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Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Seat Ibiza, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Seat Ibiza. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Seat Ibiza can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The Seat Ibiza Mk3 was introduced in April 2002, and used the same platform as its sister cars, the Skoda Fabia and VW Polo. It was launched with a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine, plus 1.4-, 1.6-, 1.8- and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. The diesel range comprised a 1.4- and 1.9-litre turbodiesel. All models had fully independent front suspension, mounted on a subframe. The rear suspension was semi-independent, with suspension struts, trailing arms and a ‘self-steering’ torsion beam axle. The compact rear springs were mounted separately from the shock absorbers, to minimise intrusion into the rear load space. Standard equipment included electric mirrors, tinted glass, four airbags, power steering and ABS as standard. Provided that regular servicing is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, the Seat Ibiza should prove a reliable and economical small car. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Seat repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Seat Ibiza repair manuals are here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.