What used Hyundai i10 hatchback will I get for my budget?
If you’re on a really tight budget and don’t mind an i10 with a high mileage, you can buy one for as little as £1,000, but upping your initial outlay by another £500 will get you a sub-100,000-mile (just) example that would be a much better prospect.
That said, as most i10s have been used predominantly as city cars, mileages tend to be lower than average; for £2,500, you’ll be able to buy a 2010 1.2 model in the higher-spec Comfort or Style trim with 30,000-40,000 miles on the clock.
£4,000 will get you a facelifted 1.2 from 2013. If you want the 1.0 Blue model, prices start at £3,000 for a 2011 model and rise to £4,200 for a very late model that has covered less than 30,000 miles.
How much does it cost to run a Hyundai i10 hatchback?
That depends on the engine size and gearbox. For example, the worst offenders are the 1.1 and 1.2 models equipped with the automatic gearbox, costing £130 a year in road tax.
However, at the other end of the scale is the 1.0 Blue, which attracts a zero rate. Sitting in between are the vast majority of i10s, which will cost £20 or £30 depending on the model.
All i10s are pretty fuel efficient, with the two auto models again the exception to the rule, dipping below 50mpg, according to official figures.
Manual 1.1 and pre-facelift 1.2 models have official figures of mid to high-50mpg, while the facelifted 1.2 records an impressive 61.4mpg and the 1.0 Blue 67.3mpg. As these are official figures, they’re not representative of what you’ll get realistically, especially if you do most of your driving in town, but 45mpg is achievable.
Servicing won’t break the bank, with a base service costing from £99, an interim service at around £159 and a full service from £219, all at a franchised dealer. These will throw in 12 months of roadside assistance, even with the least expensive interim service.