Our cars: Hyundai ix35 - June

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  • Hyundai ix35 long-term test
  • Year-long review
  • Tested by Stephen Hopkins
Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi Premium
Week ending June 10

Mileage: 10,940
Driven this week: 350 miles

Last month magazine editor Jim Holder wondered whether a car can be too manly (his wife was struggling to drive the muscular BMW 5 Series).

I think the opposite is true of the Hyundai ix35. Around town the steering is fine, but at motorway speeds it feels vague and light. You're forever having to correct it, with the slightest blemish knocking it off balance. Also, there's too much travel in the brake pedal for my liking. You never want driving a car to be hard work but I suppose I just expect car with 4x4 pretensions to be a bit more positive and, well, beefy.
Adele.Donaghie@whatcar.com

Our cars: Hyundai ix35 - May

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