Hyundai i10
 (3/5)
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 (3.6/5)
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5 Owner Reviews
Date Reviewed
22 June 2014
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Value
Jacob Yik Kang
1.25L Colourz Edition (2011)
Bought new, Owned for 3 Years
Fuel Economy: 10.0 km/litre (10.0 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 2,000 km/month
    2012 FL 1.25 High Spec (Dear CarBase, why i can't choose all the previous variant?)
    - very spacious and comfortable cabin. Head room is excellent.
    - reasonably powerful engine, smooth and quite
    - super stable at all speed. can go up to 165kmh still feel very stable
    - very good OE sound system
    - foldable back seat. once transported a single sized mattress from Ikea, no problem.
    - Electric power steering is very nice.
    - no bluetooth head unit
    - fuel efficiency is FAR from advertised
To Improve
- improve the fuel efficiency.
- 5 spd auto-gear box for even more quite highway cruise
- price should reduce more
- head unit to include bluetooth phone connection
- provide quiter OE tyre. Goodyear NCT5 is noisy as hell
No, I would not recommend this car
Date Reviewed
12 June 2014
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Jefferson
1.25L Colourz Edition (2012)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 11.5 km/litre (8.7 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,000 km/month
    Yes, I'm VERY HAPPY with the Car. RIDE and Handling's AWESOME. I owned a MYVI SE 1.5 and this is MUCH MORE SOLID and MUCH Better Handling than the MYVI SE. The MYVI SE corners 90 degree hairpin max at 70km/h and bumpy/floaty above 120km/h. The i10 can tackle the same corner at 110km/h and STILL STABLE at up to 140km/h.

    I tried Hitting 165km/h TWICE (slowed down to 120km/h immediately after touching this speed) both occasions at Port Dickson Highway (to and from). At that speed, the car's VERY STABLE stayed PLANTED on the Road, only my front passenger woke up, the other 2 seated behind still Asleep. Note that Only engine noise level's up at that speed, Wind and Tyre noise's MINIMAL. Hence, excellent NVH (Noise Vibration and Harshness). 0-100km/h tested in 12.2 seconds only.

    This car seating position's JUST NICE. Higher seating position than normal car. Think CRV or KENARI seating position. Also, it's ULTRA-WIDE 80 degree Door Openings... The boot swallowed a Collapsable Wheelchair JUST NICE, hence Disable friendly.

    This is a SMALL A-segment car with C-segment like RIDE Quality. Besides the NVH, High speed stability, the Inokom i10 1.25 also excelled in FUN TO DRIVE FACTOR. The Handling of this car's INCREDIBLE. Thanks to the MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering).

    High FC at average 11km/l average, Lowest 9km/l (100% KL Driving with 90 mins jam), Max 15km/l once, 100% highway during Ipoh trip. Plasticky dashboard, fixed driver seats. Small boot... that's all...
To Improve
Improved on the High Fuel Consumption, quality of plastics and more flexible driver seat height adjust.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
30 May 2014
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Mohd Anis
1.25L Colourz Edition (2013)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 10.0 km/litre (10.0 L/100 km), RON95
    Handsome looking
    Compact but rather spacious
    Solidly built
    Comfortable and stable at high speed
    Good road grip
    Very bad fuel consumption contrary to claim
    Local parts at dashboard are not neat
    Car stereo sounds cheap and reception if often interrupted
    Gear change is sluggish and tends to go into low gear even at highway
    Poor pick up
    Excessive wind noise
    Engine noisy especially during gear change
    Cant wait to sell off this car
To Improve
Yes.. fuel economy.. very badly
Pick up
Customer service at headquarters
No, I would not recommend this car
Date Reviewed
22 May 2014
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Roxas
1.25L Colourz Edition (2012)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 10.0 km/litre (10.0 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,000 km/month
    lovely little city car which i bought the pre facelift 1.1L in 2010, loves it so much and changed to an 2012 facelift model with 1.25 CVVT engine.
    - cute looking which still looks good despite its launch in 2008
    - solidly build
    - excellent handling, feels planted even up to 140km/h which put alot of b-segment or even c-segment cars into shame
    - very good cabin insulation
    - the engine is suprisingly peppy and nice revving
    - spacious for its size
    - Hyundai original sounds system is really solid compare to alot japanese car i've tested
    - great all round visibility
    - comfortable little car
    - dashboard has some minor rattling noise
    - bad fuel comsumption for a heavy footer
    - seat is quite hard
    - no seats adjustments
To Improve
- add in steering buttons
- plusher and more body hugging seats
- center armrest could help alot during long distance drive
- fuel economy!
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
20 May 2014
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sudonano
1.25L Colourz Edition (2011)
Bought new, Owned for 3 Years
Fuel Economy: 9.0 km/litre (11.1 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,000 km/month
    A very honest and decent car. It is shocking why some cars that cost double or even triple can't do it is as honestly as the i10.

    Perfect on both the city and the highway, the 1.25 engine is actally very peppy and very very refined. In fact, it is so refined for the price, that is almost sounds more like a continental engine than a coffee grinder.

    Well thought out cabin, no ergonomic issues at all. Plastics are expected to be hard at this price, but at least they have good texture. Audio system is not some kind of Bose or Bang and Olufsen system, but hey, for 50k, it is not bad!

    Handling is really good for this car. The way it goes around corners, it rolls (no doubt) but the body roll is so controlled that it feels pretty European, not like the Viva or the Myvi which feels like it can tip over if you take a curve at 70kmh (not like you should). It absorbs bumps really well too, and is well suited on our potholed roads. Doesn't crash about like the local superminis. Highway ride is stable, however considering it is a city car, don't expect it to go above the speed limit (not like you should).

    Transmission, while 4 speed, is very good. Never has it shifted with jerks, it shift relatively fast compared to the ones in the Viva/Myvi, and doesn't sound like a blender or washing machine, as it doesn't use a CVT like the Mirage/Attrage.

    Seats are decent for comfort, however earlier models do not come with seat height adjustment. The aircon is surprisingly good for a Hyundai too, sometimes a bit too cold in fact, that's how strong it can cope in the Malaysian weather!

    Simple, compact, fun and convenient, that is what the i10 is designed for, and it does it brilliantly.
    Fuel consumption in city traffic can get a bit high, as it is a 4 cylinder engine, unlike the Viva, Attrage and Mirage's 3 cylinder engines.

    Build quality it honestly average, one or two panels are misaligned, leaving gaps between panels, but the rest feel relatively well screwed. Surprisingly after nearly 25000km in 2 years, it has not had any vibrations or squeaks (which is common on some local makes at this price). Nothing has fallen off, but it would be nice if Inokom screwed the parts tighter.

    Considering the price, it is a bit on the pricey side. Prior to the 2013 Picanto, it would have been the safest car around, but the new Picanto does come with ESP, and 6 airbags, which is a better choice IMO. It uses the same power train and suspension as the i10 so you should be in good hands.

    Reliability was generally OK, however this had some manufacturing issues with the engines, like this one having a misfiring engine due to faulty ignition coils which took the dealers a long time to fix. However, after that, it has been quite trouble free, just needs petrol, tyres and service.

    There is an annoying boot organiser which you can't take out on the 1.25 model, which eats into the already limited boot space. Rear seats do not fold flat. On pre 2013 units, there is no 3 point safety belt on the rear middle seat, ABS is only on the 1.25 model, however dual airbags are standard, but no ESP across the range.

    There is a new i10 coming soon, so you might want to wait for that, as it promises to be larger, more premium and safer than this outgoing model.
To Improve
Hyundai Malaysia needs to improve the build quality, considering Naza Kia's Picanto feels much better put together than this. Also, the dealers need to be more competent, considering that they take a really long time to fix a problem. Servicing is a bit on the pricey side considering its a little city car, with the first service costing at least MYR200. Only 3 free labour services are given, once that is over, it can touch at least MYR300.

There have been dealers who push unnecessary items to unsuspecting customers like fuel cleaner, engine cleaners and auto transmission oil even though the car has very low mileage. Be very careful and ask each and every part that is being changed. Also, dealers tend to use semi synthetic oil, making you change it every 5000kms, however you can request for fully synthetic oil, and change it every 10000kms instead, making it cheaper to run. This won't affect the warranty.

Besides the aftersales support, I'd say it is a pretty OK car. Much better than the local makes, in terms of feel and refinement, but loses out in terms of value and safety to the Picanto.
Yes, I would recommend this car

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