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November 19, 2013, 03:58:39 by moreorless
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Winners of the 2013 Australia's Best Cars awards have been announced.
The i30 Active won the award for the best car under $35,000, for the second year running.
Here's the link to the award website - http://www.australiasbestcars.com.au/WINNERS-2013/Best-Small-Car-under-35-000.
I recently bought a new i30. Am very happy with it. This latest award makes me happier still.
November 15, 2013, 05:14:29 by stone
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I've just fitted a pair of drl fog lights to my wife premium, and in doing so came across a problem removing the front bumper.
It appeared easy at first but just couldn't get the bumper to come off the area under the headlight, and not wishing to force too much spent a lot of time removing all the screws ( 3) on the side of the mudguard, which still didn't let it come free.
The answer turned out to be the headlight washer cover plate, all you have to do is pull up and out, then unclip the cover off the nozzle.
1/ remove windage tray from underneath, 4, 10 mm bolts & 4 plastic clips
2/ remove 2 plastic clips from mudguard lower tray, both sides
3/ remove 6 plastic clips from top of bumper adjacent to radiat...
November 09, 2013, 18:48:06 by Michael T
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A while back I installed the Eibach Pro-Kit designed for our car. If you are not aware our cars do not come with any camber adjustability stock. The lowering springs WILL produce a lot of negative camber in the rear. I had almost 3 degrees in the rear which is WAY too much for a front wheel drive car. The front was almost neutral but I wanted a little negative camber upfront for my aggressive driving style.
For the front I went with camber bolts. I used TireRack.com for my website but camber bolts can really be found anywhere for 20 dollars or less. Because of how the knuckle and strut are designed I could not get much camber upfront but I ended up with .5 negative camber which is better than none.
The rear camber wa...
October 25, 2013, 07:32:53 by i30premy
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October 16, 2013, 06:36:13 by Pantries
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Thought this deserved it's own thread for the time being haha,
I took my car in for it's 15,000km service yesterday, and told them that my auto windscreen wipers weren't working. They told me they'd check it out, and so they did.
Got my car back today.. They ended up resolving the auto windscreen wipers but at a cost. The interior lighting that was installed when the vehicle was purchased from the dealership, short circuited the windscreen wipers, so they had to disable the interior lighting, but the auto wipers are now supposedly working.. Along with that, I had to fork out $180 for them to disable the interior lighting and fix the auto wipers... Which brought the final bill which was supposed to be capped at $219, to...
October 08, 2013, 05:56:37 by Kingdog
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I took delivery of a new (and my first) i30 Active last Monday. So far it's been great but I am having some problems when connecting an iPhone 5 with iOS7 to the head unit. I'm using an official Apple USB cable and it's advertised as having iPod connectivity, but I'm thinking that maybe the recent iOS7 update has caused a few issues (I never had the chance to try iOS6 on it).
1. After a couple of tracks the album picture stops updating (or updates sporadically)
2. Sometimes for the track name I get "No Title"
3. Usually after about 10 minutes the playlist stops working and it begins playing the same track over and over, even if you press skip.
These problems are usually rectified by unpluggi...
October 07, 2013, 09:41:08 by Zoom
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I am not sure what other models have the three steering mode, but my Premium has "Comfort / Normal / Sport" I was wondering what other peeps think about these modes?My spin...Now that most new cars use electric assisted steering, instead of vacuum power assisted. Its simply an adjustment of the force to the steering pinion.I took my car for a drive in the mountains last Saturday, and even if "Sports" mode may have been the suggested mode, I found the "comfort" mode to be the best because I could feel the road better.Any opinions on this? ZOOM!
October 03, 2013, 05:53:36 by Pantries
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Not sure if this is a interior or exterior topic, but how do you change the speed of the windscreen wipers in the 2012 i30?
If you shift the stick upwards, it does a single wipe, then you shift it down, which turns it off, then you have auto wipers which doesn't work (guessing it's been deactivated or something?), then you have a wipe which just continually wipes, but isn't fast. Is is possible to change the speed so it's a wipe every few seconds...?
Hopefully this has made sense, appreciate any help.
September 22, 2013, 07:07:29 by greg182
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September 14, 2013, 10:02:55 by Dazzler
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I had to borrow my Wife Trish's MY11 2.0 Petrol i30 CW to collect a cupboard we bought from Penguin (about 30 kms from our place)
When I turned up to collect it the guy called John that I bought the cupboard from said to his mates .. This guy knows his cars .. Look what he is driving
Apparently he and his wife swapped their beloved i30 for a Tuscon as they need to cart furniture and stuff. They really miss the i30,he reckons they are a brilliant car.
I must admit I like the more direct steering feel in the CW over my fairly vague Hybrid steering.. The cruise in Trish's 2.0 Petrol Manual held speed quite well too up and down medium slopes (only a couple of Kph each way)
The 2.0 has ...
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