Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai i30 hatchback?
Very little has been found to go wrong with the i30 thus far – but, then again, the model is still relatively new.
Nevertheless, 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.
What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai i30 hatchback?
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.
Is a used Hyundai i30 hatchback reliable?
Hyundai as a brand achieved a highly respectable seventh place score in the latest What Car? reliability survey out of 31 car manufacturers. The i30 did face stiff competition, though, which explains why it only managed a 19th place finish out of a class of 31 family cars.
The i30 also benefits from Hyundai’s five-year manufacturer warranty. Not all warranty items are covered for the full five years, so it’s a good idea to read the small print first, but it’s better than having no warranty at all, since most manufacturers only offer three-year warranty periods.
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