Hyundai i10

20 Mar, 2009 11:42am

Fresh-faced city car looks great, is well equipped and costs little to run

Hyundai is really on a roll – and the i10 is another excellent example. It's a well designed city car with sharp looks, a solidly built and thoroughly modern cabin and room for four.

Unlike most cheap and cheerful small cars, it's well equipped too with every model coming with air-conditioning and side airbags as standard. What's more the i10 rides well and offers precise handling too.

Negatives? Well, all models lack punch. The entry-level 64bhp 1.1-litre version takes almost 16 seconds to get to 60mph and while the 76bhp 1.2 is better, even it feels a bit our of its depth on the motorway. Still, around town they're all fine – and with a five-year warranty plus a starting price tag of £6,795, you can't go wrong.

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What a bargain and especially with the scrappage deal and 5 year warranty. I was expecting some deficiences from such a low cost car but there are none. It is very well built, thoughtfully detailed, is more spacious than you might think, drives grown up style and has all the extras of bigger and more expensive cars. When the public catch on to all this Hyundai will be selling a lot more.