2005 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5L V6 from North America
Reliability and classic luxury for cheap
Sensors / check engine light repair at ~130k miles.
Rear suspension replaced at ~130k miles.
Flex plate replaced at 140k miles.
Thermostat replaced at 140k miles.
A/C compressor failure at 141k miles.
Very reliable up to ~130k miles, then started to fall apart. It was my first car and I got it very cheaply so I am very happy with it overall. Airbag light came on ~100k miles and stayed on since then.
Interior is luxurious and spacious, but a bit behind its time. I think they tried to copy Lexus / Infiniti from late 90s. Factory speakers are great. A modern bluetooth capable system is an excellent and cheap (<$100) upgrade that makes the sound equivalent to modern cars. Drivetrain is very reliable and could probably run for another 100k miles easily.
Fairly cheap to maintain (regular grade gas and oil) until components need replacing. There are not many third party parts available for this car and the OEM parts are very expensive.
Ride quality is very boaty, with vague steering, soft suspension, and WIDE turning radius. Power is sufficient for good acceleration.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2016