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(Autosport)   Heading into second half of World Rally Championship, Hyundai says its engines are fine and there is no need to fix anything on them, marking possibly the first time those words were ever uttered about a Hyundai engine   (autosport.com) divider line 22
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2014-03-20 09:34:47 AM
From the auto show I attended recently.

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2014-03-20 09:43:34 AM
 
2014-03-20 10:05:25 AM
Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
 
2014-03-20 10:09:20 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.


My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.
 
2014-03-20 10:17:13 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy cheap that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

 
2014-03-20 10:21:09 AM

Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.


If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty
 
2014-03-20 10:24:26 AM

bhcompy: Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.

If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty


Just rented a 2014 Kia Cadenza to drive up to NJ for my grandmother's funeral.  That thing handled like a dream, breaking and all.  May be my next car.  But I'm really going to miss a real stick shift.
 
2014-03-20 10:32:12 AM

bhcompy: Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.

If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty


You have air in your lines. Take it to a mechanic and have them bled, or do it yourself if you are so inclined.
 
2014-03-20 10:36:47 AM
Its.
 
2014-03-20 10:49:15 AM
They are a long way removed from the excel.
 
2014-03-20 11:06:56 AM

Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.


My daughter is driving a 2001 XG300.  The engine and transmission will likely be the last things to go.
 
2014-03-20 11:09:27 AM

Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.


My wife had one of those when we met. A bit small for me, but she loved it. She has stuck with Hyundai since.
 
2014-03-20 11:19:49 AM

Diogenes: bhcompy: Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.

If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty

Just rented a 2014 Kia Cadenza to drive up to NJ for my grandmother's funeral.  That thing handled like a dream, breaking and all.  May be my next car.  But I'm really going to miss a real stick shift.


I hope that was supposed to be "braking", because as it stands that sounds like a nightmare.
 
2014-03-20 11:45:04 AM

InterruptingQuirk: bhcompy: Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.

If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty

You have air in your lines. Take it to a mechanic and have them bled, or do it yourself if you are so inclined.


I don't own one, I commonly get one as a rental car.

Diogenes: bhcompy: Diogenes: Marcus Aurelius: Hyundai engines are so crappy that the company gives out a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

My Tiburon is the best car I've ever owned.  Going on 13 years now.

If only Hyundai/Kia brakes didn't feel like stepping in putty

Just rented a 2014 Kia Cadenza to drive up to NJ for my grandmother's funeral.  That thing handled like a dream, breaking and all.  May be my next car.  But I'm really going to miss a real stick shift.


I loved the 2013 Genesis I rented as it's a very well equipped entry luxury car, but the brakes are far too soft, where my Subaru is extremely responsive.  I won't get into the Rio or Accents I've driven
 
2014-03-20 11:53:57 AM

LarryDan43: They are a long way removed from the excel.


This.  The neat thing is that they don't hide from that past.

I took the plant tour in Montgomery, AL (where Sonatas and Elantras are built) a few years ago.  At the very start, you watch a little movie.  It starts with a narrator boldly saying something along the lines of "Hyundai introduced the Excel to America in 1985...and it was a really bad car."
 
2014-03-20 12:10:06 PM

JustGetItRight: It starts with a narrator boldly saying something along the lines of "Hyundai introduced the Excel to America in 1985...and it was a really bad car."


was the narrator jeremy clarkson?

/2012 elantra owner
//aside from the MPG being a fraud, it's pretty ok
 
2014-03-20 01:30:30 PM

JustGetItRight: LarryDan43: They are a long way removed from the excel.

This.  The neat thing is that they don't hide from that past.

I took the plant tour in Montgomery, AL (where Sonatas and Elantras are built) a few years ago.  At the very start, you watch a little movie.  It starts with a narrator boldly saying something along the lines of "Hyundai introduced the Excel to America in 1985...and it was a really bad car."


my old man bought a hyundai accent 2 door hatchback as his last car.  he was.... thrifty, and while i appreciate the idea of a "base model" this thing was the most base model of any base model of any car ever.

obviously power ANYTHING was out of the picture, but the list of things it lacked is long.  at the top of this list was a lack of a clock. i mean, dam.  i get it. one clock is cheap... clocks in thousands of cars can add cost.... but come on.

as for rally - i love it and it sucks its so hard to find on t.v. - all those dam channels and nothing... or if it is out there, they sure don't advertise it well.
 
2014-03-20 03:38:46 PM
I just got rid of my 2001 Kia Rio a couple of weeks ago and bought a 2005 Ranger.

The Kia was a great little car up until a couple of years ago when the check engine light would come on after a couple of minutes on the highway. I'd have to pull over and turn it off, then restart it and it would go away. It never held the code, so my mechanic couldn't figure it out. The dealership even reflashed the computer and that didn't help either. It became my in town commuter and I used my sons car for any highway driving.

From what I understand, their quality has improved, but  I don't think I'd buy another one.
 
2014-03-20 04:12:04 PM

LarryDan43: They are a long way removed from the excel.


So much this.

/got rid of a 1988 Excel three door hatch with over 197k miles
//the owners of a few junkyards knew me (they had dozens of Excels)
///the Mistubiatchy (yes, i am calling it that) engine in it was a piece of shiat
 
2014-03-21 03:12:42 AM

inner ted: my old man bought a hyundai accent 2 door hatchback as his last car.  he was.... thrifty, and while i appreciate the idea of a "base model" this thing was the most base model of any base model of any car ever.


As the former owner of a '94 Cavalier with exactly one factory upgrade (rear window defogger), I almost doubt that.

inner ted: obviously power ANYTHING was out of the picture, but the list of things it lacked is long.  at the top of this list was a lack of a clock. i mean, dam.  i get it. one clock is cheap... clocks in thousands of cars can add cost.... but come on.


What year was it? Did it come with a radio? We have a 2011 Rio at work that mostly fits that description, and even it has a clock (separate from the radio, no less).
 
2014-03-21 08:46:16 AM

inner ted: as for rally - i love it and it sucks its so hard to find on t.v. - all those dam channels and nothing... or if it is out there, they sure don't advertise it well.


It was a sad day when the Speed Channel stopped airing the WRC events. Just did some Googling and looks like Foxsports claims to show it, but hell if I could find it on their page. On the other hand I found this,  http://www.mavtv.com/wrc-live.html , which may have potential.
 
2014-03-21 01:33:29 PM

Whatthefark: I just got rid of my 2001 Kia Rio a couple of weeks ago and bought a 2005 Ranger.

The Kia was a great little car up until a couple of years ago when the check engine light would come on after a couple of minutes on the highway. I'd have to pull over and turn it off, then restart it and it would go away. It never held the code, so my mechanic couldn't figure it out. The dealership even reflashed the computer and that didn't help either. It became my in town commuter and I used my sons car for any highway driving.

From what I understand, their quality has improved, but  I don't think I'd buy another one.


Betcha it was the gas cap or something very similar.

inner ted: my old man bought a hyundai accent 2 door hatchback as his last car. he was.... thrifty, and while i appreciate the idea of a "base model" this thing was the most base model of any base model of any car ever.

obviously power ANYTHING was out of the picture, but the list of things it lacked is long. at the top of this list was a lack of a clock. i mean, dam. i get it. one clock is cheap... clocks in thousands of cars can add cost.... but come on.


That would have been by his choice.  My father in law was the same way.  His last vehicle was a Dodge pickup.  No radio, no AC, and even had them take the hubcaps off because they were listed as a few dollars extra.

Of course, he also paid cash for it because he was that thrifty in everything.
 
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