1988 Hyundai Excel Base 1.5L from North America
Good cheap first car, but after a while, you'll want to upgrade
Engine cracked and leaked oil.
Driver's seat slowly coming apart.
Antenna snapped off due to rust.
Stereo needed replacing.
Rear left speaker doesn't work.
Rear left passenger window leaks (probably caused the speaker to stop working).
Interior paneling coming off.
Steering out of alignment due to accident.
Rear window defroster only clears half of window.
Not that bad of a car actually, a real good first car.
I got this from my mom, who bought it brand new in 1988.
I only use this for driving to and from school, and it does a pretty good job.
Gas mileage is pretty good, only takes about $30 to fill the tank.
Although when I park it in direct sunlight, I tend to get a little high off of the fumes coming from the plastics.
It's also a really hard car to learn to drive standard on, due to it being so low on power.
Takes quite a while to warm up, especially if parked outside overnight (probably due to the fact it has a carburetor, and the fact that it's 22 years old)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2010