The engine in the i10 I had as a rental almost exactly a year ago was an impressive package. Felt seriously well put together, was reasonably comfy and went well. Didn't have the quirkiness of the 107 though. Was well equipped though, remote locking, power windows front and rear, air con, a far better sound system including a usb port, cruise control, trip computer and front fogs.
The only complaint I had was that the engine while it was more than up to the job just lacked any "fizz" for want of a better term. It's a very conventional normally aspirated four pot and just drones away. That for me took a bit of the shine off the driving experience. I'd much rather take the 107 just because it's character makes it a more fun car to drive, and it's rev-happy 3-pot that sounds like a flat six is far more capable of putting a smile on my face.
1996 Citroen Xantia 2.0T Activa. 85 Sinclair C5. 93 Lada Riva 1.5EFi Estate, 75 AC Model 70.