Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai I30 FASTBACK hatchback?
We’d recommend checking carefully to make sure the i30 you’re looking at has been treated well. Signs it hasn’t might include large amounts of kerb scuffs to the wheels, grazes to the front and rear bumpers, broken or snapped bits of plastic inside the car, splits or fraying in the upholstery and scuff marks where toddlers’ kicking shoes may have made contact.
At this age, you should also check that the car you’re looking at has been serviced in accordance with Hyundai’s service schedule – look for stamps in the service book and make sure every service has been done not just at the right mileage but also on time.
Some i30s built between 18 September 2018 and 9 November 2018 that also came with a sunroof might have an issue with the motor. The anti-pinch function (intended to prevent fingers from being trapped by the glass) might not function correctly. Any Hyundai dealer will be able to let you know if your car is affected by this, and sort the issue for you if it is.
The i30 finished in in third place in the family car class in our most recent reliability survey, although this was the 2012-2017 model. This latest one didn’t feature in the top half, but Hyundai as a brand finished in a very respectable seventh place out of 31 manufacturers.
Page 3 of 5