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Hyundai i30 Estate 1.6 CRDi Comfort (05/2010 on) 5d (2010/60)

Hyundai i30 Estate 1.6 CRDi Comfort (05/2010 on) 5d (2010/60) - Owner Review

In the main it does the job I need it to do. It's not meant to be a status symbol.
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Review submitted by
Mel Howard on

Hyundai i30 Estate (08-12)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't expect it to say anything, it is simply a tool for transport.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Haven't discussed it. My wife, kids & grandkids seem happy enough with it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Not unless the window seals issue is fixed. I wrote to Hyundai Marketing Director asking if he needs to cayy a squeegee when the car was less than 1 year old. As yet no reply.

What are you likely to buy next?
Will consider going back to Misubishi.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£15,750

When did you buy the car?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Seemed ok, I got some discount & had the silly little spare wheel replaced with a full sized steel wheel before collection.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I had considered as a private purchase & when I changed jobs following redundancy I was provided with a company car. I wanted a car with good fuel consumption & reasonable company car tax.

What was the dealer like?
The dealer representative was very helpful.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smooth, fairly quiet & the six speed box helps the 1.6CRDi engine cope.

What's it like to park?
No problem.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Side window seals don't remove condensation, I carry a squeegee. Alloy wheels were replaced before the car was 1 year old due to corrosion. Open road fuel consumption is nowhere near quoted fantasy figures. ESP light coming on when driving, to be addressed in a few weeks at scheduled service.

What's most practical about your car?
In the main it does the job I need it to do. It's not meant to be a status symbol.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
MP3 connectivity. Cruise control would have been a nice option but would have resulted in a 3 month delay on delivery.

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