(Closed) Hyundai – Good or bad experiences?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Carolsays:  I still have my Hyundai. Have not needed to worry about the warranty, as I’ve had no problems with my car.

It’s a 2005 model, and I bought it in 2010 and it was in pretty mint condition (the guy who owned it was kind of obsessed with it, according to his wife, anyway!)

I’ve never had any problems with it (just tyre maintenance, replacement battery, timing belts – all the usual wear and tear) and considering that it’s 8 years old it’s doing pretty well. And I’m nowhere near as caring of my car as I probably should be!

Post # 4
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

@Carolsays:  my dad’s last car was a Hyundai, and he loved it. Nothing ever went wrong with it, it was cheap to run and maintain. My mum didn’t want to sell it by my dad is the sort of person who likes to change his car every 3 years or so. I even considered one but ended up with a ford.

Post # 5
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Mum and dad have a 2005 hyundai tuscon(however you spell it) thet they bought in 2008 and absolutley love it! Havent any issues with it at all. I bought a mazda the same year, and have had a lot more trips to the dealership then them. so i guess that counts for something..

Post # 6
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Carolsays:  I never had a warranty – my first car was a 1996 Hyundai Excel and now I have a 2000 Accent – so they were bought from second hand dealers. I had a LOT of problems with the Excel, but that wasn’t the fault of the car – the previous owner had seriously fucked it up and the car dealer I bought it from fudged the roadworthy check. I’ve had no issues with the Accent beyond general maintenance. Planning on buying a newer Hyundai this year!

Post # 7
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

I have a 98 or 99 Hyundai I bought used for 2k. Was jsut going to drive it for 6 months but ended up styaing in town longer. It’s a super car, no problems at all as of yet (touch wood) and gets me from point a to b. Always had Hondas before, always had minor problems. 

Post # 8
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had a brand new Tiburon in college back in 2003.  It was great but it SUCKED in the snow.  I only had it for 3 years so……most cars are “great” for the first few years.

Post # 9
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had a Tiburon for almost 10 years and it was awesome. The only problems I had were ones that I caused (ex – not having the oil changed for wayyyy too long while I was a student hahah).

Post # 10
834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@Carolsays:  I don’t have a waranty, as I bought mine used. It’s a 2005 and I’ve never had anything more serious than an exhaust leak that was really easy to fix and only cost $30.

Post # 11
2078 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have an ’08 Santa Fe (bought in 2012) from an Hyundai dealership with the extended warranty and have had no issues with it other than normal wear (tires & battery).  There was one instance I had it in for an oil change and they found something on thier inspection that needed repairs (forget what it was).  It was covered under the warranty and I just had to pay the $50 deductable.  Otherwise the work they did was supposed to be around $300.   All in all, I am more than impressed with my Hyundai and am happy that I got the extra warranty. 

Post # 12
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My mom, step-mom, Father-In-Law, Darling Husband and myself all have Hyundai’s and love them.  I have an elantra touring, and Darling Husband has an elantra (both 2011) and they are amazing – no problems to speak of.  We both have the 100,000 km warranty, and haven’t had to use it yet (I’m at about 80,000 km and Darling Husband is about the same).  

My only caution would be to watch out for the dealerships.  All the people I mentioned who I know who have Hyundais (myself included) have been ripped off by the dealership on maintenance for our vehicles (i.e., work recommended when not required, conflicting advice between when to replace fluids compared to what the manual says, etc).  So I don’t take my car to them anymore, because they would always call trying to upsell me on some service I didn’t need.  

But they make an amazing product, and offer pretty good pricing, as well as good financing options, at least in Canada.

Post # 13
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Carolsays:  So far we have loved our Hyundai Accent! We’ve had it for just shy of 2 years and bought it with 300ish miles on it, but paid for the renewed 100,000 mile warranty. We have kept up on maintenance and she’s a little dream to drive. Gets fantastic gas mileage, never breaks down or anything like that, we haven’t even had any major things needed done on her despite having like 35k miles already. They are nice little reliable cars. My mom also had a Sonata and loved it, it was a lease so she turned it in for a newer car, but she liked the Sonata better than her new VW.

Post # 14
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have had my Hyundai Accent since 2007, bought it from a dealership in Chicago (where I lived) as an ex rental, had 19000 miles on it. A few minor issues (brake lamp out, warranty repair) but nothing major. The car is paid off (WHOO!) and have really only had the usual repairs for it’s age and mileage (79000). Love my Hyundai.

Post # 15
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m on my third Hyundai. 

First one was a 1990-something Excel.  It was kind of a piece of crap, but I was a poor college student and it ran ok and was great on gas.

Then I got a 2003 Accent.  Loved it.  Drove it like I stole it too 🙂  It was cute, red, and a manual.  I thought I was like Mario Andretti or something haha.

Now I have a 2007 Tucson.  Love it.  I’ve only had one problem with it (brake lights didn’t illuminate when I hit the brake) and it was repaired at no cost to me under the warranty.  It’s great on gas, easy & fun to drive, and fits all three dogs and the baby.

I kind of want a Santa Fe next… since our little family is expanding 🙂

Post # 16
3239 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The warranty really IS that good! I bought mine secondhand from a completely different dealer with about 6-8 months of warranty left, don’t regret it for a second. 🙂 i had issues with a wonky speedometer (which some companies would try and weasel out of) and they just replaced about $900 in parts with absolutely no fuss. I would buy Hyundai again in a second. 

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