2001 Hyundai XG300 from North America


I have Check engine light for more than 3 months. The dealership cannot identify the problem. You cannot Trust them at all. They changed almost everything in the card: throttle's body, fuel pump, some sensor in the fuel system, computer and still the light is on and I have horrible cold start. Just every day car does not start after trying 4-5 times. May be because I am a women, but dealership deal with me like am a stupid and cannot understand they just do not know what they are doing (so, who is stupid???).

The radio I changed after 60,000 it was very bad. The transmission failed after 103,000 miles and they charged me 50% of the that.

General Comments:

It is comfortable car and looks good.

My recommendation: Do not buy Hyundai. Period.

Especially if you drive 100 miles a day. You will get into trouble after 50-60K.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th July, 2004

4th Mar 2006, 04:28

I agree. I am having problems with my XG300 now. The check engine light has always been a problem, the dealer could never totally fix it, so I learned to ignore it. I have 103,000 miles and they are telling me I need a new transmission and catalytic converter. The car will not reverse when initially started, it has to be driven for a while to warm up, I guess?! The car is also sputtering along during cold starts. I am concerned about getting things fixed because it is so expensive and I cannot be guaranteed that it will run better once that is finished!

4th Mar 2006, 13:16

I am no fan of Hyundai, but your problems don't sound all that serious that they couldn't be cured with some overdue maintenance. After all, putting 103,000 miles on a vehicle in such a relatively short time is pretty good service. Remember it isn't the number of years, necessarily, it's the amount of miles racked up on the machine. You car is sputtering when it's cold because it needs a tune-up and the fuel injectors are clogged after 103,000 miles of use. Start adding fuel injector cleaner to the tank every time you fill up. Do that for a few weeks and you should see improvement. In conjunction with that, change the spark plugs. Even the best new cars need plugs changed at 100,000 miles and you are overdue. They are probably burned down to the porcelain. The slow reverse is also a function of the high miles. You need to have your transmission fluid and filter changed. Your fluid level may even be low right now, which will cause the transmission to slip.

28th Aug 2006, 19:53

Hello I have serious problems with my Hyundai XG300 and I don't have over a 100,000 miles on it. I lost ac, then I had to get the catalytic converter replaced and the fuel filter and the air flow meter replaced. Too much for one months worth of problems. after all that was replaced I still have sputtering, and the check engine light is still on and I don't have ac due to the mechanics carelessness. I have changed all fluids religiusly.

2001 Hyundai XG300 L 3.0L V6 from North America


Hyundai's best kept secret



General Comments:

This car runs great. Of course it doesn't handle like an 02 Altima, but it is not a sports sedan either. Atleast twice I tried to crank up while the engine was on. Then I started to use the RPM meter to find out if the engine was on or off. It is that quiet.

Since I drive defensively and avoid jackrabbit accelerations, this car is a more than adequate performer for my needs. And I feel refreshed after driving it rather than exhausted!!

The car looks great at night time, especially the interiors illuminated. Hyundai has done a clever thing by removing all Hyundai identification logos at front. I have had atleast 10 people ask me about the car at parking lots and my colleagues just love it. In fact, my coworker just got a 03 XG350 L after riding mine and I weaned a potential accord customer to an XG.

And to all Korean bashers, I also own a 02 Kia sedona which has performed flawlessly for the past 2 years. I feel like a smart shopper after saving atleast $12,000 or more on my two cars for comparable features/comfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2004

30th Jun 2007, 19:34

Hey yall, I own a 2001 XG300, the only thing I really didn't like was replacing the transmission at a little under 100,000 miles, 94,576 to be exact. Anyways, other than the transmission and no performance parts for it at all, I am quit impressed, I bought it from a local used car dealer I've known for years, about 6,500 was what I paid, other than its harshness on the wallet when servicing, I like it, the stock radio also went out before I owned it, so its now replaced with a Kenwood DVD player (a lot more impressive), but yes up and go is excellent for a lil V6, the auto-stick isn't bad, doesn't even come close to a manual, but hey, heated leather seats in Mn is a small price to pay for that, the backseat is adequate for night time fun, also curios if anybody else knows where I might find a center drawer for my car, mine is broken. also if anybody knows whether these cars came equipped with a turbo at all...

Please let me know, snow_fire_18@hotmail.com.