1990 Hyundai Scoupe Review

1990 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired153000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

A high maintenance, low performance, high economical, cheap car

Faults:

Had to get my torque converter rebuilt.

Worn ball bearings in engine.

Leaking a lot of engine oil.

Seat belts wear a lot.

Seals on the door and around windscreen are starting to decay.

Bonnet will no longer open.

Fan is starting to run off centre and cause a lot of noise.

The engine ratios are all out of whack.

General Comments:

I suggest you get a manual, there is too much trouble with the automatic. For example, the torque converters ALWAYS breakdown, and so you have to get it rebuilt.

It's not a fast car, and has no grunt whatsoever. Perfect for an old lady, or a parent buying a car for their kid who they don't want killing themselves.

Doesn't handle very well. The suspension doesn't fully work with the front wheel drive, and it will lose control around a fast corner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2001

10th May 2004, 08:52

"...Perfect for an old lady, or a parent buying a car for their kid who they don't want killing themselves...Doesn't handle very well. The suspension doesn't fully work with the front wheel drive, and it will lose control around a fast corner."

If it's likely to lose control around a fast corner, then it isn't the perfect car for a parent to buy for their kid so they don't kill themselves, as losing control and crashing is one of the causes of death, is it not?

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review