I bought my Hyundai used in January 2005. It had 74,000 miles. I couldn't have been happier with it until one day the timing belt broke, which broke our engine. $2,000 to repair it and it only had 80,000. I've only had it for 7 months and I'm questioning if it is worth fixing!
I bought this car because I needed a cheap, reliable, high fuel economy car. In the 21 months I had this car, I took it to the dealership two times for check engine light, once for flex hose on exhaust, strut leak and brake line leak and replaced the front brake pads twice. Needless to say, it fails in the reliability catagory. Considering the price, I should have suspected as much.
Excellent gas mileage. Good city car. It's cute. Easy oil change.
Needs better horse power, reduce road noise and idling vibration. Needs to be a sturdier vehicle.
I bought this car new after a recommendation from a friend. Overall good quality. It was in the shop once for a mass air flow sensor. Very good gas mileage, and not too uncomfortable. I'm 6'2 and can ride comfortably. Brakes are fantastic, 38,000 on the first front pads, and 53,000 and going on the rear shoes.
Gas mileage, price, and warranty, low cost of ownership.
More power, extremely sluggish, especially with the A/T and in the 4 door model.
I've had this car for 3 years and had
to replace the brakes and roters twice
already. I've never had a car go
through brakes this fast. I just found
out that have have to replace the
harmonic balancer.(not cheap and no
longer under warrenty). I have had
other work done on it while it was
under warrenty. It seems like an awful
lot is going wrong with this car for
it's age. I have to replace the flex
pipe as well. I guess you get what you
pay for. In the future I will spend
more initially to have a fewer problems
and hassles later.
Excellent gas economy.
More hp and work on controlling road
noise. Overall quality could use
improvemnts. Although, you really do
get what you pay for....
This is a quality commuter car.
Despite its slight appearance, it will
take a beating and keep delivering.
Mileage is great and the annual
maintenance cost is minimal. An ideal
car for those with a long commute, or a
good first car for a teenager.