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Hyundai i20 1.2 Classic

What can you buy for £9,895? The Hyundai i20 1.2 Classic, for starters.

By Stephen Turvil
Mar 15, 2012
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What can you buy for £9,895? The Hyundai i20 1.2 Classic, for starters. This may be the entry-level version of this supermini, but it offers motorists a reasonable bang for their bucks. It is virtually effortless to drive, inspires confidence in the corners, has a comfortable ride, and a fair amount of room considering it is the size of a poodle. It also has stylish good looks and plenty of character – traits that are prized in the city car sector.

The Hyundai i20 1.2 Classic produces 77PS and hits 62mph in 12.9 seconds. Not fast, but it compensates by sipping its fuel. This three/five-door run-around averages 55.4mpg and manages 65.7mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Even around town, where cars tend to guzzle-gas, this workhorse returns 43.5mpg. Emissions are only 119g/km, which equates to road tax band C/£30. Okay, some cars are more efficient still; but they tend to be pricey.

Despite its rock-bottom price the i20 has a few toys. These include: power steering, an electronic stability programme, air-conditioning, electric windows, and a CD player. That means it has the essentials of life – but lacks the 'fluff' some people find unnecessary. In fact, there is a school of thought that basic cars are - in many ways - better long term value than more complex machinery. There is less to go wrong, after all. If this is your philosophy and you fancy an easy to live with city car, the i20 1.2 Classic is a solid choice.

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By Stephen Turvil
Mar 15, 2012