2005 Hyundai XG350 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2005 Hyundai XG350 L 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carHyundai 1999 Chrysler 300M

Summary:

The worst purchase we have ever made

Faults:

The first problem I had with the car was the Cd changer would not power up. I took it in, they said it was fixed, but the next day it would not power up.

Then, when I would put the car in reverse, it would die. I took it in three times before they could figure out what was wrong with it.

Then, I went to the car wash and got wet, because the seals did not seal.

Also, after they installed the new Cd changer, it skipped on every Cd, so they had to order another Cd changer.

And, the best mileage I have gotten is 24mpg. My minivan got better than this car.

Also, on several occasions, the rear window has gotten stuck down. It has taken me up to 30 minutes to get it to roll back up.

General Comments:

I have only had my car for four months, and I hate it. I would trade it in if I had any equity in it. I will get rid of it as soon as I can. It rides nice, but not quietly. I can barely fit my three children in the back seat. I would not travel over 20 miles with them in the back seat they are so cramped. It really looked bigger when we were looking at it. It is a cute car, but it is definitely not worth the money we are paying for it. It is the worst decision we have ever made when car shopping. If we hadn't decided to buy the extended warranty, we would really be in trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2006

13th Feb 2007, 02:08

Sorry that you were taken for a ride, but you should really have checked out the interior size before you bought this car. But misleading Hyundai advertising could be to blame because reading the advertising for this car you get the impression that this is a large car. But it is not since it is just a slightly stretched Sonata which is a compact car and they've added a larger engine to make it more up-market.

Many thinks the XG is such a bargain because they compare it with a Buick. But the Buick is actually much larger. It's only from the outside that you think the XG is a large car. The interior is actually quite cramped.

2005 Hyundai XG350 L 3.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10382 miles
Most recent distance10900 miles

Summary:

Biggest bang for your money

Faults:

There is nothing that has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This is a fine car for those that don't want to spend the extra money, or have the extra money to buy a Honda, or Camry, and can live without having labels put upon you. If you like having a car that no one else has, or that is not abundant on the market, this is one to consider.

When someone sees this car for this first time, they always walk to the back of the car to see what make it is. If you sat in the front seat of this car, and did not know what kind of car it was, you would not think it was a Hyundai. You would be inclined to think that it is an upscale European or Japanese car.

I have driven the Porsche 911s and 930s, and the BMW 540I. The XG350 is no where as fast, but it does give a smooth ride. It is not a performance car. You have to pay for performance, and also the maintenance that goes along with the high end cars.

Hyundai is going to be one company fun to watch grow. They are trying to change their image. Sit inside a 2005 XG350L and you'll see that this is a company that wants to change America's perception.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2006

3rd Nov 2006, 07:45

I would like to see how you feel about this car after you have driven it for more than 600 miles. You have not had this car long enough to make a reliable review.

30th Jan 2007, 08:30

I have had enough experience to know of the xg350 reliability, 125,000 miles, and am looking for a 2007 xg350.

Enough said?

2005 Hyundai XG350 L V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired28 miles
Most recent distance40978 miles
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Very good car

Faults:

Light bulbs had to be replaced four times. I had the tires replaced two times.

General Comments:

The Xg350 is a good car. My 1999 2 door Hyundai Accent was not a good car. The Xg350 was really useful. My wife drive a 2004 Hyundia Sonata. Every morning when I wake up to go to work, she leaves me with the Sonata.She's thinking about trading the Sonata for a Xg350,so she wouldn't, sneak my Xg350 in the morning.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

2005 Hyundai XG350 L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance5800 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

Nice looking, but cheaply made

Faults:

Air bag light have stayed on, car has been serviced 7 times for this problem without results. you don't know if airbags will deploy on impact, or just deploy anytime your driving the vehicle. Heated seats stopped working, molding is falling off. Car has been at dealer 3 days this last time.

General Comments:

The car is a beautiful looking car outside and inside. The paint is thin on the outside not quite as good as American cars. They give you a ten year warranty, but what good is a warranty if they can't fix a problem and your without your car due to being serviced.

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

Review Date: 5th August, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 7 reviews