2011 Hyundai i30 Blue Drive Hatchback 1.6 CRDI turbo diesel


Boring, sensible short-trip car


Power window on the passenger side.

Problem starting the car when it's cold (starting from 0 degrees Celsius).

Interior rattles.

2 problems were fixed under warranty.

Light bulbs blowing often, 5000km apart. Unknown reason; the voltage seems to be OK.

General Comments:

If you are looking for a driver's car, don't buy it. The steering wheel feeling is not good, although the car is pleasantly light on the steering wheel.

Noisy when the speed exceeds 60 km/h, even with premium tires.

After a couple of hours of driving, my back is killing me. Poor seats.

Blue light illumination from the CD player and heater display is way too bright. I have to stick a post-it over it when it's dark, because the bright light from it is ruining the night-view. There is a "Dark" button for the CD player display, but not the one with the heater control.

The engine is fine and runs nice, and the power band is smooth. It does its job very well for this kind of car.

When I bought this car I tried to be sensible. Next time I'll follow my heart.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2014

12th Oct 2014, 15:00

I might also add one last thing: Interior panels get easily scuffed, so you have to handle the car with care.

6th Mar 2015, 03:24

Would not buy another Hyundai. Complained to the manufacturer and did not even get any response.