Hyundai XG300 Reviews from North America - Page 8 of 9

2001 Hyundai XG300 Base

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Caprice

Summary:

High performance bargain

Faults:

Everything works great.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever owned, however will not buy another one due to the low resale value according to Kelly Blue Book. Who is this Mr. Kelley and what makes him such the car expert?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th June, 2002

19th Apr 2004, 13:22

Kelly Blue Book is just meant to be used as a reference to gage how much your car is worth. The best way to know what your car is worth is to find out what other similar ones are selling for from private party sellers. You'll be surprised to discover vehicles sometimes sell for much more that what Kelly Blue Book suggests the value is. I have been able to get far more for my vehicles in the past then what Kelly suggests they're worth.

2002 Hyundai XG300 L V6

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

A luxurious sporty car

Faults:

Broke the climate control system after 7 year old son kicked the controls during a temper-tantrum. He also broke right dash vent.

General Comments:

This car is a true luxury car. It is a better car than a BMW, Lexus, or Toyota. Just drive it, and you'll agree!

I'm rather old (62), and I need something that's comfortable to ride in, yet sporty. This Hyundai is exactly what I need.

The SHIFTMATIC shift system is a joy to use! It's like driving a sporty-car, with the luxury of my old Buick!

I love zooming past other slow drivers in their other cars with the Hyundai! It's both sporty yet luxurious... I thought that was an oxymoron too!

The quality stitching on the leather is the best I've ever seen! I've owned some pretty ritzy cars myself in the past (A 1992 BMW 7 Series, Mercedes S Class, etc), and the uphostry in this car is actually BETTER than those!

Did I mention the warranty? It's the best warranty at any price! Your car is covered for 10 years! That means in 2008, I will STILL have plenty of coverage, as long as I don't go over the milege!

I love to show off this car! I'll often drive around for the fun of seeing people's envious stares! Sometimes I'll even get questions from younger people, asking me if it is a Rolls-Royce or an upscale Lexus or Mercedes! This is a Hyundai!??

Of course, the climate control system is next to useless, because my son was throwing a temper-tantrum in the front seat, and kicked the climate control unit. Now I can only adjust the temperature (and have to guess), and it will only blow on the floor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2002

22nd Jan 2004, 18:46

You have a great car. Loose the son.

29th Feb 2004, 21:05

Go to the dealership and... get the climate control fixed!!! Duh!!!

29th Feb 2004, 21:08

It is definitely NOT better than BMW, LEXUS, TOYOTA, or MERCEDES!!!

29th Feb 2004, 22:37

Saying this car is definitly not better than a BMW, Lexus, and Mercedes is being a little bold and presumptuous. This car has received great rewiews from sources such as Car and Driver and MotorTrend, it has received kudos on fit and finish, comfort, and overall luxury, and at half the price and with a better warranty than its competitors it's a tighter race than you think, not to mention it's a beautiful car Hyundai or not.

2001 Hyundai XG300 L V6 3.0 liter

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 3.0 liter Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance3325 miles

Summary:

Cool luxury bargain

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is a nice looking car. This car is quick and looks sharp. Most people would say that Hyundai's aren't good cars, but they have improved over the last 5 years. When I was first looking at cars I saw the XG concept car at a local auto show and hear it was going to be released in 2001. So when I was looking to build the car I went over to the local Hyundai dealer to take it for a test drive and was very impressed. I loved the car from first sight and so do my friends. The car has no H's on the front so there's on plus and it looks very much like an Infiniti. The car a lot of features like moon-roof, leather seats, heated power seats, remote entry, and the shiftronic transmission which is the coolest. The transmission allows you to shift manually or automaticly which is a nice feature. The car handles good, but people complain about the smaller 15 inch tires which mine didn't come with because mine was bought later in the year. I tell all my friends to buy this car because it's great and comes with tons of cool features and all for under $25,000 which is way cheaper than any other car that can compare with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2002

23rd May 2002, 19:30

You are right man this is a great car my friend has this car it is great. A great value for the money and it looks cool too.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 33 reviews