Hyundai Coupe Reviews from Malta

1998 Hyundai Coupe Base 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres

Summary:

Low cost and a low performance

Faults:

I had to change the brake calipers after 10000 miles.

The engine has been opened after 13000 miles cause it was doing a sound like if it was a diesel engine.

I changed even the clutch after 20000 miles.

General Comments:

It was a mistake for Hyundai creating the coupe with a 1.6 liter engine. It cannot be compared with other 1.6 liter engines like Honda etc...

The body is too heavy for a sports car.

Beautiful dashboard if some things are changed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th September, 2002

1998 Hyundai Coupe FX1 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

It's only 5 months from new, I can't say. I hope that I won't have any.

General Comments:

My previous cars were Fords so this is my first Korean car. I find it value for money for what you get. In Malta, it is the cheapest new coupe that can be bought - it is cheaper than a Puma or a Tigra which are smaller, less roomy and have a smaller capacity engine. The car is also quite refined mechanically although not to the level of its Japanese counterparts. Also it gets noticed in traffic for its aerodynamic design (I like to compare its shape to an RX7). Although it's a coupe, it is quite roomy in the back seat.

Well, I like it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 1999

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews