Review: Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 – 2012)

Rating:

Excellent chain cam 1.4 and 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines. Good value. Decent to drive.

Ride and handling not quite to Focus/308 standards but not far off.

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16 March 2008 i30 Estate launched in the UK

Estate in UK priced from £12,995. Based on a stretched i30 platform extended by 50mm, and as a result is a more flexible, family-friendly package. More rear leg and headroom than the hatch, along... Read more

Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 – 2012): At A Glance

What does a Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 – 2012) cost?

List Price from £17,355
Buy new from £14,116
Contract hire from £171.59 per month
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Real MPG average for a Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 – 2012)

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Average performance

89%

Real MPG

30–65 mpg

MPGs submitted

98

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What have we been asked about the Hyundai i30 Estate (2008 – 2012)?

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What cars are still reliable over the 100,000 mile mark?

I'm looking for a cheap to run car which will be reliable, but over the magic 100,000 mark, as I do plenty of miles and don't want to crucify value. Ideally for about £2500. I do enough miles (12,000 plus) to warrant diesels, but naturally there may be big bills. I also need some thing with a decent boot, as I race model stockcars with friends, and punchy enough to overtake. Thoughts turn to a Volvo S40 2.0d, or a lower mileage Ford Mondeo. Any recommendations?
£2500 might buy you a peach but is far more likely to buy you a disaster. Worth looking at pre-DPF chain cam Kia Cee'd and Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi SW, but no guarantees they're in this price bracket. Anything with a timing belt probably needs a new one and a new timing belt, tensioner, waterpump and alternator belt starts at £360, but could easily set you back £600.
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