For There's space for eight inside and the sliding side doors give easy access. The engine gives good performance, even when the car's fully laden, and this is an affordable car to buy. The Hyundai i800 also comes with a five-year warranty
Against The driving position is too van-like and the ride can be bouncy, especially with only a few passengers on board. There are only two airbags as standard, which isn’t good enough in a car that will carry out plenty of family duties
One of the best and cheapest ways to carry eight people is in a Hyundai i800, although the low level of safety equipment is a big worry.
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This is 'what you see is what you get' territory. There's just one version of the Hyundai i800 and the only options are sat-nav, leather seat facings and metallic or mica paint. Mind you, it comes as standard with a lot of stuff, not least eight seats for a bargain price.
As you might expect, there's just the one engine to choose from, but it's a unit that suits the big MPV perfectly; strong enough to haul it around, even when all eight seats are occupied.
Don't be fooled by the van-with-windows looks, either; the i800 is better, and more refined, than that. On the other hand, this is very much a car to do a job, and it does it very well – all with the added benefit and extra peace of mind of a five-year warranty.
The i800’s one big Achilles heel is the shortage of safety equipment. It only has two airbags, and that’s unforgivable in a car designed to carry eight people.