Safety standards and features
Safety standards and features will often bring down insurance quotes so it’s worth finding out which models have what if you haven’t already bought your Seat. The Cupra, for example, has handy features like hill hold control, which stops the car rolling back down a hill if you’ve had to stop on one and another feature called Tiredness Recognition, which sounds a beep to let you know if you’re drifting lanes or you’ve made any erratic movements. Whereas the Seat Ibiza was awarded 5 stars for safety in the 2011 Euro NCAP tests.
If you’re thinking about buying a newish second hand Seat Ibiza, prices start at £5,770, with 50% of them under £7,499. Older models (ten years plus) can be bought for as little as £500.
And if you want to go green then why not go for the Seat Ibiza 1.4 TDI Ecomotive. Its gives you 83.1 miles to the gallon with CO2 emissions of just 88/km. Environmentally friendly cars often fall into a lower insurance group which typically means cheaper insurance, so it’s worth checking out your potential new Seat’s green credentials too.