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DAB,Sportrider and Formula Sport

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by EKE Ibiza, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    I've owned a mk3 yr 2000 1.4 cool/s Ibiza for two years and just this week traded it in for a 2008 Ibiza Formula Sport.

    I'd like to know what the difference is between the DAB, Sportrider and the Formula Sport?
     
  2. killieboy123

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    Hi, I don't know about the other 2 but the sportrider was the last batch of mk4s and they put a few extras on them (cruise control, climate control, fr body kit, heated mirrors, old fr alloys......). They came in 1.4 and I believe a 1.9tdi.
     
  3. rf860

    rf860 Active Member

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    Difference of sportrider and DAB to formula sport are

    DAB
    - Addition of DAB radio

    Sportrider
    - Addition of cruise control
    - FR/Cupra rear bumper
    - Looses Leather steering wheel
    - Looses trip computer
    - Has light grey plastics instead of black
    - Has different upholstery
    - Looses FR/Cupra style dials
    - Has FR style grilles at front
    - Addition of climate control
    - Addition of heated/electric folding mirrors

    Engine wise, the DAB and Sportrider came with both the 1.4 100hp and the 1.9 tdi 100hp, however, the Formula Sport only came with the 1.4 100hp.
     
  4. stezo2k

    stezo2k Anjuna Monkey

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    Those sportriders sound awesome :D if they did one with the pd130 engine i'd probably get one for my next car
     
  5. Without being biased, yeah they are very equipped cars, i love mine :)

    But the Formula sport model came with some real nice seats, black with red stitching.
     
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  6. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Buy an FR then... And I'm not biased at all :whistle:
     
  7. stezo2k

    stezo2k Anjuna Monkey

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    Heh I was aiming for that tbh :) i'm guessing the FR comes with all the above?

    Will be waiting a while before getting anything though :( being made redundant the end of the month. Shame really as I was actually looking before getting the bad news. Always the way
     
  8. EKE Ibiza

    EKE Ibiza Active Member

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    Cheers!

    Can't wait to collect my car on monday, feels 100x tighter than the mk3
     
  9. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    I bought the 1.9 tdi sport ibiza, new 2008. Then they brought out the sportrider with cruise control and heated wing mirrors.

    I miss those heated wing mirrows.
     
  10. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Comes with the above, and the PD130 that your looking for :p

    Sorry to hear about that mate, hopefully you can find another job quickly! :(
     
  11. lawrieIbizaMk4

    lawrieIbizaMk4 Team Boc!

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    the sportriders not 130bhp tho is it? though tit was PD100?
     
  12. mick-fr

    mick-fr Mégane F1 R26..

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    Correct :)
     
  13. seat-sloany

    seat-sloany Guest

    ive got a formula sport 1.4, what engine mods can you do to get more bhp?
     
  14. thePHILosipher

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    nothing worth spending any money on for the tiny increases you'll get, save and buy a 20vt fr or cupra then go nuts :D
     
  15. ALEXZ360

    ALEXZ360 Active Member

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    We Cant All Afford FR's Phil :p So Some Of Us Make Do With 1.2/1.4 Mods :D
     
  16. thePHILosipher

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    true, and im not negative on modding 1.2 or 1.4 ive had them both and modded them, but i would like to think most would agree even if you pilled money into bhp mods on a 1.4 your never going to see that much in gains.

    on a 1.2/1.4 money really should be spent on handling and cosmetic

    EDIT with the exception of filters - cheap, make a good noise and add a little power
     
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  17. ALEXZ360

    ALEXZ360 Active Member

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    Yeh, My 1.2 Is Mostly Cosmetic Apart From The Exhaust And Panel Filter I Would Say :p Still Sounds And Looks Good Though :D
     
  18. stezo2k

    stezo2k Anjuna Monkey

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    Cheers buddy :) i'm sure I will, the sooner the better ideally. The more I spend my savings the further away my next SEAT is. Always the way heh
     

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