather a diesel, they are on offer in the form of a 79bhp and 94bhp 1. The car also suffers in performance when doing lots of short journeys - I believe this is down to the particulate filter becoming clogged. The manual gearbox is easy to use, the pedals are weighted nicely and the engines deliver their power smoothly, making the Ibiza easy to drive around town or on faster roads.
The costs are identical for petrol and diesel cars, and they apply to any Ibiza Mk4, regardless of age. Reliability has been good though now at 70,000 miles plus it's had one or two faults. This refreshed entry in the supermini segment sees improvements across the board and was created in order to offer customers higher levels of safety, a fresh aesthetic, greater performance, and more comfort as well. The basic five-inch black and white infotainment screen fitted to entry-level S cars feels pretty old-fashioned but the large 8. The only top 100 score was 99th for running costs, with handling 114th and ease of driving 118th. Entry-level cars get a 79bhp 1.
A full suite of petrol and diesel engines were available, with the gutsiest Cupra models packing a 20-valve 1. It looks sporty, feels sporty and is well equipped, yet it's still an affordable car. The interior boasts plenty of space - it's virtually on a par with a Ford Focus, in fact, for roominess - and is a comfy place to spend time, both in town and on the motorway. You can also have your Ibiza fitted with Beats audio. Sadly, though, much of the tech is reserved for range-topping models and on the options list for others.
Review 3 years ago The Seat Ibiza is a stylish alternative to the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio, with a range of efficient small petrol engines, and technology from the larger Leon. I bought the car based upon the recommendations of a friend who owned one. The sporty pinnacle of the Ibiza diesel line-up is the 2. Select Sport and the steering gains more weight for added accuracy, and the throttle sharpens up, so you can make the most of this sure-footed little car. Electrics The electric windows are known for being unreliable, with motors shorting out leading to the mechanism going up or down of its own accord — or refusing to move. Pedestrian detection keeps track of those around you and can apply the brakes in an emergency. The Ibiza has you covered with one of the roomiest cabins in the class, but it's still got a lot to prove up against rivals like the and.
A fizzy 113bhp is a good option; after a momentary lag, the turbo is ready to deliver and the three cylinders thrum characterfully as the car accelerates with enthusiasm. Volkswagen Polo Great finish inside and a slick drive, but you pay for it. Practicality The new Ibiza is only available as a five-door. The cheapest and least powerful 1. More than half the lineup has a terrific eight-inch media and connectivity system.