Hyundai i800 – 8 Seater Car
The Hyundai i800 is one of the largest people carriers on the market, and with 8 seats and plenty of room inside the cabin it is a good economical option for large families who regularly find themselves on the move. Although this great functionality does compromise the looks slightly, with the i800 having an unattractive boxy appearance, this is more than compensated by the car’s other strong traits.
Hyundai i800 – Cost
With only very few upgrade options available on the Hyundai i800, the list price for a new model should not rise above the £20,045 threshold. However, reliable second hand models can also be picked up for between £12,000 and £16,300.
Hyundai i800 – Servicing and 5 Year Warranty
Servicing will cost around £99, although prices do vary nationally, and needs to be undertake every 12 months or 10,000 miles. Should your car need repairs, though, all new models will be protected by Hyundai’s comprehensive 5 year unlimited mileage warranty.
Hyundai i800 – Car Tax (VED)
Despite the Hyundai i800’s effective 2.5 CDRi diesel engine, the car still emits 225g/km of CO2 and is placed into Band K. This means that in 2010\2011 a new i800 will be liable to £245 road tax and a showroom fee of £550.
Hyundai i800 – Fuel Efficiency
Due to the car’s sheer size, the fuel efficiency is badly compromised and rounds out at just less than 26mpg combined. However, the sprightly engine will still give a performance which undermines the Hyundai i800’s size, going from 0-60mph in 14.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of just over 100mph.
Hyundai i800 – Safety Features
As standard, the Hyundai i800 comes with safety features such as ABS, driver’s airbag, front fog lights, Isofix child seat anchors, parking sensors, power assisted steering, parking sensors and traction control. Although there are very few upgrades available for the i800, many are not needed as features such as air conditioning, an alarm, a CD player, cloth seat trim, electric mirrors and remote locking come as standard.
Although the Hyundai i800 is a great economy model for those people looking for a large, cheap and yet highly functional people carrier, it does have a few niggling issues. At times, especially on bumpy roads, the quality of the cabin’s construction can come under scrutiny as it can rattle noisily. For a car of the i800’s size, it can also fall down when needing to transport large objects such as mattresses and furniture, as the seats do not lay down completely flat in the back.
Hyundai i800 – Insurance Group
The Hyundai i800 is currently ranking in Group 14 for insurance purposes. To obtain more Car Insurance Estimates visit our Car Insurance page for a more accurate price and a no obligation quote for your Hyundai Insurance.
Hyundai i800 – Car Hire
The Hyundai i800 a popular make of car for hiring. The large seating space and 8 seats makes it a perfect option when needing to hire care with more than the standard 5 seats. If you would like to hire 8 Seater or are interested in getting a quote for 8 Seater Rental visit our car hire page for an idea of the price.
Hyundai i800 – Conclusion
Perhaps the biggest problem with the i800, though, is it’s sheer size. Although the car’s length means that you can easily fit in 8 adults without issue, the downside to it is that the vehicle is over 5 metres long. This can make parking and urban driving a challenge, especially for those unaccustomed to driving a car of this size. However, outside of cramped streets, the low driving position does mean that it can easily be driven by anyone without being overwhelming.