1999 Hyundai Coupe Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1999 Hyundai Coupe F2 2 ltr from UK and Ireland

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2 ltr Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance71000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Tigra

Summary:

Its definately a car first and a badge second!

Faults:

Steering is very exaggerated. Not sure if this is a little quirk of the car or if something is wrong with the steering. It's in the garage at the moment being looked at.

General Comments:

The car is seriously, seriously quick and the faster you go the better it clings to the road.

Very very pretty car, turns heads all day

Full leather interior and an absolute dream to drive and you do have to drive it. It's not a car to just put in 4th and pootle around town, it needs to be driven, which is fine as I like to give my cars some serious stick!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2005

1999 Hyundai Coupe F2 Evolution 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carRover - Austin Metro

Summary:

Awesome style, superior comfort and value for the money

Faults:

There has been an intermittent fault with the cruise control. On occasions it has not been possible to apply the cruise control.

General Comments:

The car in standard form looks fantastic. Mine is in Cobalt Mica Blue. The only aspect of the original car I have changed are the alloy wheels. I have replaced the F2 16 inch alloys with 17 inch TSW Imolas and 205 40 17 tyres, which look awesome.

The car is deceptively quick, and handles extremely well. Cruising on motorways is dangerously easy especially on cruise control.

The air conditioning is excellent for both hot summer days and misty cold mornings.

I enjoy the attention and the exclusivity. Not many F2 Evos on the UK roads.

Am I alone in thinking that the new style Coupes have lost much of the originality and style of the 96-99 cars?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2001

26th Aug 2001, 22:23

Hmmmm. Personally I think the latest shape coupe is an improvement, I think some of the original cars owners were a bit jealous when they saw the new model for 2000. The rear end of the old model looked very Korean. The new shape looks more european. It takes a while to adjust to the front lights being the wrong way round, but you can only copy the Toyota Celica so many times! The new starfish alloys are also much nicer than the old wheels.

Refinement and handling are also improved, the steering doesn't self centre fiercely like the old model, and the gearchange is better. Don't just criticise it because you can't afford a new one!

1999 Hyundai Coupe FX 1.6i from Greece

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Swift GTi

Summary:

A low price dream car with extreme design

Faults:

No mechanical and electrical problems, no noise and very good quality. Very good engine with good horsepower.

But the paint needs caution.

Also the Hyundai cars have good aftersales support (accessories, services etc.).

General Comments:

A low price dream car with an extreme design.

I think this model is most powerful in regard to the new 2000 Coupe look (rear lights and bumpers).

Here in Greece it is the most powerful coupe for "simple" young people. The coupe is the best car from Hyundai Motors.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd September, 2000

2nd Sep 2004, 07:15

Automatic gear box failure at 52,000 miles. Reverse could not be selected. Dealer said that there was nothing I could have done to prevent it. Re-con gear box as a result.

Ignition leads failed at 50,000 miles, leading to engine mis firing in turn leading to exhaust and manifold cracked. Very expensive to replaced. Change your leads regularly!

22nd Nov 2004, 08:25

Start up problems (36,000 miles). No one can find the fault because it's intermittent; turns over, but won't fire? Starts with lots of short turns of the key.

Idea's or possible solutions welcome, dogcatcher@hotmail.com.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 5 reviews