Huyndai i30 PD 1.6L Turbo Petrol T-GDi SR (2017-2018) has been discontinued and replaced by Huyndai i30 PD 1.6L Turbo Petrol T-GDi N Line.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic car with a cracking little turbo!
I bought an i30 SR DCT (now the N-Line in their line up) brand new in November 2018. Paid just under $25k for it after they gave me a $5k trade in. I've had the car for 7 months now and I've done just over 18,000 klms. I use this car every day, mostly for highway driving and I haven't had a single problem with it. Android auto, Radar cruise control, Lane keeping assist and Blind spot monitoring are all features I could not live without now! Especially radar cruise, it takes the stress out of highway driving. Even with a turbo, the car uses a li...ttle bit less fuel than my old 2009 Lancer which had a standard 2.0 engine. I usually use between 5.5-6.5L/100klm on my mostly highway commute. It runs on 91 unleaded too. Many other cars in this league (Focus, Astra, Golf) require 95 premium fuel. Whilst the DCT gearbox takes some getting used to, it is fantastic for overtaking. Super quick and responsive when you need it. It isn't so smooth in bumper to bumper traffic because of the nature of the gearbox but I'm rarely ever in that sort of traffic for longer than 2-3 minutes a day. The car is very quiet on all but rough/coarse highway roads and handles really well. Put it in sport mode and the beast is really unleashed. It goes like it is possessed! If you are looking for something sporty, with a bit of luxury but you don't want to break the bank, then an i30 SR (or N-Line in their 2019 line up) is amazing value. Especially if you don't really want to spend an extra $10-14K on a Golf GTi or something similar.
Purchased in November 2018 at Hyundai Dealers for $29,888.00.
Better daily than i30n and Focus ST
So far been loving the car. Mine is the i30 SR 2018 MANUAL. Before buying it, I test drove on 3 occasions the i30N and the Focus ST as well. My main focus was to get the engaging feeling of the manual and turbo engine, but some creature comforts and tech features. I know, they are on different leagues, but all of them have the same overall interior size and Manual gearboxes.
The i30N, even in comfort mode was harsh in city driving and potholes were felt through out my spine. The pops and crackles from the exhaust were a blast, though. Very fas...t. The Focus ST was fun, but after 30minutes, I got sick of fighting the massive torque steer, every time I went near the throttle. Also the suspension was very much for track usage. Also very fast and such a waste on mostly city driving. The i30SR on the other hand was very composed and grown up, like a sleeper. If you step on, it it goes, faster than you can actually use on a real-world scenario. The suspension is firm but comfortable. The shifter is notchy on the right amount and havent been tiresome on the las 11 months of daily heavy traffic usage during rush hour. On the weekends I take it to some mountain roads and have a blast on it. Amazing all rounder. Zero complaints.
Purchased in May 2018.
The best small car ever!
I absolutely love my Hyundai i30 SR - i use this daily to get to and from work and interstate when visiting family,
I have no issues - the turbo in this gets my vote
it looks and feels good to drive and i highly recommend this to everyone that ask about it.
Purchased the i30 SR with sunroof in July 2017. What a fantastic car. Looks good. Runs great. Highly recommend if you are after a small car. Very cheap to run and get approximately 600kms to a full tank of petrol. The interior looks great. The GPS and in car software is very easy to use. Also has wireless charging for phones - how convenient no cords
Happy I made move from my previous European car
Bought my SR as a demo 12 months ago. Came out of a turbo diesel European car. Am very happy with my hyundai. Has all options I was seeking. Great service and insurance prices compared to what I was paying. Only thing I miss is sometimes lacks power. My cruise control is playing up (turns off) and plug and play over last 12 months has become sluggish but hoping these can be rectified. Overall very happy with car. Stylish and practical. Interior roomy. Visually good and easy to park. Love my sunroof. Would definitely recommend this car. Dealers...hip were great, easy to deal with and no sales pressure. Update at January 2019 Cruise control cannot be fixed - to me it’s not really a cruise control. If going down hills on slight decline it turns itself off. My old car did not do this. Service tells me this is how cruise control works, not many cars will brake and hold the speed. My European car did. Plug and play is working much better since an update. Seems whenever apple changes iOS then Hyundai need to update their system and in turn we need to get ours updated or you have issues with it. Still happy with my car for price and functionality.
I love this car
Last car was a Ford Focus which I loved
Before that had an alpha Romeo
This is the best car so far
The i30 SR is a wonderful fun car
It has plenty of acceleration but is also full of sensible and useful options
And the 5 year warranty is the deal clincher
Good.... but not great
I bought the i30SR after being surprisingly disappointed with the Mazda 3 SP25.
The level of kit in thei30 is pretty much on a par with the SP25 GT. And the i30 made me smile compared to the SP25 lack of raising even a slight grin.
I’ve had the car since Easter ( 2018 build) and whilst overall I’m happy with it, there are a few niggles.
Since picking up the car I’ve done mostly city driving and 1 longer trip to the blue mountains.
The niggles are:
Purchased in March 2018 at Hyundai Dealers for $28,500.00.
You take our money and leave us with a multi coloured car
We have been sold a car with panel damage and now the front of the car is 2 different colours.
3 and a half months on Hyundai’s so called customer service are forcing me to resolve this in V-Cat.
The initial problem was panel damage in the front grille that I was told by the dealer that they had many new i30’s with the same issue, so be careful if you are buying a i30.
PATHETIC CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!
Hyundai i30 SR - very good
Traded in an old (and loved) XR6 as I’m now doing more travel to work (80km per day) - don’t really notice the i30 as being that much smaller inside, it fits two car seats in the back with ease. Side by side with the old XR6, not that huge a difference.
Likes - leather seats with good side bolstering, sat nav and map system are excellent, cruise control easy to use, adaptive cruise excellent, tyre pressure monitor is great, sport mode is great, great speed off the mark, plenty of guts when overtaking, bluetooth very good, phone calls easy an...d loud enough, apple car play works as advertised, electric handbrake adds to space and premium feel, like that the infotainment screen sits high on the dash so not looking down, infotainment with speed indicator and traffic alerts is a real asset, brakes fine, fuel economy as advertised, handling fine, internal storage good, hard plastics can live with, 18inch wheels look great, can use 91ULP, buying process with Hyundai was really good also. To date (6 months) have had zero mechanical issues. Dislikes - reverse camera a bit blurry, ride can be a bit jerky up to 60kmh (not as smooth as a VW Golf), would have got a different colour instead of white (silver would look better), would like back support for the driver seat, Digital radio doesn’t work in Newcastle, not the most quiet with road noise. I’d definitely recommend one though. Paid $28k drive away, when the same spec level Golf would have been $37k. Easy choice. Golf drives slightly better and has a slightly more premium feel. Pretty close run though, another generation and they’ll likely be on par...
i30 SR is a hot hatch!
I can't believe the features in this car! There are more features in this car than most base model luxury cars and half the price! I just picked up my new car yesterday and it will take me a while to explore all the features in this car. Such smooth performance, solidly built and luxurious on the inside. The black leather seats with red stitching truly grabbed my attention and didn't let me go! I've been looking for a new car for most of the year and when I drove this one I was totally sold! So much interior space, great boot space and design. I'm looking forward to selecting Sport mode this weekend and seeing what it can do with that fuel efficient yet powerful 1.6 turbo that puts out 150kW!
No wonder it is winning multiple car of the year awards
Replaced a Top of the range 2014 Holden Calais V which we had for three years. Coming down a couple of sizes would appear to be a brave choice, but aside from missing about 120 litres of boot space our new I30 SR has not disappointed in any other area. Before the Calais we had 2 Hybrid Camrys and the economy of the i30 which is a performance model is about half way between the Hybrids and the Calais, which is a good result. The i30 SR has similar performance to the Calais but is easier to drive on longer trips. The Calais was a lovely car, bu...t being big it had to be manhandled around corners and such. The i30 has light but positive controls with nice direct steering and confidence inspiring brakes. My favourite feature and one of the incentives for the update was the autonomous cruise which works seamlessly. I also find the Android Auto feature very handy. Being able to use Google maps on the fly as well as the built in GPS if necessary proved very handy on a recent driving holiday. I've done almost 11,000 kilometres in the first 4 months and aside from a couple of hiccups with the Blind spot monitoring software the ownership experience has been brilliant. Between myself and my wife we have had 4 different i30's in the last 9 years and they continue to get better and better.
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||150kw @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||265Nm @ 1500-4500rpm|
|Release date||Jan 2017|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2018|
|Replaced by||Huyndai i30 PD 1.6L Turbo Petrol T-GDi N Line|
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