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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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18 reader reviews for Hyundai i30 Hatchback.
  • 2.0 CRDi Premium 5dr

    Kevin Cusack , Buckinghamshire . Date: 21/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    If your thinking of buying this car, DO!!!! its just such a good car. I have had it for 3000 trouble-free and cheap miles. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is comfortable, economical, spacious and practical. It averages 48-50 mpg at a fair lick on the motorway. I cant vouch for the service yet, but I can vouch for the sales team who cut me a fantastic deal when I purchased it. I went for the premium and was amazed to find that the "optional extras" list is so short, metallic paint to be precise, the car has everything else as standard. In conclusion, this is car is value for money personified, without the need to scrip on quality, well done Hyundai for providing such a great car.

  • 2.0 CRDi Premium 5dr

    jude nicholas Date: 17/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Thinking of buying an i30? - Don't! Not until you are sure the service department have been trained and assessed in the new features that are installed.

    Within two weeks of buying my car I had to take it back as the tyre pressure warning light repeatedly came on. The 'service' dept said 1) it was a faulty sensor 2) the tyres were fine and 3) that the car was safe to drive.

    Normally 2 out of 3 wouldn't be too bad but I ended up driving an unsafe vehicle.

    It seems the service department were unaware that the sensor would release pressure if it read that the tyres were over inflated.

    Hyundai are of the opinion that their franchises are suitably trained - that opinion is certainly questionable.

    Still waiting to have a formal response - great customer service!

  • 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr

    Jabbar Sardar , West Yorkshire . Date: 17/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We have just placed an order for the 1.6CRDi Premium after an extended 3 day test drive. The car was superb in every aspect and in our view was much much better than the focus, golf, astra, megane, 308 etc.

    If you can get past the badge snobbery this is one of the best cars around. Whilst this is our 'City car' and we have an Audi Q7 as the 'motorway car', the quality of materials is not too dissimilar.

  • 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr

    John Relf , Cornwall . Date: 03/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is a great car, I bought the Premium 1.6 CRDi with an automatic gearbox and I chose this after investigating very carefully all the other cars in this class.

    I have to say I didn't expect it to be as good as it is, but chose it based on value for money and was expecting a reasonable quality cheap car with a reasonable level of kit.

    How wrong I was, I've driven over 350 miles in the first week and I cannot find fault with it, it looks good, drives brilliantly, is extremely comfortable and has a very high level of specification.

    As with most cars it doesn't match the fuel consumption figures advertised but it's not far short.

    The 1.6 engine is great and when accelerating it's difficult to believe that it's a diesel 1,6 automatic, as it goes so well.

    Add on the 5 year warranty and this really must be the best value car in it's class by a long way.

    Well done Hyundai, all those badge snobs just don't realise what they're missing !

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