Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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19 reader reviews for Hyundai i30 Hatchback.
  • 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 !

  • 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr

    Matthew Hunt , Kent . Date: 17/02/2008
    • 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

    I have just placed an order for the Premium 1.6 CRDI. I have test driven it three times just to check that it was as good as I thought it was the time before. I have test driven all the serious contenders such as the Focus & Golf and found the i30 more comfortable and the diesel engine more refined. I find it pretty nice in the way of looks, better than focus but shy of the Golf. For the money the equipment and quality levels are fantastic and i believe should pave the way for other less generous manufacturers that rip you off. I will review again when I get some miles on the clock.

  • 1.4 Style 5dr

    Brian jones , Essex . Date: 12/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my 1.4 Style for ten days, and have covered only 200 miles, but first thoughts are that the 1.4 engine feels very feeble, though this may improve with time. Reports suggest that I should have gone for the 1.6 petrol or diesel versions. The ride, contrary to road test reports, feels very hard, especially to a rear-seat passenger who felt uncomfortable in a very short time. The level of equipment is very high, the seats are very supportive and comfortable, and the level of safety equipment is very reassuring. I realise that I chose the wrong engine, and possibly the wrong car, but I will report again after the car has covered about 1,000 miles, when things may have improved

  • 1.6 CRDi Premium 5dr

    mark cowan , surrey . Date: 19/01/2008
    • 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

    Firstly i would like to dissagree with whatcar saying this car does not look as classy as its rivals ! The premium model that i have driven and just placed an order for does not get any better for this class of car.The styling is fresh with clean lines,seems like a mixture of all the best bits of its rivals put togeather.The premium model with its endless list of accessories oozes class and quality and the 17" alloys are a very nice touch.I opted for the 1.6 diesel automatic which is very smooth,quite,and refined in my opinion there are few cars out there to match the i30 and thats before you start looking at the 5year warranty and 3yrs 0%finance option currently being offered.

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