Auto Express's running costs 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.
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It is a very good cheap car but the true fuel consumption being achieved is very disappointing. It is even less than the on board computer is showing. Once I had decided to take up the government scheme I spent a long time looking at mpg and equipment levels before selecting the i30, however, it would appear it was all in vain as the real world mpg figures for this 1.4 engine are causing me concerns.
It is about time the farcical CO2 & mpg figures were changed to reflect real world conditions.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems. always started first time. I've a gentle right foot, so expected an mpg nearer the manf.'s. own spec combined mpg of 46.3. funnily enough, the computer records about 4mpg better than the actual log I keep of miles & fuel purchases.otherwise it uses no oil & tyre wear is small, eg fronts about half worn & negigible on the rears after 25,600 miles which I'm pleased with.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Air con condenser failed when car was 2 years old. very minor rattling of interior light fitting when driven over cobble stones. a dipped beam light bulb failed when car was 26 months old. I drive conservatively knowing that the driving style will not affect my travel time, and I often get 60-62 mpg. Taking into account of its fuel consumption, it has plenty of torque.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I absoutly love this car, It does everything I ask of it, and I got such a good deal on the car (in1 year not lost on it) I realy have not got so involved in car by joining an owners club since my XR2 in 1983 ! Never thaught I would be a Hyundai owner but so far it has been great and the first new car iv'e bought that in the first 12m has not gone wrong.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I am amazed at what a car of this price has to offer in terms of "taken for granted" reliability, space and equipment. My fuel consumption is as advertised, 50plus mpg. This has never happened before in 50 plus years of motoring. A great car, as were the two Santa Fe models before it.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all: no failures, no glitches. Fuel economy could be better, but I'm not doing a high mileage. insurance was reasonable, but it's gone up a lot this year (even with full no claims). routine service seems slightly expensive for a cheap car, but not terrible.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all. As I do so few miles per year now the cost is not an issue. I am, however disappointed that the automatic transmission is so inefficient. it varies between 31mpg on short runs in winter to 42 mpg on a long run in summer.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problem at all since delivery. Although the mpg is averaging 54mpg, for a vehicle that boasted a far superior mpg return I find this disappointing, otherwise, it has used virtually no oil and has not needed any other maintenace.

Cost: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A delightful surprise.
A lesser known brand but what a car. Looks sporty. It's quick, drives so easily and sips fuel. Now 5 people in my small estate have one, so for the first time I'm a trendsetter.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

the hyundai I30 is a very good all round car.reliable,comfortable and good to drive.Economy with the 1.6 diesel is excellent and the performance is outstanding.Ride and handling are very good.

Cost: 5/5
-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The Hyundai i30 is excellent value. The spec excellent for a car of that price. The safety features are excellent some you would only find on the higher range car. It also looks good.

Cost: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Splendid piece of Korean engineering. Pity there have been some warranty failures which are still outstanding, but overall a very nice drive and great economy from a well-built car

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

The Hyundai i30 is a great package all round. It has many features fitted as standard that you'd have to pay extra for on many other makes/models in this catagory.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A complete surprise, with a great drive, terrific diesel engine and low running costs - even the depreciation is better than the rest of the market!

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Unbelieveable. When everyone finds out how good Hyundai's are then they will all want one. Brilliant value, the best warranty. We love it.

Cost: 5/5
58-reg , Owner for Less than a year

Phenominal value for money. Bought it to replace a focus i'd owned for 3 months and hated. Best decision i've ever made about a car.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Early days yet but everything is ok so far. Haven't had any spare part requirements yet but accessories are reasonably priced.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A great car much better than i ever expected. Never had a Hyundai before but i would have another one & have recomended them.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The mpg has improved since the car has been run in. I can get 43 mpg on a run, which I guess isn't too bad.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

JUST DONE A 4 HUNDRED MILE ROUND TRIP GOT 44 MPG IN
COMFORT FOR A MEDIUM SIZED CAR IT IS MORE THAN GOOD.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A great value for money,spacious,comfortable,economical,safe,and
above all really good to drive.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great mileage and no need for parts with a 5 year warranty means it's been good value so far.

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Nothing gone wrong. Good mpg, no road tax, no congestion charges, insurance: ł145 per year.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It does exactly what it says on the tin and more. Excellent vehicle and a 5 year warranty

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Ideal car for family of 2 Drives well easy to park Good economy for small automatic car

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

So far it is one of the best cars that i have owned, the best being a toyota rav 4

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never fails in all weathers. Serviced main dealer I check fluids etc weekly.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Exceeded expectations, great value for money and extremely fuel efficient.

Cost: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Ridiculously cheap to purchase. Happy with everything about it. Love it!

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent ride,economy,handling and performance.Exceeded my expectations.

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great - comfortable, economic, right size - not too big, not too small

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. Cheap insurance, road tax, good fuel consumption.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Couple of issues but fixed under warranty. Could be more economical.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant car in the snow, outpacing anything else including 4x4's.

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very good value and easy to drive. Shame it has no image in the UK!

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It as been ok since I have had the car. Petrol is so exspensive.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Everything works every time. No road tax, good fuel economy.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No real problrms apart form tyre wear. Could be better mpg.

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Miles better than my Astra and pounds cheaper to buy!!!!!

Cost: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

its the best car i've ever owned in 27 years of driving.

Cost: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues to date. Servicing and parts can be expensive.

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great car, no hesitation in having another

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No breakdowns so far. No repairs yet.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good. Servicing is expensive.

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great car-shame about image!

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

For its class excellent

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Its a great car !

Cost: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A good buy

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love it

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

its great

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

underated

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant

Cost: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

brilliant

Cost: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

superb

Cost: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great!

Cost: 5/5