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    Default Hyundai i30 opinions :)

    Dh and I are moving back to Australia (yay!) at the end of the year and bub #1 is due in feb. We're looking at getting a second hand Hyundai i30 and I was just after some reviews from people who may have one? So far everything I've read about it has been positive and I'm a little bit in love, but obviously I haven't driven one and won't be able to until November.

    Let me know what you think

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    I have just driven one for the last 2 days as my car (Holden Astra) was in getting new brake pads. I wasn't really a fan of the i30 to be honest. It is very light to handle if you like to drive that way, but was pretty cheap and 'tinny' feeling. Feels very cheaply made. I much prefer my Holden.

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    Fair enough! Thanks for your opinion. Hubby is actually looking at the Holden Astra for himself so good to know that's a good car too!

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    Subbing. I love the i30's. I've been keeping my eye on the i30 wagons.

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    I have an i30 wagon - I've had it for 3.5 years now and I love it. When I bought it was I was driving 2.5 - 3 hours a day, so I did a lot of driving in it ... I did that amount of driving 5 days a week for a year. I've done 50,000km now and it's still going well. I'm very happy with how it handles & drives. It doesn't feel cheap to me and it's great for space for the kids and all our stuff.

    So, I say go for it

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    I looked at the i30 and it didn't have enough power for me. I ended up with a Mazda cx5 diesel so a totally different car because I found out I as pregnant and didn't want to bend down to put bub in.

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    I have a diesel i30... now where to begin...
    Gear box died at 60,000kms. Hyundai wouldn't replace it. They had my car for 5 weeks while they stuffed around trying to rebuild it.
    Finally got the car freighted home, completely covered in scratches... wasn't Hyundai's problem though.
    Gear box was still stuffed and barely driveable. They hadn't put the car back together- half the dash was hanging off and I had no head lights.
    Hyundai finally agreed to get me a brand new gear box so a couple of months later it went it. They sneekily charged me the amount for the hire car they provided around that time too.. finally got it back after much conversation with hyundai.

    I also had 4 years of my car just refusing to start at times. Hyundai refused to acknowledge that issue. Finally I struck luck with a different dealership, who acknowledged it as a common fault and an easy fix.

    I've had 3 new steering racks, the central locking has failed twice, leaks in the front passenger side of the car, heaps of the suspension has been replaced, the throttle actuator cable was broken during a service- took months and months for that part to be ordered and replaced.

    There is heaps more. I'm just not mechanically minded and can't remember all the names of parts.

    The latest is a recall on the brake light switch.

    With all the issues I've had and the way I was treated by hyundai during most of it, I would say stay clear of them!

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    i had a honda jazz, it was brilliant small car. looking at getting one again


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    I have an i30. I went from an imprezza to an i30, so it took a bit of getting used to!
    For a city car I like it, small enough for parking, big enough to actually fit people or courier things.
    Economical in the fuel department.
    Is it a cheap car? Yes, the finishing inside is nothing on the Subaru but is it good value for money? Definitely!
    For the size and price I think it's a fairly decent car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    I have a diesel i30... now where to begin...
    Gear box died at 60,000kms. Hyundai wouldn't replace it. They had my car for 5 weeks while they stuffed around trying to rebuild it.
    Finally got the car freighted home, completely covered in scratches... wasn't Hyundai's problem though.
    Gear box was still stuffed and barely driveable. They hadn't put the car back together- half the dash was hanging off and I had no head lights.
    Hyundai finally agreed to get me a brand new gear box so a couple of months later it went it. They sneekily charged me the amount for the hire car they provided around that time too.. finally got it back after much conversation with hyundai.

    I also had 4 years of my car just refusing to start at times. Hyundai refused to acknowledge that issue. Finally I struck luck with a different dealership, who acknowledged it as a common fault and an easy fix.

    I've had 3 new steering racks, the central locking has failed twice, leaks in the front passenger side of the car, heaps of the suspension has been replaced, the throttle actuator cable was broken during a service- took months and months for that part to be ordered and replaced.

    There is heaps more. I'm just not mechanically minded and can't remember all the names of parts.

    The latest is a recall on the brake light switch.

    With all the issues I've had and the way I was treated by hyundai during most of it, I would say stay clear of them!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app
    That's shocking!!!! Definitely won't be considering a hyundai ever!!


 

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