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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 Makes it look more outdated.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.
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.
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...
Purchased in October 2016 at Hyundai Dealers for $26,000.00.
What is the five year warranty about.
Purchased a new 2018 Hyundai I30, not four months old yet. Washing it the other day I noticed a crack in the plastic surround in the handle of the tailgate. Rang the dealer where I purchased it, Lakes Hyundai, Qld. Was told that I would have to bring it in and have it looked at to see if it was covered by warranty. If it was, I would then have to wait until they got the part, then go back to have it fitted. Trip to Lakes Hyundai from my home one hour. Rang another Hyundai dealer, this one told me that the same plastic surround was cracking on a...lot of 2018 I30'S and they might recall them for this. Not good all around, part should be purchased by the dealer straight away and fitted by them when they get it. When I told a person at Lakes Hyundai that I was an hour away from the dealership he told me that I should look for a closer dealer. What does the five year warranty really cover.
Multiple Recalls, Wiring issues, Breaking issues, Electrical issues and blown trans before 200000ks
Purchased car second hand from a mechanic in 2015, it was 2 years old with 115,000ks on it, full service history. Within first year, two major re calls.. The car is great on fuel, 1.6l Turbo Diesel . by 2018 (car is 6 yrs old and only done 150,000ks.. the trans has gone completely... Full replacement is over 3k!!! Issue after issue with the car, only good thing about it is the boot space and the fuel economy. It makes me question how safe they are if the trans can blow driving on the freeway at 60ks...
Step up for Hyundai, but same misses let it down.
Overall, probably one of the best cars in it's price range, but it's not perfect.
Good design, spacious, great boot space and flexibility (flat seats, boot lip etc).
Seats are comfortable, although the quality of the leather isn't the best, and some of the plastics are a bit cheap.
Feels solid to drive and handling is really good and up there against cars that are priced well above.
Features and inclusions are also well above a car in this price range - you get a lot of bang for your buck IMO.
The engine handles well and has got some ...
2nd owner of 2010 i30cw Wagon, Auto 2.0 Petrol. Had only done 27000km when I bought it. Bought in 2015. Initially liked the performance, smooth ride, quiet. Comfortable. Plenty of leg room. Great wagon space. Car has now done 70000km. Within the first 10000 km started to notice faults.
1. Steering wheel not quite straight when travelling straight on flat road. Looks slightly as though turning right. Have had wheel alignment done and they did fix problem at my local Tyre-Right, but have had this done every 10000 km since bought car.
2. At...34000km noticed slight fault that I picked up. Acceleration and gear changes began to get qwerky. Felt the problem weekly, then at 36000km, daily. At 37000km transmission an absolute nightmare to drive. Took car to numerous places. Initially the Hyundai Dealership, a transmission workshop, another Service centre to get 2nd and 3rd opinions. In the end scary drive back to Hyundai Dealership. Car sitting there for 4-5 weeks trying to confirm if able to be fixed under warranty. END RESULT....NO WARRANTY. Had to get it fixed myself. 3. Using the power window buttons on drivers side to put the passenger window up. Doesn't work. Spasmodic, works less and less. On list to fix. 4. Washing car, rear hatch leaks, a lot. Obviously not sealing.
Not overly impressed!
Purchased a 2009 i30 for my son back in 2011. Was in excellent condition with around 20000kms on the clock. Over the next 4 yrs it encountered engine and transmission issues that took months to fix. The head units backlighting failed along with a universal in the steering. Got rid of the car at 40000kms!!
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
I30 SR Premium Don't waste your money go to the cheaper one HONESTLY
The car itself is a great car. travels well. Plenty of boot space and interior space, Dual control air con.
But the biggest Flaw is what Hyundai Know. Before I purchased I was told it would have apple play and android auto. This is not the case its been a year now and still nothing as promised.
So I get my car back from service the 1 year service. Hoping to get Android but didn't but the worst is my Navigation maps are 2014 3Q??? Yay You get 3 years free maps when you purchase the car so another words we will wait 3 years before an update?
We have an i30 Station Wagon 2011 and have had clunking noises near the left wheel for the last 6 months and a loud whirring noises on acceleration. We took the car to 2 different mechanics,one in May and August 2016 who were not able to find anything. Went to a third yesterday and they have said there is a lot of movement in the left hand drive shaft and suspect internal failure of the differential. We were told we need a new gear box which could range from $5000 - $6000! The warranty on the car expired on the 30th September 2016, however we have only done 77,000km. We think we should try and make a claim against the warranty...just doesn't seem right. Not what we were expecting from a car with a solid reputation around reliability
not good enough
Bought it new, the 2011 i30 2.0L hatchback in auto. Gearbox was replaced in the first year. Its four years in now and the Muffler is now rattling quite audibly and will be replaced as well. Fuel lid won't pop open properly, even after service techs at hyundai have adjusted. Lucky its still under warranty...
We've been servicing it Phil Gilberts, expensive and poorly done. Have had to return to them three times to get the gearbox sorted properly.
We chose this over the Honda civic and Mazda 3 coz of the price. Maybe stick to Jap cars next time.
Beware the i30
Hyundai have to rebuild my i30 transmission under warranty. It will be in the workshop for 1-2 weeks. Hyundai won't even provide a replacement vehicle whilst my lemon is being rebuilt. Their "customer service" team advised that even though i purchased the top of their range model, it was not enough good will from me to warrant a replacement vehicle to use during the two weeks. Bye bye Hyundai.
Poor acceleration, sounds like a lawn mower.
I30 Sportwagon - hmmmmmm getting over it!
The car has been good however I have had significant problems with the transmission and have had the driver door handle fly off never to be seen again twice now...both issues making the car unroadworthy...Not Happy Jan...getting these issues resolved has been a problem in itself trying to co-ordinate and get fixes authorised under warranty.
Ok it was a brilliant car. on diesel around 900 to 1000klms to a tank of diesel. I liked the car had it for under 2 years. I was the original owner had it serviced at Hyundai. ok, now I didn't get the capped price servicing so I pay a bucket load for services. It nearly died at 3000 klms, horn decided to not to work at 15k service, noticed blue smoke on start up. now I did always wait for the glow light to go off before starting it...
It was a manufactor fault with some.
Wires touching the block and glow plugs wouldn't work that was fixed ...
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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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