1994 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5 from Korea


No regrets after buying it


Some problems with the sun roof.

General Comments:

A nice looking car. You will not see it at every street corner, low costs.

Not too comfortable, but who cares? It drives like hell!

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

Review Date: 19th January, 2001

1994 Hyundai Scoupe LS 1.5 liter from North America


Sport car feel and look for small price


Left front blinker does not operate correctly.

General Comments:

Great car for the price. It feels like a sport car but without the huge cost. It gets great gas mileage (32-36 mpg).

Also very easy for anyone to learn how to drive a manual transmission in.

It looks even better with the addition of a car bra. I love this car. However, the back seats are small... good only for kids.

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

Review Date: 27th December, 2000

1994 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo 1.5 turbo gasoline from North America


A good buy if all the problems happen under the warranty


I have had non-stop problems with this car. Since I purchased the car I have had the following things done:

- Rebuilt the transmission twice and on the third time had it replaced (warranty).

- Replaced warping plastic panels (warranty).

- Replaced the dash because it was falling out (warranty).

- The paint chips real easy on this car.

- The idle speed is always rough (steering wheel shakes at idle).

- The idle speed is never constant (erratic), I have taken it in for servicing numerous times. The mechanic said that the cause of the erratic idle is the intake sensor and manifolds getting dirty. I don't buy this... When you clean this area with intake cleaner it runs fine for a couple weeks. Then it will act up again. It is a pain when you are downshifting because the car jerks because the engine does not decompress properly. It is also a nuisance when sitting in traffic. The idle RPMs go up and down (all over the place).

- Just recently my transmission went again. This time I will have to pay for it myself because the warranty expired.

General Comments:

I have to admit I am losing my patience with this car. I am seriously debating never to own another one. However, I still love it.

The straight-line on this car is very impressive. With only 115 bhp I am beating some cars with close to 200 bhp.

Overall, the car lacks refinement. It is not an expensive vehicle. I guess you get what you pay for.

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

Review Date: 21st December, 2000

3rd Sep 2002, 07:33

I have similar problems with my Scoupe turbo, but I got the car for fun, not comfort cruising. The handling was greatly improved by 17" alloys.



28th Jan 2008, 08:09

Nice car to drive, but to get hold of parts is a nother thing.

I have been driving mine now for 3 years and had my ups and downs, mostly replaced with other parts.

She's like a woman, tough to maintain, but can't live without her.

7th Mar 2008, 13:25

Bought an M reg S coupe in 2007. Have had nothing but trouble with the darn thing. Engine overheats very quickly (even on short journeys),cuts out when idling in heavy traffic. Have virtually rebuilt this car (engine wise), and yet today still had to call out a recovery vehicle to tow me back home at a cost of £248.00 sterling, yet this car only passed its MOT (UK) 3 weeks ago - help!

1994 Hyundai Scoupe GT-i Turbo 1.5 Turbo MPFI petrol from UK and Ireland


Release for the hatch didn't work, fixed under warranty. Mirror corrosion (under warranty).

General Comments:

Great performance, it out raced alot more powerful cars although it was only 115bhp, but since it was so light it was like a rocket, 0-60 in 8 secs. It beat the Nissan Sunny Gti (145bhp), and other cars that were up to 180 bhp. A little too much road noise, but after all it is really just a toy (a pretty cheap one too!!) and you can upgrade it to 165bhp, and the 0-60 drops to 5.9 secs with a computer chip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 1997

1st Mar 2001, 22:02

Hi, I'm the owner of a Hyundai Scoupe too. I want to know how could you improve the car to 165 bhp. Email me... drinconv@yahoo.com

2nd Mar 2001, 22:55

Hi I read your article and was wondering how you got the car up to 165hp. On my 1993 Hyundai Scoupe Turbo I changed the intake (HKS filter) and I changed the exhaust (2.5" catback with a Flowmaster muffler), that change gave me a little more hp. But I want to know how to make it faster. Please email me at Bori72@aol.com