1994 Hyundai Pony Review

1994 Hyundai Pony 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carFord Granada

Summary:

This car is the Hyundai donkey..

Faults:

Various electrical faults-totally undiagnosable (even 5 mechanics didn't know what was up with the car).

Conked out regularly. And always at the best times (see below)

Car alarm went off for no reason (although it would have been a blessing if it had have been nicked)

Lousy paintwork.

Guzzled petrol like it was going out of fashion.

Noisy engine.

Handles like it's on rails (of the the Stannah stairlift kind).Seriously bad suspension, lousy handling. I hate to say it, but I can't think of one positive thing to say about this motor.

General Comments:

Maybe I'd got a lemon with this car looking at everyone else's comments. But this car is easily the worst car I have ever had EVER. And I've had some bangers.

Within the first week of purchase it conked out in the middle of nowhere on a main A road. Then after this problem was sorted (something to do with the electrics) it would repeatedly break down at least twice every journey. Eventually after 4 months of misery, constant breakdowns and days off work I left the car on a gyppo site. Just shows how good the car is cause the car was still there 6 months later... in one piece!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th February, 2005

Average review marks: 2.0 / 10, based on 1 review