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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
im thinking about buying a hyundai but am not sure about buying a korean car. ive heard the cars are cheap and nasty.

any owners who could give me a review?

anybody know what the stereotype of a hyundai driver is?
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2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
this looks quite good Your text here
banned#2
well there used to be a guy on here that swore by them.

I think kia has more street cred though the Hyundai roadster thingy looks cool.
banned#3
Plenty of people will turn up here and knock Hyundai but the truth is they build pretty damned good cars. Don't even think about what the stereotype driver is. Buy it if it suits you.
#4
We've had an i10 from brand new as a 2nd car. Its now 5 years old. Never had any problems with it and its a great little car. Some of my family have Hyundai's too and they can't fault theirs either.
Over the years we've had other makes and compared to some this is a far better car. I would recommend to anyone.
#5
ewwaxo
well there used to be a guy on here that swore by them.

I think kia has more street cred though the Hyundai roadster thingy looks cool.
i always thought kia and hyundai had no street cred, thats whats putting me off. (_;)
#6
Aren't there enough motoring websites where you can read about the brand? This looks more like an opportunity to take the pee out of a former member as earwax's comment suggests.
#7
Hyundai is a poor mans Honda, right down to the logo,
#8
deeky
Aren't there enough motoring websites where you can read about the brand? This looks more like an opportunity to take the pee out of a former member as earwax's comment suggests.
i always trade my car in at this time of year as this is when you get the best deals, and if i were taking the pee i would have posted this in the misc section. thanks for all your helpful advice though deeky
#9
deeky
Aren't there enough motoring websites where you can read about the brand? This looks more like an opportunity to take the pee out of a former member as earwax's comment suggests.

yep, pretty transparent
banned#10
We own two, a santa fe and an ix 20 both excellent cars for the money! We did have a clutch fail on the Santa Fe, three months after purchase, it was replaced immediately with no argument, found any warranty work needed there's never been any argument. They have quite high spec! And are value for money. When we bought the Santa Fe, we looked at the Volvo xc60, the BMW x5 and the vw Toran they were all also good cars, but couldn't see or justify the over double price tags!
#11
One downside is because they are cheaper, the residual value in a few years will not be so good.
#12
coloradorockies
deeky
Aren't there enough motoring websites where you can read about the brand? This looks more like an opportunity to take the pee out of a former member as earwax's comment suggests.
i always trade my car in at this time of year as this is when you get the best deals, and if i were taking the pee i would have posted this in the misc section. thanks for all your helpful advice though deeky

But why ask about the typical Hyundai stereotype? What difference does it make? You're saying you would only consider a Hyundai if people said the stereotypical Hyundai owner (if there is one) was the same as you? Are you frightened of displaying some individuality? I drive a Skoda Superb (my 3rd Skoda) and I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks. If you want or fancy one after reading reviews then man up and buy one. What does it matter what others think of you?
#13
For what it's worth, we've had an i20 for 4 years from new aa asecond car and it's been a really good car. My only grouse is that it is quite a hard ride, which is not really noticeable when you're driving but more so as the passenger. My friend has niticed i too, when she is my passenger - but she saya no-one ha sfound this in hers, which was new this year!
Hope this helps
#14
deeky
I drive a Skoda Superb (my 3rd Skoda)

LOLZ :D
#15
We're just waiting for delivery of the Hyundai ix35 Go SE. I have to say we agonised and researched for ages before finally deciding (slightly swayed by a good price via Drive the Deal).
#16
we have i40 estates at work for last 2 years, good on fuel and haven't broken down yet. lower bhp diesel engine is slow though.
#17
I have a Hyundai Matrix. Funny looking car, but gets us around. owned it for 6 months with no problems. Does 29mpg driving small journeys and 41mpg long distance.
#18
have a new i30
picked it ahead of the Golf and Focus.
can't speak for the rest of the range, but the i30 is a fantastic motor. great build quality, honestly it's Golf-like.
prettier too imo (although looks are subjective of course)

if the rest of the range is as sorted as the i30, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend
#19
mjccam
deeky
I drive a Skoda Superb (my 3rd Skoda)

LOLZ :D

Double LOLZ. Did you miss this bit?

and I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks

X)
#20
7 year warranty on a Kia.
#21
Its not about street credit it's about what you can afford and what you feel more comfortable driving. No point buying a car and thinking jeeze I hate driving this but damn I look cool in it. Substance over looks or both if you can afford
banned#22
oliverkennedy10
Its not about street credit it's about what you can afford and what you feel more comfortable driving. No point buying a car and thinking jeeze I hate driving this but damn I look cool in it. Substance over looks or both if you can afford

i agree if you are a peasant just buy a second hand bike.......
#23
RFC
oliverkennedy10
Its not about street credit it's about what you can afford and what you feel more comfortable driving. No point buying a car and thinking jeeze I hate driving this but damn I look cool in it. Substance over looks or both if you can afford

i agree if you are a peasant just buy a second hand bike.......

Might as well..
#24
never had a prob with mine. better than a fiesta and peaugeot in same class. but hondas trump all the above.
#25
Python
I have a Hyundai Matrix. Funny looking car, but gets us around. owned it for 6 months with no problems. Does 29mpg driving small journeys and 41mpg long distance.

Ive the same, great for karting beds ,kitchens, even a fridge freezer. cheap car so im not worried about a few knocks
#26
They do come with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, so they cannot really be described as cheap and nasty.

They are certainly more reliable than your average Ford/Vauxhall and dare I say VW.(_;)
#27
Inactive
They do come with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty, so they cannot really be described as cheap and nasty.

They are certainly more reliable than your average Ford/Vauxhall and dare I say VW.(_;)

And BMW , engine blew on mine with only 100k
#28
Hyundai ix-35 rated the most reliable at which magazine
#29
What about thisnissan_qashqai_hatchback

It's only a 1.2 though! oO
#30
I've had a KIA picanto for 6 years, no probs at all
#31
We have a saloon i40, Active model with some really useful bits of tech like front/rear parking sensors, rear camera and touchscreen GPS with live traffic information. Opted for the 1.7 136 version which I think is just right for the car, the less-powerful engine is just a bit wimpy. Bought it as a 9-month old ex-fleet car and have had no problems and still have the 5 year warranty.

Previously had a VW Jetta Mk5 SE 1.9 TDI, lovely car but very basic, little in the way of extras. What I do miss on the new Hyundai is the build quality - inside door handles are nasty plastic on the Hyundai versus the lovely brushed metal on the Jetta. Everything else is the same with the Hyundai - very plastic-y.

Had a few problems with the VW though, including the airbag system and going through tyres very quickly which put me off getting the new Jetta as the cost of these repairs was high (especially the airbag system). 5 year warranty on Hyundai also helped put my mind at ease.

Also recommend looking at Kia, did have the Optima on my shortlist.
#32
Based on my experience, Hyundais are excellently put together, with sound mechanics but slightly dubious electrics. I bought a used Hyundai (9 years old) and kept it for 7 years. It only failed to start once during that time, and passed all but two MOTs without any work needed... and that's despite extremely lax maintenance/servicing on my part. I would buy one again in an instant.
#33
coloradorockies
Hyundai ix-35 rated the most reliable at which magazine

Might get one of them next.

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