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Hyundai Getz (2004)

The results of this year’s Which? reliability report are out and for the second year running Hyundai vehicles have been classed as Excellent.

The high scores achieved by Hyundai across the range demonstrate the Korean manufacturer’s commitment to producing cars of the highest quality and specification. Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd themselves demonstrated their confidence in their vehicles when they launched their industry leading 5 year unlimited mileage warranty in 2002.

The survey was compiled from 34,277 questionnaires, which were completed by randomly chosen Which? readers who own a car of up to eight years old. Questions were based around the customers’ experiences over the last 12 months and concentrated on the three main aspects of reliability: breakdowns, faults and niggles.

Hyundai was rated Excellent overall by Which? readers in the first section of the survey.

The second section of the survey concentrated on new car breakdowns and analysed the reliability of vehicles up to two years old and how they have performed in the last 12 months.

Results showed that 32% of new car owners can expect a fault in the first two years of ownership and 6% can expect to endure a breakdown – but not if you own a Hyundai Getz.

Hyundai’s supermini has once again proved its worth by achieving 100% reliability, beating the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Nissan Micra; heavyweights in the supermini sector. The Getz is Hyundai Car (UK) Ltd’s biggest seller with 9,529 units having already been sold this year.

Tina Dexter, Product Manager for the Getz said: "We sincerely believe that the Getz is one of the best superminis on the market today and exceptional results such as these really help to cement that belief. Not only does it provide excellent value for money, but customers also have the reassurance of knowing it is one of the most reliable cars on the road. Add to this our current three years’ free servicing offer and 5 year unlimited mileage warranty and you have an outstanding peace of mind package."

Full details of the survey will be published in September’s issue of Which? magazine.


Published : 07/08/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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