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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.
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.
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.
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.
Love my i30!
I purchased the car in 2013. I was concerned about a smaller car after having had a Magna sedan and a Ford wagon (work car). I need not have worried. It is the best car I have ever had. I love it. It is so roomy, front and especially in the back for passengers' legs. I do short, medium and long trips and it has never let me down. The car is serviced yearly. I drive it most days. It is as good as if I had brought it yesterday. Not sure that today's car would match this one! Plenty of boot room. Great fuel economy - 9.5/100KM. Would recommend this car, even for a second car.
Purchased in June 2013 at Nunawading Hyundai for $29,990.00.
Not a single issue. I love my car!
I purchased my Hyundai i30 GD Series II back in 2016 and I haven't had a single issue since.
It still runs like it is brand new! The customer service I received from Hyundai when buying my car was amazing and I am so glad I chose this car.
I have always kept my services regular and not once have I had any problems. The internal sound recording system is my favorite part!! I can record any songs I love on the radio or my phone and listen to them later.
Purchased in January 2016 at Sinclair Hyundai Penrith for $26,000.00.
Running good since 2010
In the beginning, I under estimate Korean car. I bought SLX 2.0L Fuel model that came with leather steering cover and leather gear handle.
It's been 9 years still running great. low maintenance service. Big space for luggage.
The fuel ratio is around 10/100KM.
Wouldn't drive any other car but my i30 !!
My i30 is dependable, comfortable, speedy, economic on fuel, looks good, mechanically sound and never had a problem with it in over 4 years of ownership :o)
I drive it every day, some short and some long trips - good as gold.
I have my i30 serviced twice a year and the mechanic always gives me great reports.
There's a lot of cars out there, I'd thoroughly recommend my i30 - 100% :o)
Purchased in May 2015 at Hyundai Osborne Park.
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lOVE MY I30 WAGON ...
I have done 100km in my I30 and its still immaculate.
I am due for a service, fuel great as i'm traveling 90min a day to work and usually fill up one a week.
Purchased in August 2018 for $12,000.00.
Peeling steering wheel
My car is used on a daily basis for private use and I am the only driver.
I haven't even done 50,000kms in my car and I am having this problem with my peeling steering wheel.
My car is serviced regularly by the same mechanic.
Purchased in March 2014 for $22,999.00.
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS - 78,000 km's
I booked the vehicle into Challenger Ford Rockingham on 29th March 2019 for auto transmission repairs - I had covered myself with the extended warranty for 5 years at a cost of $1200. The vehicle was sent to Hyundai Service centre nearby and a new transmission valve body was fitted at a cost of $3000 (apparently... still awaiting paperwork to verify). The fault in the transmission remains according to Hyundai - they say they couldn't complete the repairs without a complete transmission overhaul or replacement - new transmission cost $9000 and o...verhaul approx $4000? - my $3000 claim under extended warranty has been totally used up - now I have a car (running very well I thought - until this major problem) with hassles and a real headache. Knowing what I know now I would never buy Hyundai, and do NOT buy extended warranty. It's all a bit of a game from where I sit. The matter is ongoing with Consumer Affairs. W Smeets
Purchased in November 2017 for $13,088.00.
Good car but disappointing Hyundai Customer Care
My Hyundai I30 has done 45,000km and at its' service I noticed a paint defect (see photo) on the column behind the driver's seat. The Hyundai dealer sent photos to Hyundai and I communicated with their Customer Care as well. Two panel beaters said the defect was due to "exteranl influences" - ? rubbing. I have driven for more than 50 years and have never had this issue before. The only thing I can guess as a possible cause was the seat belt flicking back and hitting this column when released, when the car was new.
Hyundai have declined to assist me in any way. The repair will cost $150. Their attitude is disappointing as I do not feel that I have caused the defect by recklessness or lack of care.
Purchased in April 2016.
Great little car, a few minor issues however
Traded in a 2015 Ford Focus due to the known transmission issues. Was happy to stick with Ford, however they only offered $10,000 for a car which was not even 2 years old with only 19,000Ks on the clock. Hadn’t even considered an i30, however the value for money was excellent. I purchased an i30 SR which came standard with leather seats, reversing camera, climate control, Apple CarPlay, push button start etc. While this is our second family car, it’s comfortable to drive in, even long distance trips. It does use a little more fuel than what I t...hought it would, however nothing of major concern. I have had a few issues with the car, one being that after a software update on my phone that when using CarPlay music would “clip” and “pop”, to the point where I couldn’t use CarPlay for music and maps. Hyundai said a software update would be released soon for this, however it took nearly a year for this to be done, and in the end I ended up receiving the update from someone off the internet, which fixed the problem right away. Second issue I had was a loud rattle from the dash, which sounded like 2 parts rubbing together. Whenever I went over a speed bump, or a slight dip in the road it sounded like the dash was smashing on the windscreen and about to crack. Took the car to Hyundai and they had it for a whole day and fixed the issue. Seems like part of the dash was rubbing on a pipe which was causing the issue. Haven’t had this noise come back since. Overall it’s a fantastic car, only wished I paid the extra $2000 and had the sunroof installed. Hyundai however were excellent with their trade in on my old Focus, offering $16,000 and with a bit of haggling back and forth, I drove away with only having to pay $10,000 out of pocket for my car, which was $29,000. This also included floor mats, tinted windows, paint protection (which I would never pay for) a full tank of fuel and a $1000 gift card. Looking at trading it in soon for maybe an SUV type of car, and while I don’t like the look of the Kona, a Tuson maybe on the cards.
Questions & Answers
Hi what does the red flashing light above the rev camera gd-02 mean
The camera cover on my 2015 i30 is jammed in the open position. What causes that to happen?
Car won't start every now and then - a message comes up saying there is no key nearby where in fact there is. We have two keys and seems to start with one but not so well with the other - do they have a battery which perhaps needs to be changed ?
Most keyless fobs have a small battery. You should be able to hold the suspect key fob up to the start button (as close as possible). The start button creates a small electric field that will enable the fob to respond if it is close enough.
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|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.8L|
|Max Power||107kW @ 6500rpm|
|Max Torque||175Nm @ 4700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2012|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2016|
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