Have owned at 98 model excel now for 2 years and have had no dramas with the vehicle. I often travel great distances and have not experienced any road noise, it is always a very smooth and quiet trip. A well recommended vehicle.
Currently own a 1998 Excel sprint, which was purchased new and have traveled close to 120,000 kilometers. Have never had any rattles, or breakdowns! This car at $12990 incl. air conditioning (after $2000 cashback) has been extremely good value for money.
I am interested in buying a 98 excel hatchback, i am wanting to know your opinions...
I purchased Hyundai Excel six months ago. I replaced the entire suspension system with a new one along with new tires. The vehicle has already covered a distance of 1,50,000 km and is doing exceptionally fine except for high engine noise at a speed of over 100kmph and a rattling noise of the dashboard.
The Air-conditioner of the vehicle is excellent nad there is sufficient space in the hood.
Indeed it is a reliable car which can be maintained very cheaply with a need to have much better spares parts back up support.
I own a 96 model Excel, and I couldnt agree more about the horrid RATTLES!!! I think some excels didn't recieve as much attention as others : (
I bought mine new in September 1998.
I have always ran 10w30 engine oil.
Since I am up to 197000 ks, I now run 15w50.
I have no engine noise at 100, 110, 130ks per hour.
Service repairers never know which is the right oil to use. A mechanical engineer advised me what oil to use.
The twin cam is a very quiet motor.
I absolutely thrash mine. Even revving it constantly at 6000 RPM, it is not what I would call noisy.
My Excel will have to blow up before I get rid of it.