NEW Special Edition Seat Ibiza 3dr 1.4 TSI ACT FR Edition @ DriveTheDeal 23% off list price - £12,564.17 - 0-60mph 7.8 secs, 140bhp, 60.1mpg (combined), Sat Nav, Bluetooth, 17" , Emoticon Red
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NEW Special Edition Seat Ibiza 3dr 1.4 TSI ACT FR Edition @ DriveTheDeal 23% off list price - £12,564.17 - 0-60mph 7.8 secs, 140bhp, 60.1mpg (combined), Sat Nav, Bluetooth, 17" , Emoticon Red

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Found 11th Feb 2014
Link to details - seat.co.uk/con…tml

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NOTE: DriveTheDeal are a car broker (well renowned for their great service). They put you in touch with a dealer to agree the details. The price listed will be £240 cheaper, however that is on the condition of taking out the SEAT finance (which is reasonable, although you can source better depending on your circumstances).

List price £15,920 - details of car can also be found here - autotrader.co.uk/new…386

Car Configurator - carconfigurator.seat.co.uk/sea…k=2 If you want to check out options and a 360 view of what the car looks like

5dr - just under £500 for the 5dr version - £12,806 - drivethedeal.com/buy…tml

If you want something with a sporty look with some raw power to match, without breaking the bank on a £20k, keeping your insurance costs down, and getting a decent bang for your buck on fuel... plus a new car, this is a fine deal!

It is a brand new trim with the new (to Seat)1.4 TSI ACT engine (not to be confused with the 1.4 TSI). This has been seen in other VW group cars (e.g the Golf GT- http://www.whatcar.com/car-reviews/volkswagen/golf-hatchback/1-4-tsi-140-gt-act-5dr/summary/66297). Note the price of the Golf is £20k+

Other points:

£2k-£3k cheaper than (admittedly faster) Cupra version that is only 3dr - The insurance on a Cupra V this will be huge (the Cupra more expensive). Also this will be MUCH better on the juice.

Start/Stop Technology - Some people love/hate this, it comes as standard.

HonestJohn Real MPG for the Golf sits at 45mpg. The golf is a bigger car though, so bare that mind, and the FR edition will be really good on the fuel.

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Original Poster

Lots more pictures here - http://www.cochealdia.com/gallery/seat-ibiza-1-4-tsi-de-140-cv-act/1/

And an article (in Spanish, use translate) with a video on Youtube - http://www.cochealdia.com/2014/01/seat-ibiza-1-4-tsi-de-140-cv-act-deportivo-y-eficiente/

http://www.cochealdia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SEAT-Ibiza-1_4-TSI-de-140-CV-ACT_011.jpg

http://www.cochealdia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SEAT-Ibiza-1_4-TSI-de-140-CV-ACT_021.jpg

http://www.cochealdia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SEAT-Ibiza-1_4-TSI-de-140-CV-ACT_041.jpg

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Still think vw group model is all wrong

Bought an s3 but the golf r is near identical but cheaper but with less kit and more expensive with same kit... But far worse interior.

Skoda seat vw audi all competing in same sector with similar models

Can't see the £12k price anywhere

Original Poster

eaxlns

Can't see the £12k price anywhere



Sorry I linked to the 5dr in error - see the updated OP, I will get an admin to update.

http://i.imgur.com/xCiR9BN.png

Original Poster

royals

Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is … Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is near identical but cheaper but with less kit and more expensive with same kit... But far worse interior.Skoda seat vw audi all competing in same sector with similar models



Fair point in some ways... however they are shifting some cars across all their brands. From Seat/Skoda > VW > Audi, they have some great looking/featured cars!

So this is not the cash price, but a finance deal, the real price is £12554.17

When this is added; " The quoted prices include a £240 discount which is conditional upon you taking out PCP finance at 7.9% APR Representative arranged by the dealer. If you do not wish to take out this finance then you will need to add £240 to the prices that we quote. "

Original Poster

Inactive

So this is not the cash price, but a finance deal, the real price is … So this is not the cash price, but a finance deal, the real price is £12554.17When this is added; " The quoted prices include a £240 discount which is conditional upon you taking out PCP finance at 7.9% APR Representative arranged by the dealer. If you do not wish to take out this finance then you will need to add £240 to the prices that we quote. "



Yes, that is right (like I referenced in the OP). Even adding the £240 on though it is just over £12.5k, which is a steal for the spec. I am sure if you challenged DTD/the dealer and asked them to wave the £240 they would...

barneystuta

Yes, that is right (like I referenced in the OP). Even adding the £240 on … Yes, that is right (like I referenced in the OP). Even adding the £240 on though it is just over £12.5k, which is a steal for the spec. I am sure if you challenged DTD/the dealer and asked them to wave the £240 they would...



So this should be listed at the cash price, not the reduced finance price, there is no guarantee that DTD or the dealer will reduce it.

Original Poster

Inactive

So this should be listed at the cash price, not the reduced finance … So this should be listed at the cash price, not the reduced finance price, there is no guarantee that DTD or the dealer will reduce it.

Thanks, at least it is now showing the real price.

Much appreciated.

60.1 mpg combined for a 1.4 petrol? How real are these figures???

Saw a new red seat Leon fr yesterday looked gorgeous

tan159

60.1 mpg combined for a 1.4 petrol? How real are these figures???



More like 35mpg, even with my 1.9tdi I can't get more than 50mpg liars

Right now I have the 1.2 TSI as my car was crashed, it returns about 40 MPG on a 22mile motorway journey and around town about 25!

The upper door material is something out of a turn of the millennium Kia, the rest is old thermos boxes. The front door handles on the inside are low and point down. Uncomfortable to use and poorly placed.

Stupid cheap buttons placed flat, in front of the gear stick making them hard to see and use.

Steering wheel is nice quality (best thing in the car!), but you might as well be steering porridge, zero feedback.

The radio looks awful in the day light, though the red glow is nice in the dark.

The speedo only show MPH in grey, on black, which is hard and annoying to use.

I would think you would have to be mad to buy this after a test drive of other rivals!

royals

Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is … Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is near identical but cheaper but with less kit and more expensive with same kit... But far worse interior.Skoda seat vw audi all competing in same sector with similar models



Thought hey have introduced a range of stratification. Seat and Skoda have versions which are very low in spec/quality you wont see with Audi or VW badges. Skoda offers one Audi level interior on the Superb, Laurin Klement. I don't believe Seat currently offer any premium quality material vehicles.

groenleader

Right now I have the 1.2 TSI as my car was crashed, it returns about 40 … Right now I have the 1.2 TSI as my car was crashed, it returns about 40 MPG on a 22mile motorway journey and around town about 25!The upper door material is something out of a turn of the millennium Kia, the rest is old thermos boxes. The front door handles on the inside are low and point down. Uncomfortable to use and poorly placed.Stupid cheap buttons placed flat, in front of the gear stick making them hard to see and use.Steering wheel is nice quality (best thing in the car!), but you might as well be steering porridge, zero feedback.The radio looks awful in the day light, though the red glow is nice in the dark.The speedo only show MPH in grey, on black, which is hard and annoying to use.I would think you would have to be mad to buy this after a test drive of other rivals!



Completely agree about the stereo and interior, it's what put me off buying one or even test driving one.

Suppose they can't make it too good as it would effect VW/Audi sales.

There's no way a 5 door Ibiza with 140bhp is doing 0-62 in less than 8 seconds.

Not bad price but not the best car in its class by a long way.

Seat not really updated the Ibiza much , the new Leon in comparison is a much nicer car.

Who in their right mind would pay £12k for a Seat lmao. For cheaper, you could get a Audi TT, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica etc.
Edited by: "matt139" 12th Feb 2014

bma1445

There's no way a 5 door Ibiza with 140bhp is doing 0-62 in less than 8 … There's no way a 5 door Ibiza with 140bhp is doing 0-62 in less than 8 seconds.



And you figured that out how? A 2200kg BMW 520d with 177bhp achieves 0-60 in 8 seconds.

matt139

For cheaper, you could get a Audi TT, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica etc.

new TT? Yeah right haha
Edited by: "rodman" 12th Feb 2014

This is an absolutely cracking deal.

Seat Ibiza's really are excellent value for money. I have an A3 at the moment but as soon as the 3 year lease is up I shall be buying an Ibiza. The Audi might be slightly more refined and have a more prestigious badge but in terms of resale, value for money and performance, you absolutely cannot knock the Ibiza one bit.

Great find OP. Heat added.

matt139

Who in their right mind would pay £12k for a Seat lmao. For cheaper, you … Who in their right mind would pay £12k for a Seat lmao. For cheaper, you could get a Audi TT, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica etc.


Great choice of cars there. LOL.

The SEAT LEON 1.4 FR is the car i want...a fantastically beautiful car that kills most other cars for sheer looks alone...if i had a spare 25k in my pocket, i'd be having one over a Golf or Audi A3 anyday.
http://www.autoweb.co.uk/media/images/2505990/seat-leon-diesel-hatchback.jpg
http://www.trusteddealers.co.uk/used-car-photos/marshall-holdings/640x/0/1/seat-leon-KN13XOM.jpg
http://www.contracthireandleasing.com/cms-images/SEAT-Leon-2013-MK3-third-generation-FR-22_2.jpg
Edited by: "mykaloen" 12th Feb 2014

barneystuta

Fair point in some ways... however they are shifting some cars across all … Fair point in some ways... however they are shifting some cars across all their brands. From Seat/Skoda > VW > Audi, they have some great looking/featured cars!

I also found the VW group marketing strange for quite a while, but I think I'm finally starting to get my head around it. Here's how I see it (only my opinion of course)...

If you are a conservative kind of person, who doesn't like to stand out etc, your choices are VW or Skoda. If you want a premium car, get a VW, if you to minimise cost (but still get a decent car it has to be said), then get a Skoda.

If you are a more flashy kind of person, who likes to stand out etc, your choices are Audi or Seat. If you want a premium car, get an Audi, if you want to minimise cost get a Seat (again, still a pretty decent car).

So basically, in terms of quality, I think the idea is that VW = Audi (more or less), and Skoda = Seat (more or less). Beyond that, I think it comes down to your personal preferences as much as anything else.

Bantard

And you figured that out how? A 2200kg BMW 520d with 177bhp achieves 0-60 … And you figured that out how? A 2200kg BMW 520d with 177bhp achieves 0-60 in 8 seconds.



Your point is kind of irrelevant. Following your logic, an 80 odd bhp ford fiesta (~ same power:weight ratio as the bmw) would also do o-60 in 8 seconds. It doesn't, the fiesta is more like 12 seconds!

The Seat is a small 1.4 with a big(ish) turbo - so there's going to be lag. And from the reviews I've seen, this doesn't have a great gearbox either.

mykaloen

The SEAT LEON 1.4 FR is the car i want...a fantastically beautiful car … The SEAT LEON 1.4 FR is the car i want...a fantastically beautiful car that kills most other cars for sheer looks alone...if i had a spare 25k in my pocket, i'd be having one over a Golf or Audi A3 anyday....



The grill/bumper on that - especially in red, reminds me of a Focus!

matt139

Who in their right mind would pay £12k for a Seat lmao. For cheaper, you … Who in their right mind would pay £12k for a Seat lmao. For cheaper, you could get a Audi TT, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica etc.


And then drive it uninsured?

with regards to "drive the deal"...if you specify a non-standard colour there's around a 12 week wait...also if you pay cash and not finance,you have to add a £1000 to the price...this is for the LEON...don't know if this applies to others.

bma1445

Your point is kind of irrelevant. Following your logic, an 80 odd bhp … Your point is kind of irrelevant. Following your logic, an 80 odd bhp ford fiesta (~ same power:weight ratio as the bmw) would also do o-60 in 8 seconds. It doesn't, the fiesta is more like 12 seconds!The Seat is a small 1.4 with a big(ish) turbo - so there's going to be lag. And from the reviews I've seen, this doesn't have a great gearbox either.



Funny, because I too thought your point was irrelevant. I can actually achieve 0-60 in around 7.7 seconds depending upon road conditions in the Beemer. Sorry, I'm rambling my point is, if you haven't drove it, how can you be a judge on the timing?

far too much plastic on the Focus Zetec S for my liking.
http://srv2.betterparts.org/images/ford-focus-ecoboost-s-10.jpg

We have a Seat Ibiza 1.6 TDi FR pool car at work. Not something i'd buy personally as i find it a bit cramped and the interior is a bit lacklustre, but it is quick off the mark. Qight right about the stereo too, we also have a Seat Leon COPA 1.6TDi (Eco) - both SEATs stereos are infuriating to use when you're travelling the length of the country and trying to retune between regions is a nightmare.

Enjoy sitting at the Garage watching your le blando VAG car get fixed once a week!(_;)

Had an Ibiza FR DSG as company car and last month extremely fortunate to secure a new Leon TDI DSG in FR trim....cracking cars the pair of them. Having had both I can genuinely say that they are reliable dependable cars and you won't go far wrong with either. I do not work for the VW group either - I am just a workaday atm engineer.......word of advice if you go for any DSG version get the flappy paddle shift for a more measured and engaged bit of traction when moving off. Just my opinion folks.....the stop/start on Leon is useful but annoying though can be switched off. Hope anybody finds this useful when umming and arring........

Had an Ibiza FR DSG as company car and last month extremely fortunate to secure a new Leon TDI DSG in FR trim....cracking cars the pair of them. Having had both I can genuinely say that they are reliable dependable cars and you won't go far wrong with either. I do not work for the VW group either - I am just a workaday atm engineer.......word of advice if you go for any DSG version get the flappy paddle shift for a more measured and engaged bit of traction when moving off. Just my opinion folks.....the stop/start on Leon is useful but annoying though can be switched off. Hope anybody finds this useful when umming and arring........

Original Poster

nabby81

Not bad price but not the best car in its class by a long way.Seat not … Not bad price but not the best car in its class by a long way.Seat not really updated the Ibiza much , the new Leon in comparison is a much nicer car.



And the same spec Leon (which doesn't have the same ACT engine) is going to cost you at least 50% more. So not really in the same class (one is a super mini, one is a small family hatcback).

tan159

60.1 mpg combined for a 1.4 petrol? How real are these figures???



In the OP i reference True MPG figures from Honest John (which are user updated). You tend to get around 80% of the quoted combined MPG figures (so around 48). And the VW Golf GT (same engine, bigger car) has a true MPG of 43 http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/volkswagen/golf-vii-2013/14-tsi-act-dsg

So you are looking at the mid 40's I reckon is realisitc. High 40's if you drive sensibly. The SEAT/VW Group TSI engines are super efficient compared with the old tech.

royals

Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is … Still think vw group model is all wrongBought an s3 but the golf r is near identical but cheaper but with less kit and more expensive with same kit... But far worse interior.Skoda seat vw audi all competing in same sector with similar models



I think the Golf R looks better than the Audi S3. There's a revised Golf R out later this year with more power. Usually with Audi you pay £5000 more for effectively the same car. Anyway if I was offered an S3 at a decent price I'd take it.

mykaloen

with regards to "drive the deal"...if you specify a non-standard colour … with regards to "drive the deal"...if you specify a non-standard colour there's around a 12 week wait...also if you pay cash and not finance,you have to add a £1000 to the price...this is for the LEON...don't know if this applies to others.




Read the OP, this is now the cash price for this car.

fishmaster

You'd get a 2008 plate TT for this money, but this deal obviously isn't … You'd get a 2008 plate TT for this money, but this deal obviously isn't for people who want that type of car, so I agree silly comment from the person you replied to.



Admittedly I did no research around it and exagerated massively. It's all down to personal preference. It was more around the way in which the car was judged because of the badge when in fact they are excellent cars, with decent resale values (driven by a low initial price) and strong performance.

I test drove one recently, as my friend was considering one, and performance wise, I didn't think it was a million miles off my Audi A3 2.0l TDI. The interior was fine and the ride was pretty smooth. I don't know what more you can expect from a 12k car in the UK.

mykaloen

far too much plastic on the Focus Zetec S for my liking.



I can't look at the front of a Focus without thinking the bonnet is open.
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