Used Hyundai Amica Hatchback 2000 - 2003 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2000 - 2003 review
Hyundai Amica Hatchback (00 - 03)
  • Hyundai Amica Hatchback (00 - 03)
  • Hyundai Amica Hatchback (00 - 03)
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Which used Hyundai Amica hatchback should I buy?

The Amica is from the like-it-or-lump-it school when it comes to engines, because there's only one. The 1.0-litre petrol unit has just 55bhp and isn't quick, but it's adequate around town. On motorways, there's just about enough power to keep up with traffic, but the noise levels let you know how hard it's working.

There's a choice of Si or GSi trim. Si gives you electric front windows and a driver's airbag, but not a lot else, so GSi is a much better bet. It comes with air-con, alloy wheels, central locking and power steering. Naturally, it's a tiny bit more expensive, but still perfectly affordable.

This version of the Amica was discontinued in the UK in 2003, but it was resurrected in 2006 with a new engine and a new look. The 1.1-litre engine gives a handier 62bhp, and the specifications remained similar, but the GSi is now the entry-level model, with the range topper being the CDX.