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2017 Hyundai i30 Active review

To begin this review, one first needs to understand how I ended up choosing the Hyundai i30. I have only ever owned German cars, more specifically a W203 Mercedes and an E90 BMW. I know what you're thinking: how does one buy an entry-level hatchback after owning such cars? The answer to that question is 'because rental cars'...

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS review

  I purchased my Elantra second-hand in 2015, and it had two previous owners. My car had additional extras from the previous owner including a new CD radio, tinted windows and tow bar. The most impressive aspect of this car is that it is entirely free of any rust and the paintwork is still high in lustre and blemish free...

2005 Hyundai Elantra FX 2.0 HVT review

  The 2005 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 FX hatchback has been our daily driver for the past six years. We purchased it after arriving back from London as an interim car before we bought a luxury leather seat (nice) car. It is a very reliable and easy to drive car and has now done 216,000km...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR Premium review

I always liked the i30, and when this model came out, it set in stone that we needed one. The price point is perfect for what you get, and the list of standard features on this car is one of the longest I have seen. For ride comfort and lack of cabin noise, it would have to be one of the best in its class in my opinion. It just irons out bumps in the road...

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander CRDi (4x4) review

A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. This was to be my first new car. I had owned 11 vehicles before this in 50 years of driving. My wife thought it was too high, and when I would go around a corner, I could see her gripping the seat thinking it was going to roll over. Our first big trip was Sydney to Perth, and by then it had 10,000km on it...

2013 Hyundai i30 SE review

I purchased this car new in 2013 after seeing it in the Hyundai showroom. I hadn't seen a three-door i30 before, but there are thousands of five-doors! I was impressed with the look (especially in black) and the comfort when I first sat in it; the front seats are very comfortable...

2013 Hyundai i30 Premium review

  Almost four-and-a-half years ago, I bought a Hyundai i30 Premium for about $32K. My main purpose was to get a car with good fuel economy, and practical aspects like interior space, material quality and reliability. I have covered over 76,000km mostly in and around Sydney...

2002 Hyundai Accent Gl review

A phenomenal car new and used. As a kid growing up, I have many memories of the whole family squishing into the first car my parents ever purchased brand-new. It was an exciting day when dad brought home a brand-new small car. And small it was, with three growing boys squished in the back of this small two-door hatch...

2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo review

  I originally bought this because I was after a smaller car. I also wanted a car with features I hadn’t had before – sat-nav, sunroof and leather seats. It had everything I was after and at a great price. Meaning, I was paying a house deposit to get all the new technology. I got mine in the matte-grey colour, which I’ve been loving as well...

2012 Hyundai ix35 Highlander (AWD) review

Well, I suppose I should stop whingeing. Going back many years, this car would have been space age, but as of today it's getting a little primitive. It still needs to be updated on a lot of features. Accessibility and seat padding seem to be falling behind compared to the old cars, but the safety features are pretty good...

2017 Hyundai Elantra Elite 2.0 MPi review

I had a Ford Territory and always owned Australian-made, and now that I do not have that option and my lifestyle has changed, I decided to go with what best suits my lifestyle and the best value for my hard-earned dollar without breaking the bank. My partner purchased an i30 and I was impressed driving that, but needed something bigger...