Product Type: Hyundai cars
Newest Review: ... it is in proportion with the rest of the vehicle it is far from a problem. The i10 I own has electric front windows but not back, central l... more
A Zippy Runner, Smooth Driving and Surprisingly Spacious
Member Name: mikejohn25
Advantages: Has 5 doors, deceptively small, but really quite spacious for a small car
Disadvantages: No central locking, not really a long distance car
The Hyundai i10 is the first car me and my fiancee have ever bought. As such we were looking for a small, easy to use, runner that was moderately cheap to run. We found all of those things in this Hyundai model. The first thing that struck me was that this was a brand new car - that was two years ago now and the model shows absolutely no signs of age whatsoever.
It doesn't guzzle petrol, and the tank is a good size, so you're not constantly having to go to the petrol pump every couple of days. We use it mostly for getting around town, however, and don't usually travel huge distances, so if you're going to use a car for long distances this may not be the car for you. It should be stated we only get taxed £36 a year too!
The music system has a CD and a socket to plug in your MP3 which is kind of nice, for when you forget to bring any CD's on a journey. Also the CD can be taken out of the player even when the car is turned off, which I kind of like.
It looks like a really small car from the outside, but when you get inside you find that you have much more space than is perceived, its a bit tardis like actually, and it really feels more like a saloon than a small runner, and benefits from five doors instead of the traditional three in a car as small as this one. The boot is a good size too and can easily fit a weeks shopping in with room to spare.
Summary: All in all, a modern, car around town, with good space, low pollution and cheap to run.