Hyundai i10 - automatic?

WeAreGhosts
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I've read good things about these cars, but most reviewers gloss over the automatics a lot, just saying they can be sluggish.

If anyone has an automatic Hyundai i10 I'd welcome your thoughts. I'd be particularly interested in driving over longer journeys. I can test drive an i10 but I don't feel like you get a good feel of the car.

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  • WellKnownSid
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    Was given one as a hire car about 8 years ago, so I've no idea if it reflects the latest cars but it was absolutely fine on a 500 mile business trip around Scotland, even when it started to snow!  Only issue I recall was that the boot was the size of a glovebox.
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  • WeAreGhosts
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    Was given one as a hire car about 8 years ago, so I've no idea if it reflects the latest cars but it was absolutely fine on a 500 mile business trip around Scotland, even when it started to snow!  Only issue I recall was that the boot was the size of a glovebox.
    That's good to hear.
    I have a Peugeot 107 at the moment, so I'm used to the tiny boot space. 
  • lordmountararat
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    The older Hyundai I10's (and their sister Kia Picanto) with traditional torque converter auto boxes were excellent - smooth and quiet, though acceleration was modest. The newer ones are fitted with electro-magnetic semi-auto boxes that I find jerky and unpleasant. I don't know why they changed an excellent auto box for (imho) a much less satisfactory one.
  • facade
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    The older Hyundai I10's (and their sister Kia Picanto) with traditional torque converter auto boxes were excellent - smooth and quiet, though acceleration was modest. The newer ones are fitted with electro-magnetic semi-auto boxes that I find jerky and unpleasant. I don't know why they changed an excellent auto box for (imho) a much less satisfactory one.

    To reduce cost (to manufacture, not to sell) and emissions.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • HillStreetBlues
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    The older Hyundai I10's (and their sister Kia Picanto) with traditional torque converter auto boxes were excellent - smooth and quiet, though acceleration was modest. The newer ones are fitted with electro-magnetic semi-auto boxes that I find jerky and unpleasant. I don't know why they changed an excellent auto box for (imho) a much less satisfactory one.
    For future reference (hope I don't have to use info) when did the change take place?
    Let's Be Careful Out There
  • WeAreGhosts
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    The older Hyundai I10's (and their sister Kia Picanto) with traditional torque converter auto boxes were excellent - smooth and quiet, though acceleration was modest. The newer ones are fitted with electro-magnetic semi-auto boxes that I find jerky and unpleasant. I don't know why they changed an excellent auto box for (imho) a much less satisfactory one.
    For future reference (hope I don't have to use info) when did the change take place?
    I’d like to know that too, as I’m looking at used cars 
  • Goudy
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    edited 1 August at 7:51AM
    Hyundai changed the auto gearbox for the 2019 third gen model.
    Pre this date they used a 4 speed torque convertor, after a 5 speed automated manual.

    The pre 2019 auto wasn't highly regarded by certain sections of the press due to the fact it was pretty slow, pushed up emissions and fuel economy which didn't make for attractive reviews and reading.

    By all accounts the torque convertor drove quite well if you could put up with the speed/economy/emissions but there were other, more efficient and cleaner cars on the market that the press loved more even though the auto versions were hopeless automated manuals.


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