Hyundai i10 City car... Any good ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Thinking of trading my aging 2003 Honda CRV in for a new Hyundai i10 City car .. nothing wrong with the Honda , never lets me down but it only does about 28-30 MPG, VED is now £300 and as it ages it needs more work each year to pass the MOT.. year on year it is costing more to maintain and run..

    The Hyundai i10 gets good reviews, VED £30, cheap insurance, 50 MPG , 5 year warranty etc..

    won't be doing any long journeys.. mostly just local runs to school , Army Cadets, shopping etc.. so..

    who has one, or knows anyone who does.. is it a good choice for a city runabout .. ?

    lets here about it.. particularly any bad points .. thanks.

    http://www.hyundai.co.uk/dealer/turners-ipswich/new-cars/i10
     
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    Had one on hire.
    For 4 weeks i was very impresed with the car.
    It had the 1.2 engine not the 1.0.

    Mel
     
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    I have a 1.2 comfort, daughter has the same, £20.00 tax 45/50 mpg good practical small car. I also have a CRV Diesel 07 ex. very comfortable gives 37mpg 39 on a run . The Hyundai is an excellent town car, park it anywhere, and tows well behind the MH on the A Frame.
     
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    We considered these but ended up going with the Skoda citigo (vw up).
     
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    Friends have a Kia Picato which I think is the same car under the skin, it has been faultless for the 3 years since new, I have a Kia Venga again a very good car.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks.. hadn't looked at them.. (y)

    why did you decide on it rather than the Hyundai ?
     
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    We had an awful time with the salesman.. But the citigo was lighter., more economical and better equipped... Also its a vw and we do rate their longevity... We also got a good service deal..
    We got the 3dr..
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks.. will pay the dealer a visit .. and yes, I noted they had better economy ..

    what is the annual VED ?
     
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    My wife has the new I10 1.2 Premium and its a cracking little car with a big car feel. Lots of gizmos as standard. Its also the third I10 she has owned.
     
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    £20 tax.. Also got a real spare wheel :)... Its got a garmin sat nav and obviously BT and cruise.. Heated seats mirrors etc
     
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    Daughter has the i10 1.2 from new, now nearly 5 years old, has been completely trouble free. I love to borrow it, as it's nippy, easy to park and so economical.
     
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    We looked at the i10 but went in the end for the kia picanto. It was cheaper with a special offer, service plan for 3 years £99, and 7 year warranty :) trouble free so far. In fact getting another one and giving this one to my daughter. :)
     
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    Our son got the 1.2 comfort new 5 yrs ago, he's still got it & hasn't had any trouble with it, great little car. He has no interest in cars what so ever so consequently never touches it to check oil water etc, only ever gets done when he come home to see us, and that's by me,and when it goes in for an annual service, its only been washed half a dozen times, you guessed it by me, but still looks great.
     
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    We looked at the i10 but was too small for me so we went for the i30 diesel auto great car but now swmbo does most of the driving says its to big ,so waiting the arrival of an C3 diesel auto ...in Purple !
     
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    Kia's also have the suspension tweaked by Europeans so the handling is a lot better equivalent Hyudia tend to roll a lot more. When I brought my Venga exactly the same spec, but £1000 cheaper, 7 year warranty instead of 5 & much better handling even though they come out of the same factory in Slovakia.
     
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    We have had one from new just 3 years ago, had a new screen washer pump fitted under the 5 year warranty, my wife uses it for local trips most probably under 3 miles, the car is fine I like driving it, but petrol consumption on local trips is app. 30-35 mpg, so if you do a lot of miles may not get more than 40mpg(as has been stated on here) they are a nice car to nip around town, ours being the 1.2 classic. For mostly town driving if you do enough miles,I would buy a small car with start stop as consumption does increase dramatically on some models.
    Good luck with the purchase.
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    Screen washer pump is the only thing that has gone wrong with our Venga. Fuel consumption not that good either, but still a lot cheaper than spending a few grand more on a more expensive car that will save you a hundred quid a year in fuel.
     
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    so a few more in the mix.. thanks for suggestions..

    been reading city car test reports .. the Skoda looks to be favorite at the moment.. better MPG than the Hyundai, but will have a look and test drive of both..

    some interesting reviews here http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/recommended/best-city-cars
     
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  19. kaasbroodje

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    Might also be worth looking at taking a lease instead of outright purchase.

    Some hot deals around, even on one and two year leases.

    If I was looking to buy, would probably go for VW or Skoda, as the residual value is so much better later on.
     
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    I like ebo comment about his son having no interest in his car. Our son passed his test at 17 , now 27 never owned a car or interest in owning one. Uses bus, train or uber if coming home after a night out. I think there are a lot like that now.
     
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