It was a toughly fought battle, which makesthe Hyundai i30's Australia's Best Cars win for the second consecutive year an outstandingachievement.
The i30 has proven to be a solid, value-for-moneypackage that has the right ingredients to satisfy the majority of small car buyers.
Attractive pricing is always a good startbut the i30 also does well with some of the long-term ownership expenses that are oftenoverlooked.
With seven airbags, the i30 has a 5-star ANCAP rating and is among the bestin class for safety.
The i30 is particularly easy to drive andlive with on a daily basis.
Hyundai's growing reputation for a high standard of build andfinish is evident throughout the car.
Yes, there are other small cars that do afew things better but even then the i30 is not far behind and it is this consistencyacross all areas that gives the i30 an edge over its rivals.
Australian input into the suspension tuningprovides a comfortable ride and respectable handling.