1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5i from Netherlands


Nice little sports car for a nice price.


When I first got the car, it had a few problems and they we're all related to a faulty ECU. Replaced it, and the car runs like a dream.

At 160.000 kilometers my alternator died.

At 178.000 kilometers I've had the timing belt replaced, new brake disc's + pads, the rear brake drums repaired and some new spark plugs.

And a few oil changes, just regular maintenance.

General Comments:

I like the car very much, handles nicely. Reasonable performance and good fuel economy.

Seats are comfortable, however the car is a bit bouncy on bumps in the road.

The only thing that bothers me, is the really irritating wind noise when driving at high speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2004

1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5L from Portugal


Its been a great car!


The dash was sun damaged on the drivers side and there was shrinkage to the vinyl dash on passenger side when I bought it, still not fixed.

All 4 struts replaced.

All 4 springs replaced for Eibach (just outstanding result).

All belts 60,000 Km.

Clutch slave cylinder.

Power window switch faulty (easy fix).

Black paint peeling off mirrors, hood and top side panel, clear coat bubbling up on spoiler, drivers front quarter panel and door.

Trunk release button didn't work until I cleaned the carbon from the switch contacts (easy fix try it!).

Alternator went bad at 97,000 km.

Distributor cap went bat at 97,000 km.

Valve seals leaked (now fixed).

Persistent brake squeak (not fixed).

Bumpers crack at the slightest impact.

Speedometer lights burnt out (that turned out quite expensive).

Brakes and all front hoses replaced.

Platinum spark plugs (Excellent choice).

Complete new performance Exhaust system with larger diameter and no longer cataliyzed (Good performance result).

Tie rod assembly 100,000 km.

Ball joints 100,000 km.

Lambda and temperature sensor's were bad causing the fuel system to flood and not start occasionally (also a bit expensive).

Gearbox cables burst.

General Comments:

I know that many many thing have gone wrong with this car, but honestly I really love it!

It's a very stylish car, very nice lines.

It handles really well (i have those Eibach 3cm lowering springs and 195/50 R15 with Michelin Pilot Exalto).

It is a rather quick car (but could be quicker) in the city streets and does 197 Km/h on the highway (not much, but enough to get a good speeding ticket).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5L from North America


Go Go Gadget Getter


The dash was sun damaged when I bought it, but I didn't care. I only paid $1,500 for it with 93,000 miles on it, so I threw a dash cover on there.

My fuel filter was a "Hyundai only" or something like that. When it became clogged, I found out that the fuel filter they sold me at the parts stores wouldn't fit because I had a different fuel line going to the filter and a different connector. I ended up using one from an Acura Integra. It was a pain to figure all of that stuff out, but the fact that the fuel filter was clogged is just regular maintenance.

Right after that happened, I had to get new spark plugs, wires, and distributor cap (no big deal).

The oil was changed regularly, but the valve seals starting leaking a little bit at about 100,000 miles.

At 103,000 miles, the driver's side electric window wouldn't roll back up. It would roll down, though. The shop told me that it was a window voltage regulator (a cheap part for an American car). The problem was that I could only get it from a dealership (no junk yards had a Scoupe there), for five times the regular price!

General Comments:

This car was by far the best one I have owned so far for a cheap amount of money.

The sporty look of it and the 5 speed transmission are the reasons I bought it. I put performance exhaust, air intake, and other little modifications to get it to be quicker because it had such a small engine. I was surprised, though, how quick it was compared to other cars I raced with it.

Never once did this car die on me or leave me stranded, unlike my previous vehicles. Most of the dinky problems had nothing to do with the motor, transmission, or even the clutch. I was seriously interested in buying the turbo edition after owning this one.

The biggest problem was that Scoupes are too rare. I couldn't find anything for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th May, 2003