HYUNDAI i30 2018 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the HYUNDAI i30 2018 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Volkswagen Golf 2016 or Hyundai i30 2018: Are they reliable?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Feb 2020

A Golf with that mileage after just three or four years on the road is a bit of an anomaly. How has the car been used? Was it a delivery vehicle in a previous life? I’d be asking some tough questions and diving deep into the vehicle’s service history to find out how it’s been driven and serviced before taking the plunge, because that mileage is about double what I’d expect from this make and model.

The biggest potential reliability glitch with this car is the DSG transmission. While VW claimed that all the evils were fixed by the time the Golf 7 came out in 2013, experience suggests that there are still some examples of this gearbox giving trouble. Symptoms include a loss of drive, poor shift quality, shuddering on take-off and a gearbox that seemingly loses the plot on occasions.

And I’m afraid your alternative rings a few alarm bells as well. The Hyundai also uses a double-clutch style transmission and while it hasn’t suffered the litany of problems that the VW unit has caused over the years, it’s still a bit of an unknown quantity. Certainly, some customers seem to be unhappy with the unit in terms of its longevity and replacement clutch packs are not unknown.

Also, you seem to have a knack for finding cars with double the expected kilometres on board. I’d expect a 2018 i30 to be showing closer to 25,000km than the 50,000km on the one you’re considering. Cars with higher than expected mileage can be bargains, but you’ve really got to dig into their past to ensure they haven’t been abused or suffered from poor servicing.

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Hyundai i30 2018: Can I ask for a replacement if my car is faulty?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Aug 2019

This is always a tough one, because there is no law that requires a carmaker to replace a car or refund the cost of its purchase. It comes down to negotiation between you and Hyundai. Hyundai has told you they will fix your car, and providing they do that they will have lived up to their responsibility, but I understand your concerns. I would suggest you lodge a claim with Hyundai with all the supporting information you can assemble, and trust that they will come good with a goodwill gesture that satisfies you.

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Hyundai i30 2018: Steering issues

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Jun 2019

Check the tyre pressures and make sure they correctly set, and have the wheel alignment checked.

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Which depreciates less: Hyundai or Mazda?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Oct 2018

The Mazda3 generally has a slightly higher trade-in value.

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What car is best for country driving?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2018

For starters you should tell her not to drive into floodwaters. I would suggest a small hatch, something like a Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, or Hyundai i30. All are reliable, economical, safe, and within your budget.

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Hyundai i30: Warning against PD

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Aug 2018

Everyone should check his or her new car before taking delivery of it, no matter the brand. You shouldn’t just assume that because it is new that it is without flaw. Having taken delivery you have much less power to have problems corrected, leaving you in the situation of having to negotiate with the dealer and the carmaker to get a satisfactory outcome. If you feel they are not interested in your concerns you should contact your state’s consumer affairs department and seek their advice.

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Do dealerships have to tell you when a new model is coming in?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jul 2018

The dealer would have been aware of the upcoming updated model, but he would probably have been under an embargo that would prevent him from talking about it.

However, he should have told you, at least off the record, that it was coming, particularly because you asked about it.

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Honda CR-V or Hyundai i30: Which should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jun 2018

That's a fascinating pair of options April, but both are indeed very good cars. It's a struggle to match the official fuel consumption figures with any new car, but I've just spent three months living with the VTi-S and experienceced an 8.5L/100km average with largely urban and loaded driving, which was better than the Tiguan 2.0-litre, Escape 1.5 and CX-5 2.5 litre I've lived with previously. So you'll have to work hard to get worse than that figure. The extra space of the Honda is a big drawcard, but you'll have to judge that for yourself. My only real gripe with the VTi-S is the lack of active safety gear like AEB, which is set to be rectified with an updated version in future. The i30 SR comes with all the important safety gear standard. 

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Hyundai i30: Should Hyundai cover the costs of Sat Nav update?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 May 2018

No, I don't think that is acceptable. The system is faulty and the update is said to fix those faults, so I believe Hyundai should be responsible and fix their faulty product. Keep a record of all correspondence on this matter, so you can prepare a case to present to Hyundai to have the update done free of charge.

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Where is the Hyundai i30 fuel cap release?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 May 2018

There is no release button or lever to open the fuel filler flap on a Hyundai i30. With the car unlocked you simply press in the middle of the right hand side of the fuel filler door and it will open.

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