1995 Hyundai Sonata GLS from North America
You get what you pay for - junk!
The car is always overheating and has a smell of burning rubber... I've taken it in multiple times, but all they do is flush the coolant and then it overheats again in 3 months. I have to flush the coolant about 3 times a year!
Also, all the non-mechanical "shortcuts" they take are obvious. All the little pieces of plastic everywhere inside the car are falling off, melting, crumbling, breaking, etc. They're not "major", but each of many repairs costs a good $100-150.
The door handle has broken at least once, the remote trunk latch no longer works, the arm to open the sunroof broke, the car started stalling out on me at 60,000 miles and I had to have the idle serve replaced not to mention the brakes (although the latter was normal wear & tear, but it put me back $400 so I felt obliged to mention it).
Everything in the car squeaks, the seats, the steering wheel.
The sunroof and trunk leak too.
Whenever I wash my car, the paint comes off with the dirt which is really ugly since the car has green paint, but is white/metal underneath.
I have countless little dings in my car from people bumping into it - and I haven't had this with other cars so I think this car's metal is just too soft.
The paint's also coming off the side view mirrors, leaving them all white-looking.
If this car was older, then I wouldn't be so disgruntled - all those problems would be acceptable. But to have all these problems with a car after only about 4 years of age, I think, is unacceptable. I will never buy a Hyundai again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd July, 2001