Hot Car Deal – Hyundai i10Deals on a great value for money city car
16 November 2012
IMPORTANT: Read the information at the bottom of this page before going ahead with any car purchase.
Launched in 2008, the Hyundai i10 continues to sell well today thanks to the great value for money it represents. You get a lot for the already cheap list price, and these deals could put you on the road for even less.
The Hyundai i10 came fifth in the highest rated cars for value for money in the latest Which? Car Survey, and sits happily at the budget end of the supermini class. Although it might be budget-focussed, you won’t be disappointed with its performance or reliability. It’s easy to drive around the city – the i10’s naturally habitat – and scored four stars for reliability in the latest Which? Car Survey. The car will also be cheap to run, with low car tax and reasonable fuel economy.
Unfortunately Electronic Stability Control (ESC) doesn’t come as standard. So if you’re considering the i10, we’d definitely recommend that you include the ESC option.
Hyundai i10 for under £7,000
In 2011 the original 1.1-litre petrol engine was replaced by a 1.2-litre four cylinder engine, and Hyundai released the new 1.0-litre engine Blue model.
The Blue’s engine can be quite noisy and you can’t include ESC as an option. So we’d recommend the 1.2-litre models that have a 85 bhp engine and claim a reasonable fuel economy of 61.4mpg and a top speed of 105 mph.
The entry-level trim is the Classic with a list price of £8,345. Arnold Clark is offering a £1,350 discount so you can be on the road for £6,995.
Deals on 1.2 Active and Style trims
The mid-range Active trim comes with a host of extra specifications including alloy wheels, front fog lights and remote central locking. Arnold Clark is selling the 1.2 Active for £7,695 – a £1,250 discount.
The Style trim is the top-end of the i10 range. As well as all the Active specs you get a rear spoiler, leather interiors, heated front seats and an electric sunroof, among others. We found a 16% discount at Nationwide Cars, who is selling the 1.2 Style for £8,226.
The hot car deals:
- Hyundai i10 1.2 Classic - £1,350 discount through Arnold Clark
- Hyundai i10 1.2 Active - £1,250 discount through Arnold Clark
- Hyundai i10 1.2 Style - £1,545 discount through Nationwide Cars
Hot Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.