Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Overall I like the car but there are quality issues.Minor but the mirror on the passenger sun visor fell off after a week.The air conditioning had to be recharged as it never worked properly though Hyundai maintain this was a service item though they covered cost as goodwill gesture. The fuse on the audio system blew twice.More alarmingly one of the bolts on the engine mounting sheared and the car had to be towed back to the dealer. Dealer service is excellent. After I bought the car I was surprised to find it was made in India not South Korea where Hyundai originate. Makes me wonder if the quality standards there are not as high. On the plus side it is a lot of car and equipment for the money, pleasant to drive, and has excellent fuel consumption.Good to have the peace of mind of the 5 year warranty.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have had no reliability problems so far. did have an electrical fault which was fixed. has never failed to start etc. Being diesel gives me better mpg than my brothers petrol version. I do find that the incar mpg display does give a higher reading than what I get when I work it out per tankful and fillups. incar will show me 76mpg regularly sometimes even higher - but when calculated its more like 65.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Surprising well built and mechanically reliable and as nice to drive as similar cars from Europe. Very well equipped for the price but most important of all is the 5 year warranty which gives me great peace of mind and means any breakdowns, faults or repairs are likely to be FOC. Also very nice loking in silver.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The 1st gear ratio is a little low for me and I get tyre spin quite easily when I don't think I should be. Was hard to drive in the snow. An automatic would have suited me better but they seem to be in short supply (according to my dealer).
Otherwise cannot fault the car for what you get for your money.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had issue with central locking not unlocking on left side of vehicle,solenoids replaced,virtually while I waited. otherwise 100% reliable. Not as gov, figures for vehicle, have done about 43m/gal on run ,but only 35m/gal around town, like my old fiesta with1.4engine!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

In 3 months of ownership no problems so far, and that's doing 500 miles a week. Much better in terms of insurance and road tax and a bit better on fuel than my previous car an astra 1.8 coupe which I was quite happy with until the engine blew up! on the thelwall viaduct.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

There was an oil leak on the gear box discovered at a service corrected under warranty. Generally happy a bit miffed later model attracts less road tax.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have never had a problem with this car. starts first time and drives smoothly. For the size, this car takes a lot of petrol.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Had no problems since bought. Ok on fuel, think could be better for size of car. ok road tax. not needed any parts yet.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brake caliper, power steering, starting, suspension, aircon and rattles all problematical. Servicing v expensive.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No reasons yet to doubt it's unreliability. Don't know about spare parts yet but very economical on fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Stress free, value for money, quality build. Confident driving experience.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always runs without any problems. Quite fuel hungry for such a small car.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its new so it should be reliable. No extra costs apart from fuel.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Absolutely fantastic, it's my first brand new car, so loving it.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It's an average looking car with a lot of kit for the money.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems. Paid up front for 4 years servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Only fuel & 1st service so far.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems yet. Servicing well priced.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems other than crack to dash

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any faults. Mpg as expected.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems at all yet in 18 months

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems. Servicing costs high.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its ok. Pretty econmical.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 3/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

excellent!!

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5