Hyundai i30 FD (2007-2012) has been discontinued. See all Hyundai Hatchbacks.
Probably the best car I’ve ever had
I’ve had Hyundai i30 since 2012, it’s a 2011 but got a good deal because it was last of the line (the best batch of cars). It maybe only a 1.6 with a 4 speed auto, I can tell this car is cheap to maintain, the ride quality is excellent, you could carry a lot of luggage in this little hatchback and excellent reliability. This car has a good stock stereo with decent speakers, Hyundai wanted to spend a few dollars extra per a car for a happier customer. It has a mix of the good old school and newer tech features. It has a mechanical handbrake, ins...trument display and steel wheels(sadly newer cars don’t have these features anymore) while it incorporates a bluetooth phone/stereo which is easy to operate and the ESP and airbags (aka insurance write-off dangerous poppng pillows LOL), electric power steering etc. The downsides are the electrics aren’t perfect, my model has no cruise control (the old systems can are dangerous). The FD i30’s have IRS which contribute to a better ride quality while later i30’s have a rear torsion beam which is a cost cutting measure. It’s no surprise many of these were sold and many are still on the road today. Forget those glamorous European BMWs, Audi’s, Renault’s etc, Hyundai makes real cars for real people. I hope my car can last forever
Purchased in January 2012.
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.
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 $2,500.00.
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.
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.
Purchased in February 2015 at Hyundai Dealers for $12,000.00.
BEST CAR YET
Value for money Good warranty Great on fuel Good resale value and Just a totally great family car I have had mine since 2010 and its the family car we use daily
Purchased in January 2010 for $24,500.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Comfort all around!
Love this medium sized beauty. Short trip or long trips it always is a pleasure to drive. It has comfort great features and handles very well.
The interior is sporty and looks very modern with plenty of storage in the doors the center console and glove box. The Hatch has plenty of room for groceries and the spare tyre is hidden and unnoticeable. For extra space just fold the back seats down and i can fit my whole drum kit easily in minutes.
The exterior is also sporty looking with a touch class. The 2.6ltr engine has plenty of go and even with...
Purchased in December 2018 at Hyundai Dealers for $24,500.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Bought brand new, had lots of issues with car and dealer. Will never buy Hyundai again.
Bought new from Hyundai dealer, had trouble with the transmission from day one, zero km on the clock. Took it back 7 times in the five months I owned it.
On its visits to the dealer they :-
Adjusted the cables to the transmission
Changed the transmission oil, thinking it was wrong oil from the manufacturer
Took the transmission out and replaced 2nd gear synchro. Gave it me back, then wouldn't go into 5th on the way home from the dealer. Took it back again and demanded a new transmission be fitted as I was now fed up going back and forth to the dealer.
I was told Hyundai will repair the transmission as part of their warranty agreement, but will not replace it so I sold it back to the dealer at a $3,000 loss after 5 months.
Purchased in March 2013.
Great little car!
Bought a base model 2009 SX 1.6 CRD manual last year with 104K on the clock. Now at 111K, and am more than happy with the car. Diesel engine is excellent! Plenty of power and overtakes with ease. Would recommend to anyone that wants a real fuel miser and spends more time on open highway and country roads than on city and suburban streets.
Fantastic turbo diesel mated to a more than adequate 5 speed box. Great grunt and torque for such a small motor, and amazingly efficient. Gets around low 5 L/100km regularly. Pulls like a champ up...
Purchased in November 2019.
great reliable car
no major issues, daily transport, cheap services haven't had to replace brakes yet. it has 180000kms on the clock. Fuel economy is 7.3l per 100kms. 5 speed is under geared a 6th gear would be great on the highway.
Purchased in November 2009 for $30,000.00.
Great car that went the distance
I bought my 2009 i30 new. It is a 2L manual. I averaged around 500-600kms per week for the last 5 years and it is now just at around 220,000. I have maintained regular services, oil checks, tire pressure etc. so it has been well maintained over the last 10 years, but nothing crazy or out of the ordinary. It has been a great car and has taken me on epic road trips all along the east coast and inland Australia, as well as my heavy daily driving. It has been reliable and fairly low in surprise maintenance until it hit the 200,000 mark (which to me...seems completely reasonable). A couple of fixes needed along the way: - It needed a new clutch at around the 6 year mark (maybe around 100,000). The mechanic told me it was a know fault for the clutch to wear quickly in these cars, but I am fully aware that I was never taught to drive a manual 'properly' and often rode the clutch around corners. A bad habit I have since fixed, so not sure if it can be put down to the car itself. No issues since. - The mechanics in the drivers window needed to be replaced twice. Again, I was told this is a fault in the cars. - At around 180,000 the steering wheel started to 'knock' and clunk. I have been told this is the steering column needing to be replaced and (again) this is an issue in the make of the car. Full disclosure, I haven't gotten it fixed yet, it does not appear to impact the steering, but I am aware that it is better to fix it than ignore it. Once I hit the 200,000k mark the car just generally started to wear. Other than the cost to replace the steering column, the aircon has just gradually degraded and I have had two of the major pipes fixed, and now need a third under the dash replaced. These odds and ends repairs are just getting closer together and the cost is starting to cancel out the value of the car, so time for an upgrade. I would happily get the steering column fixed in the hope it would keep on rolling for another few years, but then the aircon went and a few smaller things happened, just indicating that these unexpected maintenance costs were going to just keep coming now that the car is so well used. I only write the issues to share what could be expected if you purchase one of these down the track. Honestly though, up to the 180,000 mark this car was an utter dream and great value for money. I'm sad to be saying goodbye.
Diesel engine died at 61,000 k.
74 y/old pensioner, use it around town. Pulled up at lights, and while waiting, heard a slight klunk, klunk from the motor. Went around the corner to my service place and asked the lads to check it out. Walked home. got phone call 5 hours later, called back and this is what I found. The slipper bearings at number 3 piston had collapsed. Five grand for a motor, (incl.) labour.. I WILL be in touch MR. HYUNDAI.
November 28th 2018 Update: Further on the diesel Hyundai i30 with the destroyed crankshaft, conrod, and bearings.
I wrote Hyundai i...n Sydney, they are SO arrogant to customers, they didn`t even answer my letter, just returned my camera card with a plain piece of paper. I wrote Slater & Gordon (allegedly the toughest in the business.) Same result as from Huyndai. Dunno where to go next. I`m telling Australia this to let you all know of the power of multi national cockheads, who come here, sell us their Korean KRAP, and treat us all like trash. Fred Harbas. January 6th 2019 Update: Continuation of my experience with Hyundai It has become the joy of my 74 years to know that almost 5000 people have read my review, and I KNOW that the way I was treated by the company has turned many folk off this marque. I have lost $5000 in rectifying their factory fault, but i`m sure that their loss is much greater
Amazing, affordable and fuel efficient car
Have owned the car second hand for about 1.5yrs. So far the car has been incredible. Whilst being a cheaper car to purchase, the quality seems to be very good still. Previous Hyundai models and some later i20s struggled with poor manufacturing but this model has been fantastic.
Handles, visors seats etc all are very durable and have shown no signs of failing. Fuel efficiency is also great with about 7.5L/100kms
I love my car
This is a comfortable, economical and reliable car. It drives like a bigger car, it is safe with five airbags and yet the running costs are very low. Will buy another one soon to upgrade it, would have no hesitation to buy it again.
It has a lot of leg room and fits five adults comfortably.
Absolutely love this car. Have decided I will keep it until it dies. Fantastic fuel economy and has excellence take off and breaking capacity, I have never felt unsafe in this car. It feels like it hugs the road when you drive it. Not noisy and very comfortable for the driver - can't honestly say about passengers though.
Excellent space in the boot plus back seat can be folded down flat. I have shown lots of people how to get their seats flat that also have the i30 and they all love the car even more when they find that out. Most hilarious thing is that there is an A/C in the glove compartment... mmm love me a cold manual.
Has all the basic connectivity for audio which is super handy. Honestly love this car so much, just perfect.
Questions & Answers
my interior fan has stopped working. all fuses and relays are ok. it did this once before then fixed itself after a couple of days. ????
I have a Hyundai i30 2011 which I bought second hand 4 years ago. Recently my dash lights turn off intermittently - everything else appears to work but all lights on the speedometer/tachometer/odometer not working. When I have taken my car to mechanic or auto electric the problem can’t be replicated and therefore not resolved! Does anyone have ideas of what could be going wrong?
Hi there i have hyndai i30 1.6 petrol 2011.it gives me a problem whn m drive it in the freeway it start to cut and i change a petrol pump still it cut. only whn m driving over 110 to 120 speed someone help me please?
Get an answer from our members
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||53 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||105kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||186Nm @ 4600rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2007|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2012|
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.