Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai i30 estate?
We haven’t heard of any major issues affecting the i30 Tourer or its hatchback sibling yet but, because the model’s still so new, that shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
Nevertheless, it pays to look at your prospective purchase carefully. Those interior plastics may be robust, but check them carefully for any scuffing or cracking, especially in the rear of the car. The same goes for the seat fabrics.
Check, too, that all the electrical equipment works as it should and, of course, that there are no nasty warning messages or lights on the dashboard.
And, as with all estates, there’s a chance that an i30 Tourer has been used to carry heavy loads or garden waste. So it’s worth poking around the boot to look for signs that it’s been used and abused, such as grazed plastics or dirty boot carpet.
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Is a used Hyundai i30 estate reliable?
It's too early for us to have gathered any reliability data on the i30 Tourer of this generation. However, in our latest reliability survey, its predecessor finished third out of 28 in the family car category for vehicles aged 0-3 years. While not conclusive, it's an extremely good omen. What’s more, Hyundai came seventh out of 32 manufacturers in the same survey – another positive sign.
All i30 Tourers came with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty when new. So when most rivals’ warranties are expiring at three years old, the i30 Tourer’s will still have two years left to run. Read the small print before you buy, though, because the level of cover on certain items drops in the final two years.