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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.
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.
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.
It has a spacious boot load capacity and the features are very useful and it’s recommended for a family who loves travelling even in long trips carrying a lot of baggage.
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.
It’s a good everyday vehicle.
My organisation has the Hyundai i30 as their company car of choice. It’s quite comfortable and the CarPlay feature is great, especially for my iPhone and the longer drives. It’s relatively economical for a car of its size.
Purchased in July 2017.
ticks all the boxes except one
I love this car, has features that are helpful like the speed camera warnings. I use the car for Ubering so fuel cost are noticeably higher. At start of refueling you can reset the mileage use per full tank, it reads around 643km but at best I get
480kms. Eco mode and normal mode makes no difference so I drive in normal to get the car's full power out of it, Eco mode restricts the acceleration resulting in cars behind are tailgating at times. Otherwise would definitely recommend this car.
Purchased in January 2019 for $25,000.00.
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.
Really Good Car for the Money!
For around $22K this is a good vehicle. Adelaide roads suck as there are metal plates just where your tyres go everywhere. I thought I would need a 4WD but the i30 does a good job generally. They say they fine-tuned the suspension for Australian conditions - seems like they probably succeeded.
There is lots of room inside the car - probably a bit like a car of old in one way - you feel like you are one a bench seat, not in your own cockpit. This is not to say the seats are not comfortable, they are, even the back seats are not too bad having ...travelled for some time sitting on them. The car has good features such as the tyre pressure monitoring which has already caught a slow-leak puncture in time for me prior to a long trip. You can get some reasonable length items into the boot/car area when you lay the back and passenger front seats down. The rear-view camera is very useful for parking and plain reversing out of a park. The car has a diagnostics module that you can Bluetooth to use Hyundai apps to see all sorts of things that your vehicle is doing. The 12-month fixed cost servicing is acceptable. I am suspicious because the brake fluid changes are missing and car crews just love to invent additional things to try yo out on and get more money. They did not try it on in the first service. The 5-year warranty is good - as is the included Roadside assist. One thing that grates is the GPS - they don't update it very often (never in the 12 months that I have had mine) and when you get outside of larger centres like Adelaide some of the smaller roads don't exist in the GPS. You have to operate a TomTom simultaneously to get serious help at times. Another is the speedometer is out by about 8-10% and I use my TomTom to give me an accurate speedo. The interesting thing about this is that your fuel consumption looks better than it is and you are actually doing less Km than is stated - by up to 10%. Hyundai are no orphan in this regard of course. Another thing that is not winning any brownie points is the delay in the auto transmission. Sometimes when you try to move off quickly the vehicle acts like it has a flat spot and just does not move as you expect it to and what it does do normally. The mechanics say that it is what it is - but it can almost be dangerous at times and I find myself saying 'Move you slug' - or words to that effect :-). It does not do this all the time - but it can be unnerving in city driving when it chooses the wrong time to do it. The vehicle is very comfortable on long trips and the A/C works well. I was not that impressed with the after-sales service where I bought it from and found Reynella Hyundai to be really helpful and customer focused, so I now get it serviced there instead (I just don't get companies that don't understand customer service, especially when that is their core business - but that is the good thing about competition, eh!) Cars are cars - but overall you usually need to have one, so overall I like this vehicle, it is comfortable to drive, is priced right and am not disappointed with the purchase. It is my first Hyundai anything, but at this point in its ownership cycle and my experience with it, I would probably buy another Hyundai.
Purchased in January 2018 at Adrian Brien Hyundai for $22,000.00.
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 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.
Great car, I love it!
The 2017 I30 has proven to be a great little car, I get approximately 9L of fuel to every 100kms. The seats are comfy, it has great Bluetooth and steering wheel accessories. It shows you tyre pressures and has warning lights when they get low. I have only had one service so far and there was no issues. The only downfall I can point out is the GPS device, the issue with this is it does not recognise a lot of addresses, even addresses that are old and should be on there. Overall I would give it 4 stars (would be 5 if the GPS Was more efficient)
- i30 GD (2012-2016)
Great car but still can be improved!
I bought this car brand new in 2016. It’s great little car with lots of boot space and leg rooms. But not enough power and torque!! On the highway and up the hill with 3 adults on board this car really short of breath! And the road noise from the tyre is little annoying. Apart from this two issues, it’s a fantastic car.
Enjoying the vehicle
We purchased the car due to needing a runabout rather than rely on the family vehicle. We haven't been disappointed. Cheap on fuel, travels well. Suits the drops offs and pick ups along with taking the kids to their after school and weekend activities. Nothing but praise. Enjoy the experience.
Great fuel economy
Rented this on a recent trip to Brisbane - Wowo I loved it. Boy has this brand come along since I was a kid and they are getting into the performance side of things with the N series too now which are rivalling VW Golf. I really couldn't fault the car in any way - perhaps finish quality on some of the internal surfaces if you pushed me but it was not a problem. Mine was an auto an it was getting under 6l per100kms on the freeway - outstanding!
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I have a 2016 Hyundai i30 which I absolutely love. The paint seal seems to be coming off on the rear door handles and the back of the hatch. Has anyone else had this happen? What can I do about it?
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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