1994 Hyundai Lantra Review

1994 Hyundai Lantra Gli 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres


Alright if done up and are willing to put money into it


The battery went dead after about 2 weeks of having it. gearbox is starting to go.

Interior starting to fade as well.

General Comments:

I first bought this lantra basically just to learn in. When finally learning and getting my license this car had started to become alright. I first put on a 2 and half inch exhaust system on it then and k&n air filter pod in. This seemed to improve power and definitely was going good. I then installed 2 pioneer vccs subs in the boot which go pretty loud, but having a lot of trouble with rattling in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review