Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - USED CARS -

HYUNDAI’S pop­u­lar i30 is a real-world win­ner for ex­pe­ri­enced driv­ers and P-platers alike ac­cord­ing to the NRMA’s newly re­vised and ex­panded sur­vey of weekly run­ning costs.

This year, break­down of weekly run­ning costs crowned i30 Aus­tralia’s cheap­est Top-10 best­seller to run

own. That ac­co­lade was based on the NRMA’s cho­sen model buyer — a 55-yearold with a 65 per cent no-claim bonus.

Now, the in­flu­en­tial mo­tor­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion has pub­lished re­vised and ex­panded sur­vey of real-world weekly run­ning costs em­brac­ing both the same 55year-old model buyer a 17-year-old listed driver on P-plates.

Based lat­est of­fi­cial sales fig­ures, NRMA’s up­dated as­sessed cheap­est au­to­matic trans­mis­sion vari­ant of Aus­tralia’s Top-10 sell­ing ve­hi­cles with pri­vate buy­ers. The top-10 list in­cludes cars, SUVs and util­i­ties.

And, again, across both in­dica­tive age groups the i30 eas­ily up­staged its Aus­tralian Top-10 best­seller ri­vals, in­clud­ing the VW Golf, Mazda 3, Toy­ota Corolla and Holden Com­modore.

Ac­cord­ing to NRMA’s up­dated grad­ing, the $23,290 en­try-level i30 Se­ries II Ac­tiveX with six-speed au­to­matic should cost a 55-year-old $135.56 per week to own and run. While 17-year-old listed driver on P-plates would spend $164.99 week.

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