The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.
The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car's registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4). See the image below:
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The Hyundai i30 is an attractive and affordable hatchback that arrived Down Under in 2007. Since then, it's proven to be one of Australia's most popular vehicles. If you're in the market for a used car that performs well and looks good to boot, it could be a great option for you. But there are some things you'll need to be mindful of when you're looking at models.
We take a look at what makes the Hyundai i30 a great used car, as well as some things you should check before you buy.
If you want your car to look good, the Hyundai i30 won't disappoint.
The benefits of buying a used Hyundai i30
There are several models of the Hyundai i30 available, each with specific features. The Hyundai i30 Active is the most common one you'll see, but if you'd like some upgrades you can keep an eye out for models like the Hyundai i30 SE and i30 Premium, which will give you a stronger performance due to the two litre petrol engine.
All Hyundai i30 models have some key attributes that make them great cars for Australian roads:
What to look for in a used Hyundai i30
There are some potential problems with used Hyundai i30s that you should be aware of when you're searching the market:
To help mitigate these issues, ensure you check that the car has been serviced in accordance with Hyundai's service schedule and that any replacement parts are genuine Hyundai ones.9 And don't forget to purchase a Car History report before you buy your Hyundai i30 - it will help give you the peace of mind you need to make a smart decision.
1 Drive.com.au. Used car review: Hyundai i30 2007-09. Accessed February 2018.
2 Motoring.com.au. Buying Used: Hyundai i30 2007-12. Accessed February 2018.
3 RACV. Hyundai i30 second-hand buyers' guide. Accessed February 2018.
4 Whatcar.com. Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17. Accessed February 2018.
5 Whatcar.com. Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17. Accessed February 2018.
6 RACV. Hyundai i30 second-hand buyers' guide. Accessed February 2018.
7 Whatcar.com. Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17. Accessed February 2018.
8 The Motor Report. Hyundai i30 Recalled For Electronic Stability Control issues. Accessed February 2018.
9 Whatcar.com. Used Hyundai i30 Hatchback 12-17. Accessed February 2018.