2012 Hyundai ix35 Premium 4WD Media Pack 2.0 CRDI turbo diesel
Better than a Honda
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.
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.
To sum it all up, it is my best car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2012
I have an elite ix35 turbo diesel. The FM radio reception is crap for a 37000 dollar car. I expected something better from Australia.
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.
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.