What's a good small car for an elderly friend?

I'm looking for a car for an elderly friend of mine. She currently drives a Hyundai i10 but it's old and rusty. She does not do a lot of distance driving so ideally something that is good around town, economical and automatic. It needs to be easy to get in and out of, for her and rear seat passengers, have good all-round vision and not too technical! It will most likely be a used car that she goes for, within the past 4 or 5 years. Can you suggest something please?

Asked on 2 May 2023 by Keith Pitt

Answered by Andrew Brady
A newer Hyundai i10 would be a great choice. Look for a late example of the last-generation model (replaced in 2019) with the reliable four-speed torque converter automatic transmission. You could also look at the Kia Picanto - it's mechanically very similar to the i10. Alternatively, a slightly bigger Toyota Yaris Hybrid ought to be a very reliable and cheap-to-run used car.
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