Surveys mean nothing. Most filling out surveys don't have a clue and can't popped their hood or check their tire psi.
Failure rate is pretty high for an Asian vehicle, probably even worse than many domestics or Euro vehicles.
I guess that in a certain income and price point, a consumer, especially of blue collar pedigree, expects the vehicle to last longer. Those buying/leasing new German vehicles dispose of them more frequently, and why I wouldn't want a used Euro car.
Hyundai may be a great car to lease. But, long term ownership, especially if one is expecting their toddler to drive it during their high school or college years, is something one might want to research. I can get more from Honda or Toyota and will next time. We don't ever plan on buying a Hyundai/Kia product again. Fool me once... shame on Hyundai. There won't be any shame on me.
How does a company rebuild their reputation after tormenting 10's of thousands of families that had to go thru engine replacement? a day out of work for every recall? a day out of work for every warranty repair?
If my engine is defective and finally fails, it doesn't just affect me. It affects my family and leaves a mark on them when I say... the POS krapped out and we'll never get another one again.
Hyundai will do what some other automakers did.... eliminate the engine and start over with great marketing, financing, warranty, looks, and bloated features.... forget the past!
The 2.5L theta-iii will have dual injection with some of their engines already dumping VVT-EGR for a cooled EGR valve system. If anything, it would be genius to dump the 'Theta' nomenclature. These Smartstream engines, the 1.6T and 2.5, will be matched to the 8-speed. Smart to dump the DCT headache with the 1.6T.
Motto for advice giving on a forum: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Sad country is where most neutered men can't change a tire or use a tire PSI gauge, can't check their engine oil or even pop their hood.
TrollBots are everywhere. Paid trolls are easy to spot in the 'off topic' forums everywhere.
Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.