1987 Hyundai Pony Reviews from North America

1987 Hyundai Pony L 1.4L 97ci 74hp

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.4L 97ci 74hp Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang

Faults:

First bought the car drove for about a month no problems. After that the first thing that went was the carb, it had to be rebuilt, shortly after that the water pump was leaking I replaced that myself. Ran fine for another month, then I replaced the oil pressure switch, simple 5 minute job. This is when big trouble started, the gas tank, and steel gas line were rusting, so it would get into the carb and mess it up so it would not run. Took it to the garage they cleaned the tank and the carb and out 2 fuel filters, within a week the car was back in the garage, after about 3 weeks of the same thing I finally got the car towed away, I was sick of breakdowns on the side of the road.

General Comments:

The car was in excellent shape, and had over 120 psi in every cylinder! I just couldn't deal with it anymore.. The car was shaky on the highway and lots of engine noise, but what do you expect for the price you probably paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd March, 2007

22nd Mar 2007, 12:07

The car's 20 years old, was probably abused, and probably from a harsh climate. Can you really complain?

23rd Mar 2007, 07:21

Dude, the Car is the cheapest of cheap cars and it's older than my grandfather (in equivalent car years of course). Have the decency to let the poor guy rest.

1987 Hyundai Pony CX 1.6

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired54650 kilometres
Most recent distance66200 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A go-cart on steroids

Faults:

My 1987 Hyundai Pony has had some wiring trouble due to an incompetent friend.

The car has a minor oil leak, but is not hard to fix the problem.

The syncromesh in the gearbox is worn out and I have to double clutch to downshift from fourth gear to third gear.

General Comments:

My pony has been very reliable considering how hard I drive it.

With the five speed gearbox the car is very fast for the size of the motor.

By far my pony is the best car I've owned.

The car's body is in excellent shape, it has no rust and still has a nice finish.

The car came with a factory spoiler, sunroof and 13" aluminum wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

1987 Hyundai Pony L 1.4

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance148000 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent value

Faults:

Normal things after 17 years. In first 2 years car was using up distrubutor points like hell. replaced it with electronic unit. Car has very few perforations of rust.

Still same engine, leaks some oil, but very little. Very reliable and super cheap to operate.

General Comments:

This was a real workhorse. Could probably last another 5 years, but time to put it to rest. I hate to see it go, we bought a 2003 Tiburon.

Wish I had bough two Ponies that year.

Imagine I would take out a "brand new 1987" if I had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

1987 Hyundai Pony

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres

Summary:

I love my Pony

Faults:

My little Pony did leak a lot of oil. However, it cost me a few Canadian pennies to have that problem fixed.

The car had been great. Up until one year ago, nothing really had been fixed or replaced. It didn't need it. My alternator is going slowly. The regular boosts I need don't bother me. I only need to have it boosted after driving in the rain. The head gasket plate cracked after an amazing 165,000 km.

General Comments:

This is a great little car. It gets me where I need to go, which is mostly highway driving.

It's not the most comfortable car. It's a good thing I'm a small person. Seat covers make it bearable, especially in the summer, those plastic seats get hot.

This is the best ugly car I have ever driven. It's fun, handles like a go-cart.

And, I have managed to keep myself occupied regardless of the fact that I don't have a radio. Thank god there is a manual choke for those cold Canadian winters too.

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

Review Date: 29th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews