This is a cracking little motor!
Great spec: air con, remote locking, full electric pack(all windows and mirrors), air bags, alloys to name a few. Also power steering, which make parking and manovering and absolute doddle. You still get good feedback from the steering when driving, so on the right roads, you can still have a litte bit of fun with it.
The driving position feels slightly elevated, giving a superb view of the road and all round visablity is very good owing to the large side mirrors. The dashboard layout is practical, all the right controls in all the right places. The radio/cd, it has to said, is excellent. Six speakers and a aux port, so you're able to hook up an iPod or MP3. I'm 6ft1" and have a comfortable driving position with room for a passenger behind. 3x3point seatbelts in the back, however I do wonder if 3 adults would be comfortable(unless they are Rita, Sue and Bob too that is). The boot space is ample with a handy stroage tray under the floor aswell. Not big enough for golf clubs but you can fit a moderate side suitcase,or a few bags of shopping. Rear folding back seats are simple and light to adjust and once down, I managed to fit a packed washing machine in with the boot closed. The engine is more than enough for town driving, sure it's not the fastest off the mark, but how many times do you really need hamiltonesque acceleration? On the motorway, which i do alot of between Leeds and Sheffield, it's perfectly happy at 70.
This is an update to my earlier review. Two months and 2,500 miles on I'm still waiting for Hyundai to supply the parts for the air-bags and I still have a passenger seat that is coming apart. Apart from their lack of customer service this is a cracking little car. I average 48mpg, the air-con works better than in my Peugeot 206cc, steering is light and with discs all round it stops "dead"! Steering wheel, seats and gear-knob could be better quality but overall pretty good. I just wish someone at Hyundai would fix faults that should never have been there in the first place, never mind supplied to a customer.
With regard to the rear wiper issue, the first demonstrators are now being advertised for sale at some dealerships, several I have seen on the web had no rear wash/wiper fitted. The i10 brochure does not even mention if it is standard or optional equipment, so maybe only some of the early models were effected. I popped into a Hyundai dealer yesterday to have a look over this car, they only had one available to view which had just arrived in their compound, as they had sold out. I am 6ft 2in tall and was able to adjust the driver seat into a comfortable position, and then sit in the seat behind me, with my knees only just brushing the backrest. Three people my size could have sat in the back in reasonable comfort, quite surprising for such a small car, but very little boot space unfortunately. Also probably not a suitable car for long motorway trips, otherwise it seemed excellent value at the price.
Drove a brand new i10 out of the dealer garage and instantly picked up gear change problems. Turned out that the gearbox was faulty and now needs replacing. Having not driven the car less than 24hrs the car is being inspected by Hyundai technicians for a gearbox replacement which requires importing from India. Hyundai offered a courtesy car through Enterprise car hire....initially a two door astra van !!! Overall dealer service good but once you drive out of the showroom and identify a fault..well then its the 5 yr boasted waranty you have to rely on !!!
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