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Delivery miles only, 5 year warranty.

Autoexpress review
On the road price: £13,600 - £16,450
For : Strong all-round package, excellent value for money
Against : Styling not as cohesive as Cee’d, not as composed through corners
Driving
The i30 shares its platform with the Kia Cee’d, but has slightly revised suspension settings. It feels composed and reassuring, and while it’s far from inspiring to drive, it is comfortable and refined enough. Long journeys won’t be a chore. The same range of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines are used, too – but Hyundai has made a few changes which improve refinement. There’s also a 1.4-litre petrol entry-level car, and we found little difference in performance between this and the 1.6; however, if you can afford it, go for the excellent 1.6-litre diesel. It has impressive punch, particularly when pulling out of junctions.

Marketplace
The i30 is a vital car for Hyundai. It has to consign the maker’s ‘bargain’ image to history, pushing quality and driveability forward. Sister company Kia has already enjoyed such success with the Cee’d, and significantly, both cars are essentially the same, even down to doors and dashboard. The Hyundai has a bluffer nose though, and elongated rear lights that have a touch of Mercedes A-Class about them. The flat, recessed tailgate also looks a bit BMW 1-Series. The five-door hatch will, in time, be joined by an estate and three-door version, and for now is offered in Comfort, Style and Premium variants. All are generously equipped, and keen pricing also works in the Hyundai’s favour; it’s pitched below mainstream rivals such as the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Toyota Auris.

Owning
The well-constructed interior offers a comfortable seating position and plenty of rear space. The i30 actually has more rear legroom than the already-spacious Cee’d. The boot is practical, and as the rear seatbases flip, you can create a virtually flat load area. The trouble is, lower-end models don’t look as robust as they actually are, due to a large expanse of dull plastic. More upmarket variants get a leather steering wheel and metal-effect centre console. All models are very well equipped though, with even entry-level versions offering ESP, alloys, electric windows, air con and a USB auxiliary port. What’s more, the i30 offers a five-year warranty, though this is still two years less than the Cee’d. Retained values are better than the Kia though, with the Hyundai holding on to just under 39 per cent after three years.
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#1
Dodgy link
#2
g1bbuk
Dodgy link


I cant seem to edit it. just go to http://www.motorpoint.co.uk
#4
Are these used cars but on 2010 plates?
#5
great price
#6
resale might be a problem......any way heat added nice find
#7
Well at least you won't get "I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money" on the thread this time. Haha
7 Likes #8
You can get a good car for under a grand these days, oh well I guess I will never understand why people still do this. I mean when I was a kid in the early 90s my parents had a few bad used cars (nissan sunny, vauxhall carlton) and yes, things did go wrong with them. Although the sunny wasnt too bad, but the carlton was a chocolate teapot. So getting a car on finance was an Ok idea then, as they didnt know much about cars and what to buy etc. We ended with a punto TD which at the time seemed like a real luxury rolls royce. then we had a petrol punto, then a brava, all from reg vardy.

But for all the money that we ended up paying over the years for those fairly low quality fiats is ridiculous. But after that last brava we have just bought a succesion of cheap saabs, which althogh they have all been GM models have still been very reliable, fast, economical and all have had climate control, heated leather seats, most of them automatics (why dont more Brits buy autos?) most of them we paid £1000-£1600 for and the two 2000 reg 95 aeros weve had were alittle more at £2000-£3000 but if you want 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and 155mph then its fair enough.

I suppose plenty of people are still in the same mentality as my parents used to be.

If I was after a small 5dr jap/korean econobox then i would look no further than a 1998 Nissan Almera. Loads of them about, good performance from all engines, good ecomony, handle great, look good IMO, reliable and can be had for £500+. And if you did buy a lemon, which you shouldnt if you use your head and do some research, youve lost a few hundred quid and you can then scrap it and get a bit back.

If you dont want to listent then fine, but it is a free discussion board and dont act all smug saying things like "Well at least you won't get "I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money" on the thread this time. Haha".

Anyway I will vote hot I guess as it is cheap, but not the route I would reccomend.
#9
Not a bad price, but I personally wouldnt have another Hyundai given after my dealings with main dealer and Hyundai UK, There customer care is non existent and they dont want to know when it comes to claiming on there warranty.
#10
nice find..
#11
Very happy with my i10, and without meaning to gloat, not minding March when I have to tax (£35). saving at least a fiver a week on fuel.
#12
These are a bmw 1 series in disguise...both designed by the same person(_;)
#13
It's actually a great car. Gets good reviews too. If you're not a badge snob and want a new car to keep for several years then this is a hot deal
2 Likes #14
I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money
#15
Caveot Emptor. Recent TV reports from the "Ferret" here in Wales indicated several problems with this Company selling "Grey Imports" and customers were experiencing problems with Insurance Companies and Servicing and finally with Part Exchange values when the ident was checked.
#16
i often confuse these for the 1 series bmw! shame they dont have rwd and do 135mph tho! hot deal!
#17
You have to be careful with Motorpoint - they do sell imports and the spec is not always the same as a UK sourced car. You need to look into stuff like length of warranty etc. We have been very happy with our Hyundai i10 and this does sound like a good deal, but just check exactly what you are getting.
#18
It came first in this years autoexpress driver power survey http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/driver_power/
#19
some great points -- reviews this dealer and options eg saab thanks
#20
p-e-t-e
I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money


There's always one! :|
#21
thabiz3 people like this
You can get a good car for under a grand these days, oh well I guess I will never understand why people still do this. I mean when I was a kid in the early 90s my parents had a few bad used cars (nissan sunny, vauxhall carlton) and yes, things did go wrong with them. Although the sunny wasnt too bad, but the carlton was a chocolate teapot. So getting a car on finance was an Ok idea then, as they didnt know much about cars and what to buy etc. We ended with a punto TD which at the time seemed like a real luxury rolls royce. then we had a petrol punto, then a brava, all from reg vardy.

But for all the money that we ended up paying over the years for those fairly low quality fiats is ridiculous. But after that last brava we have just bought a succesion of cheap saabs, which althogh they have all been GM models have still been very reliable, fast, economical and all have had climate control, heated leather seats, most of them automatics (why dont more Brits buy autos?) most of them we paid £1000-£1600 for and the two 2000 reg 95 aeros weve had were alittle more at £2000-£3000 but if you want 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and 155mph then its fair enough.

I suppose plenty of people are still in the same mentality as my parents used to be.

If I was after a small 5dr jap/korean econobox then i would look no further than a 1998 Nissan Almera. Loads of them about, good performance from all engines, good ecomony, handle great, look good IMO, reliable and can be had for £500+. And if you did buy a lemon, which you shouldnt if you use your head and do some research, youve lost a few hundred quid and you can then scrap it and get a bit back.

If you dont want to listent then fine, but it is a free discussion board and dont act all smug saying things like "Well at least you won't get "I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money" on the thread this time. Haha".

Anyway I will vote hot I guess as it is cheap, but not the route I would reccomend.


There's nothing wrong with what your saying. For some people though, they want the added safety of a modern car, with modern ABS, Brake Assist, ESP, decent NCAP rating amongst other things for example, this car fulfils those requirements. That's how I decided on my car, although you don't need to buy a new car to get those features these days.

Edited By: fishmaster on Oct 02, 2010 09:25:
#22
chrisharry12345
Are these used cars but on 2010 plates?



thabiz3 people like this
You can get a good car for under a grand these days, oh well I guess I will never understand why people still do this. I mean when I was a kid in the early 90s my parents had a few bad used cars (nissan sunny, vauxhall carlton) and yes, things did go wrong with them. Although the sunny wasnt too bad, but the carlton was a chocolate teapot. So getting a car on finance was an Ok idea then, as they didnt know much about cars and what to buy etc. We ended with a punto TD which at the time seemed like a real luxury rolls royce. then we had a petrol punto, then a brava, all from reg vardy.

But for all the money that we ended up paying over the years for those fairly low quality fiats is ridiculous. But after that last brava we have just bought a succesion of cheap saabs, which althogh they have all been GM models have still been very reliable, fast, economical and all have had climate control, heated leather seats, most of them automatics (why dont more Brits buy autos?) most of them we paid £1000-£1600 for and the two 2000 reg 95 aeros weve had were alittle more at £2000-£3000 but if you want 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and 155mph then its fair enough.

I suppose plenty of people are still in the same mentality as my parents used to be.

If I was after a small 5dr jap/korean econobox then i would look no further than a 1998 Nissan Almera. Loads of them about, good performance from all engines, good ecomony, handle great, look good IMO, reliable and can be had for £500+. And if you did buy a lemon, which you shouldnt if you use your head and do some research, youve lost a few hundred quid and you can then scrap it and get a bit back.

If you dont want to listent then fine, but it is a free discussion board and dont act all smug saying things like "Well at least you won't get "I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money" on the thread this time. Haha".

Anyway I will vote hot I guess as it is cheap, but not the route I would reccomend.


Whilst I have posted this deal, I have only done so as I know it will appeal to some people - personally I would buy a secondhand Audi every time, but I accept that I am a badge snob!

For the money though this i30 looks a good deal, and a 5 year warranty gives peace of mind.
#23
p-e-t-e
I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money


Which at the first sign of snow will be stuck in your drive...
#24
a family car does the job. cheap to buy and run with loads of room inside. driving experience isn't that great however, and it is noisy (for a big car standard). nevertheless, there is no argument at this price, unless you are opting for the GM equivalent posted here few weeks before
#25
baldybrock
Not a bad price, but I personally wouldnt have another Hyundai given after my dealings with main dealer and Hyundai UK, There customer care is non existent and they dont want to know when it comes to claiming on there warranty.


I bought my Hyundai Accent 1.3si brand spanking on 23rd August 1996 - it's [Beasty] is still going strong. It' had a few minor personality traits (a slightly whistling radio, when the cassette went it it was ok; a bit of a whistling sun roof over 55mph [easily overcome by pulling the s/r handle down a tad]), but after a while I got used to it's "personality".

Beasty has recently managed the trip from Loughborough to Sopron, Hungary (1075 miles) in a 21 hour marathon drive where I and the missus only stopped for fuel & ferry. We made it back without a hitch as well. Most of my friends did not believe Beasty would make it. Beasty proved them wrong with aplomb and is now an official GT (Grand Tourer, ok, perhaps gT [grand Tourer]) but still, what a car!!

I wonder whether the i30 would/could be as good, if so, buying it new would be a good deal. Beasty does not require servicing every year to keep going, I forgot to change to oil for 5 years for instance. I'd jump at this i30 if I could have the foresight to know that it would be as good or better than Beasty. Still, I'm not sure if I could get divorced from Beasty for a newer model Hyundai, it would just seem so utterly, utterly wrong.........
#26
aurora
You have to be careful with Motorpoint - they do sell imports and the spec is not always the same as a UK sourced car. You need to look into stuff like length of warranty etc. We have been very happy with our Hyundai i10 and this does sound like a good deal, but just check exactly what you are getting.


My wife bought a Ford SportKa from them a cpl of years ago. Great price, only had 2700 miles on the clock but according to the paperwork it had 3 previous owners. No dodgy fiddles or anything, I think it was just the convoluted way they get it from Eastern Europe or wherever to their location. Obviously this would affect the resale value but if keeping for a few years that's largely academic. Not had a problem with it though and it was practically showroom condition. Good high spec Pirelli tyres too and not some dodgy Eastern European make.

Don't pay the preparation fee they try hard to flog you at the end though. It's how they try to recoup a little extra income. Regardless of whether you pay it or not it seems the car still goes through the prep stage in any case and you get a fully valeted car on collection.

Edited By: Bad Actor on Oct 02, 2010 10:19: .
#27
Don't pay the preparation fee they try hard to flog you at the end though. It's how they try to recoup a little extra income. Regardless of whether you pay it or not it seems the car still goes through the prep stage in any case and you get a fully valeted car on collection.


Likewise if they try to charge you for new number plates with their name and postcode on (which they tried to persuade me were a legal requirement - I reported hem to trading standards).
#28
shaggydabbydo
I forgot to change to oil for 5 years for instance.


Love it - how can you "forget" to do something for 5 years! I assume you didn't do many miles in that 5 years? My Alfa 156 from a few years back couldn't go more than 500-1000 miles without topping up with a litre of oil!
#29
skdotcom
shaggydabbydo
I forgot to change to oil for 5 years for instance.
Love it - how can you "forget" to do something for 5 years! I assume you didn't do many miles in that 5 years? My Alfa 156 from a few years back couldn't go more than 500-1000 miles without topping up with a litre of oil!

But that was an Alfa, I am surprised it went 500-1000 miles without breaking down
#30
jukie
skdotcom
shaggydabbydo
I forgot to change to oil for 5 years for instance.
Love it - how can you "forget" to do something for 5 years! I assume you didn't do many miles in that 5 years? My Alfa 156 from a few years back couldn't go more than 500-1000 miles without topping up with a litre of oil!


But that was an Alfa, I am surprised it went 500-1000 miles without breaking down


It never actually broke down, and whilst I loved it, it was a deeply frustrating car - eg annoying little faults like replacing 8 bulbs in a year! Every car I've bought since the Alfa has been German.
#31
thabiz3 people like this
automatics (why dont more Brits buy autos?)

I ask myself this question often.
I wonder if we all suffer a bit from the Jeremy Clarksons? Gotta drive everywhere like the Stig.
Don't know about you, but mostly where I drive in the South East, its constant gridlock and queuing, so you can't drive your car fast anyway. And what with the 1 billion speed cameras, and police more intent on fining Mr Middle England driving his car, rather than scum burglar robbing houses you really cant go fast anywhere. We like the IX35, only after a year since its been out can you order auto and then you have to wait 5 months. I like the Megane 250 sport, can't get auto.
In the US, its the other way round, people who buy manuals are the "weirdos".
But I like you don't understand why anyone wouldn't want the car to do the gear changes for you. Leaves you another hand to tune your iPod, eat a burger, flick the pages of your paper etc ;)
#32
gw1mcd
Caveot Emptor. Recent TV reports from the "Ferret" here in Wales indicated several problems with this Company selling "Grey Imports" and customers were experiencing problems with Insurance Companies and Servicing and finally with Part Exchange values when the ident was checked.


Bought a car a while ago from Motorpoint, All ok, no probs. Guys as this is a considerable investment for some and you may be worried about things like resale (If they are grey imports), just do a little homework. I bought my wife a nearly new Nissan and a quick call to Nissan Cust servs. with the VIN plate confirms it was made in Sunderland, has full warranty and is UK spec etc and therefore not an import. Also, give your insurer a quick call with the reg. and the VIN Or just ask Motorpoint (pref. in an email Is this car an import? - I need to know for insurance purposes please). To be honest an import wouldn't bother me that much - like I say check whether the warranty is covered, it should be and your insurer is happy, if so, you have a reasonable car on your hands here for cheap ish money. And a good warranty to boot.
#33
I own a 59 plate Hyundai i30 comfort, bought it from new.

Superb car and so underrated. Standard with air con, all alloys including the spare, very smooth ride and really quiet. Loads of space inside as well compared to other cars of a similar size.

I wouldn't bat an eyelid at buying another Hyundai.
#34
jukie
These are a bmw 1 series in disguise...both designed by the same person(_;)

Delusional or just a weird sense of humour?

It won't drive quite as well as a BMW or stroke your ego but it probably will be more reliable!
#35
If these are used with only delivery mileage gives an indication fo their popularity, residual values and therefore depreciation - motoring white goods!
#36
skdotcom
p-e-t-e
I can get a used 03 plate BMW 5 series for this money


Which at the first sign of snow will be stuck in your drive...


I remember when it was snowing really hard in London, not something we are used to, and my son insisted on being taken to his football lesson. Somehow, the Saab got us there. Of course, none of the other kids had made it, nor the teacher, and the manager was just about to close the centre and go home early. Fortunately, the Saab got us home again, too. It would have been better to be snowed in!
#37
Yes it doesnt make much logical sense why Brits dont buy autos. I mean as im only 20 my car choice was pretty much limited to whatever was cheapest to insure, and that was a skoda fabia 1.9 sdi for me, plus as im young I wanted to change gears and pretend im Colin Mcrae (which in the supposedly 0-60 in 18 seconds SDi Fabia isnt possible, I have no complaints its quick enough ).

But I have driven automatics and its so easy. I have several aunties that have cars but they are scared of going outside of town, and will never venture onto a motorway. If its above 10 miles they wont go, simple as. But I know that they would feel far more confident in an auto, and with a gps system it would make going out of their comfort zone allot easier. They drive ford Ka's and Minis but a nice automatic Micra would really open the world up to them im sure, but they wont listen.

I also know some people that have tried to pass their tests many times over the years and always fail. I say "have you considered doing your test in an auto" and they always say that its not the gears that they have trouble with. I beg to differ, even if they can go through the gears correctly, its still always there in the back of their mind and adding to an already tense situation. I reckon if more people did tests in automatics more would pass and possibly less accidents.

I think we are seeing a resurgence in automatic transmissions of late, as quite allot of modern cars are coming with DSG or Tip tronic type systems. Granted its mainly only in Vans, executive salloons and GTI hatches but those options are making there way down into the more mundane hatchbacks and hopefully people will open up to them. Just annoying that allot of people will think its something new when autos have been round forever.
#38
Whilst autos are great and make driving a pleasure you do get less performance and less mpg from an auto. I much prefer autos though, it's just such a relaxing drive. My BMW 330 has tiptronic but I very, very rarely use it, it's just a gimmic although if you use it properly you can increase your mog slightly but that's work. Much nicer to just sit there are let the car think about the gears. I don't recommend BMW's though, they are unreliable, worst car I ever bought! Toyota all the way, my Jap import Celica GT didn't go wrong ONCE in the 6 years I owned it, I so wish I kept it instead of parting with a wad of cash for the BMW *shake head at myself*.
#39
ugly car
#40
simate
Whilst autos are great and make driving a pleasure you do get less performance and less mpg from an auto. I much prefer autos though, it's just such a relaxing drive. My BMW 330 has tiptronic but I very, very rarely use it, it's just a gimmic although if you use it properly you can increase your mog slightly but that's work. Much nicer to just sit there are let the car think about the gears. I don't recommend BMW's though, they are unreliable, worst car I ever bought! Toyota all the way, my Jap import Celica GT didn't go wrong ONCE in the 6 years I owned it, I so wish I kept it instead of parting with a wad of cash for the BMW *shake head at myself*.


I have a big engined diesel Audi with auto/tipronic. MPG is not great, and there is a loss of performance too and not so sharp off the line at the traffic lights :( Nice to drive around town though, and works well with cruise control on a long trip. In the future though I would prefer a manual box.

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