Guilty Pleasure: 1986 Hyundai Excel

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Guilty Pleasure: 1986 Excel

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What makes a normally car become desirable?

In the case of the Hyundai sold in the United it’s a combination of historical and historical awfulness .

Nowadays, see Hyundai as a manufacturer of some high-quality cars, but it wasn’t so. Far from it. Far, far, from it!

In my opinion, the first-year was the worst motor vehicle in America during the final of the 20th century.

I was in college in 1986, the year the Excels showed up on these and a fair number of my classmates shopping for their very new cars around this

1986 Hyundai Excel

For students that year, were two super-cheap car choices companies nobody had heard of a or two earlier: the $3,990 Yugo GV and the Hyundai Excel (you also buy an ’86 Subaru the marketing gurus at Subaru America actually allowed a car the … to hit the showroom floors–for but nobody knew about car).

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To show how cheap the Excel and were, compare their to the list price of the cheapest of the obsolete-a-decade-before ’86 Chevette:

I knew a few buyers of new Yugos, and a few who Excels. and the Tito -ized 127s from Zastava out to be far more reliable than the Korean subcompacts.

Excel drivers found switches snapped off in their heater cores spewed the stuff on the carpets (which looked like something the Motel Nimitz in East the steering felt like it had play than a 400,000-mile Falcon after a year or so, and so on.

Csere reviewed the ’86 back in the day. and he recognized Hyundai would be worth (though he didn’t smell the build quality in his press And it’s true; Hyundai from a company that a car that made drivers for something more Yugoslavian to one gives Honda North execs sweat-soaked nightmares of lines.

1986 Hyundai Excel

were paved with Excels by about 1990, and a few later they were all None on the street, none in the When was the last time you saw

To me, being able to look out my and see proof that an organization improve so much so quickly right in front of my eyes. that would be inspiring time I lost hope in the of humans working together to anything positive.

And driving an example of The Worst Car Made (well, one of the worst) be a special distinction. Sure, a shameful distinction, and one that have to explain all the time, but how Guilty Pleasures cars The problem is twofold: first, have to find a fairly ’86 Excel that or could be made to run.

Second, I’d need to some source of parts than Korea; the engine is a Mitsubishi unit, so that shouldn’t be too hard, but everything It might be easier to keep a Eclat running as a daily than to get an Excel to run every few

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