What alternatives should I consider to a used Hyundai i10 hatchback?
The Kia Picanto is a very similar car to the i10; they share engines and other mechanical parts. The major benefit with going for the Kia is that it had a longer seven-year warranty from new, compared with the five-year cover for the Hyundai.
It may have been on sale for quite a while, but the Volkswagen Up is still a really good value car choice. It drives really well, has a comfortable ride and is pretty spacious inside. It doesn't have a handy touchscreen infotainment system, though, and examples from 2020 onwards do without automatic emergency braking.