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I30 Junk - After sales service is worse than the car
I purchased the car new. After 2 months it developed creaking noises from the rear. I lost count of the amount of times that I took it back to the dealer. After 4 years of failed attempts for the dealer to try to identify or repair the problem they said they don't know how to fix it and told me to stop bringing the car back. Terrible car. Worse service. Never buy a Hyundai
Purchased in June 2016 for $25,000.00.
Rabbit 1. Hyundai I30 Zero.
Look it's a great little car for driving around town but today we bit a Rabbit (hare) on the road and the whole front fender smashed to pieces. Never have I seen a car fall apart from hitting a little fluffy rabbit. And the whole front piece needs to be replaced. They need to be built a little stronger surely.
Purchased in January 2016 for $25,000.00.
I should have done more research
Gearbox still playing up. (I have complained multiple times starting at the 30000 service) I was advised that is normal (I don’t think so). Not able to select reverse (grinding noise NOT GOOD when student doing P’s test as exam and the examiner thinks student doesn’t know how to change gears properly and marks as a “Non Critical Driving Error”.
At one of the services I took the head technician for a drive in my car and I was supposed to be showing him what I was talking about with being hard to select reverse we didn’t even get 3 km aw...
Purchased in June 2019 for $19,000.00.
Gearbox problems! Unwilling to deal with the obvious issue!!
Nice and friendly people at dealerships, but most likely trained to fend off the more expensive warranty issues. I have been there 3-4 times reporting an obvious issue with the gearbox (dual clutch, 2017 I30 diesel), and every time - 'it is fine', 'it is normal', or even - 'you need to learn to drive a dual clutch car'....
Before purchasing Hyundai, I heard it is one of the best servicing brand in Australia!
Makes me think they want to push it out until not under warranty? And certainly makes me want to go for another brand!
First chance, will post a video of the car shaking and jumping. So you can see for yourself if that is normal. Been driving like that for a good 1.5 years! Disappointing!
Purchased in October 2017.
Really good buy for the money!
N-line (non-premium) with DCT - purchased Dec 2020.
Just about to tick over to 3500 kms so thought I'd give my two-cents worth.
The negatives: as noted by other posters the DCT is a bit 'dopey' cruising around town at speeds less than 40-45km/h. It doesn't really 'settle' on a gear for long enough BUT the changes are still acceptable - you don't suffer any whiplash! Above 45-50km/h this problem is pretty much non-existent. Road noise on very coarse bitumen can be a little on the high-side.
Inevitably there is turbo lag - if you go from featheri...
Purchased in December 2020.
Very good and simple car
Great car that has been easy to drive and own for the last year. The base engine still has enough power and is fuel efficient. Not too expensive to buy.
Purchased in May 2019.
Great car for a great price
Have the manual version of this car and it's a pretty good all rounder. It can run on 91 which is odd for a turbo and I was able to get a brand new one for $24k so the value has held up really well.
Purchased in March 2020.
Next Level Hyundai
I recently purchased an i30 N Line Premium Sedan. I had a 2017/18 Elantra Elite which I really enjoyed driving and looked to update to a newer model. The Elantra has been replaced by the i30 Sedan. I contacted a few dealers about the i30 and one got back to me with the base model N Line. I took it for a drive and was impressed and then was offered a great deal on the premium and agreed. Waited about 3 weeks and since I have owned it I can say Hyundai have gone up a whole new level in their vehicles. I vary my driving from open roads to the inne...r CBD of Melb for work. Economy is great in ECO mode and I am getting around 6.0 and highway is around 5.2, if I put my foot down that goes out the window. The drive options are great and the dual clutch and 7 speed auto is a delight. With the turbo, the power to weight ratio is great and if you need to get up and go it's there. The interior is larger than my Elantra and being 6ft I am quite comfortable driving. It's lower than the Elantra which I like and the 18x8" wheels and independent rear suspension makes it a delight to drive. The extra additions for Driver assist are great and was an adjustment and in saying that I am even more impressed. The sound system is fantastic and the DAB Radio is welcome addition. The fixed price servicing is fantastic as well, all in all I can say I am really rapt with my new I30.
Purchased in February 2021 at Berwick Hyundai for $34,094.00.
Price high design and quality low
Went to see as wanted to buy a sedan, what a disappointment on the i30 sedan. The dashboard looks cheap and without any design. The front screen seems too small or the panel is too big, the buttons look like from a 1990 car. See picture attached also of the AC controls just 3 knobs compared to the hatch design, totally different cars.
One thing I could not get head around is what looks like a holding point for passenger? Next to the gear stick, just a way to make car feel cramped?
Looking the sedan from the side looks as the bonnet was open,...but actually is like the bonnet comes out where meets the corner panel. Also sedan with key? Cmon! Makes it look more outdated. Price on the i30 line seems to go up but the quality and design seem to have lowered the bar, competing with mazda 2 or 3 in sedan leaves a lot to desire.
Good cheap runabout
We Purchased new in 2019 as a second runaround car with safety pack.
After test driving most of the small hatch backs in this segment / price range we found the other cars trying to be too ‘sporty’ with harsh suspension, ‘bucket’ style seating and engine/gearbox that would rev highly with a most uncivil / grey response.
The i30 we found did exactly what we wanted for a second car, cruises along without a fuss, comfortable and plenty of tech for a base model
In the two years we have owned the car we haven’t experienced any problems with the ...car, service from Hyundai has been outstanding. The only two faults I can think of; The car only has one rubber seal around the door/boot so you get dirt on the sills causing you to get dirt on your clothes when you get out (most cars have two) and when you turn the climate control off you still get a small amount of cool/hot air coming through the vents. Really only minor problems, but something you probably won’t pick up on a test drive.
Purchased for $21,500.00.
Safety defect weak structural
I have clipped to back of the 2019 hyundai i30 hatch with less than 3km/h( walking pace ) with my 1997 volvo sedan and after the insurance assesment the car has sustained structural damage with nearly 2k in repair bill. With not a single scratch on my cars front bumper in general cars panel are made to absorb and deflect the impact to certain points but in this case such a damage in speed that is less than 5km/h indicates that this car will be complete write off in the speed above 5km/h and not safe at all and should not be on the road at all.
What a nice surprise!
Was looking for a replacement for my 2018 X-Trail Ti which was a disappointment. It was a beautiful car to be a passenger in but really unpleasant to drive.
I was thinking something more nimble and practical having enjoyed a drive of my brother’s Kia Cerato S. Wanted maybe a Cerato GT but there weren’t any available at my dealership at the time.
It also sold Hyundai so thought I’d check out the offerings while there. Glad I did!
After an unexpected test drive, I bought the 2020 N-Line in Aug 2020.
1st the not so good: DCT in suburban traffic ...
Purchased in August 2020 at Col Crawford.
Great car and never misses a beat
I use this car to travel to work and home. Also family transport. It never stops. Service it every 10000kms. It is built well, very reliable and very comfortable. Has all the bells and whistles even though it is the base model. . I just replace factory tyres 6 months ago(Bury in mind we are in November 2020 now and I bought it in 2015). I have never replaced the factory brake pads as of yet. It doesn't use a drop of oil. I would recommend this car to anyone who want a reliable hatch back. It has a little 1.8 litre petrol engine and a 6 speed automatic.
Purchased in November 2015 at Hyundai Dealers for $22,000.00.
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
Has its good and bad points
I wanted to purchase a small hatchback and had a budget of about $15k. I test drove a 2014 Hyundai i30, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla (and ruled out other options for various reasons). The Mazda 3 would have been my pick of the bunch, but I couldn't live with the huge amount of tyre noise in the cabin. Rear seat legroom is also very cramped. The Corolla would have been my second choice, but my experience driving one of these long distance (as a rental car) is the driver's seat provides no lumbar support and my back will ache after about two hours ...behind the wheel. That left the i30. I bought a 2014 model, with 34,000km on the clock, in a private sale. After nine months of ownership, what follows is my list of pros and cons. Pros: (1) The locally tuned suspension provides superb handling. (2) The car feels well planted on the road. (3) The engine has good power for a 1.8, albeit high up in the rev range. (4) The six-speed auto is very smooth and always chooses the right gear. It also downshifts automatically as you slow down. (5) Build quality is excellent, i.e. no squeaks or rattles; the dashboard and door trim are made from soft touch materials; the doors feel heavy and close with a solid thunk. (6) The seats are supremely comfortable and provide excellent back support on long journeys. (7) Excellent all-round visibility from the driver's seat.
Purchased in January 2020 for $15,000.00.
Much better than expected
Bought the car, a 2007 build 2.0 litre petrol 5 speed manual hatch just over a year ago with about 315,000 km up. Now at 325,000 kays. Going well, no real problems. Good reliable vehicle and fairly economical - just under 7L/100k fuel consumption.
Handles quite well and is fairly nippy on the road.
Engine is powerful enough without being amazing.
Clutch and gearbox pretty good, gearbox much better after an oil change.
Pretty roomy inside and carries big stuff without problems thru the hatch and folding rear seats.
Didn't cost much so I didn't expect much but it's been way better than I would've believed.
Good little car.
Purchased in October 2019 at Facebook Marketplace for $3,400.00.
Great car, heaps of features, but horrible programming/tech
I have had an i30 SR Premium for 7 months now. It is a well built car, love the leather seats, sunroof and has decent power. At the same time, I think it looks a bit girly compared to other hot hatches, but I really dislike the tech/programming in the car.
Here are the problems:
- I normally drive with recirculate on the vents so I don't have to breath the exhaust of the car in front of me. The fresh air intake is very low, obviously at the level of the exhaust of the car in front. The problem with this car is whenever you put on defrost on or ...
Purchased in March 2020 for $27,000.00.
Long term owner, no regrets!
Have owned my 2016 activex since new and it has been amazing. I have had no mechanical issues with the car, and have been impressed with servicing through Hyundai as each service has been the exact capped cost with no surprises! Had a slight issue early on with carplay/Bluetooth and bad call quality, however this was rectified promptly with a software update within the cars system. Car drives beautiful both in the city and country highways, nice and quiet and smooth. Very happy with the car and plan on keeping it (even though when I purchased I intended to upgrade at the 4-5 year mark). Boot is very spacious and the flat fold rear seats have been very handy when moving house and could fit large items such as a TV cabinet and hall table!
Purchased in December 2016 for $20,800.00.
Failed DCT gearbox and horrible customer service
I purchased a PD Hyundai i30 SR PREMIUM brand new back in 2017.
The car itself is great and packed full of features.
I drove it daily in heavy stop/start traffic and clocked up close to 22,500 km per year.
Capped price servicing is great and they updated the maps for free.
I first ran into issues with the DCT transmission at around 10,000kms. Car felt rough in first gear creeping in traffic, weird vibration on take off and hesitant when taking off at roundabouts nearly causing an accident.
Purchased in June 2017.
As good as a mercedes.
I bought a 2018 2Litre premium and I love it. I came out of a 1994 Falcon which didn't have all the bells and whistles my i30 has. I love all the safety features.....Although I don't use my sunroof and hot and cold seats very much, it is nice to know they are there. The other day I wasn't paying as much attention as I should and alarms went off to tell me I was gaining on the car in front of me too fast!! I also love the adaptive cruise control......it slows and speeds up by itself.
My friend bought a mercedes 250 and is totally jealous as he paid twice as much for much the same features.
Purchased in May 2019 at Hyundai Dealers for $30,000.00.
Good features, failed DCT engagement
The car was fun to drive until 40,000 KMs. I love adaptive cruise control and lane assist. The interior is great and Android Auto and Apple car play is good too.
However, I bought this car because of its 150 kw power and DCT transmission. Unfortunately the car has lost its edge and doesn't drive as it used to be. Took it to dealership and was told that all 4 alloy wheels are bent. They performed the relearn of adaptive values and the car still hasitates during low speed around round about and turns.
Purchased in September 2018 for $30,000.00.
Questions & Answers
This morning my i30 made the freezing warning sound without the ice light coming up on the dashboard. The sound went on for much longer than it would normally if it was letting me know about temperature and happened about 5 times on a 10 minute journey. Does anybody know why or what it means?
Sorry I'm in Australia
My reverse camera doesn’t beep when close to fence or anything,how do I fix that
Why steering power very heavy on new facelift i30 hatch active?
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Steel||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm||120kW @ 6200rpm|
|Max Torque||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm||203Nm @ 4700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017||Jan 2017|
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