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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.
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, 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.
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.
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...
Purchased in January 2020 at John Hughes Car Sales for $21,500.00.
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
Purchased in January 2020 at Hyundai Dealers for $25,000.00.
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Hyundai i30 2018 model,, after car service and upgrading radio and navigation system, it now doesn’t give verbal alerts ,, like red light camera school zone warning road narrows. Why is this happening..
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|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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