What used Hyundai i10 hatchback will I get for my budget?
Just £4000 is the entry point to this generation of i10, assuming you want to avoid all the Cat D and high-mileage ones. This amount will buy you a 1.0-litre car, likely in the popular SE trim.
We'd spend a little more, though, and get a car in a cleaner condition. Up your wedge to £5000 and you’ll pick up a good, clean 2015 or 2016 car from an independent dealer. Anything above £6000 should net you a good 2017 car, often with low mileage. Spend between £7000 and £9000 to find 2018 and 2019 cars, edging into 2020 models on lower-spec trims.
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How much does it cost to run a Hyundai i10 hatchback?
In terms of claimed average fuel consumption, the two petrol engines are pretty close. The 1.0-litre is said to return 60.1mpg against the 1.2-litre’s 57.6mpg under the older NEDC tests. The 1.0 returns 49.6mpg under the later, more realistic WLTP test. The special SE Blue version of the 1.0-litre, with its smaller wheels and seating for four, has an impressive official average of 70.6mpg under the NEDC test.
The best version for low CO2 emissions is the 1.0-litre SE Blue, which emits 93g/km: a significant drop from the 108g/km that the regular 1.0-litre produces. The manual version of the 1.2-litre puts out 114g/km, while the automatic model bumps this up to 139g/km.
Road tax for all models registered before 1 April 2017 will vary depending upon the emissions the engine produces (see paragraph above for more information) while examples registered after this date will have the same flat rate fee for cars that cost less than £40,000 when new: currently £150 a year. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Hyundai offers a variety of cheap, fixed-price servicing schemes for both new and used cars, the cost of which can also be consolidated into any finance plans. There is also an Essentials service programme for models that are out of warranty. It comes in three tiers: base for £99, interim at £169 and the full version for £229. Every Essentials service gets you 12 months of roadside assistance and two years warranty on all parts fitted during the service.
Go for a 1.0 in S or SE forms and insurance should be inexpensive because these both sit in group 2. The Premium version with the same engine sits in 3, while the more powerful 1.2 SE sits in 6. Higher specced 1.2 Premium and Premium SE models have the most expensive insurance, both being in group 7.
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