1985 Hyundai Pony 1.6 litre SOHC 4 cylinder from North America
The alternator gave out, $20 cdn @ pick-your-part. Needs rear brake pads soon. Leaking oil sending unit, $2 cdn @ Kelowna pick-your-part. Hatch back shock, $7 cdn @ pick-your part. All new ignition parts and oil change when I bought the car. Total including Amsoil racing oil $150 cdn. This car did not come with a block heater, as it is a southern B.C. car. That is why I opted for a high quality synthetic motor oil. It is going to require a complete exhaust system from Pick-your-part, which is only $25 cdn., when the snow stops flying.
This car is fantastic. Very reliable. I find the performance more than adequate, I have had this car up to 150 km/hr on a regular basis on the mountain highways of the interior of B.C. The transmission works flawlessly. The body roll in tight corners leaves a bit to be desired. I installed a brand new JVC CD player, works great. The car starts excellent, even at -20 Celsius, with the manual choke carburetor. The interior parts quality is quite low, but this car is really reliable and I like it a lot. There is absolutely no rust on this car. It is also very economical to drive. It only cost me $5.66 cdn to drive to Kelowna and back, which is 120 kms, round trip.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2004