Which is more reliable - the Skoda Yeti or Hyundai ix35?

I have read the reviews but I need your opinion. Skoda Yeti or Hyundai ix35? Which is more reliable?

Asked on 13 November 2010 by OO, via email

Answered by Honest John
No one knows because they haven't been around for long enough for problems to develop. But the ix35 has all chain-cam engines. The diesel Yeti engines are belt cam, so that's a £600 replacement every 4 years or so. Some readers have been disappointed with the fuel consumption of the ix35 2.0 diesel, but that is solved by buying the much more economical ix35 1.7 diesel
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