1986 Hyundai Pony GL 1.6L from North America
Cheap, but the rust will keep me from buying another Hyundai
The Pony was my first new car, and as I like to say, everyone is allowed to make mistakes!
Way back in '86, I bought a new Pony because it was cheaper to buy it new than it was to buy a two year old Civic - I should have bought the Civic!
It was a GL model in white with a manual transmission.
I've never seen a vehicle before this or after it that rusted like this car. Seriously, within three weeks of taking it home, you could start to see small dots of rust. I took it back to the dealer, and they repainted the hatch where the rust was. However, it continued to rust all over, and after four Ontario winters, it was covered in surface rust. And on top of that, the engine was smoking at start-up. What a retched little car. I understand that a reason for the serious rust issues is that Hyundai uses recycled ship steel from their shipping division that has already been exposed to sea salt for 20+ years. Bad decision Hyundai.
Good on gas, cheap interior, horrible starting on cold mornings, rust, rust, rust and more rust!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th January, 2011