2007 Hyundai i10 Magna 1.1


Unsafe car


I agree with whatever Hyundai say; nice interiors, good design, everything.

I would like to draw attention to the biggest and most dangerous flaw in the car. Surprised... imagine a car without an impact beam at front. What safety features is the Hyundai is bragging about?

My i10 met with an accident at speed of about not more than 25km/h, hit a tree. Imagine... the engine block is broken. Reason; a basic manufacturing defect.

Now next time you see an i10, open the bonnet and you will be surprised to note that there is not even a single piece of metal till engine the block, it's all fibre and plastic. So if it meets with an accident, the first thing which is going to face the impact is the engine, which is barely few inches ahead of dashboard. How are seat belts and air bags going to protect at such close hit?

I am looking for a genuine buyer once the car comes out of workshop, barely within a month of buying it. Next time if someone suggest you to buy one, imagine the consequence of hitting at 50km/hr, and accidents do happen.

General Comments:

Stylish, good comfort, but unsafe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2008

30th Apr 2008, 14:15

I was glad to see a review by a real driver of this car. I live in England and they have just brought out the I10 -- I will inquire at the dealership about the front engine and if there is a bar in place. Thanks for the review.

29th Jun 2008, 10:05

I am looking at the I10 and similar cars. This review is very helpful in highlighting what could be a significant risk.