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#1 emelsy

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:19 PM


as the title states I'm thinking f getting a brnd new discontinued 2011 model i30cw. It's the mid range SLX.

Does anyone have one? Do you think it's a good car?

I like the i30 but this is just a bit bigger. Better for 2 kids (if we have a second!)

#2 Julie-Anne

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

My company car which just got upgraded is one of these and I don't really like it ph34r.gif

The negatives for me is that the boot space is bad, the radio is crap and the fuel economy isn't as good as my last car.

I had a 2011 Corolla before that which I think was a better car, more boot space and had more grunt.

#3 avonlea

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

I love mine ! So does my husband who always makes up excuses to drive it.

Big boot space. Very easy and zippy to drive. Good vision.

#4 vanessa71

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

I had one as a hire car during the last school holidays and I hated it. I wanted a Corolla.

#5 -Moxie-

Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:00 PM

Loved mine in manual Diesel. Found fuel economy good (it gets better after the first 10,000kms). Fit 3 in carseats across the back. Mine was the 2009 model, which I think is the same as the discontinued 2011. DH drives it now and he really likes it too.

#6 emelsy

Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

The car I'm referring to is a wagon, not sure if those mentioning a corolla were thinking of the hatch. Motor is the same though so your comments about grunt are the same either way.

#7 MrsShine

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

I've had a Yaris and a corolla in the past and have recently driven the Hyundai i30 (hatch) through the Goget car share program a few times and feel that the Hyundai is MUCH better!

That said its not the the cw, but I would have thought they were comparable. The 130 felt smoother, more ground and heavy (safe) in a good way & a lot larger inside and more luxurious than any if the Toyotas I've driven before. I can't really comment on the fuel economy but the cw wagon in the dark grey/charcoal colour is the exact car I've been telling DH I want when we get pg. original.gif

I also like that for a wagon it's not enormous.

Good luck!

P.s can you please tell the price range of the discontinued model and which state you're in?

#8 jemsoli

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

DF has a 2009 i30 wagon and I really don't like it. My corolla wagon (2006, they don't make them anymore) is heaps better.

One of the biggest things I dislike about it is we have convertible carseats for both our kids, so newborn-4 years. When rear facing both carseats don't sit properly. The seats (the rear seats of the car) seem to be too low and the tether strap is *just* not long enough to safely keep the carseat in place (it is just a bit too short so pulls the head end of the rear facing seat up just a bit) and we have 2 different seats and both have the same prob, one is a SNS guardian and the other a mothers choice seat.

#9 Kristina13

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

I have a 2010 i30 hatch so can't comment on the wagon but I love my car- plenty of boot space ,plenty of grunt up some pretty steep hills that I travel ( and I only have the 1.6 litre not the 2.0) good fuel economy , radio /CD player sounds pretty good to me, Bluetooth Connectivity to my iPod, handles really well and really hasn't missed a beat in the 2 years I have owned him! I often transport my tall 9 year old son and his mates about and there seems to be plenty of room for them.

#10 katrina24

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:43 PM

I have a 2010 i30 wagon - manual diesel. It is awesome! I love it. It drives well, is super fuel efficient, is zippy around the city but also handles highway driving OK. The boot is large enough for everyday use for us (I have 2 girls).

#11 Babby and Roo

Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

We have a 2011 i30 hatch and have been really happy with it. We have 2 kids and I often wish I had got the wagon instead of the hatch, although the boot is sufficient for a pram and other bits and pieces it would be nice to have the extra space. I find the interior very roomy and the car is smooth to drive. We do have to use an extension strap on our rear facing car seat (SnS compaq) as the tether strap is too short to reach the clip in the boot (like PP mentioned).

#12 Linds

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

I have a 2011 i30CW manual diesel and am very happy with it. The fuel economy is great, it drives nicely, and has everything I need. Servicing is quite cheap too. I can fit three car seats across the back, and the pram in the boot, along with a decent amount of shopping.

It feels a bit tinny compared to my old peugeot, but then again, it is a cheap car.  Good value though.

Only downside is that now that I have three kids I really could do with some more boot space. When we go away we have to strap the pram to the roof rack! Oh, and word of warning, don't break a wing mirror cos it costs $800 to replace  ohmy.gif

#13 Bluenomi

Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

We looked at it and decided the Golf Wagon is so much better!

#14 emelsy

Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

Thanks everyone.
I'm in NSW, looking at 25k.

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