A cheap piece of tin
I have probably spent about $1000 in maintenance per year on this car, on little things.
Then at about 60,000 miles, the air conditioning went out ($1,000 to replace).
At 98,000 miles, the car failed a smog test. Turns out that the carburetor is out, and it will cost $930 to fix it and pass the smog test.
I went online to Kelly's Blue Book and saw that the car in fair condition is worth $500. The repair shop offered me $250, saying that to get everything in really good working order, their cost to fix it would be $2000.
Also, the body is terrible - I always joke that if I poked my car with a toothpick, it would leave a serious dent.
I like the size - you can park this car almost anywhere.
It's an OK, basic, 1st car with absolutely no frills.
However, I don't believe I will ever buy a Hyundai again. I spent $10,000 on the car 8 years ago, and as of today it is worth $250 trade in. When things do go wrong, they are expensive to fix. I had a 5-year warranty with the dealership that never covered anything that went wrong with it, and as soon as the warranty was over, the air conditioning went out.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th September, 2010