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Hyundai really broke into the big league with this Focus competitor and with good reason. It's very impressive. Comfortable, with sophisticated mulit-link rear suspension providing an excellent ride, the car is a contender in it's class. Estates are huge.
Hard to fault with an excellent 5 year warranty, a well designed and comfortable cabin, good dynamics and proven reliability the i30 is a sensible choice in this market segment. It's capability and warranty have kept prices hard though.
As with most cars in this segment there is a premium to pay for diesel power. We would opt for the 1.6 petrol as it can be £1200 cheaper than the comparative diesel, the servicing is cheaper and the insurance group is the same.
All i30 models are well equipped so we would opt for the base Comfort spec. The 1.6 petrol is the best choice but if you must go diesel then opt for the 1.6 - the engine is powerful enough and the cars are about £700 cheaper than the 2.0.
The 1.6 petrol model in Comfort spec at three years old with 20,000 miles on the clock should cost £8080. Pay £9300 for a comparative diesel.
The best time to buy is at three years old when the first MOT is due. Depreciation will be 13% in that year and should remain just under 10% for years to come.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Hyundai I30 you would aim to buy a 6 year old and sell it before it is 7 years old.
Diesel Hyundai I30 cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Hyundai I30 cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Hyundai I30 cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.