Coolant sensor was bad when I bought the car, causing the fuel system to flood and not start occasionally.
Trunk release button didn't work until I cleaned the carbon from the switch contacts (easy fix try it!).
Alternator went bad at 60,000 miles.
Sunburn and shrinkage to the vinyl dash on passenger side.
Radio quit receiving AM/FM (tape still worked fine) at 107,000 miles.
Wind noise coming through drivers door seal.
Drivers window hard to crank up sometimes.
Gave up getting front wheel alignment done (seems a speed bump can knock it out).
Front speakers crackle horribly (have them faded to rear only).
Black paint peeling off mirrors and clear coat bubbling up on spoiler, drivers front quarter panel and door.
This car was bought for $500, I also bought an identical parts car for $500 from a wreck yard (as I do with all foreign cars). This saved me plenty on parts like the radio, coolant sensor, alternator, and the rear axle I needed when I did a few 360's and landed in a ditch!
When I got the car it handled surprisingly well at speed, had fabulous gas mileage, super clean inside and was very fun to drive.
The car has been beaten occasionally in fits of rage, but always works fine in the morning.
This car is very light, wind will affect you on the highway!
I have owned a V8 Camaro, so to me the reliability of this car is great (as is the fuel mileage)! I am used to working on my own cars regularly and this Scoupe leaves my tools rusting in their box!
I surprise people when I stay next to them from a light banging through the gears.
The car is geared for around town, not highway driving. My engine turns 3500RPM at 65mph in 5th gear. I wish there was another gear!
I have heard of lemons, but most people tell me this was a bargain of a lifetime vehicle. I know people that have paid 5 times as much to get 1/2 the car I have.
Hyundai support is good, search: The Hyundai Connection and forums for more valuable info on these cars.
Thank you for letting me post here, Mike.