1985 Hyundai Pony Reviews from North America

1985 Hyundai Pony GLS 1.6

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired658471 kilometres
Most recent distance785469 kilometres
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

It's a tank

Faults:

Had to replace the engine when I bought the car, but that's it.

General Comments:

I love this car! It rides like a small Cadillac. Also this car is a tank, I hit a deer at 120 km and it did no damage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2007

15th Feb 2007, 03:05

A tank, LOL, yeah try hitting a oncoming vehicle at just over 25mph, and tell me how your 1985 car performs, that's if you're still around to tell the tale.

7th Apr 2010, 19:05

Yeah OK. Think your newish piece crap would do any better in a 25 mph collision, hmmmm? Definitely not. At least his car still runs after 25 years. Will yours?

1985 Hyundai Pony 1.6 litre SOHC 4 cylinder

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 litre SOHC 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Colt

Faults:

The alternator gave out, $20 cdn @ pick-your-part. Needs rear brake pads soon. Leaking oil sending unit, $2 cdn @ Kelowna pick-your-part. Hatch back shock, $7 cdn @ pick-your part. All new ignition parts and oil change when I bought the car. Total including Amsoil racing oil $150 cdn. This car did not come with a block heater, as it is a southern B.C. car. That is why I opted for a high quality synthetic motor oil. It is going to require a complete exhaust system from Pick-your-part, which is only $25 cdn., when the snow stops flying.

General Comments:

This car is fantastic. Very reliable. I find the performance more than adequate, I have had this car up to 150 km/hr on a regular basis on the mountain highways of the interior of B.C. The transmission works flawlessly. The body roll in tight corners leaves a bit to be desired. I installed a brand new JVC CD player, works great. The car starts excellent, even at -20 Celsius, with the manual choke carburetor. The interior parts quality is quite low, but this car is really reliable and I like it a lot. There is absolutely no rust on this car. It is also very economical to drive. It only cost me $5.66 cdn to drive to Kelowna and back, which is 120 kms, round trip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2004

7th Nov 2004, 16:01

Lol, I live in kelowna and I'm going to Delta maybe next weekend to pick up an 86 POny 1600 GL for $300. Can't wait, it'll be my second one (my first was my first car when I got my licence).

1985 Hyundai Pony 1.6?

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6? Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres

Summary:

This car was a diamond in the rough

Faults:

In 12 years:

It got a new alternator.

It needed the signal indicator switch replaced.

It got a new battery.

It needed new brake pads.

General Comments:

This car wasn't taken care of when I got my license and got to use it, and it basically became my car. It only had semi-regular oil changes as maintenance over a span of 10 years. When I got my hands on it the transmission was dying, it was badly rusted through, the electrical system wasn't working properly (the right signal didn't work in the rain), the tires were soooo old they were cracking (finally replaced them), the shocks were pretty bad and the radiator leaked only when I was driving (so I never found the source). It still ran 12 000km and would've gone more if I could afford to buy it off my adoptive parents and pay for the insurance, but I couldn't afford it.

My little girl went to the wrecking yard :(

Of all the dozen or so different types of cars I've driven this was my favourite, no power ANYTHING, no amenities of any kind, and no show off gimmicky interior. If I could I would buy another Pony, even though I'm not likely to get one that would work so well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th November, 2002

1985 Hyundai Pony Base 1.6 Mitsubishi

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Mitsubishi Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 kilometres
Most recent distance278000 kilometres
Previous carMazda RX7

Faults:

Some body rust.

Leaking oil severely.

The heater core blew 3 times.

Fifty percent of the exhaust system rotted out and had to be replaced.

General Comments:

This car can move quick enough if I want it to, but I would probably kill it.

However it is the most reliable car that I have ever owned.

It is also very easy to work on.

Parts are also super cheap. Any part for example filters, are the cheapest of any car listed at the auto parts stores. The heater core being an exception. It was priced out at 350 dollars canadian. Albeit an auto wrecker will ask roughly 20 dollars.

It is very uncomfortable, especially when taking sharp corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2002

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews