Hyundai Excel Review from Malta

1991 Hyundai Excel GLS MPi 1.5

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28 miles
Most recent distance145362 miles
Previous carFiat Uno


An excellent all-rounder


Changed Fuel Pump three times; at roughly 2500 (while under warranty) 50000 and 100000 miles.

Stabilizer brackets need very frequent changing, but it is mainly due to my country's bad roads.

Changed factory fitted shocks with new ones after first few thousand miles as ride was too bouncy.

General Comments:

The "Precision Built - Made to Last" Hyundai slogan really fits this car.

This fuel injected model is very economical when compared to the 1.3L carburettor one.

Service parts are very inexpensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2002

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review