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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.
Really good buy for the money!
N-line (non-premium) with DCT - purchased Dec 2020.
Just about to tick over to 3500 kms so thought I'd give my two-cents worth.
The negatives: as noted by other posters the DCT is a bit 'dopey' cruising around town at speeds less than 40-45km/h. It doesn't really 'settle' on a gear for long enough BUT the changes are still acceptable - you don't suffer any whiplash! Above 45-50km/h this problem is pretty much non-existent. Road noise on very coarse bitumen can be a little on the high-side.
Inevitably there is turbo lag - if you go from featheri...
Purchased in December 2020.
Very good and simple car
Great car that has been easy to drive and own for the last year. The base engine still has enough power and is fuel efficient. Not too expensive to buy.
Purchased in May 2019.
Great car for a great price
Have the manual version of this car and it's a pretty good all rounder. It can run on 91 which is odd for a turbo and I was able to get a brand new one for $24k so the value has held up really well.
Purchased in March 2020.
Next Level Hyundai
I recently purchased an i30 N Line Premium Sedan. I had a 2017/18 Elantra Elite which I really enjoyed driving and looked to update to a newer model. The Elantra has been replaced by the i30 Sedan. I contacted a few dealers about the i30 and one got back to me with the base model N Line. I took it for a drive and was impressed and then was offered a great deal on the premium and agreed. Waited about 3 weeks and since I have owned it I can say Hyundai have gone up a whole new level in their vehicles. I vary my driving from open roads to the inne...r CBD of Melb for work. Economy is great in ECO mode and I am getting around 6.0 and highway is around 5.2, if I put my foot down that goes out the window. The drive options are great and the dual clutch and 7 speed auto is a delight. With the turbo, the power to weight ratio is great and if you need to get up and go it's there. The interior is larger than my Elantra and being 6ft I am quite comfortable driving. It's lower than the Elantra which I like and the 18x8" wheels and independent rear suspension makes it a delight to drive. The extra additions for Driver assist are great and was an adjustment and in saying that I am even more impressed. The sound system is fantastic and the DAB Radio is welcome addition. The fixed price servicing is fantastic as well, all in all I can say I am really rapt with my new I30.
Purchased in February 2021 at Berwick Hyundai for $34,094.00.
What a nice surprise!
Was looking for a replacement for my 2018 X-Trail Ti which was a disappointment. It was a beautiful car to be a passenger in but really unpleasant to drive.
I was thinking something more nimble and practical having enjoyed a drive of my brother’s Kia Cerato S. Wanted maybe a Cerato GT but there weren’t any available at my dealership at the time.
It also sold Hyundai so thought I’d check out the offerings while there. Glad I did!
After an unexpected test drive, I bought the 2020 N-Line in Aug 2020.
1st the not so good: DCT in suburban traffic ...
Purchased in August 2020 at Col Crawford.
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.
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.
As good as a mercedes.
I bought a 2018 2Litre premium and I love it. I came out of a 1994 Falcon which didn't have all the bells and whistles my i30 has. I love all the safety features.....Although I don't use my sunroof and hot and cold seats very much, it is nice to know they are there. The other day I wasn't paying as much attention as I should and alarms went off to tell me I was gaining on the car in front of me too fast!! I also love the adaptive cruise control......it slows and speeds up by itself.
My friend bought a mercedes 250 and is totally jealous as he paid twice as much for much the same features.
Purchased in May 2019 at Hyundai Dealers for $30,000.00.
Great car for the money and plenty of kit!
We purchased our i30 in January 2020, it having been a 2019 demo vehicle. We’d had an older i30 diesel wagon but it was getting on in years so we updated.
The current i30 is a really good car, comfortable, reliable with many great features. The Notebook type instruments are clear although we are still working our heads around the GPS and Apple CarPlay. We’re not the best technos! The car has now done 16000 kms and the only real complaint I had was that the door seals worked themselves away from the doors on occasions but our dealership remedied...
Purchased in January 2020 at John Hughes Car Sales for $21,500.00.
I use this car for work. It has a kick and good motor.
I drive it every day. Its due for service soon, but seems prefect and can not complain. Very good car
Purchased in January 2020 at Hyundai Dealers for $25,000.00.
So happy I went with Hyundai i30
This was my first brand new car! I love it
Everyone comments on it
Its amazing value for money and quality!!
I cant believe how big the boot is for a smaller car and its looks are amazing since they updated the model!
Im so happy with it and love driving it!
Purchased in March 2019 at Hyundai Dealers.
i30 N Performance - WOW.
+ Over 200kw hot hatch for just 42k on the road
+ Drives like a regular i30 when commuting, then hit N mode, and ___WHAM!!!!____ it just LAUNCHES.
+ Fixed price service for life of car (relatively cheap)
+ Great quality interior
+ Has been reliable so far (12k)
+ Economical, even when sticking the boot in occasionally
+ Kids love it. Perhaps a little too much!
+ Does'nt "stand out", a definite sleeper.
- Did have a wiring issue early on, seatbelt reminder kept going 'bing bing' when I hit a bump, drove me crazy, but Hyundai service team fixed it after 3 short visits (all planned as they worked through simple to more complex troubleshooting processes, which was understandable)
Purchased in April 2019 at Hyundai Dealers for $40,500.00.
The Europe factor without the Euro poverty, my initial impressions.
My aunt and uncle had Hyundai's, they proved to be pretty good cars with little going wrong with them. My aunt had a 2000 model Hyundai Getz, and my uncle had a 1990 Hyundai excel manual, and that was a mighty car.
I think the two PD i30 actives are representatives of the improvements over the past model, and looks and feels Euro. The cars were borrowed for a while, and the cars have proven to be very well equipped and at a far better price than the Euro competitors. Where you will get poverty in a base model Euro i.e. VW, Audi, etc, unless y...ou opt for one of many packages and the ridiculous ups-selling involved, the i30 is generously equipped, and is pretty good overall. The 2.0l atmo petrol feels a little asthmatic, the conventional auto feels pretty good. The dual clutch tranny on the 1.6 turbo petrol and diesel feels a touch rough, but is rather a characteristic of a dual clutch around town at low speeds. The 1.6 turbo petrol is willing despite very slight lag. Not as refined as a conventional epiglide auto, and don't inch forward all the time in traffic with the 1.6DCT. take it out of gear and let it sit in neutral if you are stuck in traffic and are stationary for any period of time. Constant inching forward is very bad for a DCT. But still capable, and able to be lived with. The ride feels quite composed and steering feels quite sharp and direct. Though the higher trim models I believe come with a slightly firmer ride than base models. The front seats are comfortable but lack the comfort of the higher spec seats in the i30 premium variant due to the absence of heating and cooling as well as adjust-ability. Seat functionality is more limited in lower spec but better than many cheaper competitors. Whilst the i30 premium diesel is my car to buy, If you don't have a good understanding of diesel car preventative maintenance, or lack the inclination for maintaining the DPF on a diesel, or you just hate picking up the diesel nozzle at the bowser, go with petrol. it makes the most sense for virtually all car buyers. Petrol makes sense for 99% of modern day urban driving car buyers.
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.
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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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