Hyundai Coupe Review from United Arab Emirates

2003 Hyundai Coupe 2.7 V6

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired23 kilometres
Most recent distance7500 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

A Bit Of A Looker, With Attitude To Match

Faults:

Nothing major so far, the driver side window electric motor seized after about 5000 Km/h. The gasket on the oil filter failed, luckily it was noticed and fixed before it lost enough oil to be a problem.

General Comments:

The car is pretty quick, the 174 horses that the engine produces is a bit disappointing for a 2.7l v6 block. However the power comes out steadily for most of the rev range, so over taking is never a problem.

The inside layout is cozy and comfortable, the seats are slung nice and low and the big side bolsters hold you comfortably in place.

The Coupe likes to take corners, the handling is superb, it wouldn't out run my old Mitsubishi Eclipse, but it would out handle it with ease.

The plastics are a little cheap feeling, and the factory fit stereo looks and sounds cheap, but that is easily rectified with a new head unit as the speakers are good.

I have the Auto-Manual version and find it just as much fun as a normal gearbox, but on hind sight I would have taken the six speed box.

Generally for the price you will pay for this car you can't go wrong, it feels and looks the part, and it definitely flies.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd July, 2003

23rd Dec 2005, 08:29

I'm sorry, but this car does not produce 174HP; it produces 165hp and it is NOT very quick. In comparison to its main rivals, it's a complete waste of money. 165bhp from a V6 is terrible. This is a slow car, given the huge engine.

5th Mar 2008, 03:53

"the driver side window electric motor seized after about 5000 Km/h"

You are very lucky. The electric motor on my coupe's window seized just about after reaching the speed of sound. Then, at 3500 km/h the radio started to emit a strange noise.

21st Feb 2009, 10:37

I have heard that 5000 km/h is a critical speed point when many of electrical gadgets disintegrate. :)

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review