REVIEW: The Hyundai i30

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a butler?

I’m not talking about a regular old butler who just does as he’s told, I’m thinking more like a Jeeves style butler, who knows what you want before you even know yourself.

You know the sort of thing I mean right? You’re Bertie Wooster, you wake up with a hangover, having been at the club for dinner the night before, and you lie there wondering how on earth to move. Then Jeeves is suddenly at your side with a home made hangover cure and before you can say ‘bacon’ he’s rustled you up eggs benedict.

That’s what it’s like driving the Hyundai i30.

Loads of things can be set to auto for a start – auto lights, auto windscreen wipers, auto hold on the brake – so you find yourself in the drizzle, starting to think ‘I should probably put the windscre…’ and BOOM! They’re on already. The car has done it.

It’s the same with the safety features.

‘I don’t think Madam really DOES want to overtake just now,’ the car says, except it doesn’t, it just beeps at you if you indicate when there is something in your blind spot, but you know that’s what it’s thinking.

The handling is beautiful, and it feels very and light to drive. Visibility is decent, and the space is just right for a small family. We’ve actually owned an i30 before and really enjoyed it. It’s not flashy, it’s not trying to be anything it isn’t, it’s just EASY. And for it’s price, it comes with a lot of impressive functionality. It’s definitely great value.

Have a watch of the video we made below and find out more about all of the cool Hyundai i30 features. You can also read this post about our weekend in the woods with the Hyundai i30.

And Jeeves? Make mine a gin and tonic.

We test drove the Hyundai i30  for two weeks for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. 


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