2012 Hyundai ix35 Premium 4WD Media Pack 2.0 CRDI turbo diesel

Summary:

Better than a Honda

Faults:

Nothing has happened really, but we had to send it back as there was an airbag warning light on the dashboard.

Also the engine wasn't running very smoothly, so our dealer fixed it, and now it is better than ever.

General Comments:

I brought this car as it included a five year warranty, good price (21,000 pounds) and our CR-V was needing major repair work.

Compared to our 2009 Honda CR-V, the brakes are much better (by far). The CR-V's brakes were worn out after 10,000 miles of gentle driving.

The interior is very bright when you open the sunroof covers. Leather seats were great, and more comfortable than our previous car (Honda CR-V).

It is slightly smaller, but when you fold down the seat, it is bigger, as our Honda CR-V was very difficult to put anything on the seats. Also the seats are much easier to fold down than the Honda.

It handles really well, even at high speed.

Many people say that the sat nav and parking camera would be horrendously terrible, but it is brilliant. The parking camera comes on when you need it, and the sat nav doesn't accept postcodes, so that is an inconvenient, but it is still really easy to use.

Great speakers.

To sum it all up, it is my best car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2012

18th Sep 2012, 03:13

I have an elite ix35 turbo diesel. The FM radio reception is crap for a 37000 dollar car. I expected something better from Australia.

6th Feb 2014, 18:40

I have had an ix35 for 3 years; currently over 125000km. One ball joint was exchanged on the front wheel.

After the first 5000km, all of the cockpit electronics were exchanged (design problem?).

100,000km no issues, and now after 118,000km, twice the electronics have indicating on screen that the ASR system is working all the time, but after switching off and on, everything is OK.

6th May 2014, 03:36

I have a new ix35, and the radio does not work on the highway.

This a brand new car. I feel like I have been deceived by Hyundai, as there is obviously an issue which they could have fixed with the right aerial.

What a waste of time.

4th Nov 2014, 11:37

Hyundai is a Korean brand... Australia has Holden, which is available... in Australia :)

2010 Hyundai ix35

Summary:

Car slightly above expectation - Hyundai support well below any acceptable standard

Faults:

Heated seats - one side gets warmer than the other.

Sat nav - will not take full post codes - despite there allegedly being an "update imminent to fix", Hyundai now say no intention to do so.

Media pack has locked up totally a couple of times.

General Comments:

Media pack - worth the money?

Sat nav doesn't take full post codes - the best you can get is to input the first part of the post code, and you are then presented with the streets in that local area to choose from. Not down to NavTek - this is a Hyundai implementation of Navtek's maps - Hyundai say that Full Post Code searches/facility will not be implemented.

Media pack also has locked up - no radio, CD, media, Sat Nav - nothing. All we got was the "Welcome screen" and the radio station that was set on when the car was last used. Stopping and restarting the car didn't fix it. Left it overnight and it worked OK the next day - Hyundai suggest a software upgrade - the car is however only a couple of months old.

Hyundai customer support - online - stated that they had been in touch with my local garage and a software fix on CD was with the service person (named) ready for me to contact them to have it applied. On arrival, said named person allegedly knew nothing about it, and the support offered was generally quite appalling. On returning home, I tried to contact Hyundai support using the email address given by Hyundai in previous emails, but it was an "unrecognised email address".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th February, 2011