Is the Hyundai i10 a good buy if I want to do some longer journeys?

I have seen a 2018 Hyundai i10 1.2-litre Premium five-door with 9522 miles on the clock at a price of £9,000.

I do mostly short journeys, six miles each way going up to about twenty miles each way with an occasional 100 mile round trip, but would like to take my car to Scotland and the south coast of England during 2022. I would be the sole driver and would rarely have any passengers.

As I have not purchased a car since my Nissan Micra in 2015 I am not completely au fait with all the vehicles on the market. If you feel there is a better alternative I would be pleased to hear from you. My budget is £13,000.

Do you believe this car would meet my needs? I have read that the Hyundai i10 entry level engine is "gutless".

Asked on 8 November 2021 by Gillian

Answered by Andrew Brady
The Hyundai i10 is an excellent little city car that ought to make a very sensible used purchase. The 1.0-litre engine is punchy enough for town driving but it does sound like, for the kind of journeys you're planning to cover, the bigger 1.2-litre will be a better option. We'd also recommend looking at the very similar Kia Picanto. Alternatively, have you considered something slightly bigger? You'll get the latest Ford Fiesta in budget – it's a really good little hatchback with a bit more space than a Hyundai i10, making it more comfortable for longer journeys.
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