SEAT IBIZA SPORT COUPE SPECIAL EDITIO 1.4 Toca 3dr £8495 @ Drive The Deal
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SEAT IBIZA SPORT COUPE SPECIAL EDITIO 1.4 Toca 3dr £8495 @ Drive The Deal

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Found 17th Mar 2015
I think this a really good deal if you are looking for a good looking small car.
List price is £12,815 and through drive the deal you can buy this car for £8495, a saving of about 33%.
Drive the deal put you in touch with UK main dealers who will sell you the car, so you are buying directly through them with the added bonus of a really quick delivery time.
If you are in the market for a smallish car I dont think you could do much better than this (part of the VW Audi group).

Picture is of FR model not TOCA
- MIDURIX

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Great deal, but would have been better if you could have possibly uploaded a smaller picture

http://www.tilsungroup.com/site-custom/required/used-car-photos/original/Seat-Ibiza_Coupe_1.jpg

Banned

Looks nice for a better quality car than corsa

Same price from Pentagon Seat too. Very good car indeed.

Any idea if these are a lot better for road noise? I remember test driving a 12 plate Seat Ibiza Sport and at 40mph+ it was too loud. Didn't buy the car for that reason as was doing a lot of motorway driving at the time.

Nit picking I know but:

The quoted prices include a £100 discount which is conditional upon you taking out PCP finance at 5.9% APR Representative arranged by the dealer.

Interesting price though, heat added.

@ twe

No idea, I imagine there may be some specs on the web in relation to this.

They may have changed the tyres since 2012. No harm in going for a test drive to confirm though.

Is there a new one of these due this year? Nice looking anyway, bear in mind you need to take dealer PCP finance to get at this price or you will need to find another £100 (not much to be fair)

Image is of an FR not a toca and the 1.4 isnt the best engine for economy or power

My mum has the 1.2 FR and i'd pick it any day over the 1.4 for a city car. £30 a year road tax and a nice nippy little run around. Only issue is its a hard ride as its a 45 profile tire on very stiff FR springs.

Edited by: "Slim2k" 18th Mar 2015

Really bad engine - avoid

"If you are in the market for a smallish car I dont think you could do much better than this (part of the VW Audi group)"

One could....

If this is the 'non-turbo' 1.4 then it won't win any speed records, but did the job for a good price.

Just a warning, the 1.4 non-turbo engine is horrific. High tax band, poor economy and even worse performance. 75ps out of a 1.4 16v? I dunno how they manage it, maybe it's only running on 3 cylinders.

I drove one for about an hour - it was really quite bad.

I bought a new Ibiza last year and got the 1.2 TSI instead, much, much, much better engine.

The picture OP has provided is also misleading as it's the FR model, not the Toca.
Edited by: "ollie87" 18th Mar 2015

m5rcc

Really bad engine - avoid



Very. Vague. Comment.

Been this price on DTD for a while. Like others have said the 1.4 with 75ps is not a great engine.

ollie87

Just a warning, the 1.4 non-turbo engine is horrific. High tax band, poor … Just a warning, the 1.4 non-turbo engine is horrific. High tax band, poor economy and even worse performance. 75ps out of a 1.4 16v? I dunno how the manage it, maybe it's only running on 3 cylinders. I bought a new Ibiza last year and got the 1.2 TSI instead, much, much, much better engine.The picture OP has provided is also misleading as it's the FR model, not the Toca.



It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the 90s I had a K reg Rover 214 that squeezed out 103bhp from it's little 1.4. (yes, I know prone to HGF, but it's a cheap upgrade to fix that)

I guess the manufacturers are keeping the insurance groups low with the feeble output or using the low starting prices to easily upsell better spec to punters once they get in the showroom.

One thing about the Seat is that it is very cheap all around. I had one from Enterprise for about 3 weeks last year, be it with the 1.2 tsi.

The dash is thin and cheap, the buttons in front of the gearbox are hard to get access too. The seats are uncomfortable on anything more then short journeys. Lumber support is non existent. The dials are not very nice, the switch gear feels like a miss-match of VAG parts that were left over. The steering wheel was pretty good quality though and of a decent a size.

I think if you just want to get in and drive, its hard to expect more for the money. It is a euro version of plastic fantastic you might expect from Suzuki or say the Micra.

It certainty lacks the softer feel materials of say the Polo and new rivals like Corsa, but this is much cheaper.

While the car does seem a deal it is often on sale or some sort of discount as we get various mail shots from brokers and dealers all the time.

oddballjamie

It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the … It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the 90s I had a K reg Rover 214 that squeezed out 103bhp from it's little 1.4. (yes, I know prone to HGF, but it's a cheap upgrade to fix that)I guess the manufacturers are keeping the insurance groups low with the feeble output or using the low starting prices to easily upsell better spec to punters once they get in the showroom.



Its comes down two points: Customers, they keep buying the cars b/c they really do not care, this engine is used in a wide range of cars across the world. Most people are going to buy the car on price or not even look at the stats.

Secondly, the factory is tooled to produce the engine. It has an investment period to pay back its cost then to make a profit. There's no reason to stop producing or selling products that sell.

groenleader

One thing about the Seat is that it is very cheap all around. I had one … One thing about the Seat is that it is very cheap all around. I had one from Enterprise for about 3 weeks last year, be it with the 1.2 tsi. The dash is thin and cheap, the buttons in front of the gearbox are hard to get access too. The seats are uncomfortable on anything more then short journeys. Lumber support is non existent. The dials are not very nice, the switch gear feels like a miss-match of VAG parts that were left over. The steering wheel was pretty good quality though and of a decent a size. I think if you just want to get in and drive, its hard to expect more for the money. It is a euro version of plastic fantastic you might expect from Suzuki or say the Micra.It certainty lacks the softer feel materials of say the Polo and new rivals like Corsa, but this is much cheaper. While the car does seem a deal it is often on sale or some sort of discount as we get various mail shots from brokers and dealers all the time.



Unfortunately they make it like that on purpose, from the outside it's a nice looking car so they have to make the interior a bit crap, otherwise it would take sales away from the more premium cars from VAG. Saying that the Leon is a cracking car.

I have a 5 door Toca. Knew the engine was not good before buying but the car is decent value all the same. Other models in the range with superior engines come with a significantly higher price tag. I didn't have the budget, so I got a Toca. Would prefer a Cupra any day but hey-ho!

I got this deal last year. Car is great.
I can average around 35 - 40 mpg around town.
It's a nice, quiet car. Nice and nippy. Although it's just a 1.4, it isn't slow off the line.
I really like mine and have no issues with it.
It's not the world's spaciest car, but y'know.

groenleader

One thing about the Seat is that it is very cheap all around. I had one … One thing about the Seat is that it is very cheap all around. I had one from Enterprise for about 3 weeks last year, be it with the 1.2 tsi. The dash is thin and cheap, the buttons in front of the gearbox are hard to get access too. The seats are uncomfortable on anything more then short journeys. Lumber support is non existent. The dials are not very nice, the switch gear feels like a miss-match of VAG parts that were left over. The steering wheel was pretty good quality though and of a decent a size. I think if you just want to get in and drive, its hard to expect more for the money. It is a euro version of plastic fantastic you might expect from Suzuki or say the Micra.It certainty lacks the softer feel materials of say the Polo and new rivals like Corsa, but this is much cheaper. While the car does seem a deal it is often on sale or some sort of discount as we get various mail shots from brokers and dealers all the time.



I've lived with my Ibiza FR 1.2 TSI for a year now, that included two weeks in Portugal hiring a Polo. I have to say you are partly right, the Polo's interior is better. But if you shut your eyes when you are sitting in it they don't feel overly different, gear change, steering, pedal feel are all the same as a the Polo - even the driving position is identical. I have to say even the sound the doors make when shut is the same as the Polo, it sounds solid.

I don't have an issue with the seats personally, granted they aren't as nice at the ones I had in my RenaultSport Clio but they aren't bad, in fact they are better than the ones in the Polo Bluemotion I had in Portugal.

I have to say the interior although cheap, is still better than the crap most Japanese manufacturers put out (although historically Japanese cars have always had poor interiors).
Edited by: "ollie87" 18th Mar 2015

20 years old vw engine 1.4 mpi. high tax band, bad fuel consumption. Avoid.

groenleader

Secondly, the factory is tooled to produce the engine. It has an … Secondly, the factory is tooled to produce the engine. It has an investment period to pay back its cost then to make a profit. There's no reason to stop producing or selling products that sell.



Completely understandable, but take Vauxhall as an example, the 1.2 in the new Corsa has 14bhp less than it did in the previous one. As VED hasn't changed it makes me think it's for insurance grouping and/or getting people into a better one on test drive.

oddballjamie

Completely understandable, but take Vauxhall as an example, the 1.2 in … Completely understandable, but take Vauxhall as an example, the 1.2 in the new Corsa has 14bhp less than it did in the previous one. As VED hasn't changed it makes me think it's for insurance grouping and/or getting people into a better one on test drive.



Didn't Fiat do something similar with the 1.2 FIRE engine they stick in the cheapo Fiat 500s? Why you'd ever buy something other than the TwinAir/MultiAir/MulitJet I'd never know.
Edited by: "ollie87" 18th Mar 2015

ollie87

Just a warning, the 1.4 non-turbo engine is horrific. High tax band, poor … Just a warning, the 1.4 non-turbo engine is horrific. High tax band, poor economy and even worse performance. 75ps out of a 1.4 16v? I dunno how they manage it, maybe it's only running on 3 cylinders.I drove one for about an hour - it was really quite bad.



85ps according to the brochure. 47.9 combined MPG, 0-60 in 11.8 seconds, 139 CO2.

web1.seat.co.uk/sit…pdf

whatever the preferences about the car, this is a good deal in terms of the discount

ollie87

Didn't Fiat do something similar with the 1.2 FIRE engine they stick in … Didn't Fiat do something similar with the 1.2 FIRE engine they stick in the cheapo Fiat 500s? Why you'd ever buy something other than the TwinAir/MultiAir/MulitJet I'd never know.



Yeah, they mapped it for economy and it didn't have the grunt to get up steep hills.

Buying a new car with an ancient engine is a false economy. It will use more fuel, cost more to tax, less fun to drive and lose more as a percentage in depreciation. People are getting more keen on low VED vehicles even though it doesn't save them much in the long run, it helps come resale time.

youknowwho

Very. Vague. Comment.



Not vague at all: The Copa has the nasty old belt cam 85PS 1,390cc 1.4 which is one of VAGs worst ever. Loads of problems with it. Hence, avoid.

Aradria

85ps according to the brochure. 47.9 combined MPG, 0-60 in 11.8 seconds, … 85ps according to the brochure. 47.9 combined MPG, 0-60 in 11.8 seconds, 139 CO2]



41.8mpg in real life

oddballjamie

It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the … It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the 90s I had a K reg Rover 214 that squeezed out 103bhp from it's little 1.4. (yes, I know prone to HGF, but it's a cheap upgrade to fix that)I guess the manufacturers are keeping the insurance groups low with the feeble output or using the low starting prices to easily upsell better spec to punters once they get in the showroom.

oddballjamie

It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the … It does amaze me with the power output of the lower end models. In the 90s I had a K reg Rover 214 that squeezed out 103bhp from it's little 1.4. (yes, I know prone to HGF, but it's a cheap upgrade to fix that)I guess the manufacturers are keeping the insurance groups low with the feeble output or using the low starting prices to easily upsell better spec to punters once they get in the showroom.



Had the absolute pleasure of owning a 216 GTi TC (Honda engine, 130bhp) a few years ago, one of the best road cars I've ever driven!

Wish these small practical car discounts could occasionally be for the more practical 5-door variants. Good deal though.

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Grohller

Nit picking I know but: The quoted prices include a £100 discount which … Nit picking I know but: The quoted prices include a £100 discount which is conditional upon you taking out PCP finance at 5.9% APR Representative arranged by the dealer. Interesting price though, heat added.



If you have the cash to buy outright, take PCP, drive car home, call finance company up, cancel PCP (within 14 days - you have the right to), pay off remaining balance and £100 saved. No interest accrued

Hot deal as it's the best price for a new Seat Ibiza like for like

m5rcc

41.8mpg in real life



depends how its driven.

billybear

Had the absolute pleasure of owning a 216 GTi TC (Honda engine, 130bhp) a … Had the absolute pleasure of owning a 216 GTi TC (Honda engine, 130bhp) a few years ago, one of the best road cars I've ever driven!



Nice. I always fancied the 1.8vvc coupe with the newer dash.

withoutwings

Wish these small practical car discounts could occasionally be for the … Wish these small practical car discounts could occasionally be for the more practical 5-door variants. Good deal though.



£500 for extra doors.
pentagon-group.co.uk/new…047

with reference to the compulsory finance, you can accept it then contact VW financial services within 7 days and say you wish to withdraw. You simply pay the balance (with a loan with a lower Apr you have arranged yourself if you so wish).
I have done this twice with Audi and have kept the free servicing or any other offer associated with taking the finance.
The dealer will advise you need to make the first payment to the finance but this is only to protect their kick back for selling the finance, it is not the case. Pay it off within 7 days and you will only pay what you have borrowed, no interest.

oddballjamie

Yeah, they mapped it for economy and it didn't have the grunt to get up … Yeah, they mapped it for economy and it didn't have the grunt to get up steep hills.Buying a new car with an ancient engine is a false economy. It will use more fuel, cost more to tax, less fun to drive and lose more as a percentage in depreciation. People are getting more keen on low VED vehicles even though it doesn't save them much in the long run, it helps come resale time.



The VED is a good point - the mazda rx8 was halted because of that, and it created a false ceiling around 2006 models, as they 'only' had £200 odd quid VED as opposed to near £500 for later ones, so its cheaper to buy a 2007 model.

I find it surprising how little performance manufacturers can squeeze out of diesels considering how much more energy per litre it contains (BMW an exception perhaps), but I suppose you can blame euro 5/6 for that.

I think MPG figures should include a simulated 1 in 8 hill at 30mph in 2nd gear to make it more realistic, if you live in derbyshire thats what you're doing most of the time anyway.

jaydeeuk1

I think MPG figures should include a simulated 1 in 8 hill at 30mph in … I think MPG figures should include a simulated 1 in 8 hill at 30mph in 2nd gear to make it more realistic, if you live in derbyshire thats what you're doing most of the time anyway.



Maybe not for Urban calculations.

A small Petrol with a Turbo will do well at that test though, my 1.2 TSI Ibiza is great on hills. It's only 175Nm but that's from something like 1500rpm! My last car was a RenaultSport Clio (2.0, 172ps, 200Nm) and it wasn't as flexible going up hill under 5000rpm (after 5000rpm it got really interesting really fast).

Edited by: "ollie87" 18th Mar 2015

jaydeeuk1

The VED is a good point - the mazda rx8 was halted because of that, and … The VED is a good point - the mazda rx8 was halted because of that, and it created a false ceiling around 2006 models, as they 'only' had £200 odd quid VED as opposed to near £500 for later ones, so its cheaper to buy a 2007 model.I find it surprising how little performance manufacturers can squeeze out of diesels considering how much more energy per litre it contains (BMW an exception perhaps), but I suppose you can blame euro 5/6 for that.I think MPG figures should include a simulated 1 in 8 hill at 30mph in 2nd gear to make it more realistic, if you live in derbyshire thats what you're doing most of the time anyway.



Same story when they changed the plates over back in 2001, the bigger engined cars pre 2001 held their money better. VED is such a small amount in the overall running costs of a car and I hear so many people changing their cars and spending thousands just to save £100 a year.

Although I personally would be happy if they did away with VED all together and upped fuel duty as it's a fairer system. But that's only because I don't do many miles, otherwise I'd think differently.
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