The Hyundai i10 Classic 1.2 is better value for money than a room for fifty pence at a five-star hotel.
The Hyundai i10 Classic 1.2 is better value for money than a room for fifty pence at a five-star hotel. Why? Because it can be bought outright for only £8,345 or via a Personal Contract Plan. Terms for the latter include the £1,559.75 deposit which is followed by thirty-six monthly payments of £99. At the end of the term there are three options. One, settle the £2,720 Guaranteed Future Value payment to own the vehicle. This totals £7,843.75 including £848.75 interest. Option two is to return it and walk away. There should be nothing further to pay assuming it is in reasonable condition and has not exceeded its 10,000 mile annual allowance. Excesses are charged at 14.9 pence per-mile. Option three is to part exchange the car and start a new Personal Contract Plan. Here, any value above the Guaranteed Future Value contributes toward the deposit. The car's future value can be maximised by minimising mileage, accidental damage, and wear/ tear.The Hyundai i10 Classic 1.2 has numerous strengths to help it earn a place in the hotel car park. It looks modern and stylish, for starters, and is backed-up by a five year warranty. That suggests Hyundai has confidence in its product and virtually guarantees peace of mind. Furthermore the light controls, excellent visibility, and respectable handling make it easy to drive both in town and on more demanding roads. These characteristics complement a smooth petrol engine that produces 85bhp and propels the i10 to 62mph – and towards the nearest hotel - in 12.2 seconds. Whereas this is modest compared to some of the expensive cars than swan around hotels, it is faster than many of its rivals. Furthermore, this run-around averages 61.4mpg, returns 68.9mpg on the extra-urban cycle, and manages 50.4mpg in town. That is fantastic, particularly considering its price. The i10 1.2 also has low emissions. That ensures it can be taxed for only £20 per-year - which is comparable to forty nights at a five-star hotel. Well, perhaps. The Hyundai i10 also has a 225-litre boot for the fancy clothes required to fit in at five-star hotels. Whereas that is not vast compared to some vehicles, it is more than respectable for the class. It has considerably more cargo space than the Fiat 500 and Nissan Pixo, after all. There is room for four people too but those with long legs might find the rear a little small. On the plus side, the i10 1.2 Classic has a very generous equipment specification for the price. Highlights include: power steering, air-con, electric front windows, MP3 connectivity, and the CD player. All come as standard with the Personal Contract Plan – as does solid red paint. Cash buyers, however, can choose from optional extras. These include metallic paint for £425 and an electronic stability programme for a further £365. The former looks nice, the latter stops the car spinning on corners if its rear tyres lose traction. Good thing too ... hotel car parks can be slippery.