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?
Is a used Hyundai i30 hatchback reliable?
It’s too early to say – so far, we don’t have any data on the new model – but the signs are good. Hyundai as a brand achieved a respectable score in the latest What Car? reliability survey; in the same survey, the last-generation i30 proved to be one of the most reliable family cars around.
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 offer three-year warranty periods.