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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.
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
- Verified purchase
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 (unlike some of its competitors); 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 A$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.
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 A$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 A$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.
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 A$30,000.00.
Death Trap WARNINING!!
Never leave anyone in the car with the windows up..not for a second. The locks will automatically go into deadlock stage..I was sitting in the car for a min when the doors locked...I could not open the doors from the inside. Nothing worked...the only thing that saved me was the remote by unlocking it...if the remote battery was dead or the remote itself fails..you're dead! Unless you smash the window.
Keep your children away from these cars..never let your children ride in one of these cars without you...even if your family member or fiends own...
Purchased in January 2011 for A$2,500.00.
Great car for the money and plenty of kit!
We purchased our i30 in January 2020, it having been a 2019 demo vehicle. We’d had an older i30 diesel wagon but it was getting on in years so we updated.
The current i30 is a really good car, comfortable, reliable with many great features. The Notebook type instruments are clear although we are still working our heads around the GPS and Apple CarPlay. We’re not the best technos! The car has now done 16000 kms and the only real complaint I had was that the door seals worked themselves away from the doors on occasions but our dealership remedied...
- i30 PD 2.0L Petrol GDi Go (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
I use this car for work. It has a kick and good motor.
I drive it every day. Its due for service soon, but seems prefect and can not complain. Very good car
Reliable with a few faults.
Brought the i 30 CW in 2012. No problems so far. It is a diesel so has adequate torque to move the car. Good build quality and finish. No major repairs apart from servicing and replacement of brake pads and an engine mounting. However the drivers seat is not the best design and haven't been able to find the ideal position to suit me. Interior gets very hot even in slightly warm weather as the tinting is not the best. Otherwise no complaints. Reliable and robust.
Purchased in January 2012.
The design is nice but it's not a robust car
I liked the design and features, however the car is very tinny any minor impact results in a big damage. I find the quality of steel is not the same as in German or even most Japanese cars.
Purchased in September 2014.
I wasn’t impressed with this car as the ride was very bumpy. Granted, our roads aren’t the best in Australia but with the suspension on this car I felt every bump in the road.
Great little car
This car is the perfect run around car. I don't recommend for families at all. It is quite small trying to get babies in and out, you end up hurting your back.
Smooth driving. Perfect for learner or first cars.
- Verified purchase
So happy I went with Hyundai i30
This was my first brand new car! I love it
Everyone comments on it
Its amazing value for money and quality!!
I cant believe how big the boot is for a smaller car and its looks are amazing since they updated the model!
Im so happy with it and love driving it!
Nice car until it breaks down
The car itself is fine when it works. Nice to drive and great arrange of features.
However, our Hyundai SR has been horribly unreliable in its first year. Car has already broken down twice and sits in the dealership today. Worst of all Hyundai Customer Care is shocking. They deflect all issues to the dealer and all repersentatives I've spoken to are rude.
Don't make the mistake of thinking Hyundai are now world beaters. They still seem to sell unreliable cars with a poor quality of service.
Purchased in September 2018.
Would I buy a HYUNDAI i30 again? The answer is NO!!!!!
My auto HYUNDAI i30 was purchased brand new in October 2016 at a Sydney HYUNDAI dealership. At the time of purchasing, the dealer gave me a great deal with window tinting, side rails, mats, & back window sun guard. The mileage on this car is minimal & has been regularly serviced by the Hyundai dealership. I love the car, especially the seating which enables you to see over the bonnet, it performs brilliantly on the road, has guts when you need it, etc.
BUT, in the period I have owned the car, the list of issues that I have experienced have put...
- i30 PD 2.0L Turbo Petrol T-GDi N Performance (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
i30 N Performance - WOW.
+ Over 200kw hot hatch for just 42k on the road
+ Drives like a regular i30 when commuting, then hit N mode, and ___WHAM!!!!____ it just LAUNCHES.
+ Fixed price service for life of car (relatively cheap)
+ Great quality interior
+ Has been reliable so far (12k)
+ Economical, even when sticking the boot in occasionally
+ Kids love it. Perhaps a little too much!
+ Does'nt "stand out", a definite sleeper.
- Did have a wiring issue early on, seatbelt reminder kept going 'bing bing' when I hit a bump, drove me crazy, but Hyundai service team fixed it after 3 short visits (all planned as they worked through simple to more complex troubleshooting processes, which was understandable)
It has a spacious boot load capacity and the features are very useful and it’s recommended for a family who loves travelling even in long trips carrying a lot of baggage.
Questions & Answers
Asked dealer to check steering at service as advised by mechanic when getting pink slip. Hyundai service technician said steering fine then I had car accident as lost control if steering. No one is helping me. Injured car written off and I don’t know what to do
I have a 2013 i30 and the last few weeks my maps with beep and change to the latitude and longitude screen by itself then will go back to the maps again over and over, has this happened to anyone else. Thanks
Hi, does anyone know where in the navigation settings I can turn off the “you are exceeding the speed limit” voice. Very loud and distracting and happens when we go from 99 to 100.
Many thanks :)
I never found a specific way to do that either - I've turned down the volume entirely on traffic alerts, so I don't hear it at all - I don't need a voice telling me about school zones, cameras, zebra crossings, ice-cream trucks etc etc. It's just annoying. Have a play in the settings, I can't remember where exactly...
|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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