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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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21 reader reviews for Hyundai i10 Hatchback.
  • 1.0 Blue 5dr

    TO Williams , Renfrewshire . Date: 01/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had the i10 Blue for just over a year and have had a succession of problems: driver's side window was replaced because of screeching noise, driver's side lock had to be replaced as key was getting stuck, dashboard lights flickering (awaiting newly designed part from Hyundai), radio consistently flicks away from stations, bubbling on paint work caused by rust at driver's side rear wheel, loud vibration from area behind accelerator normally from around 3000 rpm (dealer replaced part which reduced the noise but did not eradicate completely) and , finally, and most worryingly, it has real difficulties starting on cold mornings. It's been back to the dealer several times and they can find no problem and I have been told to "let the fault develop". Other than this, it's nippy getting on the motorway, runs well, and is pretty economical. Sadly, however, this experience of Hyundai has meant I will never buy another, despite the fact I may have just been unlucky enough to buy a dud. Back to Toyota for me.

  • 1.1 Classic 5dr

    Dave Wine , . Date: 23/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    I had a 4 year old Corsa 1.4 bought when it was 1 year old. It was starting to get expensive; engine lights coming on, constant bills and very, very expensive work from the Vauxhall dealer. I got a good trade in on a nearly new Hyundai i10 and have owned it for 3 months now – a nearly new car for £3500 plus my Corsa! Good points: roomy for the size, nippy around town and motorways, great stereo and zircon, good suspension, all laid out well, £20 road tax, cheap insurance, 5 years including RAC. Bad points: struggles up steep hills, very, very disappointing mileage for mixed driving, some paintwork scratches have appeared (too easily?), wind noise at higher speeds makes listening to music hard work, no deadlocks and doors seem a little ‘tinny’ when closing. Overall, I like the car and am glad I bought it. It’s good value for money and so far, very reliable.

  • 1.2 Classic 5dr

    Ken Walker , . Date: 03/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    Traded in a 3 yr old Corsa for my '62-plate i10 but wished I hadn't. Positives: quite a lot of car for the money, 5 door practicality, comfortable enough, USB socket on stereo, air-con, £20 pa Road Tax, cheaper insurance than my Corsa despite being in a higher group, good performance for the type of car, bought car with a 3 year/35k service pack from dealer for £350, so hopefully no unexpected bills. Negatives: delivered with scratches on dashboard and stereo (dealer's fault, not car), OSR passenger door misaligned from new and rear edge sits about 3mm pround of the rest of the bodywork (appears to be factory build issue), best mpg is 48 so far, VERY ANNOYING over-revving when changing gear - seems from forums that it's a common problem. Dealer didn't want to acknowledge issue, but I hated the way the car drove and was seriously considering selling it on after only a few months. Read an answer from a Hyundai Technician on an internet forum of a software update that would solve the issue, and after badgering them about it, they eventually uploaded the update (Update No: HFE12-14-E280-PA) and car now drives like a normal car! Had had a few strange noises and burning smells from the clutch/transmission so hope any problems materialise within the clutch 20k mile warranty. Bought after numerous positive reccommendations on the Honest John website but wished I hadn't. A career change later this year will give me the opportunity to sell it at 1 yr old and I won't miss it.

  • 1.2 Classic 5dr

    Tom Munro Date: 17/02/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    This, my second I10, is a better all round proposition than the 1.2 Classic Mark 1 that preceeded it. Fit, finish, paintwork and equipment is much improved. Although economy isn't brilliant (38-45mpg after 3000 miles), the engine is smoother and quieter than the non-VVT equipped motor previously. Power and torque are improved and delivery is more consistent with fewer flat spots. As with my previous model, visibility is excellent, tax is even cheaper and the car cruises well on the motorway and is perky enough round town. A retrograde step is the move from disks to drum brakes on the rear wheels. The car doesn't stop as well but rear wheels remain clean, which saves valeting time. Overall, there is room for improvement but this is one of the cheapest cars on the market to buy and run and provides a decent all round package.

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