Bought this car new. Engine has been
great and with over 100,000 miles,
still runs like it is new. Never broke
down. Recently replaced spark plug
wires and battery, but no other
problems with engine. Always kept up
with scheduled maintenance. Came with
Michelin tires and lasted 55,000
miles. Replaced brakes for the first
time at 80,000. Spent very little out
of pocket. Did get extended warranty
to 100,000 and did use it to replace
the retractors on the windows. GOOD CAR
FOR THE PRICE!
Gas mileage (25-33mpg). Smooth and
quiet ride. Economical if money is an
issue and it has been very reliable.
Power window retractors need to be
replaced often. Use more quality parts
for the doors (plastic). Use better
It is all about the Warranty, Extend
to 100K miles, Hyundai has probably
put $5,000 in warranty work in our
vehicle. It is now at 95,000 and
running just fine. Power windows break
all the time and some serious
transmission and engine problems
happened. Thank goodness for the
warranty. I paid for the car brand new
and have paid for oil changes and the
30K, 60K and 90K services and the car
keeps running. There is an
inconvenience cost associated with a
Hyundai trying to claim on all the
problems. So without the warranty, the
vehicle is a big risk.
The trunk is deep, nice 60/40 split.
Even at 90K miles it still feels new
when it drives.
Make power windows more durable, ours
broke like 8 times. The seats are not
comfortable at all. Long drives are
not recommended in this vehicle.
Gas mileage getting worse as car ages,
expensive to repair, rubber and plastic
parts already crumbling from the heat
here in Phoenix. Had to replace front
strut mounts @ 60k due to rubber rot.
Very poor quality materials. Lots of
rattles, paint on front bumper
oxidizing badly from sun despite lots
of wax. Car aging very fast. Good
college/school car but get a real car
fast afterwords. Once bumper to bumper
warranty expires the depreciation of
value and cost of repairs make car a
very bad choice. Long wait for parts
for major repairs such as bodywork.
Handles nicly in town, good size.
Everything. Just get a Toyota, they
arn't much more expensive but have the
I bought this car with about 40,000
miles on it. Shortly after, the check
engine light came on, and I had to get
the catalytic converter replaced. I
was able to do it in Utah, as the Las
Vegas dealer I went to didn't give me
the time of day. Other than that, it
has been great. Love the peppy engine
and my aftermarket CD player sounds
good with the speakers.
Peppy engine, styling, warranty
Lessen road noise (I think this has
been improved on newer models), make
the rear seat fold down, and make the
seats more comfortable, they kill my
back on long trips.