2002 Hyundai Matrix CDX 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Loved the car, now I cannot rely on it!
Rev counter shoots up to 2500 revs on deceleration. Intermittent fault.
Poor fuel consumption - 16 miles per gallon compared with stated 24.
Loss of poor at around 2000-2500 revs and car fails to accelerate, although it was previously driving well.
Car was excellent when first purchased and I was pleasantly surprised at the acceleration for a large vehicle.
One month after purchase I noticed a decrease in performance and loss of power.
The dealership could not find a fault on any diagnostic tests and it has taken four months for them to admit there is a fault.
The high tension leads, spark plugs, injectors and immobilizer have been replaced and acceleration is slightly better, but still not up to scratch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th May, 2003
4th Jun 2003, 06:41
Descriptive and realistic comments. Initial response of car was good. Rear tyres wear off faster than front tyres, and then faster than normal. Tyres down to worn off mark after six months (or about 15000 km). Agent unable to find cause for uneven wearing off of one tyre.
5th Jun 2003, 08:28
Regarding the premature tyre wear, I experienced that too. After a few months driving the car, the rear tyre wears out waaaay faster than the fronts. Weird! I thought it's the new street near my house that's concrete. And it's probably the Kumho tyre as well.