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Our Fleet Test Drive: Hyundai i40 Tourer- 7th report

Date: 03 May 2012   |   Author: Jack Carfrae

boot

In spite of the drought warnings plaguing the south-east of England, all it seems to have done during any journey I take is pelt it down.

I don't own a hosepipe, so the prospect of a ban hasn't exactly been keeping me awake at night. What has been bothering me, though, is the Hyundai's tendency to retain a small amount of water within the tailgate rain gutters.

Every time I open the boot, the equivalent of two saucers of water deposit themselves over my torso, to the point where I've taken to leaping a couple of feet backwards to avoid the splash. It draws the odd quizzical stare from onlookers, but at least I stay dry.

I'm not the only member of the BusinessCar team to have noticed it either, as others have arrived in the office with soggy coats after pinching the keys for a night. It's a negligible complaint on what is otherwise an impressive fleet car, but it's enough to get your goat during the rainy season.

Hyundai i40 Tourer 1.7 CRDi
136 Blue Drive Style
Mileage12,575
Claimed combined
consumption
62.8mpg
Our average
consumption
45.1mpg
Forecast CPM 50.7p
Actual CPM53.1p
ForSoaking up miles
well without issues
AgainstBoot lid peppers
you with water
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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