1992 Hyundai Lantra Reviews

1992 Hyundai Lantra GL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired168000 kilometres
Most recent distance178000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Mazda 323

Summary:

Steer well clear of this make and model

Faults:

Crank shaft angle sensor was replaced at 170000.

Cam Belt replaced at 170000.

Radiator replaced at 172000.

All leads replaced at 171000.

Engine now rattling once warmed up.

Whining noise for about 5 minutes after start up.

General Comments:

This car likes to gobble up all of my finances from month to month on costly repairs.

I have now been told engine is worn out at only 178,000 after $1500 worth of repairs in 6 months.

Interior seems sturdy and is very comfortable which is a good thing while you are waiting on the side of the highway for a tow truck!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd June, 2005

1992 Hyundai Lantra GLS 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

I would not recommend it

Faults:

Timing belt broke at 70,00km resulting in extensive valve and camshaft damage.

Electric accessories such as windows, radio antenna, central locking are unreliable.

Extensive suspension problems around 80,000km.

General Comments:

The car has a beautiful paint job and well equipped and finish is OK.

However it is gutless esp. with a/c switched on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st March, 2003

1992 Hyundai Lantra GL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.6
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10

Faults:

Headlight globes (3), master cylinder at 25,000k, electric aerial, windscreen wiper delay (all under 3y warranty) and finally "extreme" upper engine wear (cams and rollers) at just 65,000k ("cause a mystery" Hyundai dealer).

General Comments:

Heavy despite power steering. The 1.6 engine was gutless, especially when the air-con was on. When the upper engine started to get dodgy I traded it within a week on a new Mk3 VW Golf.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2000

28th Apr 2005, 20:11

I agree with you! hyundai lantra is not reliable. I spend 2500 to buy it. after that, I spend 2000 to repair it! I only drive 9000km during one year! It reduces my bank account to nearly zero twice during one year!

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews