Almost every female starts out buying a hatchback. They’re zippy, they’re easy to park and they’re the right size for your girl-about-town life. You might even have one while pregnant with your first baby, but things quickly escalate and before you know it, you’re signing papers for a seven seater Toyota Kluger. The question is, do you really need a bigger car? Or will a hatchback suffice?
To test out the theory, I drove a Hyundai i30 around for a whole week with my family of four. It drives pretty well and although I’m used to larger SUVs, there’s something refreshing about jumping into a small car, being able to nip in and out of traffic and zoom straight into parks without even thinking about whether you’ll fit or not. It’s almost like dropping a dress size.
They’re zippy, they’re easy to park and they’re the right size
It’s not what I would refer to as spacious but my two girls had enough room in the backseat, plus the boot was good for a hatchback - it fit all my groceries and easily fit a pram too. It’s got Apple Carplay/Android Auto which means you plug in your phone and you’re instantly connected via the multimedia screen to main phone apps like maps and Spotify.
The i30 is basically like the Isla Fischer of cars - everyone’s best friend.
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