Review Hyundai S Coupe (1990 – 1996) Used car

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HYUNDAI S (1990 – 1996)

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REVIEW DATE: 26 июл 2005

Covered: First Generation 1990-1992 (1.5 [LSi, Generation – 1992-1996 [MVi, MVTi Turbo]


If you to look pretty and don’t to pay the price for it, then this suit you very well. The goes if you want a reliable only need two doors, mind doing without a and want something affordable a bit different.

The fun starts here. You’ve had it boring hatchbacks, even the stripes and spoilers variety. had it with high insurance for performance you never really

You’ve had it with practicality you never really wanted. So you a second-hand sports coupe makes sense without a fortune. It must have rapid performance, an acceptably chassis and look purposeful and Better still, total and impressive build quality to come as standard.

Hyundai’s S seems to fit the bill, with all the of the classically styled sports you always promised yourself. In the only thing missing is the of price tag that the coupe has led you to expect.


The car was originally previewed at the Motor Show as the Hyundai SLC When questioned, the South company’s executives said ‘SLC’ stood for Sporty Car – they couldn’t of anything else. When the car was launched on the UK marked in the summer of it arrived as the S Coupe and we didn’t

There were two models – the LSi and the plusher GSi – and were powered by the same coarse 1.5-litre 1468cc They weren’t very but they were cheap. At a when the cheapest Vauxhall was nearly £15,000, an S Coupe set you back as little as £8,500.

The second generation version in the Autumn of 1992, featuring front end styling, smoked tail lights, a higher and a slightly revised catalysed 1.5-litre engine. This there was also a turbocharged version – much than the new entry-level MVi but also more expensive. A completely new replacement (drop the ‘S’) was in autumn 1996, followed by a 1.6-litre version in early and a facelifted range for 2000.

car has certainly put Hyundai on the map with new car


Well, it stunning to look at, but it is a refreshing from the kind of run of the mill or hatch you’d buy for the same Speaking of which, there a hatch; just a rather boot. The interior is a bit plasticky as you expect, but the controls are light.

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generation cars start around £300-£500. A more 92J-registered GSi would set you back £700. Second generation start from about on a 92K-plate in MVi form. 96N-reg MVi cost up to £1,500.

Want a There’s a £200 premium well worth paying for the extra performance.


Since the S Coupe is based on Japanese mechanicals, reliability is good though walk away any example with a rattly or signs of oil leaks. The second cars had Hyundai’s own Alpha which proved as dependable as the unit but watch for smoky units. As always with any car, look for signs of use and botched accident repairs, if you’re considering a turbo


Don’t buying the Hyundai S Coupe if a real sports car enthusiast. this is an ordinary family floorpan with a prettier on top; nothing wrong that as long as you accept the involved. The steering is rather and there’s a wallowy feeling at speeds.

Having said that, the result is pretty foolproof. simply, the car doesn’t encourage you to it very hard, so you never discover its limitations.


(approx only – ex A clutch assembly is about an exhaust system (less around £170, a starter about £70, a radiator £150 and an alternator about Front dampers are about and rear dampers about Front brake pads are £45.

Major and minor are around £300 and £100

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