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SEAT Ibiza Estate 2012‑2015(4 reviews)
chip | 30th July '17
at the moment i can only say is a good car.the fuel average is around 63.68 you never going to get 70 or over..but is a very economical car.i have it for 2 months just so we can see after a few months..for the money you pay is just great..
The roomiest small hatchback Estate on the market!
Lindasrunabout | 27th February '15
We bought the Ibiza Estate as a run-around whilst we were extending the house as it would be ideal to carry small items of furniture etc and be ideal for our Great Dane who fits in remarkably well in the back with the seats still in place! I travel to South Yorkshire from Southampton every 6 weeks and the fuel economy on the 1.6 diesel is remarkable. She has returned an average of 63 MPG over the last 5,000 miles which is much better than we expected! The car has been faultless over 15,000 miles and the servicing costs are reasonable. The FR model is a little firm on the suspension but not overly so and the seats are comfortable. The standard Cruise control works well as does the Sat Nav unit which is standard on the FR (made by Garmin for VW) to sum up a great little estate with lots of room in the boot, nippy, easy to drive and even easier on your bank balance!
If you want good MPG's this is not the car for you
RonaldBurger | 7th November '14
Before I begin let me qualify this review by saying that in all of my last 3 cars, which are a VW Golf 1.9 TDI, VW Bora 1.9 TDI 130, and a BMW 118d I have always been able to achieve, and if not better the manufacturers extra urban figure with little effort. All these cars are bigger and heavier and have larger more powerful engines so for me it was logical that, despite what anyone else said, I would be able to achieve the claimed fuel economy figures on my 1.2 TDI Ecomotive.
Oh, how wrong I was. Even though in all my other cars I could achieve the extra urban figure, in this I have never bettered even the lowest urban figure even on a really long gently motorway run travelling at around 60 mph. I struggle to get 60 mpg out of it despite driving like a saint. I used to thrash my Bora TDI 130 to death and it would still give me 55 mpg (measured myself by how much fuel I used, not by what the trip computer says).
With this in mind I feel cheated by VW/Seat. On holiday in Austria this year my hire car was a VW CC TDI 170 bhp. I actually got much better MPG out of this with all weather tyres on than my so called Ecomotive.
Added to this it is lots and lots of niggling faults. The drivers seat belt has had to be replaced, one of the rear window seals needed replacing as it was leaking water into the car. The central locking is faulty, but surprise surprise when I take it to the Dealers they say they cannot replicate the fault.
If you want a good looking, relatively spacious small car, which is comfortable to drive and good value then you may like this car. If however, like me you are looking for good fuel economy and reliability look elsewhere. This is a deeply flawed product and I think VW know it. It shows in that VW never produced the 1.2 TDI for that long and it has now been replaced by the new 3 cylinder 1.4 TDI. Bring back the old war horse, bullet proof 1.9 TDI any day.
I have held on to it in the delusional hope that the engine may loosen up when run in properly but with now 17,000 miles on the clock I have lost all hope of this. It will clearly barely ever achieve the urban figure let alone higher.
Not worth paying the extra for poor fuel consumption
maryww | 19th December '13
I bought this car because my golf clubs would fit in comfortably, and because of the advertised low fuel consumption . Don't believe it when they say this car will travel at 80 mpg. I did not believe it ,manufacturers always exaggerate, and would have been happy with70 mpg, and would have accepted 65, but the reality is I am only getting 54 mpg, no better than any other car.
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