Product Type: Hyundai cars
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Hyundai have come up trumps with this car
Member Name: kosma1
Advantages: nippy small street car but big enough to seat 5. very comfortable car to drive
Disadvantages: have found none yet
As told from a womans perspective about what is really important in a car.
A very old and unreliable car along with the government car scrappage scheme made me get my butt into gear and start looking for a new car. First thing i did was look up cheap cars on the scheme, i found a list through auto trader which showed top 5 cars all under £5,000 if using the scheme, after reading the specs (and checking car engine size as i knew i wanted at least 1 litre) i decided i should go look at 3 cars, the Kia Picanto, Volkswagon Golf and the Hyundai i10 classic.
The other 2 cars were nice, but opted for the hyundai i10, the classic was not available but they let me test drive the hyundai i10 1.1l ES which is a limited edition, and in stock. It is a little dearer than the classic at £7,900 but after the scrappage scheme total to pay was actually only £5,400, definitely worth it as does provide a few extras than the classic.
The parts that swung it for me were firstly, i could have it in bright red with a matching interior of red inserts on the dash panels and doors and on the seats (told you it was a girly point of view), on a more serious note, it does actually look quite sporty as interior is nicer than the classic, and even men have commented how sporty it looks inside. Other things that grabbed me were firstly the price for a brand new car, it was also only £35 per year road tax, and it was a 1.1 litre engine, cheap to run as it does nearly 50 to the gallon, that is still a bit technical for me, but in real life it is doing a 300 mile trip on just over £30, it also came with air conditioning, remote central locking and a lovely cd/radio fitted (all this being a novelty to me after driving quite an old car). This car i find extremely comfortable to drive, in fact i love driving it, which is a good job as i drive most weekends 150 miles each way.
After my test drive, I was impressed by the handling of the car (as was the other half who helped me shop for cars) even though it was a 1.1 you could feel the power, the engine is a very good engine for a small car and it was so smooth, also very very quiet, i did at one point think i had stalled it at a junction, i hadn't, just very quiet engine.
There are loads of technical things that can be listed about this car, most of which i don't really understand, but they are all good, all i know is after research and looking for a suitable small car, i have found my perfect match.
Although this was slightly dearer than the other 2 cars i had looked at, the quality of car, the handling, some of the extras included and also a 5 year warranty proved no match for the other 2, and now me and my lovely red hyundai are living happily ever after. I also found out it has a ten year anti-perforation warranty which is great to help protect the exterior, and not always offered on all cars.
Other things to mention:
colour coded bumpers and mirrors
front electric windows
height adjustable seat and steering wheel
4 airbags (front and side)
cup holders in front
rear seat 60/40 split
adjustable head restraints (front and rear)
these are just to mention a few advantages of this lovely nippy car.
Summary: affordable small car but not done a budget, superior to other small cars on market for that price.