22nd Mar 2007, 04:43

I love my Hyundai Lantra, she's my baby. I am in the process of pimping her up, and she's going to look like a full on rally car. It is true though about the clutch and gears, all ready had to get the clutch renewed and I now need new bushes for the gear box, but I think she's worth it. She takes off real fast and I guess I can't complain much as I only paid a grand for her at the auctions. That's Aussie money. I will send a picture when she's finished. Beck x.

24th Oct 2007, 04:23

I just bought one (a 1.8LT SE series), for the money I am very happy (paid $2,300 with 6 months rego). Has minor paint blemishes. Clutch will probably only last another 12 months at most by the looks of it. However when factoring this cost into the purchase price its still a very good buy. This car, like most Hyundai's as well as other cars, will still be good at 200,000kms (as this one is) AS LONG AS THEY'RE SERVICED REGULARLY and generally looked after). Our previous run around 'second car' was a 1996 Hyundai Excel. It had not been looked after by the previous owner, and as a result it was a clapped out piece of rubbish in comparison. Still a Hyundai, but it just shows the difference between a well looked after car is in comparison with a non looked after car. I suspect you are used to a better build of car (Toyota), in which case a Hyundai will never compare. They are cheap cars, but get a goood example of one and they're not that far behind any mass produced car of the mid 90's.

7th Jan 2008, 21:17

I have owned my Lantra for just over a year, and I have not had one problem. I give it a hard time and she still keeps going. I would own another one.

25th Mar 2009, 00:25

I have a 1996 GLS Auto, runs OK no major problems at 140,000 now, except needed new radiator recently. Interior is cheap plastic breaks and seats wear quickly. Plastic around vanity mirror broken, two new drivers side interior door handles required to date, seat belt holder broken within the 1st 3 years.

Overall looks not too bad, reliable - well not terrible, paintwork scratches very easily and also shows the lightest of dinks and knocks, paint would appear to be not baked properly, interior finish rubbish. Have heard the new models use a much better quality of interior fit out.