Nearly killed me once
Remote locking failed.
Very annoying rattle/buzzing sound from nearside b pillar area.
These cars look a hell of a lot more than they actually are, which I've found out the hard way.
First of all, 9 out of 10 for looks, the facelifted Coupe, which mine was, looks great, and has a pretty nice interior as well.
The dash plastics leave a bit to be desired, but bearing in mind how much they went for new, that's fair enough. I also loved the blue backlighting for the instruments at night, the supportive, heated seats and the general comfort levels.
However, this car, with the 2.0 litre and an auto box, is gutless man. You have to rev the nuts off it to get to go even half well, it doesn't sound that nice, and once I nearly got out accelerated by a bloke in a 1.6 Astra Sport Hatch.
I think a lot of the problem is with the old fashioned, 4-speed auto box, which is just plain low tech in this day and age.
Handling was OK, steering feel was good, although the ride was quite firm. I'm amazed Hyundai didn't fit ESP as standard to all Coupes, as I thought mine had a far too twitchy back end in the wet; I actually did a full 180 once on a greasy roundabout. I was pressing on, but it just snapped with no warning at all, and it was all I could do to stop from ending up actually crashing into the roundabout itself!
The only ever time I ever lost it in a car like that was in a MK2 Toyota MR2 in the wet about 14 yrs ago. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has found this with their Coupe in the wet?
So apart from this near death experience, I quite enjoyed driving the car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2010