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**2018 SALE NOW ON**1.4 TSI CUPRA DSG SC
Welcome to Airside Motor Centre.
We are an independent family run business that is S. I. M. I registered. We specialise in providing quality used motor vehicles to the Irish market and have been doing so since 1978! We offer a wide variety of stock including Irish vehicles, UK vehicles and Japanese vehicles. At our showroom, you will find Automatics, Manuals, Diesels, Petrols, Hybrids, Electric vehicles, Two seater sports vehicles to 8 seater family vehicles as well as a small selection of commercial vehicles.
Our aim is to provide vehicles at prices and quality that cannot be matched. Our staff has over 35 years experience in the motor trade whether it be going to Japan and the UK or at home here in Ireland to personally hand-pick the highest quality vehicles that we are proud to put our name to, and offer confidently to our customers.
All our vehicles come with mileage verification, a full dealer warranty, valid NCT and a professional valet. Stock is updated daily so please check back regularly if you are looking for something in particular that we dont currently have in stock, or perhaps we can source a vehicle for you via the vehicle sourcing link on our website (http://www. airsidemotorcentre. ie/vehicle-sourcing. php).
With our new purpose built showroom facilities in Airside, Swords, we now have over 150 vehicles in stock at all a times. We are also now in a position to offer in house servicing with a replacement vehicle offered where applicable. We also have our very own Tyre Centre for any tyre issues you may have in the future and our own Valeting Centre is now open that customers can avail of in the future, if they wish.
Customer service is our absolute priority. If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our highly skilled team.
Call into our show room today and come see our stock. You wont be disappointed.
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday by Appointment ONLY.
For further information please call 01-8401032 or check out www. airsidemotorcentre. ie, Air Conditioning, Central Locking, CD Player, Electric Windows, ABS Brakes, Airbag, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Power Steering, Sports Seats, Traction Control, Multiple Air Bags, Isofix, Hill holder
Thrashing the 1.2
5 NCAP Stars
Looks good, acceptable handling, roomy
None are fast
Odd specification (no A/C), woeful diesel
The Ibiza uses Seat's new Arrow Design language which explains why it's covered in slashes and creases and has a much more athletic shape than its siblings. It works well when viewed from the rear but the 'face' is too narrow for the car and there's shades of Kia Cee'd and Mazda3 in its profile.
Fast it ain't. The 1.2 need 15 seconds to hit 100km/h and is out of puff at 163km/h but at least its fun getting there. The 1.4 is quicker (12.2s, 175km/h) but really doesn't feel it. The 1.9 TDI should be the pick of the range but it never lives up to its 10.6s, 186km/h performance claims.
Seat have worked hard to make the Ibiza ride with finesse and the handling isn't bad in the basic models, with a reasonably sharps steering and not too much roll. The 1.9 TDI is all at sea, though, pushing wide and fighting the ESP all the time. Avoid it.
The basic cabin ergonomics work fine, with a fine driving position with loads of adjustments, easy to use switchgear and big, clear displays. The stereo's a bit fiddly, though, and basic models don't have electric mirrors for some odd reason.
While the Ibiza feels well made and robust, the quality of interior plastics used are nothing to write home about. It's also only average in terms of noise suppression, although it does ride reasonably well and cruises nicely.
The Seat has all the basics including six airbags, ISOFIX and seatbelt reminders. It has a 5-Star NCAP rating but welcome extras like ESC and parking sensors aren't offered, even as options. Foglights and electric mirrors only appear on the S model.
The Seat Ibiza is roomy and comfortable up front but the rear isn't as massive as we'd expected, given this is a new platform. The boot's a decent size and there are lots of cubby holes everywhere, while the rear is fine for kids and teenagers.
The Ibiza isn't the value you'd expect from a company on the fringes of mainstream acceptance. Rivals offer comparable specification for similar money while the upscale S model doesn't offer A/C or ESC as standard. Resale vale will likely be fair, but not great, but it does dip into VRT Band B.
The basic R model gets all the basics, with the exception of electric mirrors and fog lights, although it counters with Bluetooth and remote stereo controls as standard. The S adds adds an alarm, cornering headlamps, foglamps and cruise control (?) but does with alloys, A/C or electric mirrors. Odd.
As yet only one engine is offered in Ireland, a gutsy little 3-cylinder shared with other VW clones. It's not fast but it's willing and it sounds great even when being thrashed, which is just as well. The 1.4 is quicker and more refined but lacks character while the 1.9 TDI is coarse and lethargic.