1987 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5 carburated from North America
Good first car or fuel-efficient commuter
Small oil leak that I have been unable to locate so far.
My first car since getting my license, and I am not disappointed. I bought the car from a private owner and, came to find out later, paid far more than it was worth.
The tires needed to be replaced, as did the oil, oil filter, spark plugs, distributor, rotor, and wires. It also had no air filter and wouldn't pass smog until all of that was replaced and the timing was set properly. Then again, I guess that would be considered standard maintenance when the previous owner just drove it half to death.
Since then, though, I have had no complaints whatsoever, aside from the comments from my friends that it looks like a piece of junk. It definitely has some get-up-and-go, despite the fact it's twenty years old and so small.
When I went searching for my first car, I didn't expect much at all, but I have been pleasantly surprised by this little hatchback. I would definitely recommend that, if you can find one, to get it as a first car, a learning car, or something to drive in place of your brand new sports car to keep mileage down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2007
13th Jun 2008, 15:34
Hey what´s up? My first car was a Hyundai Excel 1987, and it has been the best. I still have and I drive it every day to work. I have some others too, but this was the first. My girlfriend wants me to sell, but hell no, I´m gonna start tuning my car next month; it´s gonna be the best and the fastest in the world.
I got it in 2005. It was my fist car and it means a lot for me. I will make it the best for all those guys that think they are not worth it. I'll see some pictures of my Hyundai on the future. Hope you have nice one. See ya on the future with my super car ja ja ja.