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HYUNDAI I10 1.0 SE 5dr (Review date: 5th May '14)
having previously owned a mark one i10 which was just a reliable a to b runner this latest version is a real step up the ride is so much better. the one litre engine pulls well enough and sounds great and is much preferred to the 1.2 engine. the seats are very comfortable. the cabin is so much quieter and you will actually enjoy driving this latest model. the materials on the steering wheel and gearstick are a vast improvement and so is the gearchange. I am seriously impressed with this car.
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HYUNDAI I10 1.0 SE 5dr (Review date: 5th March '14)
Have had it just over a week so can't really comment on reliability, but for a small car it really is quiet much better than the Citigo or Mii and the 3 cyl engine is a joy quite punchy for what it is and the gearbox is a delight, and the ride is very good. The cabin has a quality feel to it and the seats are very comfy. All in all a good package and with the engine still tight am getting 47 mpg, what's not to like .
Drive of Dealers i10 Demonstrator.
HYUNDAI I10 1.2 SE 5dr (Review date: 19th January '14)
Had a drive of the local Hyundai dealers new 2014 i10 demonstrator, manual with the 1.25 Kappa engine. Straight away, this car is a cracker. I took it enthusiastically round some lanes and up some big hills on the Downs. It handles really well and is fun to drive.
Brakes,(discs all round) and hugely effective, are a tad over servo-ed and the steering is very light at parking speeds, but it weights up at speed. It would certainly suit old arthritic ladies who can hardly turn the wheel! I thought it was a pretty good drivers car
I'm familiar with the Up! - Citigo etc., as we bought one for a family member and I think that although the Up! seems to have more involving steering, the i10 is the equal or better in most other areas.
Although I've given the car 5 stars for reliability, I can't obviously comment in this case, but the 5 year warranty is a big plus and Hyundai obviously have faith in their product. A lot of forum contributors and Honest John are now reporting gearbox issues with the lightweight gearbox fitted to the VW Up! & Citigo.
The i10 has a lot of equipment, especially if you buy the Premium version and easily beats the equivalent priced Skoda Citigo Elegance, which looks pretty spartan against the i10.
The old i10 was designed by Postman Pat; but the new version has fantastic styling. I think it looks great and hopefully the geriatrics will continue to buy Nissan Micras with the 35mph speed limiters
The 1.25 Kappa engine that you can get with the i10 represents a big power advantage over the 3 cylinder engines and it's worth mentioning that this 4 cylinder engine is regarded as bulletproof and that it has a chain cam drive, (no belt to break or replace), and also maintenance free hydraulic tappets. The 1.25 engine suits the car well. The gear change by the way, is brilliant and keen drivers will like this car I think.
Times are hard - the dealer stacked up a decent deal and I've ordered a Premium in white. Quite possibly the best small car that anyone has made. Ever.