Hyundai i30 hatchback (2007-2011): owner reviews

"Watch out Volkswagen, the i30 proves Hyundai has got what it takes to make it to the top. All it lacks is a bit of design flair."

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

68%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Other (2 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Other (7 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch (2 cases)
  • Suspension (5 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Other (2 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 Diesel Comfort, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Problems so far: Air Conditioning (twice), Corrosion of alloy wheels, Drivers door handle not operative. Constant blowing of interior light. Battery not holding it's charge, (replaced after 2.5 years from new) Auto transmission juddering at certain speed. Numerous faults with ESP. Servicing costs at Hyundai dealership can be high.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
has been trouble free since purchase other than a slight rattle on the top of dash.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Due to 4 speed Auto box, the fuel consumption is not the best.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
not had any problems yet with this car
Running Cost

3 out of 5

price of serviceing from main dealer expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
DRIVERS WINDOW WAS VERY SLOW TO CLOSE, FIXED AT SERVICE..
Running Cost

3 out of 5

CANT GET ANYWHERE NEAR 62MPG, AS PUT IN THE ADVERTS..WOULD BE PLEASED WITH 50 +...

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
small niggly faults but nothing major.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very good fuel economy, parts still covered by warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
Had a glow plug not working at 100% so dealer fitted new one under warranty no problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Has only cost me 1 tyre and next outlay will be mot test. First service to pay for will be 4th one.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
No major problems,bulbs and radio fault,also recently new steering rack fitted under warranty.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

excellent mpg,even commuting,however main dealer servicing is expensive for what is an easy job.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48
Review
Car has been faultless since purchased
Running Cost

5 out of 5

with up tp 70MPG on long journeys and 48 around town I AM VERY SATISFIED

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 gasoline 5dr

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
the brakes of the car are very bad and every time i hit the brakes the car is not stable and feels like its on water especially from the back and i don't know what to do , i don't feel secure each time i use the brake, pls need help :(

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Biggest pile of unreliable korean dog food i have ever had to endure

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Fantastic value for money, great economy, great build quality. A real alternative to the increasingly expensive golfs & focus's of this world, with a sensible price tag.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Love it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

E.S., 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good build quality all the extras you could want fitted as standard

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great little car - very satisfied

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Probably the best value car on sale today!!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

clasic, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good buy, reliable and safe, good equipment. Brand on the rise

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It great i liked the last 1 so much i bought the same car again and i`ve never don`t that before. Great value, reliability, comfort. Only 1 other car comes close and thats the cee`d but hyundai warranty is better.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent value for money, great car, love it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is a superb car & "does what is says on the tin"

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.4 Comfort

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The car is almost 7years old and has had all recommended servicing etc. until recently at 37,500 miles when the intermittent warning light came on. Up until then I loved the car and could find no serious fault with it. However a diagnostic check resulted in being advised I needed a new dashboard cluster, and on reading other reviews I see that has been quite a common fault. The dealer priced this job in excess of £1000 and would not tell me what the result would be if I didn't have this done. I have driven all sorts of cars for the last 60 years, some doing well in excess of 100,000 miles when I was working, and never, ever, have I come across this problem, making me assume it is peculiar to Hyundai and should be sorted by them, but they refuse point blank to have anything to do with it, citing the car's age. I maintain it must be a manufacturing fault. Rightly or wrongly it has sickened me with the car, especially as I learned how low its resale value is, and consequently I have put my daughter off buying a new one for herself and would not be recommending it to anyone, something I would not have said 3 months ago.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.6 diesel CRDi

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I bought this car from a Hyundai dealership. Up until last week I had very few issues. It was also serviced by the dealer for 3 of the last 4 years. It has only 70,000 miles. Last week there was a loud bang which I have subsequently found out was one of the pistons smashing off the top of the engine, shattering and destroying the engine! I'm still paying it off on HP till next March! I've never had a car do this before let alone one which is only 6 years old. I don't know how I could trust a Hyundai ever again.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Review
Although i do not drive many miles i have only had one problem with the car when the radio packed up 12 months ago and was replaced under warranty
Running Cost

4 out of 5

costs are only on fuel insurance and servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

67
Review
driver & passenger side locks had to be changed.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

excellent fuel consumption.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
The car is mostly reliable, never let me down, one or two issue that were resolved quickly by the dealer.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Miles per gallon is very good when driven calmly, but I normally leave things to that last minute and I think 51mpg is good for the way I normally drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
no problems in 26,000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Expected better MPG as I've a gentle right foot & cruise @ 60-65mph

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

mpg a little disappointing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cdi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
For the money a very underated car, it has everything you could want for the price.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GDi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A good car overall. Lacks a few features that were standard on the previous car such as auto lights and wipers and all round powwer windows. Not as economical as literature states.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

crdi style, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
So far very happy with the car but perhaps time will tell however very pleased with a 5 year guarentee., I still have about 3 years left which for a secondhand car is very good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
The car is very practical. It gives good performance for a small engined family car and is spacious. It has 108 bhp which is a lot more than my old seat leon. The extras on my car are fantastic given the price.Folding Mirrors, esp, full ipod usage through stereo, electric sunroof.I Could go on. The car is reliable but i find the clutch very difficult to get used to and other people have noticed this too. The car has a few niggling rattles that seem to come from the dashboard and speaker areas but thats it. I sometimes get a petrol smell when starting it up but i'm told thats normal. I don't like how the air con comes on automatically but for the price paid and the warranty the car is an absolute bargain. I look at other cars and the extras offered are pretty poor compared to my car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Reliable and comfortable. Well engineered and capable of withstanding the uk's poor roads. Economical and relatively inexpensive compared to the other reviewers' favourites. Don't be brandwashed its just a car. 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, do you get that with a golf?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I believe the hyundai i30 is one of the most underrated cars on the road. Indeed as a car manufacturer, hyundai offer the best cars for reliability, excellent design and are unique as well as individual. I am not in any way influenced by the kudos or mythical properties of a "badge" and hyundai does not have to try to be the best, it is the best, hyundai leads while other car manufacturer's follow.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great for the money, does every as well as you'd need if not want. Would be hard pressed to justify a more expensive manufacture over hyundai. Only issue is the lack of feel when driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Smart looking car with all the bits for not alot of money and the 5yr warranty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent value car with all the extras included. The only critisism i can find is that it lacks low down power which shows when driving in town and pulling away, seems to be needed to be revved more than desired.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I have been pleased with the i30 diesel estate. To date nothing has gone wrong and it has met every expectation. Outstanding value compared to my previous11 yr old renault megane saloon and cheaper new than the previous car was 11 years ago.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

editions, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A surprisingly good car that has a quiet, smooth engine,good clear instrumentation and very easy to drive except for what i percieve to be an oversensitive clutch.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
One of the best in its segment. Linked to warranty unbeatable combination

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Used to drive focus and mazda 3 since driving hyundai i30 have been very impressed with the manufacturer car is cheaper, 5 year unlimited mileage warranty and handles just as good as my previous cars

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
One word : brilliant

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant drive, economical, well-specified and roomy - has everything i want in a car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Edition, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
The i30 is a fabulous little car. Far better than the vauxhall that i used to run. More economical to run and far cheaper on company car tax.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

edition, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

cdx, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
My hyundai i30 is fantastic, i love it and the dearlership are very helpful. My next car will be ix35 or ix20

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car, would not hesitate to buy another hyundai

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very economical, comfortable, limited size of boot

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A good aal round car but a bit boring

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium Auto HB, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent car, plenty of room and good economy for petrol

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

style, 1.6litre to 1.9litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Worst hyundai ihave owned in 11years. They used to be bullet proof. Last repair garage had car for 1month and i contacted hyundai Customer services in sept. 2010 still waiting for a reply

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very good all round

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1600 diesel Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Bought this car from a Hyundai dealer, it was 12 months old. It had 11,000 miles on the clock. I bought this car because the family wanted a family size automatic car. I noticed that the car was diesel, so better MPG over the petrol version. My first impressions were as follows: a responsive car, with plenty of power for overtaking. The seats were comfortable, and the car had a five year warranty from new. It's styling was up to date, and had many extras in the car, including a spare wheel. The headlights are good. The MPG was between about 38 to 45 depending if used for urban roads or motorway. The car was serviced at the main dealer, and prices are about average for this size of car. Now for the problems: When starting off at a junction and you put your "foot down" there is a slight lag, between moving off, this is dangerous. The front seating position is low, and my wife has problems getting in and out of the car. I scrape my knees on the steering wheel when getting into and out of the car. It wasn't until I had owned the car a few years I realised that the car service book was not for my car, but for a petrol automatic, and therefore it said in the book that the service interval was 12 months or 12,000 miles, it should have said 12 months or 20,000 miles between services. I will briefly go through the faults that I can remember. 1. The battery wanted replacing just after 2 years when the warranty has expired 2. The drivers door was locked & wouldn't open. 3.The dashboard had to be replaced. 4. The nearside headlamp wire loom had to be replaced. 5.There was hesitation in the auto gearbox when travelling at 30pmh- Fixed 6. Aircon not working-fixed 7. The glow plugs had to be replaced. (twice) 8.The car's engine stopped whist moving in traffic- dangerous, dealer unable to find fault. 9. Car refused to start first time. Dealer eventually fixed. 10 Fuel cap did not open. Fixed So what do you think about this car? Depreciation is poor. I shall NOT be buying a Hyundai again for obvious reasons.
Reliability

1 out of 5

Reliability very poor, the dealership had difficulty in finding the reason for poor starting, they replaced new glow plugs under warranty, and about 10 months later, under the 5 years warranty. The problem re occurred the dealership informed me that I would need to replace the glow plugs (this was done at my expense) it did not cure the problem. The dealership had the car for about 2 weeks and eventually found the problem a blown fuse. I think that I had spent £200 on replacing the glow plugs unnecessarily. The dealership refused to refund the cost or even part costs. The other car's defects have already been pointed out previously.
Performance

3 out of 5

Reasonably good, but acceleration from starting can he hesitant.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

As the car is an automatic (diesel) the fuel costs can be relatively high compared to a car with a manual gearbox.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Comfort 1.6 CRDi Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
I bought this car on the many good reviews at the time. We also wanted an automatic gearbox, and found that Hyundai did a 1.6 diesel engine. I purchased the car from a local Hyundai franchised dealer, and the car had done about 11K miles, and was 12 months old. That was the good part, from then on things started to get worse. After delivery I found that the air con was not working, and the radiation expansion tank was below the "low" mark. I later found that they had supplied me with the wrong service book, which stated that the car was supposed to be serviced every 12 months or 12K miles. I later found out that this should be 12 months or 20K miles - whichever occurred sooner. One of the first things to go wrong was that the driver's door. It would open, then the dash instrumentation was not working correctly. The nearside headlamp bulb kept blowing. The headlight wiring loom was at fault. The alloy wheels on delivery were badly corroded. The car had just passed its MOT and a couple of days later, there was a squealing nose from the back brakes. As the car was some distance from home, it was taken to a local garage, and they found that the rear brake pads had worn down to the metal, the brake rotor and pads had to be replaced. The battery died on me about 25 months from new and was NOT covered under the five year warranty. The automatic gearbox seemed hesitant at 30 mph. If the car was stationary, and you needed to get a quick get away, forget about it, the engine did not respond for about half a second, which sometimes could be dangerous. Starting became more difficult from cold, and it took the dealer 3 weeks to replace the glow plugs. One evening when the car was travelling in traffic, the engine suddenly cut out, but after a few tries at starting the engine, it fired up. Could have been very dangerous if this had occurred on the motorway. I was thinking of selling the car, but the dealer would only offer me peanuts, and later found out about £1k below the trade value. Hopefully things have now been sorted out, but I am not keeping my fingers crossed and the car is now out of the 5 year warranty. I wish I had never come across this firm, and the car.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Please see comments above.
Performance

4 out of 5

Reasonably good for a 1.6 diesel engine.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

MPG fairly low, but this is an automatic car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.4 comfort

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Before I got the i30 I had a Hyundai Getz and it was a great little car. The i30 is just as great it's very easy to drive and handles great. The interior is very easy to work and there's plenty of space in the back. The dealers were the best I have ever dealt with. If I had one complaint it would be about fuel economy short journeys kill its mpg. But after a longer journey I managed 44+ mpg which I excellent for a car this size with just a 1.4 petrol engine. While on the subject of the engine it is very quick and nippy and has a great sound to it. This is a great car .
Reliability

5 out of 5

Never had anything mechanical happen to the car.
Performance

5 out of 5

Its engine is very quick and quite powerful the engine is very nippy and has a great sound to it.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I only do short journeys and this really doesn't help the car's mpg it's very poor but after a longer journey it improved by 10 mpg

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
I have never experienced aby problems during my ownership
Running Cost

4 out of 5

About what I expect from a car of this size

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Excellent. A couple of warrenty items, but amazing customer service from Showells of Stourbridge made it all pleasant.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It is great. Cheap service package. All good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
no complaints whatsoever
Running Cost

4 out of 5

easy to service

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

CRDI premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pleased with car apart from the major fault which occurred with the power steering unit which had to be replaced. This was a serious and worrying problem in a new (8 months) car. I wonder if it has happened in any other of their cars??

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good for the price

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excelent all round for, cost, performance, comfort and mileage per gallon.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love my car at the moment because it as not let me down yet and as a warranty for 5 years.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Amazing value for money with quality to match, does exactly what it's meant to do, every time.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Hyundai and their appointed dealer have failed in the attempts to repair the car. I am still waiting to conclude what hyunai are going to do as i have rejected the car but although hyundai intially accepted this they now seem to be back peddling.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent mid size hatch that is a true competitor for premium german cars. It has a good blend of performance, economy, comfort and reliability with a 5 year full warranty - all attractive to private buyers.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good basic transport with a touch of style Good value for money Not many about

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Style, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Exceptional value for money - and pretty bullet-proof. I'm glad they're so uncool as it doesn't seem to provoke other road users as some previous cars have done - and it was cheap to buy nearly new.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The hyundai i30 has proved to be an excellent purchase. good value very reliable, admired. certainly disproves that the korean marques are also rans. they are now the make others will be judged against..

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Comfortable, value for money, spacious

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good overall but seems to wear out rear tyres very quickly-as fast as the front but even wear. Good value with lots of standard kit. Ride too hard on large wheels.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

edition, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
5 months and nothimg but pluses, still finding more!!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
An excellent car with good performance from the 1600cc petrol engine. However, i am quite dissapointed in the fuel econpmy for a modern car. The actual mpg is frar below the company's claimed figures. The driver's door inner panel seems to be suseptable to marks. Auto gearbox is very smooth but can get caught out a crawling slow speeds resulting in a jerk.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Style, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A good car for the price. Good specification with certain exceptions,eg un- heated door mirrors. Blue instrument lighting not to my liking but this is a personal taste. Worst feature by far is the notchy gearshift. Sometimes it takes a real effort to select first gear and i think i shall have to return to the dealer for possible adjustment. My previous car was a 53 plate honda civic with a beautiful gearshift.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Comfort, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Comfortable and economical with an adequate performance

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It does exactly waht it says on the tin.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Its an excellent all round package and brilliant value

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good in all aspects

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Premium, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 1.0litre to 1.5litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very well built, completely reliable, nice to drive, excellent gear change brakes and steering. Handles well, feels safe, nippy around town but slightly gutless on the motorway. A lot of equipment for the money, and it all works really well. Even the audio system is better than i expected. Definitely a very good buy, and i'm well pleased with my i30.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
-

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
-

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
No major problems, had to have radio replaced as the signal kept dropping off and out.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

If you look after it, it will be cheaper to run and look after.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
No breakdowns but on 3 occasions have smelt clutch burn whilst reversing up a slope.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Replaced front tyres at 19500 miles due to misaligned tracking. Otherwise no parts needed apart from routine servicing.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
It starts, it moves, and it stops generally without any problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The main plus is the low Road Fund. Cold, short journeys are not fuel friendly.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

other than petrol only servicing costs Ł220 per year

Owner Review