2001 Hyundai Coupe SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland


The coupe was fault free when I purchased it, and remains that way.

General Comments:

I love the look of the car. Many RD1 (the 1st model) owners scorn the new shape head lights and alterations; for me, that was the reason I was attracted.

The head lights on this model are worth mentioning; they may look good, but that's the only compliment they will get. Low beam is so weak it's not funny; plenty of light on the side of the road, fields, road side furniture etc, but very little in the direction of travel. If you're thinking of buying one and are not the most confident night time driver, then forget this model, it's that bad!!!

It's a reasonably comfortable car to drive, I'm 6'1 and have no issues with either head or leg room, the steering wheel is adjustable should you feel the need to shift it, although I have left alone. The leather seats are quite firm, annoying at first, not noticed now.

The interior is quite stylish, although a little cheap and nasty (Audi before) with a definite clunk to all the switches. They all work though, so no real complaints, and at least you won't have a reprogram/reset every time a light on the dash flashes at you.

The engines powerful enough for the road, and to be honest, if you want something faster, buy a different car, as you would need to upgrade the brake and suspension systems before thinking about much more power.

Brakes? Adequate (that's about all I have to say).

Suspension (see brakes).

If you mechanically minded, home servicing is simple, all old tech. OK, so it has fuel injection and electronic ignition, but that's a positive, and from what I've read on forums, it's pretty fault free.

If you're looking for a coupe, try finding one with the usual, low mileage, service history etc, but if it doesn't have this, just barter the owner down, get it home, change the oil, plugs and cam belt, and you'll have years of fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th March, 2011

2001 Hyundai Coupe SE 1.6 from UK and Ireland


Exceptionally stylish and comfortable


Nothing yet and I hope nothing does go wrong! Just purchased the car today and can't get the grin off my face and can't stop looking at it from the window. very impressed.

General Comments:

This car is ideal for a young couple/person.

The seats are so comfy, they hug you as you drive.

Interior is just amazing - everything is where you want it and is exceptionally stylish!

Not ideal for a family as you can't get into the back very gracefully, but if you're looking for a car just for you - this is ideal, the price is great for the sporty and superior look.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

2001 Hyundai Coupe SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland


A good car, exceptional value for money


In 48000 miles, in only 13 months. The only problems have been:

Windscreen wiper working loose.

Repeated failure of front sidelight/headlight bulbs.

General Comments:

The car is excellent value for money, there just isn't any other car with such a high spec. available at this price.

The performance is good, and I have been surprised at the quality of build and the reliability.

The dealer support has been good.

The one thing that lets the car down is comfort and lack of space, the cabin is very cramped. The rear seats are very small and the access, via the folding front seats, is not at all easy.

I believe that the new model is considerably roomier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2002

2001 Hyundai Coupe 2.0L from North America


Make sure you have good service dealer before you buy


Well, where to start?

I bought the car brand new. It looked cool and was pretty fast. 153hp for 01. Then stuff went wrong.

First I noticed that there was a slight buzz noise that came from the dash at 3000 rpm. This buzz has now become the most annoying noise in the world because it constantly buzzes from 3500 to 3000 (shift point).

I crashed it once (only rim and steering damage), then 5th gear started grinding when I shifted into it. The dealer repaired it saying that they would replace all of the gear's synchro mesh and sliders (cause of grinding), but when I picked my car up and looked at the invoice they only replaced 5th gear. Now 3rd gear is starting to go.

The steering wheel also shakes when it is idling at 800 rpm not 900 rpm. Now I have to take it back again, to the dealership and have them replace everything.

I'll write a later review after I have a service done to it, as of 2/9/02 I want to pour gas in it and set it on fire.

New car, 17k, runs like my 86 Isuzu Trooper with 225876 miles on it.

General Comments:


Nice looks.

Nice interior.

Crappy tranny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th February, 2002

11th Apr 2005, 12:44

Well I would imagine the problems that you have are mainly due to your careless driving. A car will only take so much you know! I happen to know someone who has a Hyundai Coupe 2001 for 4 years now and she doesn't really "look after it" yet it has never once given her any trouble, even after letting it almost run out of oil a few times it keeps on going and I have driven it and it's still perfect since the day she got it. I would say most of your problems are linked to that crash you had!