2007 Hyundai Tucson GL V6 2WD 2.7 Litre V6 from North America
Besides a few annoyances.. I like it
Nothing has gone wrong so far...
I bought this car used. I got it for a good price, and it had low km's to begin with, so it was pretty much a new car.
Some Pros and Cons in no particular order.
I feel my Tucson has OK power in it with the V6, however what you trade for power, you get punished a bit in fuel economy, which is not the greatest, or at least I thought would be better... maybe they could have upgraded the horsepower to 200 or so, instead of 173 in the V6.
I wish instead of the Manumatic, it offered more gears on the automatic side, it's only a 4 speed.. I think having it being a 5 or 6 speed, it would be better on fuel economy. I never use the "manual" side, well yes you can change gears, there is no clutch.
The radio kind of looks "calculator-ish" and speakers are weak.
The car handles very well through all kinds of weather, and I feel very safe in this car, has lots of safety features standard. I like the styling of it.
Very good head and legroom for front and rear passengers.
Rear seats fold down, and so do the front ones to increase cargo space.
I wish the driver's right side and passenger left side seat had their own arm rests... the centre console is designed awkwardly for both to share, and if one seat is moved further back than the other, then good luck reaching it.
The cigarette lighter/12v outlet is too close to the gearshift, this can be dangerous if using a plug in device of any kind, because it can be hard to fit, and might fit if the car is in drive. If you had to shift suddenly, you would have to remove the device first before you shift, which is really stupid...
This model has a pop out rear window independent of the tailgate; the 2010 redesigned Tucsons don't have this any more, what a shame...
Easy to drive and park.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2011