21st Mar 2010, 19:41
Been the proud owner of a silver Evo Evolution for two months now. 107k on the clock. No problems - up to now.
Turns out that the driver's side electric window is prone to snapping on account of a loss of tension on the window cable. If you're lucky, the cable snaps, and it's a tenner to fix if you know what you're doing. If you're not and it is the wheel, you want another part which is around £100.
I get a bit of a rattle from the driver's side rear wheel, don't think it is a bearing, wonder if it is suspension. Hear a lot of road noise from that side of the car compared to that claimed of my passengers on the near side of the car.
Seems to be a bit sluggish to pull away (leap off the clutch and you will lurch), but when you're up to speed, you will love the torque in 5th when overtaking on the motorway.
Got mine for near £2000.
21st Jun 2010, 05:55
Hi, Just got a 2000 Hyundai F2 Evo. Gorgeous car, no problems, just one question.
Whenever I unlock the car with the key fob & de-activate the Scorpion Cat 1 alarm & get in, I am unable to start the car when turning the key - it is just dead. If I press the button on the key fob for a 2nd time when I am sat in the car & then try to start the engine with key, it works fine.
Is this the normal starting procedure for this model, i.e. press once to get in & then press again when sat in the car before starting the engine?
Thanks for any replies.
6th Jul 2010, 07:37
With reference to the above message I posted, it is simply a case of if you don't start the car within 2 minutes of getting in, you have to deactivate the immobiliser again, just a security feature. Great car!
12th Jan 2011, 03:15
Hi, I purchased a 98 Coupe round about 6 months ago and paid £600 plus part ex of my Rover turbo diesel 420.
Although I think it's a fantastic car, it has cost me an arm and a leg to keep on the road... I had to have a LOAD of welding done to the driver's side sill, had to have the flexi exhaust replaced, the rear brake caliper changed and various other bits and bobs done.
If I had known this car was prone to eating my bank balance I would have walked away from the dealer in a hurry I can tell you, but after all said and done, it's a greaatttt looking car and a real head tuner.
14th Jan 2011, 11:18
I brought my 1999 V reg F2 Evo nearly 3 years ago with 86 k on the clock... almost brought a FTO instead (so glad I didn't). The manicat is cracked, but has never failed an MoT on it, and have spent next to nothing on it since ownership (apart from the usual oil cambelt etc). I love this car; it's just over 100k on the clock now, and still drives like the day I brought it. The rear bearing is now humming, but been quoted about £60 for the parts, which isn't so bad. The style and silver colour still turns heads, and the kids love it, and it cost me a £1000; can't be bad for a car that has stunning looks, and drives and handles like a dream.
19th Jan 2011, 12:47
I have owned my F2 Evo for about a year now.
I have had no problems with it until the other day when I heard a rattle from the driver's side front wheel. I thought it was the ball joint, but it's the front brake caliper rattling.
Any ideas how to fix it?
5th Feb 2011, 10:58
I bought a 99 silver Evo in October 2010. It was £350, as a part ex. It is a very good car with full history, I've owned over 400 cars in my time, I buy them, repair, then sell on as I enjoy the change of vehicle, usually after a couple of weeks! But the Evo has me well and truly smitten! Is there anyway of finding out which number in the production run it is? There is usually a MSD sticker on the bulkhead, but mine is missing.
All in all, a very enjoyable car. It does suffer from the bubbling of the rear wheel arches, but I will spray these in the summer, and I love the fact that there are so many of you owners who have the back end interior rattle; I've had the insides taken apart so many times! Grease will be placed on the gas struts!
Only downside is the cost of insurance, but hey, it's worth it!
5th Feb 2011, 11:00
I wish there was a dedicated F2 owners club, as they are worth the time and effort, and will surely be a future classic to grab.
23rd Apr 2011, 04:09
Hi all F2 owners.
Have had my 1999 F2 now for 7 years. In that time had no real problems/OSF bottom ball joint/anti roll bar link/exhaust flexi pipe. Not bad in 7 years.
No problems with cruise control, and all the electrics still work fine. To be honest, can't fault the car.
My F2 is an auto, and would love to know how many were made out of the 1500 in total. Happy motoring all.
p.s The F2 gen 1 was the first I think, and still the daddy.
27th Sep 2015, 07:14
Hi all, I am now the proud owner of an S reg F2 Coupe in black. Haven't had chance to drive it properly yet as ill health prevents this.
My question is this; it has 128000 on the clock, and while moving it, the steering is squealing like crazy, and when trying to put a full lock on in either direction, it is really notchy in either direction. Want to get it sorted, as I love the looks of this car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.