2004 Hyundai XG350 Reviews

2004 Hyundai XG350 L 3.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2014
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired109540 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

Love, love, love it. Fast

Faults:

Just got a dashboard light on, that when I looked in the booklet, it says something to do with the gas. Could this be the gas cap not tightened enough? I heard that. I am taking it to the dealer today, since I just bought car on 3/1/2014.

I love the car otherwise, and it drives great!!! Very comfortable, classy and smooth ride. Great Infinity stereo system, and it rides like a luxury car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2014

2004 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance141000 miles
Previous carVolvo 240

Summary:

If the quality were backed up by the company, I might purchase another, but it isn't the case

Faults:

The headlight bulbs have been replaced a couple of times.

The power steering hose was leaking, and had to be replaced. Aftermarket parts were available at one third the dealer pricing, but I needed the vehicle and could not wait to get the aftermarket parts. With the dealer parts this was approx. $400 repair at a local shop.

There has always been some engine compartment noise since I purchased the car from a used car dealer, and have now determined it to be transmission noise, like something is broken, yet the car shifts quite perfectly.

The button to open the gas cap no longer functions, so one has to open the trunk to pull the emergency release to fill the car's tank.

General Comments:

Good car overall for the cost/value ratio.

Does have some poorer quality parts that the company does not wish to recognize. These issues should be handled by some class action legal means, as it affects many of the same cars.

The engine is a bit too large at 3.5 liters; with the future looking to economy, a 3.0 L engine would be quite enough for this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th August, 2010

30th Aug 2010, 19:37

OK, you bought an XG300/350 whatever, at 120k plus miles and those are your only complaints??

First off, why should the company have to have any obligations to this vehicle? It was warrantied up to 100k miles, meaning the manufacturer guarantees this vehicle (power train only mind you) up to 100k miles; in which case this vehicle has met and exceeded! What possible case can you have against Hyundai Motor America? These old XG's were reliable cars, and served their purpose as Hyundai's flagship vehicle for 5 years. Before you condemn the company, have you even looked at the new ones? The Genesis, Sonata, Azera? These are world class vehicles, meeting and in some cases exceeding their competition.

Don't hate on a car company because you bought a second hand vehicle over 100k, and had a few minor, yes they are quite minor, problems. It kills me how people buy second hand worn out junk that's been not maintained properly from these shady used car people, and automatically blame the manufacturer for their faults. Buyer beware? At the used car place maybe... But don't hate on a manufacturer because you got had at Bob's reliable autoplex in takeyourmoneyville USA. That goes for any vehicle in any manufacturer; Hyundai, Toyota, GM, it doesn't matter. This site is filled with grumbles blaming the wrong people for their problems...

2004 Hyundai XG350 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres

Summary:

I love it!!

Faults:

I replaced the tires at 52000 km. Hydro planing.

Never needed any warranty work.

Seems to run better with higher kms.

I'm trying new cars for my wife, and can't find a car this good for $40,000.00 or less.

Has 130,000 kms, and still runs like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th December, 2009

2004 Hyundai XG350 LX from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

Car is OK company should go back home

Faults:

I got this car in 2005 and at one time or another I have had almost all of the problems of the others before me. At the moment I have the air bag light on again and the dealer wants to charge me $180 + tax to fix it. Even though it is still under warranty. They also told me that I am not the original owner! I bought the car at Bronx Hyuandai and it still had plastic on the fenders and seats, it had 6 miles on the odometer. The tires still had the small tits on them and it was NEW. The original bill of sale (over $24,000) states it is a new car and the NYS title states new car. Hyuandai of America told me that I am not the original owner. I see others on the web have also been told that they are not the orignal owner and had to pay to fix the car. Even it that were true (and it is not) what about the transferible warranty? It should still be covered! But most of all there is a problem with the air bags and Hyuandai should fix it. How can the USA let this non USA company conduct business in the USA in this manner?

General Comments:

Just like all working cars it was nice until it did not work and the dealer would not fix it. This was my second Hyuandai and my last.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th November, 2007

3rd Jul 2010, 09:16

I have owned a 2001 XG300L and a 2005 Sonata GLS. In both cases I loved my cars. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones, in as much as my dealership has a great service dept. They have always seemingly bent over backwards to help me.

My only issue with the Sonata was replacing the brakes at 25k, and they said it is a maintenance issue, but still did it for 1/2 price. I have had other older Hyundais, and they did great with those as well.

I guess the dealership is what makes or breaks the car owning experience.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 10 reviews