1993 Hyundai Scoupe Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1993 Hyundai Scoupe from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carN/A N/A

Summary:

Great performance at a great price

Faults:

The back bumper is cracked due to the fact that the rubber became hard after a few years.

The drivers' door is not aligned, but it does close well enough to lock.

The front brake pads are starting to wear low, but are still in good conditions.

Drivers floor mat is worn down a bit.

General Comments:

This car is very quick and is excellent handling tight corners.

It's a fun and fast car.

Always felt safe in the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5L EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L EFI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance152000 kilometres

Summary:

An excellent car - especially for a 1st car

Faults:

-Bad wind vibration coming from both the windows

-Sun damage to the dash (got a dash mat now)

-Crackling front and back speakers (replaced)

-Paint is faded on the spoiler

-Paint has cracked on the front bumper (planning a full paint job soon)

-Burnt out clutch (replaced)

-Window tint has bubbles.

General Comments:

Overall it is an excellent car. I got it for $3,500AU and I feel it is worth twice that amount. It goes like a rocket and has exceptional fuel consumption rates. I had to upgrade the sound system, but I would gladly get another. They are sporty looking, fast and economical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2003

1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5L Alpha (12Valve)Gas from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5L Alpha (12Valve)Gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A throw-away car that will be hard to let go of when that time comes

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

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

Review Date: 29th January, 2003

1993 Hyundai Scoupe mvti 1.6 turbo injection from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo injection Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carNissan Micra

Summary:

Reliable, fast and good to drive

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Best of all worlds. Super reliable, fun to drive, good looks, good on fuel, completely rust free, only car I have ever had that passed its MOT first time!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th January, 2003

1993 Hyundai Scoupe LS Turbo 1.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles

Summary:

A great bargain for a hobbyist

Faults:

The engine blew up 72500

Replaced Turbo 75000

The clutch needed replaced at 75000

Knew master cylinder at 75000

Replaced slave cylinder at 75000

Replaced vacuum lines at 80000

Replaced fuel lines 80000

Replaced brake lines 80000

Replaced air intake manifold on 82000

Replaced throttle body 82000

Replaced rear seal 82000

Replaced the water pump 85000

Replaced the oil pump 87000

Replaced oil pan 87500.

General Comments:

After replaced and cleaning up the car I personally like the car a lot. I would probably own another one, but it takes money to run it. If you maintain it after you fix what is wrong it's a fun car. This car has been the best driving I have owned and the cockpit is roomy, but the back seats are very uncomfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2002

13th Jun 2006, 02:30

What kind of turbo did you use for a replacement b/c I just got a scoupe, but the turbo was bad in it..

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 20 reviews