What used Seat Ibiza hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for this generation of the Ibiza start at around £10,000. This will buy you a 2017 car with a low to average mileage from a trader or car supermarket, but it will probably be the entry-level 1.0 75 petrol engine. Spend between £11,000 and £13,000 to get the engines with slightly more oomph, such as the 1.0 95 or 1.6 diesels. If you’re lucky enough to have more than £13,000 to spend on your Ibiza, you should find a good 2018 car with a low mileage from a franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Seat Ibiza hatchback?
On paper, the most economical Ibiza is the 1.6 TDI diesel unit in either 80 or 95 form. Both return a claimed average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and corresponding CO2 emissions of 99g/km. The best-performing petrol engines officially are the 1.0 95 and 1.0 115, both returning a fuel economy figure of 60.1mpg.
Provided your Ibiza was registered after April 2017, and most of this generation are, you’ll be paying the flat-rate annual car tax, which currently stands at £140 per year. Insurance groups are low, ranging from just 2 for the 1.0 75 version to 12 for the 1.0 115 model.
Seat servicing costs are very reasonable and roughly on a par with those of Ford and Vauxhall; franchised dealers offer a transparent fixed-price servicing scheme, with cars that are more than three years old eligible for slightly discounted prices. You can also opt for a prepaid service plan on cars up to eight years old – this is worth taking out if you want to service your car at a Seat dealer.