Hyundai Coupe

I'm having an early mid life crisis and thinkin about getting one.

You get a lot of car for your money, were talkin 2.0 SE 60k miles, electric everything, air con, alloys leather upholstry on R/S plate for less than 2 grand :whistling:

I've done a bit of research and apart from the usual, cam belt etc, there doesnt seem to be anything going wrong with them. as far as I know the only reason they depreciated so much is becuase of the badge (Hyundai is Korean) and possibly becuase the dash is a bit plasticy (but im used to that after having a Citreon C2 :w00t: )

Has anyone ever had one or knows someone who has/had one and can give me a decent review after driving it day in day out.

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

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Took a test drive in one last year, it was ok. I'm 6'2" and I kept hitting my head on the roof though, even with the seat as low as it would go. That was the model with the sunroof so there are extra parts in the roof that caused that.

I went for a Focus Titanium and have not regretted it.

I love my coupe to bits, lovely car and really nice to drive. I am currently selling mine though, as i owe money to my parents (Oh the joy!). Completely gutted about selling it, but i have to. Its yours for £1000 if you want it... It has everything you listed, but its done 135,000 miles...

Hyundai used to make a car called a Pony. That's enough reason for me not to buy one.

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davelfc

Took a test drive in one last year, it was ok. I'm 6'2" and I kept … Took a test drive in one last year, it was ok. I'm 6'2" and I kept hitting my head on the roof though, even with the seat as low as it would go. That was the model with the sunroof so there are extra parts in the roof that caused that.I went for a Focus Titanium and have not regretted it.



:w00t: I wont have that problem, im 5'6

Thanks but no thanks pete, I do 90 miles a day, im lookin for one between then 60-80k mark.

Hmm i've not heard anything bad apart from the badge!

They look nice but I wouldn't buy one i'd personally prefer a BMW 3 series (Common on the roads now, But all the comforts and a really nice car).

Depending on your monies Toyota Celica coupes are nice or a Mitsubishi Fto (2L or 2.5L manual/automatic/tip tronic.)

Love the supercar looks for the dirt cheap price :

http://www.autoweb.co.uk/dealer_sites/car_pix2/DSCF1814.jpg

It's a hairdresser's car.

stora

It's a hairdresser's car.



Normally said by people who can own nothing but "family" cars........

Who really cares what the car is classed as, If its fun to drive, Reliable, Has sporty looks and doesn't cost the earth, Its a decent car.

(And which one are you referring as a Hairdressers car?)

Had a Hyundai once (but not the coupe) - cheaper than a Ford Escort with much more as standard; a good dependable car, nothing went wrong with it, only sold it to get a bigger car (curse you, children:giggle: ).

Iom-RF

Normally said by people who can own nothing but "family" cars........Who … Normally said by people who can own nothing but "family" cars........Who really cares what the car is classed as, If its fun to drive, Reliable, Has sporty looks and doesn't cost the earth, Its a decent car.(And which one are you referring as a Hairdressers car?)



I've only 'owned' one car in the last 10 years.

Hyundai seem to make pretty good motors - (currently driving a Getz). I know somebody who has the coupe (high mileage), he has no complaints too.

The only thing I do have against my car, is the positioning of the reverse gear - seems awkward + liable to 'crunch'.

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Must admit I do like the old shape celica & FTO, but for the money I'm gonna go with the coupe.

http://www.parkers.co.uk/imagecache/file/630/archive/Hyundai/Coupe%20(96-02)/coupe2.jpg

http://www.parkers.co.uk/imagecache/file/630/archive/Hyundai/Coupe%20(96-02)/h256.jpg

Thanks for your comments, wouldnt go as far as it being a hairdressers car, afterall it isnt a 206CC or MX5

If your having a mid life crisis, you buy a Porsche, Lotus Elise, Subaru - not a Hyundi Coupe - they are $hite !!!!!!

If you want power at an affordable price, buy a used Seat Leon Cupra R - about 10k will get you a nice one. £300 remap & you will have 265 BHP at your fingertips

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I said early mid life crisis (Im 24 on Thursday) I'm gonna wait till winter before buying an elise, the 2nd hand price drops between 5-8K during the winter months.

I cant go for too much power as I'm still getting stung on insurance - saying that I have been eyeing up a very sexy mustang.

Haha - I still get stung on insurance (25 !)

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Well the hyundai would cost me 850, the lotus 1500, I had a mazda 6 as a hire car and I loved that but even that was 1200. Rubbish!

you ever heard of a toyota/lexus soarer my cousin imported a few off these they freaking FASTTTTTTTTT. beat alot of cars on the road.

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I just want a fairly nice lookin car that's reliable, fairly cost effective, has the power on the motorway when I need it and not too pricey as it'll be doing about 100miles per day so not gonna spend a lot on one I'm gonna run into the ground - I dont want no boy racer chav car with neons or stick on tinfoil bits that are just fast.

I see too many tools on the road with fast cars that cant handle them as it is, from the amount of car shows I've been too I know the mentality of the majority of these people.

Mr2???

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are the MR2 a 2 seater? becuase I need a 4 seater for the odd occasion my 5 month old daughter comes in my car instead of her mums.

Lotus for £1500 - b0llocks ????? Cheapest one on Autotrader is 7k !!


Whats your budget? We can go from there.......

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I was talkin about insurance. not the car...... wish I could get an elise for £1500 :lol:

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I have the F2 Hyundai coupe - I love it, had it for nearly 3 years - absolutely no problems with it at all.

The steering wheel is a bit fiesty but you know your driving!

Servicing is pricey if you want to keep the log book up to date.

Fantastic car would highly reccomend them

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Ratchick

I have the F2 Hyundai coupe - I love it, had it for nearly 3 years - … I have the F2 Hyundai coupe - I love it, had it for nearly 3 years - absolutely no problems with it at all.The steering wheel is a bit fiesty but you know your driving!Servicing is pricey if you want to keep the log book up to date.Fantastic car would highly reccomend them



Thats what I like to hear! clarify what you mean by fiesty?

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Oh forgot to mention...pleanty of room in the back for the kids.

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it tends to pull you a bit ...you definately have to keep your hands firmly on the steering wheel.

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Really? I've read reviews saying they are comfy unless your sat in the back. saying that my child is the size of your average fat "borrower" at the minute.

What do you get extra in the F2 model?

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no it is a very comfy ride, the review we read before buying were very positive, but as I mentioned you have to keep both hands firmly on the wheel.
The F2 has a bit more bhp & F2 badging - not sure if the se coupe has cruise control, its a very classy looking car - T reg ... I prefer the shape, as you were saying earlier I also like the FTO & celica's

Corners like a dream & I am told (not that I've tried it! :-) that it can get to 125mph maybe more

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oh nicer alloys too on the f2

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Basically this is the one I'm going looking at (this was 2nd choice - there was a nicer one in wilmslow, same milage, s reg, for £100 less)

atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www…y=5

Anyone disagree that this is a good buy?

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Looks in good nick - Did you say you had test driven it?

Just a tip...Check under the wheel arches they tend to start to rust there.

Looks like it may have had some accident repair damage on the passenger side, the paintwork looks newer than on the drivers side.;-)

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Looks like it's the lighting to me, not taken in the best of weather conditions. no not driven it, going to have a look one night this week. I know what Im lookin for.

if it has been in an accident it'll show up on my hpi check.

MinstrelMan

if it has been in an accident it'll show up on my hpi check.



Not always true i'm afraid, not if it was third party insurance job.

Look for signs of any overspray at door jams etc.

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ill bare that in mind. cheers

MinstrelMan

ill bare that in mind. cheers



Good luck, Hyundai are very under rated cars, which other car maker gives a 5 year warranty on their new cars.?

There is a very nice looking FTO with 80K miles, You left your postcode in the autotrader search so its within 25 miles from you.

atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www…RCH

Only problem with Hyundai is the badge..........

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thats niiiiiiice. no stalkin me IOM

MinstrelMan

thats niiiiiiice. no stalkin me IOM



Black is also the nicest colour!, 80K means its either had a heavy service or its due a heavy service though......... (Ie cam belt, Timing belt, Etc...)

(Oh and to late, Your postcode is already in google earth, Nice house........ :giggle: )

(Just joking! :-D )

May be it would be a good idea to edit these links.

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:lol: to be honest my house is a new build and Autotrader doesnt recognise the postcode, so i put the ball an chains parents house in, they live about a mile away...... by all means stalk them
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