2006 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 from North America

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle. Over two years on the road, and the only thing that happened was a squeaking noise when I was driving and NOT applying the brake. Hyundai wanted me to change the rotors at 40,000 KM, I took it to my mechanic who said that there was brake dust in the ports of the pad, disassembled and cleaned them up for free and they have are working fine now for the last 6 months. Wasn't happy that Hyundai wanted me to do unnecessary work, but I expect that from all dealers.

Other than that, just oil changes.

General Comments:

Only complaint is it is underpowered. The 2.0 engine doesn't have much guts, but I knew that when I bought it.

My dad's CRV has noticeably more power, but I wasn't willing to spent $5000 for a few extra ponies. Even my wife complains it is a bit too weak.

It gets around, reliable, safe, fits the baby seat and all the toys, and the back seats/ front passenger seat fold flat so it fits a ton of stuff, which has come in handy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2008

2006 Hyundai Tucson 4wd 2.0 from North America

Faults:

None in 56000km.

General Comments:

Great gas mileage with the 4cyl/manual. 4wd is a must for the winter! Very comfortable.

I would recommend everyone the Tucson.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2008

2006 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0 from North America

Summary:

Exactly what it claims to be

Faults:

At 3,000 miles, I had an issue with the turn signal stalk which would stick from time to time, of course, this problem was covered under warranty.

Recall on the vehicle, Driver's Airbag Module replaced with new and revised bag.

8,000 miles, check engine light illuminated. No Hyundai dealership in reasonable distance, Dealt with problem by Hyundai using a 3rd party independent repair shop deal with the problem. 02 sensor faulty, resetting computer took care of the problem.

10,000 miles, empty on gas and trying to refuel at a gas station, gas filler door would not open, luckily able to pry it open with do damage and able to fill up. Problem never happened again.

14,500 miles, front passenger door handle trim broken, cigarette lighter shorted out, my local dealer ordered parts under warranty and should be replacing these items in 2 days.

General Comments:

Overall this vehicle has been reliable with no major problems that have effected the overall integrity of this vehicle. I looked a the CR-V and Rav-4 prior to settling on the Tucson. With being $4000-$5000 cheaper, I was sold on the Hyundai Tucson. Although underpowered, its still able to get me to the general speed of traffic. Fuel economy is fair: 23-25 MPG. I purchased the Base model GL 2wd with an automatic, nothing bare bones about this model. Biggest selling point was all the standard safety equipment with were optional other SUV's in its price range. I'm glad I purchased this sturdy lil SUV. Hyundai has come a far way from my brother's 1992 Hyundai Excel! Never thought i'd purchase a Hyundai but the value and price was right!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2008

2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7 from North America

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

6 months old the armrest cloth had to be replaced due to wear.

2 months old, I had freezing cold air seeping in from the front doors while on the highway at 70mph causing frost on windows. Doors were re-aligned.

More road noise than I expected from a new car.

Wheel alignment at 13850 miles (13 months old) and I only made one trip to New York City.

Slightly cramped for tall driver (I'm 6'2") but fairly comfortable on a long trip.

General Comments:

Great reliable car for myself & my wife. We're both retired. Rear seat OK for 3 kids, or 1 kid and an adult. I average about 20mpg combined city/highway driving. Has a lot of pep if you have you pass quickly on the highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2006