Take a SEAT!
Added: 13th of October 2016
I have driven an Ibiza for the last 6 years and I can honestly say that they are smart, reliable and cost effective cars to own. The diesel versions have more gumption but unfortunately they are a bit temperamental if you don't go long distances. Cleaning them is a doddle, especially with the coating on they come up like a new car every time but the paintwork chips really easily which is bad news in these days of tight car parks! The windscreen does take a while to clear on cold or rainy days but the heating/air con is great!I love driving them though, really fun on any outing, probably the best car i've driven in this price range. My only major complaint and one which has been consistent throughout is that the price of servicing and repairs is extortionate! I have a service plan now which helps but only slightly. I have just been affected by our local dealer closing down, along with several other dealerships for other makes of car so now i will, sadly, think twice about buying another as I don't fancy travelling too far for my servicing/repairs and sales. I also think SEAT could reward loyalty a little more.