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The New Hyundai i10

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The New Hyundai i10

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Postby Snorvey » January 15th, 2020, 1:10 pm

When I first bought a Hyundai i10 (under the original scrappage scheme) they were cheap, cheerful and an excellent way of offloading a tired old car in favour of a fresh new economical city car. Sure, the equipment was basic, but that was the point. 'No-frills motoring' at it's best. It had aircon (not really needed in the NE of Scotland) but that de-gassed itself pretty quickly.

After 50,000 trouble free miles I even traded it in for another updated i10 (without the aircon this time). A car which I still own and still looks and drives well after another 50,000 trouble free miles.

I see Hyundai have released a new i10 though, which looks smart but the headline says 'Hyundai’s i10 delivers honest, no-frills motoring' which initially piqued my interest as a potential replacement down the line.....but fifteen grand? Come on, your having a giraffe. That's almost double what I paid for my current one.

I recall reading that Hyundai have shifted zillions of original and second generation i10's purely based on cheap, well built motoring. 15k shifts it up into another price bracket imho.

I might try and pick one up second hand in 2 or 3 years. let someone else take the deprecation and tax pain first.

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/motori ... -motoring/

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Re: The New Hyundai i10

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Postby bungeejumper » January 15th, 2020, 3:21 pm

It's not exactly a racket, but new car prices are strictly for suckers. And for business owners who can get the tax reliefs. And also for the hordes of newly-retireds who decide to cash in the 25% tax free lump sum on their pensions and treat themselves to one last, testosterone-affirming, shiny new car just before their annual mileages drop back dramatically from 15K to 5K. :D

New cars also get sold to the mechanically inexperienced, whose paranoid memories of 1970s cars with one-year warranties and three-year reliable lifespans still shape their decisions. Whereas in practice your average modern car probably goes six or seven years before it drops a proper bill on you. (And if it's oriental it'll generally come with a five or seven year warranty anyway.) So what's the logic of buying new "just to be on the safe side"?

Your average three year old car can be had from a main dealer for half the original forecourt price, although small cars do seem to retain a premium. My 18 month old Toyota estate (higher spec) was also half the showroom price (i.e. a whisker over £10K), because it had accumulated an unfashionable 30K of motorway miles. Did I care about that? Did I heck. By the time I come to sell it at ten years, it'll have 100K on the clock, just like any other ten year old. And in the meantime, I get to play with all the toys.

Just sayin'. :lol:

I might try and pick one up second hand in 2 or 3 years. let someone else take the deprecation and tax pain first.

Hallelujah to that. Not to mention the development niggles.

BJ

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Re: The New Hyundai i10

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Postby JohnB » January 15th, 2020, 4:19 pm

I bought a 2011 i10 secondhand just as the 2nd generation ones were coming out, and I was surprised by the price spike, but the cars were bigger. It seems manufacturers start with a cheap, small car, then boost its size and spec hoping to keep loyal customers with growing families and wealth. So I'm not surprised its got to £15k now.

Mine's done 50k without problems too, and the A/Cs gone, more of an issue in the SouthEast, but I just don't go out when its hot!

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Re: The New Hyundai i10

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Postby Watis » January 15th, 2020, 5:16 pm

JohnB wrote:I bought a 2011 i10 secondhand just as the 2nd generation ones were coming out, and I was surprised by the price spike, but the cars were bigger. It seems manufacturers start with a cheap, small car, then boost its size and spec hoping to keep loyal customers with growing families and wealth. So I'm not surprised its got to £15k now.

Mine's done 50k without problems too, and the A/Cs gone, more of an issue in the SouthEast, but I just don't go out when its hot!


What is it with i10s and failing A/C?

I, too, looked at the i10 when I traded in a car under the scrappage scheme. In the end I bit the bullet price-wise and bought a Yaris at nearly twice the price, mainly because it was a better fit for me as I'm quite tall, but also because it was a roomier car with a smoother ride.

I did enquire about the need for a top-up of the Yaris's A/C system at the last service but the garage checked it and advised that it wasn't needed as the A/C is still performing up to its specification!

Ten years on and with no significant repairs having been required in nearly 100,000 miles, I can now see where the extra money goes.

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Re: The New Hyundai i10

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Postby Snorvey » January 15th, 2020, 6:05 pm

The best thing about the i10s aircon was the F1 style powerboost.

I reckon you got an extra 20 horsepower when you turned it off. Great when overtaking.

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Re: The New Hyundai i10

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Postby Watis » January 15th, 2020, 6:18 pm

Snorvey wrote:The best thing about the i10s aircon was the F1 style powerboost.

I reckon you got an extra 20 horsepower when you turned it off. Great when overtaking.


That's terrible!

Another plus for the Yaris then. Whether the aircon is on or off, you can't tell from the performance. There's a couple of percent hit on the fuel economy but that's only to be expected.

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