You Know You have a mk2 Ibiza When........

Joeseth

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when... you have a massive smile on your face as you blast past unexpecting cars "wow that was a quick polo"



Sorry i need 15 posts to be able to post pics of my girlfriends gti thats being broken, sad times :'(
 

layton

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you know you have a Mk2 ibiza 1.0 mpi when your tappets sound like someone kicking a coke can down a back lane and even the scrap man wont take it..
 

Ibizanez

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when you get in it monday morning only to realise the battery is flat from the Radio turning itself on over the weekend

when you can't see what volume the radio is on because the screen is tempermental but you know exactly where on the dashboard you have to press to get it working

when you know the distance and angle from the car to stand to get the remote locking to work

when the remote locking stops working even from the same distance and angle it used to work from

when it rains and the window regulator fails so badly the glass fall down into the door

when the struts need replacing again

when despite everything you wouldn't want any other car :)
 

Oj 89

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Aug 19, 2008
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when you get in it monday morning only to realise the battery is flat from the Radio turning itself on over the weekend

when you can't see what volume the radio is on because the screen is tempermental but you know exactly where on the dashboard you have to press to get it working

when you know the distance and angle from the car to stand to get the remote locking to work

when the remote locking stops working even from the same distance and angle it used to work from

when it rains and the window regulator fails so badly the glass fall down into the door

when the struts need replacing again

when despite everything you wouldn't want any other car :)
You know you have a mk3 ibiza when you can describe from the 'quirks' someone has a mk3, not a mk2 ;)
 

Ibizanez

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haha I was never sure if it was a 3 or a 2 bless her, it was right on the borderline between, I think she has split personalities! :lol:
 

Oj 89

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haha I was never sure if it was a 3 or a 2 bless her, it was right on the borderline between, I think she has split personalities! :lol:
I'll definitely give you the split personality, if for nothing else, the chassis' of the two are very similar, the mk3 has been referred to in the past as a mk2 facelift-facelift. But they changed a few bits and pieces under the bonnet, and obv gave it the newer face, and since VAG have a habit of recycling chassis', its more appropriate to call it a mk3, if it looks like mine anyway ;)
 

Ibizanez

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Thank you! Like I said I wasn't sure but then I started reading this thread and was sure mine was an Mk2! :D it's a 2000 model, I'm not sure what the production dates were for the mk2 and mk3 but shes an old girl now so seems about right she had a couple of facelifts! :lol:
 

Ibizanez

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when you're unsure if you have a mk2 or a mk3!

(from what I've just looked up I think mk3 starts at 2002? ... but there was a facelift in 99-02 which is sometimes reffered to as mk3 in the uk :shrug: so this is where my confusion came from, apologies! I know now that on this forum its considered mk3 - she still has a lot of "mk2" problems though! :p )
 
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Big-Pete

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when you're unsure if you have a mk2 or a mk3!

(from what I've just looked up I think mk3 starts at 2002? ... but there was a facelift in 99-02 which is sometimes reffered to as mk3 in the uk :shrug: so this is where my confusion came from, apologies! I know now that on this forum its considered mk3 - she still has a lot of "mk2" problems though! :p )



pre facelift ibiza *mk2



facelift. *mk2


mk3
 

Ibizanez

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when the model changes depending on what country its in!

(Yup, I have a mk3 (Thank you! :D ) but she takes after her mother then cos I have all the mk2 problems! )
 

wilesgti

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when you spend a year and a half getting it on the road then the oil pump packs in :(
 

Gorbstein

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when the stock suspension feels like you're driving a tractor

when you seriously consider making a mix tape :)

when you run with the headunit unplugged to stop the battery running out

when the temp display reads -40 in the summer
 
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