Outstanding condition resulting from ultra-low 5,600 miles from new, one owner, just serviced, new MoT and fully valeted.  Warranted mileage, and great specification including air conditioning, electric windows all round, alloy Wheels, CD-player with aux and USB inputs, and electric mirrors.
In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Thirteen large-format photos also below!

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an ultra-low mileage, small hatchback in spotless condition throughout.

This i10 has had just one owner – Alf – who is the father of a personal friend of mine.  Back in 2012, Alf decided it was time for a new car, and I was delighted to sell his old car for him (I’m still in touch with the buyer of that car – it is still going strong!).  Alf’s new car was this i10 5-dr in metallic silver.  A year later, when the car had just 900 miles on the clock, Alf had it serviced by Hyundai, and when it was three years old he had an MoT completed at 4600 miles.  Shortly afterwards, Alf fell ill, and the Hyundai was parked up in his garage, where it has stayed pretty much ever since.  Now, at the tender age of 93, Alf has decided that he isn’t going to drive anymore, so it’s time for the i10 to find a new home – and I’m delighted to help him with that.

As you might expect at this mileage, the car is like new.  By way of preparation, I’ve had a new MoT completed (as the previous one had run out some time previously), and had a full service completed – it didn’t need anything exceptional, but obviously it was sensible to check it all through.  There was a scuff to the bottom of one rear door into the rear wing, so I’ve had that repaired and re-sprayed, and now the car is back to being as good as new – it even still has something of that “new car” smell inside.

The i10 has a terrific reputation on the used car market – partly as a result of the almost countless awards that it has won… to name but a few:- What Car? – Best City Car 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Carbuyer.co.uk – Best City Car 2015 & 2017; Honest John – Most Popular City Car 2014-2016 (three years running); What Car Used Car Awards 2018 – Best Used City Car (both 1-3 years old, and the previous model too) and overall Best Used City Car; Car Dealer Power Award Car of the Year 2014; Fleet World Best City Car 2017;
By way of tribute, the editor of the Honest John website commented:- “The Hyundai i10 has won our Most Popular City Car award for the third year running, cementing itself as a consistently popular choice with our users. And it’s easy to see why. The i10 is the perfect small car with great handling and impressive refinement – plus of course it comes with Hyundai’s five-year warranty. There is plenty of competition among city cars, but honestjohn.co.uk users have once again shown that the well-built Hyundai 10 is their number one choice”, whilst What Car? Commented: “We’re huge fans of the Hyundai i10, as evidenced by the fact that it’s one of our favourite new city cars,” said Alex Robbins, Used Cars Editor at What Car? “However, it makes an even better case for itself as a used buy, offering a long manufacturer’s warranty that most rivals can’t match, together with proven reliability and very reasonable prices. Throw in the characteristics we’ve grown to love over the years – its space, comfort, sense of quality and engaging driving dynamics – and you have a particularly compelling used city car, and a worthy winner of our award.”

These are just some of the reasons why the i10 topped the sales charts in 2017 in the UK as more and more people spotted its admirable qualities and wanted it on their driveway – and a drive in this example will show you why!

So – to recap – Alf bought it new in October 2012, so the car is on a 62-registration plate.  He is the only owner, and doesn’t smoke.  It’s unlikely that any of the seats other than the driver’s one has been sat in more than once or twice.  He used the car only for local trips to the shops, bowling club etc.  It has obviously been 100% reliable and never given any hint of a problem in driving.  I drove the car the 40-or-so miles back to my house from Alf’s, and it ran as you would expect (i.e. like a new car), and kept up happily with motorway traffic, cruising at 70mph.

The i10 was originally introduced in 2008, and then benefitted from styling revisions in January 2011.  This car is from October 2012 and is the 1.2-litre 5-door model, fitted with a 1248cc 4-cylinder petrol engine, producing 84bhp.  This gives it a very acceptable 0-60mph time of 12.2 secs, and a top speed of 105mph, so it is perfectly happy either running around town or out on the open road or motorway.  It’s economical too – with government fuel figures of 61.4mpg combined and a whopping 68.9mpg on the extra urban cycle!

It’s finished in Metallic Silver – although to be honest, the paint has a bluey tinge to it, so it’s almost like a very light blue in some lights.  Given the age and mileage, there’s none of the usual collection of trolley dents or stone chips that you might expect either.   The Active model sits between Classic and Style and the Active trim level brings all the features that you might reasonably look for – Air Conditioning, 14” alloy wheels, driver’s seat height adjustment, front fog lights, remote central locking, electric windows all round, electric mirrors, ABS, power steering etc – as well as a whole host of safety features such as loads of airbags, ISOFIX seat mounts, Electronic brake force distribution, ABS, immobilizer, and seat belt pre-tensioners…. It is a thoroughly modern city car.  On top of all that the road tax is just £20 a year… what’s not to like??

The very low mileage of just 5,600 is absolutely warranted to be correct.  The car has had two services – once at a year old with just 900 miles on the clock, and one now.  It has had a new MoT completed, so that is valid through to January 2019.  As you would expect, it it goes, performs, steers, stops etc just as you would want and expect it to do; I checked it out underneath when it was on the ramp for the MoT – and it is like new under there!  The i10 has a chain-driven camshaft, so there is no cambelt replacement to be worried about either!

The i10 has also been fully valeted and Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear, and comes with a 100-point thorough vehicle inspection.  Both the MoT certificates are with the car, as are all the workshop manuals, handbooks etc.

The pictures illustrate how very bright and shiny and well presented the car is.  There is no damage to the bodywork at all – there was a minor scuff when I took the car in, which has been professionally repaired.

Giving it a rating of four stars out of five, Parker’s Car Guide comments:-

“Cheap to run, peppy engines, enjoyable to drive, decent equipment levels, practical and robust interior, the Hyundai i10 is a small five-door hatchback that’s compact and easy to drive. The 1.25-litre is our choice: it offers nippy performance to go with the 61.4mpg economy. With all this emphasis on low-cost motoring one might expect the i10 to have bargain-basement attributes. Not at all: the cabin is modern and easy to get on with and there’s also decent space with enough legroom in the back for two adults to travel in comfort. The city car segment is packed with impressive models, but the i10 has proved it’s a class act. Despite its rather tall profile, the i10 actually handles very well thanks to responsive steering and decent grip, even with the small tyres. It may not be especially quick but it’s surprisingly good fun on a country lane with a decent turn of pace and good body control. Town is its natural environment and thanks to light controls and a slick manual gearchange it’s simple to manoeuvre in and out of traffic. It’s not overawed on the motorway either and even at higher speed, feels stable and comfortable. the i10 uses clever design to offer the interior space of a supermini and despite the budget pricing, all versions are fully trimmed and use good quality materials and the modern dash design and clear layout are anything but budget. Hyundai i10 comfort levels are good because the passenger compartment is unusually generous in proportions and has seating for five.  Unusually for a car of this size, disc brakes are fitted all round, complete with ABS and electronic brake force distribution.  We expect Hyundai i10 reliability to be impressive”

Out on the road, the i10 feels capable beyond its size and motoring segment.  It is comfortable and assured, accelerating with confidence, handling well and cruising smoothly too.  It might not be going to set the road alight – but it does everything that it sets out to do, and does it well.  It’s well equipped too – and this car clearly benefits from the ultra-low one-owner mileage, fresh service, MoT and valet.  All of those benefits also come before you consider the outstanding economy figures.

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a very comprehensive Warranty Direct Platinum vehicle warranty covering all major components, at a cost of £149 for 6-months or £189 for a year.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features
> Finished in metallic Silver paintwork, with charcoal cloth interior trim
> 1,248cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 84 bhp and 121Nm torque
> 5-speed manual gearbox
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> Hyundai RDS Radio with single CD-player, auxiliary and USB input sockets, roof-mounted bee-sting aerial and integrated anti-theft protection
> 8-spoke (4xtwin) 14” alloy wheels
> Electric front and rear windows and one-touch operation on the driver’s window
> Electric door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
> Remote control central locking, with two keys and two remote fobs
> Tinted windows
> Three rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts, head restraints and with ISOFIX seat mountings to the outer two seats
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s seat
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and twin side airbags
> Front and Rear fog lamps
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> 4-speed heater fan
> Cigarette lighter (unused) and supplementary 12v charging point
> Original equipment tailored front floormats

History and Documentation
> The current mileage is showing as 5,618 miles which is warranted as correct.
> The i10 comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 12th October 2012 to the one registered private keeper (Alf!).
> The current MoT expires 7th January 2019.  It was issued 8th January 2018 at 5,602 miles.  This is only the second MoT completed, and both certificates are present.  They are both free of any advisory items.  The details are:-
02/12/2015;   4,627 miles – no advisory items
08/01/2018;   5,602 miles – no advisory items
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has been serviced twice, with records showing services at :-
941 miles; 28/10/2013 – Hyundai Main Agent
5,616 miles; 19/01/2018 – Independent garage (my mechanics)
> The owners handbook, service book, and book pack are all present.

Bodywork and Interior Condition
> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is almost immaculate.  There are two tiny trolley dents to the bootlid that would come out with paintless dent removal.  Other than that, it’s spotless… I can’t even find a stone chip on it
> The interior is like new, assisted by the original equipment floormats fitted from new

Mechanical Condition and Wheels/Tyres

> The car has covered just over 5,600 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect…at this mileage, you would expect it to behave like new, and that’s exactly what it does!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should.
> The road wheels are eight-spoke 14” alloys.  The two rear ones have slight kerbing grazes which have been touched in
> The road tyres are all 165/60 x 14 Kumho Solus KH17s, and all have around 5mm of tread on them.  The spare is a space saver wheel, with an unused Hankoook tyre.
> The locking wheel nut key, tools, jack and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is an outsanding opportunity to acquire what is, in effect, virtually a new car, at something like half the current new price.  It’s in outstanding condition throughout, has a known history to support the ultra-low mileage, and the i10 is universally acknowledged to be one of the very best small cars available on the market….  Couple that together with its new service, new MoT, thorough valet, excellent equipment levels, and peppy, responsive 1.2 engine, together with outstanding fuel economy and £20 per year road tax, and it’s hard to think of a reason not to buy it!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.