I traded a big ol Ford Explorer for this car I honestly feel I got a good deal the car does exactly what it is supposed to do perfectly. My only complaint is the road noise and crappy speakers but that’s an easy fix
For those individuals that like a small peppy economical car in the Hyundai line this will fill the bill. I have 135,000 miles on mine but I had to replace the transmission at 96,000 miles. Before you buy——check carefully the transmission.
I bought this as my first car since I'm 16 and in High School. This car is the perfect size for me since it is a small car. Since the car is so small it makes parallel parking and k-turns super easy! It doesn't go that fast but that is not an issue for me. It takes a little bit to get it to accelerate to a high speed but that's not a problem but I do get passed a lot because of that. Overall it is a great car!
I bought this car new as a commuter car in 2005. Paid $7750 and I was hoping it would last until I retired. It did -- plus another 10 years, and still going strong. It is a "basic" car, a cassette deck, a small back seat, small wheels and a few other disadvantages, but hey, a "simple" car is what I wanted! In 11 years it has had exactly TWO non-maintenance service calls. One was the previous mechanic's fault and the other was a "check engine light" which resulted in a minor adjustment. That's ALL! I listed the MPG as "35" but, on the highway, the mileage has flirted with 40! It has plenty of pep on the road, too. I got through college on VW Bugs and this is the modern equivalent. Not fancy, but this car has been extremely reliable and I almost consider it a member of the family!!
I bought my car used in 2008 with 35k miles on it. It is now 2016 and I'm still driving it with 286,000 miles on it! I love my car! There have been some fixes here and there- I had to replace both front axles a few years ago. I replaced a couple belts. The a/c doesn't work anymore. I replaced the radio with a better one. Both interior door handles broke. I fixed the drivers door and it lasted a couple years and broke again. It's ok. To me, it's all just fixing the wear and tear. I would buy this car again, any day. It's not very often that you find a car like this one.