What used Seat Ibiza hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for this generation of the Ibiza start at around £8000. This will buy you a 2017 car with an average mileage from a trader or car supermarket, but it will probably have the entry-level 1.0 petrol engine. Spend between £8500 and £10,000 to get the engines with slightly more oomph, such as the turbocharged 1.0 95 petrol or a 1.6 diesel. If you’re lucky enough to have more than £11,000 to spend on your Ibiza, you should find a good 2018 1.0 95 petrol in desirable FR specification with a low mileage from a franchised dealer. Expect £12,000 to £14,000 to net you a 2019 or early 2020 car.
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How much does it cost to run a Seat Ibiza hatchback?
On paper, the most economical Ibiza is the 1.6 TDI diesel, in either 80 or 95 forms. Both return a claimed average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg under the older NEDC tests and corresponding CO2 emissions of 99g/km, or 57.6mpg under the newer WLTP tests. The best-performing petrol engines officially are the 1.0 95 and 1.0 115, both returning figures of 60.1mpg and 106g/km under the NEDC, or 52.3mpg under the later, more realistic WLTP tests.
Provided your Ibiza was registered after 1 April 2017 (most of this generation were), you’ll pay the flat-rate annual road tax, currently £150 a year. Read more about road tax costs here.
Insurance groups are low, ranging from just 2 for the 1.0 75 to 12 for the 1.0 115.
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, which is worth taking out if you want your car serviced at a franchised dealer.
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