Surprisingly reliable... the one model Hyundai got right!
Not much has gone wrong to be honest... the transmission has always been weak. But, I've been driving it like that for 17,000 miles and it's not really noticeable until you hit speeds over 75MPH. I am actually having my first repair on the car done tomorrow... a new starter... $180. But, for a car with 147,000 miles on it, I can't complain. The only other things I've had done to the car are: new tires, new battery, and oil changes... regular maintenance. I've never had the A/C charged and it is ice-cold... I live in the desert, so this is important.
I purchased this car cheap... about $1000 about a year ago. I've already put 17,000 miles on the car. I was VERY reluctant to by anything with a "HYUNDAI" logo on it. But, I must admit, that the car has been very reliable and comfortable. I think that this is the only model Hyundai put out in pre-year-2000 that is reliable... I've heard that their other models (Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Excel) are real lemons. But, this model... the SCOUPE... is surprisingly good.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd May, 2003