What used Hyundai i20 hatchback will I get for my budget?
A high-mileage or previously damaged Hyundai i20 can now be yours for less than £1500, but if you can, it’s worth paying a little more to get hold of a more salubrious example.
An early, one-owner car with a full service history can be had for £2500 nowadays, while if you want a three-year-old example with similar provenance and a couple of years’ warranty left, you’ll need to up your budget to at least £4500.
Meanwhile, a very last-of-the-line i20 of this generation in a high specification and with miniscule miles should cost you no more than £7000.
How much does it cost to run a Hyundai i20 hatchback?
Not too much, especially if you stick to one of the two diesel engines or the 1.2-litre petrol. The 1.4-litre petrol costs quite a bit more per year to tax than the other three engines, and it’s also less efficient. Note that the 1.2-litre, too, was in a higher tax band before July 2010, so it’s worth finding a car registered after this date to take advantage of the cheaper tax.
Keep in mind, of course, that to retain that five-year warranty, any i20 will need to have a full and up-to-date service history, and if those services haven’t been done at a Hyundai dealer, you’ll also need receipts to prove that genuine Hyundai parts were used for each service.
That also means you’ll be beholden to get your i20 serviced at a Hyundai garage, or if not, then at least using genuine Hyundai parts, if you want to keep the warranty going. Despite this, servicing costs will generally be less expensive than for rival manufacturers’ cars.