Does the Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi have clutch problems?

I am on the verge of buying a new Hyundai ix35 1.7 CRDi (thank you for your helpful review by the way), but am being put off by a number of online comments I have recently come across to the effect that the ix35 has problems with the clutch sticking, especially in queueing/stop-start traffic.

Are you aware of this and do you believe it to be a widespread issue? Would you recommend the 1.6 petrol instead?

Asked on 29 January 2011 by matthewdavidson

Answered by Honest John
It didn't happen to me driving the Sportage 1.6CRDI, which is the same thing built in the same Slovakian factory.
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