Hyundai i20 Problems

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Hyundai i35 - Did this model ever exist?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Apr 2021

The answer is no, but Hyundai's naming policy was very confusing during the 2010s.

The original i30 of 2007 introduced the alphanumerical naming policy and signified a different approach to vehicle engineering, with a European focus with higher-quality engineering rather than a low price to take on class leaders like on the Volkswagen Golf.

Thus 'i' something became a sort of premium nomenclature, and of course is still used to denote this on models like the i30 and Europe's i10 and i20 small cars There was also the German-engineered i40 midsized sedan and wagon until 2018.

But here's where Hyundai muddied its own waters.

In 2010 the larger, American-market Sonata was rebadged i45 for Australia and New Zealand – even though an 'x' and a '5' rather than a '0' meant crossover or SUV, as illustrated by the very popular second-generation Tucson being renamed ix35 in Australia and some other markets from 2009 to 2015 – though this naming policy was abandoned for the third-generation Tucson from 2015. While strikingly styled, there was nothing European about the i45, and it too returned to being badged Sonata from 2015.

So... i10, 120, i30, i40 and i45 for Australia, but no i35.

Thank you.

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Hyundai i20: Key fob replacement

Answered by CarsGuide 10 May 2019

There are automotive locksmiths that might be able to help depending on the circumstancs, and the cost will depend on how old the car is, the variant etc. You can read all about how to replace your car keys here.

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Hyundai i20 or i30: Which better secondhand buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Jul 2017

Even though it’s older I would suggest that the i30 is perhaps the better buy with its low kays, but the i20 is also a good car and hasn’t done a lot of kays. Make sure the odometer readings are genuine; they are low for the ages of the cars.

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Best reliable used hatchback on a budget?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Jun 2017

The Hyundai i20 and i30 are both fine car, so too is the Lancer, of the three the i30 is the better. You should be able to find a 2010 model with your budget. You won't have any problems with getting parts if you need them, and they are quite reliable, so you shouldn't have any trouble with them in short to medium-term.

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Best first small car under $13k

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Nov 2016

We recently reviewed the Honda City as used car buy. To summarise the City has 5-star safety, which means it has all of the safety features you want, it also has the features your daughter wants. Best of all owners are unanimous in their praise for the car. The price is on the high side, but being a drive-away deal you save on government charges, which makes it a pretty good buy.

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i20 condensation in glovebox

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Aug 2016

Great advice and not something I knew.

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i20 aircon dripping

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Aug 2016

Condensation is normal but not dripping into the cabin. It's quite possible there is a blockage somewhere, which can happen if leaves and debris lodge in the plumbing. It's under warranty so get the dealership to investigate and fix it properly.

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Suitable sunscreen for i20

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Aug 2016

My best suggestion would be to find a window tinting company to put a strip across the top of the screen to cut the glare. It needs to be done carefully to ensure there is no legal complication or obscuring the view. No one makes the old-school external visors as they are noisy and adversely affect fuel economy.

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Best second-hand hatchbacks?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jul 2016

An older i30 should be fine, and far better value than a Corolla that everyone chases. You also should check out a more recent Hyundai i20 or Kia Rio. They are smaller but still good cars and would have some factory warranty.

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Best small car for city driving?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jun 2016

You're not alone feeling the stress of choosing a new car. Toyota's Yaris is the safe choice but you should test drive the Suzuki Swift, since it also gets The Tick. Bargain hard on your favourite.

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