Very interesting article on Hyundai. Still Hyundai has a nagging long
term reliability question. But keep in mind, long term reliability do
not show up until at least 3 years after the short term reliability.
With that formula, I predict the year 2007 as the target date to see if
indeed all the Hyundai's 2004 accolades are for real. Year 2004 is the
year when Hyundai went straight to the top in initial quality. Before
that, Hyundai had consistent below average scores in initial
satisfaction and reliablity. We shall see if all these latest initial
quality improvements translate to long term quality.
Joann Muller and Robyn Meredith, 04.25.05
How Hyundai went from punch line to powerhouse--and is shaking up the
world's auto industry.