Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It does what it says on the tin. Its affordable transport built to a price point for which you cant expect it to be BMW like in quality. However its noisey, sounds like a tractor, poorly built and the plastics are awful something which you dont expect when a similar priced Ford Focus can achieve good noise levels and build quality. The Hyundai badge makes you look like a miser but the BMW 1 series styling is good and performance from the little 1.6 engine is excellent a real suprise however it doesnt achieve good economy. Its a bit like supermarket branded bread its ok it does the job but you know that Hovis taste better and is nicer.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A revelation as it looks and handles as well and better than a number of so called premium brands that I have owned. It delivers more than I expected and surprises my friends in such that 2 have gone and bought a Hyundai.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No major problems in 46,000 miles. brake pads & front main lightbulbs replaced, but no surprises. As most driving is motorway miles, the running costs are pretty average.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car, great value for money. Best warranty.
Why would anybody pay £4000 more for a Ford Focus with only a 3 year warranty.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good starting and braking also good roadholding oncountry roads. Very good mpg alsoonly 30 pounds road tax.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is what I expected, great value with all the extras included in the price. Econimical and great to drive

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I am really surprised at how good a car the i30 estate is. I got a fantastic deal from the main dealer.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

quiet, stylish, and a good drive, not the quickest on the road, but fast enough for me.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very reliable, the performance is good for a diesel and the economy is excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent all round vehicle, great value for the quality and performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good, safe roomy hatch with plenty of kit as standard.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A well equipped and value for money family car.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent buy - would recommend to anyone.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5