Hyundai i30 hatchback (2007-2011)
- Low price and brilliant warranty
- High levels of standard equipment
- Lots of cabin space
- No version is very quick
- Some cabin plastics could be better
- Interior design slightly bland
It's competitively priced, but the Hyundai i30 is not a budget car - it's much better than that! In fact, it was placed top in the 2010 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, with owners heaping praise on the car's quality, reliability and low running costs. While it doesn’t quite offer the same sense of class or quality as a Volkswagen Golf - or offer the styling flair of a Honda Civic - it feels built to last. What's more the engine line-up is economical and the cabin is comfortable and spacious. Add to that a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and the i30 is well worth considering.