2005 Hyundai Coupe SE 2.0 16v
It's a very sensible and well priced, reliable car that is sensational to look at
Slight creak from front anti roll bar, some spray greased cured it. Most likely caused by salted winter roads.
Fantastic, got a great deal on a very low mileage and well maintained Coupe. In bright red with black leather, red stitching. It's the facelift one with the dark headlamps and looks awesome. The ride is firm, but controlled and comfortable, and the handling was far better than I expected it to be.
The performance is good. It's not a very fast car, but the engine is smooth and torquey, the auto box is very smooth, and with Tiptronic, a country lane thrash is definitely on the cards.
Around town the economy isn't brilliant, but on the motorway with the cruise control set, it is very much better than expected, at nearly 40 MPG.
It has an excellent heater and air con, and everything works with great efficiency.
Maintenance is great, it's one of the only modern cars with a transmission dipstick for easy checking and fluid changes.
It uses cheap oil, so servicing it very affordable. I change it every 5k miles or 6 months.
Parts are very cheap and the car is very easy to work on.
I love the indicators on the right of the steering wheel; much better for the right handed majority!
It looks so imposing as it is quite a big car, and in a bright colour it stands out; it gets a lot of compliments and admiring looks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th February, 2013