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Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai i40 Tourer- 4th report

Date: 09 March 2012   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

Windscreen repair

I'll admit to being completely oblivious to the i40's screen chip after it had first manifested itself.

That's a little more forgivable when you factor in the recent spate of long, dark evenings, which make glass blemishes the size of a five pence piece somewhat trickier to spot.

I first noticed it after leaving the i40 in an airport car park for a couple of days and decided to grin and bear it until after the weekend when both myself and the car would be back at the BusinessCar office.

Whether you rate mobile repairs or you think replacement screens are the only real solution, it's hard to argue with the service we received from Autoglass because within two hours of reporting the chip, it was repaired.

I've experienced screen repairs before so knew not to expect a totally unblemished piece of glass post-repair, as the adverts suggest, and the Hyundai is no different. It's safe and sorted, but there's an obvious mark in the drivers' line of sight, which leaves me doubtful as to whether it would pass an MoT test come defleet time.

Hyundai i40 Tourer 1.7 CRDi
136 Blue Drive Style
Mileage10,058
Claimed combined
consumption
62.8mpg
Our average
consumption
46.3mpg
Forecast CPM 50.7p
Actual CPM54.7p
ForSpeedy, efficient
screen repair service
AgainstObvious blemish
remains on windscreen
Why we’re running itIs Hyundai’s first
fleet-specific model
as good to live with
as it’s claimed to be?



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