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What can you tell me about Hyundai cars?

Asked by jordym84 (4737 points ) January 8th, 2014

I don’t know much about Hyundais but since I’m in the market for a new car, I thought I’d get some details on the brand. Right now I’m pretty much set on a Honda Fit as it suits my needs and fits perfectly within my budget. However, I’m not opposed to other makes and models. I’m still exploring my options since it’ll be another month before I buy the car.

Have you ever driven a Hyundai? What’s your impression of them (as a driver and/or as someone who knows a fair deal about cars)?

Thank you!

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jerv's avatar

They’re decent enough; roughly comparable to Mazda, but not quite as reliable as a Toyota.

graynett's avatar

I had a Hyundai sonata 4 cyl. auto 200,000Km fuel 6.25 Lt per 100 ks sold it because it was getting old {loved it} It’s still driving around town It was a very good car to own never had to put a spanner on it Just kept it full of gas, tires, water and batteries.

cookieman's avatar

Since my first new car in 1994, I’ve driven nothing but Hondas. I’ve found them safe, reliable, fun to drive, and almost indestructible. So, when I was in the market for a new to me car this past Summer, I naturally had another Honda in mind.

Then the car dealer mentioned he had a great Hyundai Santa Fe in stock. So I took it for an extended test-drive and did some research and, in the end, took the plunge.

Boy am I glad I did. I love this car. Very Honda-like. Solidly made, great mpg, good in the snow.

Cupcake's avatar

I’m very pleased with my 2005 Elantra, but the paint is wearing very thin.

snowberry's avatar

They don’t allow after market parts. This is no problem until you actually need one, and if Hundai doesn’t provide one, you’ll have to get a new car. This happened to us.

They have a huge backlog for springs, for example, and if your springs break, your car is unusable until it can be fixed, but you won’t be able to fix it because you can’t buy the parts.

Hundai does this, and so do a couple other manufacturers, but I don’t remember which.

Juels's avatar

Back in 2000, I had a Hyundai Sonata. I had nothing but problems with it. Was happy to finally trade it in. However, I work with a man that has had great luck with his Hyundai cars. He is currently shopping for his 5th Hyundai (going on a test drive this afternoon). Maybe I got the bad one of the bunch?

rojo's avatar

They are quite stylish but I have no idea as to their reliability.

antimatter's avatar

Nice to look at but I believe the company is in trouble.

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