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Used Hyundai Atoz Hatchback 1998 - 2001 review

(1998 - 2001)
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1 Jan 2006 00:00 | Last updated: 10 Oct 2018 12:28

What's the used Hyundai Atoz hatchback like?

It's a funny-looking little thing, but if you're considering a Hyundai Atoz, then style may be pretty low on your list of priorities. More than likely, bargain-bin motoring is at the very top.

On that score, the Atoz isn't a bad idea. You can pick one up for next to nothing, and for your nominal investment you'll get a roomy little city car with great visibility that will happily buzz around city streets.

That's about where its merits end, though. The cabin is bland and uninspiring, while the out-of-town drive is worse than lacklustre. Body roll is very pronounced on B-roads, and the limited top-end power means that motorways should be no-go areas. The ride is poor at speed, too, and the word refinement isn't in the Atoz's vocabulary.

These limitations make it unrealistic as a family's sole transport, but it's fine for squirting through town on the way to the shops.