‘ISLE BE BACK’
Added 21st August, 2015
, updated 9th September, 2015
By Andy Enright
The fourth generation SEAT Ibiza is one of those cars that was tweaked and fettled until it really came good. It helped that the basic design was right but this model really only got into its stride after the 2012 model update, when new engines and a smarter interior were added to the mix.
As a used buy, this refreshed MK4 model Ibiza is good value for money, as residual values haven’t stood up quite as well as its Volkswagen Polo counterpart. Ideally, we’d want one of the rare 1.4 TSI ACT engines, but if funds didn’t permit that, base 1.2-litre petrol and diesel variants make a lot of sense too. Spanish flair on a budget? That’s about the size of it.