1998 Hyundai Coupe SFX 2.0


Lemon car - Hyundai rip off


Everything almost.

- Car in 'park' revs high

- Water pump leaks - continuous issues

- Interior is cheap stuff that don't last

- Easy to break into

- Paint fades quick

- Transmission/alternator are crap

- Lacking power & shuts down while driving with usually no indication

- Keep spending on repairs even if you maintain well & a good driver.

- Too squeaky, rattles a lot, always a worry

- Engine doesn't perform well.

General Comments:

Just look at another car to buy, another Hyundai lemon car this is. Not impressed, soon as you notice problems occur with this car, it means time to trade.

The problems never stop, & spending money on it doesn't either.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th February, 2008

2001 Hyundai Coupe 2.0L


Make sure you have good service dealer before you buy


Well, where to start?

I bought the car brand new. It looked cool and was pretty fast. 153hp for 01. Then stuff went wrong.

First I noticed that there was a slight buzz noise that came from the dash at 3000 rpm. This buzz has now become the most annoying noise in the world because it constantly buzzes from 3500 to 3000 (shift point).

I crashed it once (only rim and steering damage), then 5th gear started grinding when I shifted into it. The dealer repaired it saying that they would replace all of the gear's synchro mesh and sliders (cause of grinding), but when I picked my car up and looked at the invoice they only replaced 5th gear. Now 3rd gear is starting to go.

The steering wheel also shakes when it is idling at 800 rpm not 900 rpm. Now I have to take it back again, to the dealership and have them replace everything.

I'll write a later review after I have a service done to it, as of 2/9/02 I want to pour gas in it and set it on fire.

New car, 17k, runs like my 86 Isuzu Trooper with 225876 miles on it.

General Comments:


Nice looks.

Nice interior.

Crappy tranny.

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

Review Date: 8th February, 2002

11th Apr 2005, 12:44

Well I would imagine the problems that you have are mainly due to your careless driving. A car will only take so much you know! I happen to know someone who has a Hyundai Coupe 2001 for 4 years now and she doesn't really "look after it" yet it has never once given her any trouble, even after letting it almost run out of oil a few times it keeps on going and I have driven it and it's still perfect since the day she got it. I would say most of your problems are linked to that crash you had!