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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
SEAT Ibiza (02-09) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £7,445 - £15,480
Used price £175 - £2,470
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £0 - £305
Insurance group 5 - 30 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Sporty looks, easy to drive, punchy diesels, great value for money

CONS

Dated and plasticky interior, cramped rear legroom, firm ride

SEAT Ibiza rivals

Honda
Jazz
3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by Matthew Proud on

The sporty Ibiza is SEAT's sister car to the Volkswagen Polo (2002-2009) and Skoda Fabia (2000-2008) - all three share the same platform and use the same components. In addition to the sharp styling, it's impressively equipped, easy to drive around town and comes with a good choice of engines. It ticks a lot of boxes for a wide range of small car buyers and as a result is a very popular used buy.

Changes from Spring 2006 include subtly revised looks (new front and rear bumpers and re-designed double headlamps), a better quality trim and improved equipment. This is most noticeable on sporty FR versions that now look more like the range-topping Cupra. SEAT added a tax-dodging, low-emission model to the Ibiza range in 2008, with the 1.4-litre Ecomotive emitting under 100g/km CO2 and costing nothing to tax as a result.

SEAT Ibiza rivals

Honda
Jazz
3.5 out of 5 3.5