2011 Hyundai i30 Review

2011 Hyundai i30 Trophy 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired24 kilometres
Most recent distance17500 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

A good package for the money

Faults:

Only small warranty items, like the carpet not being aligned properly to the centre console.

The auto chromed gear stick top cracked, being plastic chromed, but it was replaced without question.

The ESP (electronic stability control) light came on intermittently whilst driving under normal conditions, but was found to be a faulty brake light switch; again, replaced under warranty.

Wasn't too pleased with the selling dealer's servicing, as per cost and actual times (labour) charges didn't make sense, but that's not a vehicle fault.

Other than the above mentioned, the vehicle has run faultlessly.

General Comments:

The factory Bluetooth could do with a hands free voice dial system, as currently installed on some other popular makes, but it works well.

The Vivid blue colour is great to look at, and the factory alloys look the part in grey.

My wife is very happy with this vehicle, as it does the job well as a city commuter, and is economical.

Safety features are amazing for such a budget priced vehicle; six airbags, ESP, ABS, cruise control, alloys, fog lights, rear spoiler, leather bound steering, gear stick, centre armrest. Full electrics and a great stereo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2012

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review