2012 model, brand new, I picked it up on Behalf of a manager friend at hertz rentals. All ubers are under 8 years old, I have two bad back injuries and easily pick a bad seat from a good seat.Lot of critics of hyundais and kias, I wonder if you have been in one less than 10 years old? We a had a new cerato few years back , don't recall it more noisy than anything else. Stepdaughter has a new i30 , another good one
According to RACV 2018 car of the year these are placings for a few categories
Best micro/light 1st Kia
Best small 3rd Kia
Best large. 1st Kia
Best sport. 1st Hyundai
Best 2wd SUV 3rd Hyundai
Best awd SUV 1st Kia 2nd Hyundai
Would a holden or a Mazda or a Volkswagen be any better? Recently was a passenger in a new Tiguan for 600ks. Didn't think it was any more comfortable than the i302012 model, brand new, I picked it up on Behalf of a manager friend at hertz rentals. All ubers are under 8 years old, I have two bad back injuries and easily pick a bad seat from a good seat.
The racv like others rank on a subjective criteria and rank value vs safety vs features above outright comfort.
My last car was a 2016 Mazda 6 GT Wagon with twin turbo diesel, it was almost silent engine wise although road noise was a bit shit (Mazda thing) , drank an unbelievably small amount of fuel, handled well and was the most comfortable car I've owned even on 19 inch factory wheels. Prior to that an Alfa Romeo 159 also very quiet and comfortable and prior to that about 20 other cars none of which felt like driving a plastic outdoor chair.Would a holden or a Mazda or a Volkswagen be any better? Recently was a passenger in a new Tiguan for 600ks. Didn't think it was any more comfortable than the i30
Really not trying to defend Korean cars just don't think most mid priced cars are much different. What car would you call comfortable?
People with good spines don't realise what an uncomfortable car is until they sit in one and this doesn't account for the NVH in Korean cars or other issues I found like the engine was completely useless under 4500rpm for example where it's class competitors were not.... It's easy to win a comparison when price, service and running cost makes up the bulk of the criteria.My wife is very sensitive to seats and ride. The trouble is you can't tell from a test drive. She hates the Kia, hates her new Audi quattro Q3, but absolutely loves our 10 year old Land Rover.
Like I said I'm kinda curious because I'm trying to get rid of the Triton as we speak but I'm pretty sure I won't go down this Avenue I just can't believe they'll be any good for so little moneyIt's a bit hard comparing a European made vehicle with a korean built vehicle, bit like comparing a statesman to a berina. Yes road noise can be an issue on some of the base models, as for the seats (lve got a stuffed back and hips ) l can't say l've my fathers Santa fe's seats too bad.
I think you have compare like for like, maybe something like a craptiva to a kia or hyundia tuson to be a bit fairer. The cheaper utes like tata, great wall and alike are almost single use vehicles. Look what you pay, little wonder there not worth anything second hand. Iol
Most of the tradie's that l know that tried a Chinese ute had similar opinions, under powered, poor suspension and load caryring when compared to a Toyota holden ford. But they only paid a fraction of the price. So wasn't unexpected to a certain extent.
I've come to the conclusion, there arnt too many good new vehicle's on offer at present. That's not to say you can't buy something and be happy with it... for the money spent.Like I said I'm kinda curious because I'm trying to get rid of the Triton as we speak but I'm pretty sure I won't go down this Avenue I just can't believe they'll be any good for so little money
I used the Mazda 6 example as I was responding to the question asking if a Mazda would drive better, also the base Mazda 6 isn't very expensive hence selling so many cars each month. We also bought a Mazda 3 hatch in 2015 for the then misses and the only car we drove that she liked better was the 55k top spec Volvo v40.... Sorry huyandai still doesn't cut it for me and likley these new Chinese offerings won't.‘I30’s aren’t cheap’ - there are 6 spec levels with drive away prices from $20 - $42k .....,
‘An i30 hire car wasn’t as nice as a GT6 wagon’ - at literally less than half the price you’d bloody well hope so.
‘Test it against a captiva’ - captivas ARE unfortunately Korean. They are a Daewoo. Unlucky example.
I probably shouldn’t have read this before my first coffee haha.
Anyone driven an i30n? My brother in law bought one. For the money (still less than a Mazda 6 GT) and the warranty they are a whole lot of driver’s car. The active diffs with yaw sensing these days are mind blowingly good. I never thought I’d take to a front wheel drive car after years of Subaru club cars and bmw prior to that. I wouldn’t put a lady with a bad back in one though. Even with the adjustable suspension softened up, they are anything but.