1985 Hyundai Pony 1.6L Gas from North America
A great $500 beater. Got more than $500 worth!
No maintenance was done by the previous owner. Associated problems as can be expected by not replacing oil/tranny fluid/radiator fluid, etc.
Brakes were likely never replaced. Needed replacement @ about $400CDN.
Leaks oil with 5W30 all over the place. Switched to 10W30, and not a drop escapes.
Heater core is cooked. Blows radiator fluid into cab. Threw jar of leak sealer into the rad instead of replacing the heater core. $3.50 instead of $400...
This is a great car. I admittedly have babied it out of necessity more than anything. I am a student, and can't afford for this car to die on me. My wife liked it way more than me, because I hate automatics. But I have spent a bit of time and money on it, and can see the value in it. It is very simple, and a great car to tinker with. I have taught myself to replace the spark plugs, wires, thermostat. I have changed the oil, flushed the rad, and some other tinkering here and there. The plan is to keep it running, and when I get a decent vehicle, sell it to some student for $5 with a new stereo installed, and all fluids replaced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2002
19th Aug 2002, 12:56
The Pony is truly a nice car indeed. I have had it know for a month and a half and I have only had to replace the distributer and the alternator, but that is because I have a 15" sub in the back. It is not to fast off the get go, but for an 85 1.6 liter 4, cylinder it can get going pretty go, yet it is amazing on gas. So over all I would give the pony two thumbs up.
20th Jun 2004, 22:10
I have had 4 Pony cars. And have taken to hot rodding them. Heads are so cheap you can shave them and dome pistons it is hilarios. Plus mustang wheels bolt right on.