Opinions on my new car?
Going to be buying one of these very shortly. Will be the 2.0 manual version of this very model here (gen 3).
Anyone had one or got one? Know someone who has? Seen one driving by and fell in love/were sick? Any thoughts?
Used to have this V6 a few years back.
Never missed a a beat, and still miss it now. Although if I was getting one now would steer clear of the V6 unless you own your own oil field :P
If your budget allows try to aim for a Gen 3.5 or the later SIII. Also bare in mind that the 2.0 is still quite steep for Road Tax.
I've owned 2 of the earlier models, both gen 1, and loved them both. Got the first one when I was 19, as a 2.0 liter one was cheaper to insure than the 1.3 car I owned previously! Then later I got the F2 Evo model, which is supposedly has a faster engine, but I couldnt tell the difference. Then I got kids and a sensible car :-(
They aren't amazingly quick, (not sure about the newer ones) as they are pretty heavy, but I loved driving it every time I got in it. Never had any major problems with either, although the clock did break in both of them! I could average about 35mpg out of it driving fairly sensibly.
one of my previous bosses had a first gen one and was completely and utterly smitten with it - i think he may still have it. he had the 2.0 but he also had a copy of the demon tweeks catalogue so it had an induction kit on it, and a sports exhaust, and some other goodies...
parkers guide may be able to tell you more Parkers Guide
I'm not sure about the styling personally, but hyundai generally make a good car these days so i'm sure its fine underneath.
I've settled on the 2.0 as opinion on the Hyundai forums seems to be that they are the better car given mpg for performance, insurance and maintenance. Like to think I'd done enough homework on the subject but keen on any impressions of any sort.
Think they look gorgeous, which is lucky! :)
I'll post up a pic or two when she arrives!! :)
I had one of these but due to weather and that dam slippery ice a year ago i skidded out and ended up in a big barrier, causing the car to be a write off, i loved this car but it does drink a fair bit of fuel. would really like another one sometime soon, as it did turn a few heads :) Attachment 12665
Is that hole in the windscreen from your head? :confused2:
Christ, please please tell me that wasn't a head doing that to the windscreen! :/
Originally Posted by jamesrobinson
Handsome looking gen 3.5 too. If I CAN that's the one I'll go for. If there's a gen 3 too good to turn down though I'll get that and 'Tatlock' the lights (removing the amber bit to make them clear & use orange indicator bulbs instead.)
No no Boone was badly injured a friend pulled a muscle in the back as there is no headroom And tall people have to bend there neck. The hole was made by punching through the windscreen so I could drive it home.
Wow - thank goodness! Still though, bad luck. :/
Cheers for the opinions guys, coupe time is edging ever close also! Looking like the beginning of Feb :)
I had a 1998 first gen 2.0 model for a few years, absolutely adored it. Looked great, really comfortable and pretty quick. Had to get rid though as it just cost too much to run.
Video tech has a Gen3 (I think)..he's looking to get shot, citing cost to run. Bless. The Head had an older one - christened it the "Widowmaker"..heh. He liked it, but said it could be a twitchy car to drive if pushed.
Oooh really? If it's a 2.0 manual in black/silver with 50-60k on it, fsh and in good nick in the south I'll definitely be interested in a look! If so might someone who knows him steer him my way? :)
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
God knows what the lump under the bonnet is, but it's a quite pretty metallic blue, no idea on mileage/SH etc, and it's in the Midlands..heh.
Ah no probs then. Ooh the money's starting to burn a hole in my pocket! Will have to get visiting a few dealers next week! :D