1997 Hyundai Coupe FX 2.0
Unique and Terrific. Wonderful; I have 2 of them. Version 1 model 2 litre
Water pump stopped working. I replaced it myself. EASY JOB, and very cheap to buy parts.
Clock issue as with everyone else. But who cares; not me much.
BEST damn car I've owned. VERY reliable and strong. No knocking, banging or tapping, and I drive her hard!
Compression test I did myself revealed 215, 217, 215, 218. on the cylinders. That's with a pod filter and hard driving.
GUESS what people = change your damn car oil! I change mine every 3 months. I use Premium Oil and a new filter.
Most of the hard luck stories here sound like from people who don't know much about cars. FACT = your mechanics will screw you. I've seen it.
Water pump I changed myself dudes. $130 Australian for pump and gasket. Labour Nil. Coolant $18. Full cost of repair $148!!
You know what? If something goes wrong, it effects other components... might be reason for other issues after fixes and maybe dodgy mechanics.
I can't believe most of the comments on here.
This is a good tough car. And girls, don't change your oil once a year!! Do it more often. And if you hate Hyundai coz they break down on ya, maybe check ya engine oil level once in a while. Unbelievable!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th July, 2010