Cars – Value for Money – 2012 Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue November 8th 2012

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Better value comes from Hyundai in 2012 Canstar Blue motoring awards

Car Awards 2012 - Value For MoneyBuying a car isn’t a ‘set and forget’ purchase – there’s servicing, maintenance and running costs which all contribute to the cost of keeping your car on the road.

Hyundai has proven a star performer in this year’s Canstar Blue motoring awards, receiving a five star rating and our most satisfied customers value for money award when rated against other well-known car manufacturers.

Congratulations are also in order for four star recipients Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi; and three star achievers Volkswagen, Honda, Ford, Holden and Kia.

This was just one of Hyundai’s award wins in this year’s motoring awards, with the manufacturer also receiving Canstar Blue’s five star rating for overall customer satisfaction, after sales service and reliability.

Getting better value for money from new car purchases has never been more important to Australian drivers, with 45% of survey respondents stating they were considering downsizing to a more efficient vehicle due to the rising costs of living.

Generation Y were most likely to feel the need to downsize their new vehicle (53%) compared to Generation X (47%) and Baby Boomers (38%).

Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 7,500 Australian consumers over a number of months to measure their satisfaction across a range of products and services. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group – in this case, 1,722 people – who had bought a brand new car from a dealership in the last 3 years.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands that received three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10.

Past Ratings
Cars – Most Satisfied Customers (2010)
Cars – Most Satisfied Customers (2011)
Cars – After Sales Service Award (2011)
Cars – Hatchbacks (2011)
Cars – Reliability And Performance Award (2011)
Cars – Sedans (2011)
Cars – Value For Money Award (2011)