Solid engine, comfortable to drive
When I bought the car, the air bag light was blinking, and there was a rattle coming from the rear.
Air bag was a simple reset. I found the directions online and it worked immediately... no more air bag light.
Rattle was rear shocks. I replaced them for $300 and the noise is gone. I know the car is 14 years old, but don't understand why the shocks were worn at 51,000 miles.
Radio volume knob works inconsistently. Common problem with these Bose stereos. I'll replace it someday... no big deal right now.
I got an amazing deal on this car! $3,500 with 51,000 miles on it. No dents, no accidents, no rust!
Replaced my bare bones 2000 Solara with this for the sunroof and 4-doors. The Solara (with same size 6 cylinder) was better on gas, handled a little better and rode a little nicer. I like the I30 because of the options (heated leather, temp control, etc.). It feels a little like a European car, which I like.
I feel like the I30 will be a bit less reliable, but I really enjoy driving the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st January, 2013