Hyundai i800

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Hyundai i800

Post by Arf » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:43 am

I used to be able to fit wife, 2 kids and all my windsurfing gear into my van when going on weekend trips, but now we have a Doberman and my van is too small for us all to fit in. I'm hoping to be able to get a new (used) van in the coming months, but it needs to be something on the cheaper end of the spectrum.

As it would be used a lot for trips with the family and dog coming along, whatever I get would need to be a window van with seats in the back that I can move around/remove as required, as opposed to a panel van.

What I've seen a lot around town but never seen at the beach, is a Hyundai i800. They look really good and spacious from the outside, and seem to be a few notches below VWs on typical pricetag.

Just wondering if anyone has one, and how they find it?

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Post by Max » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi Arf
I have the same problem as you i have been running a Kia Sedona 7 seater for 4 or 5 years but the mpg on them is crap
I have looked at the i800 and they have a similar mpg as the kia
They do a 2.2 kia that maybe worth a look at as they have 7 seats which are removable i usually run it with 5 seats in the back and i can still get 3 bikes stood up with both wheels on
I usually fill it with 2 boards 3 masts 2 booms and 5 + sails and ive had 2 adults a pram and a kid seat with a sprog in as well so pretty flexible
If i can work out how to post a pic i will find one of my kit in the back

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Post by Arf » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:33 am

3 bikes?? Your packing skills sound strong.
Don’t know what the Sedona does in terms of consumption but i’ll be happy with anything above 28mpg.

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Post by GraemeF » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:28 pm

A Doberman? Good luck with that. :lol:

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Post by Smidge » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:15 pm

If its only occasionally that you have that many in with you then there is always the roof of your van. I know its not the modern way and is a pain, but strapping boards to the roof still works - albeit you might need some help and a mini ladder. In Team15/Techno racing you still see remarkable piles up top. I was talking to a guy at the weekend with a Ford Galaxy with 3 boards on top (and they are huge...), six sails, 3 booms and 3 masts inside still with space for 4 full size people and luggage.

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Post by Arf » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:20 pm

I had racks, but a few years ago a kiter dropped a stone and smashed my vans glass roof, which I replaced with a diy polycarbonate roof. The racks no longer fit so that’s no longer an option for me.

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Post by DavidA » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:11 pm

seem quite popular on beaches down here. One that caught my eye is the Mitsubishi Delica not the ugly one but there is a new one about introduced apparently in 2007 ish called the Delica D5. Look it up much better looking and very roomy. Pretty cheap as an import.

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Post by Max » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:44 pm

Hi Arf

going to look at a Hyundai i800 2,5l diesel manual tomorrow 2011 done 77k £8990 anything i should be looking out for ?

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Post by Arf » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 pm

Hi Max,
Not a lot to look out for by my reckoning, these are the only things specific to i800:
With engine running, open oil cap and check how much blow-by comes out. A little is normal, if it’s puffing quite w bit of white smoke then injector seals are leaking, cost 3 to 400 to get new ones fitted. It won’t need them immediately, but driving loads with leaky seals can one day lead to turbo failure, advice is to start checking around 70k miles.

Check heater pipes under driver side sills for corrosion, there was a recall one some years for this.

And that’s it really. You may want to ask if the owner has modded the seats to fold flat, will save you some hours doing it yourself.

Other than that, just behold the magnificent space and the wonderfulness of the drive 😀

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Re: Hyundai i800

Post by wully » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:53 am

My 2015 Renault Trafic is averaging 42 mpg...very good for a van and half the price of a ve dub

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