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The Seat Ibiza is good looking, well-priced and spacious supermini that doesn’t quite live up to Seat’s sporty image
I trialled the hatchback version of this car at work last year. The engine isn't too bad and is pretty smooth actually. The car felt pretty much on a par with the 115PS Focus Estate in terms of performance and handling with a lot less roll through the corners although I doubt many people buying such a car care about what the car is like on the limit.
I found it to be fairly frugal under a decent thrashing too. However, the visibility is terrible. The A and B pillars are huge and the rear window tiny. You have to be really careful when coming out of a junction and overtaking.
I considered the interior to be so-so. It did seem cheaper than a Golf. Not a car I would recommend over the Focus Estate if you can buy them both for around the same money.
Saw a lot of Ibiza STs on holiday in Europe this year. They look nice enough and are practical, make a good rental car I guess, but think the market appeal will be somewhat limited as small 'supermini' based estate cars have never been big sellers.
Rich boy spanners
I like plain car interiors, I find most now are over designed and fussy. I also don't care less if the plastics are hard or not.