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Pros: 5 speed transmission
Cons: Seats ar a little firm
Advice: Consider the 10 year 100,000 mile warrantyMuch better value than the competition, rides nice, and handled great on hilly Tennessee back roads. Plenty of passing power. Got 27 mpg on a 1000 mile trip through Tennessee and Kentucky at Interstate speeds with the AC running. Great trunk capacity. Great dealer service and support.
Pros: drive & ride & looks
Cons: no compass!!! Why can't there be a hook for garbage bag? Bumper paint scratches very easly!! Would like better gas mileage.
Advice: Don't go try one out if you don't plan to buy!! You will buy if you drive it!!!I took my son to see the next car, I thought, I would purchase after I got 100,000 on my 2000 Chevy Impala..(had 48,000 on it)....we drove the XG350L - we loved it ... I traded with in 2 hours!!!! Did not plan to trade!!! A perfect car! I like to show friends but do not tell them what it is -- they guess -- Jag? - some sports car? - A Ford product new Lincoln? - Then when we talk price and ride - everyone thinks everyone should have one!!
Pros: The whole car. It is an absolute pleasure to drive. Had a 2000 XG and was very impressed with what they did with the engine
Cons: Not enough information in monitor.
Advice: Compare price and what you get with any other car.Don't be intimidated when you say you bought a Hyundai. Show people what you bought and let them be surprised.Had a 2000 XG so knew what to expect and wasn't dissappointed. The changes they made in the engine were just what the car needed.It is an absolute pleasure to drive in all conditions.
Cons: Fuel computer doesn't show instantaneous mileage.
Advice: Ignore competitors' disparaging remarks; drive it and decide for yourself.We tested comparable Hondas, Toyotas, and a few Detroit cars. None compared with the perceived value, warranty, and driving experience. Seats aren't as comfy as my truck, but are better than other foreign cars. It's not a sports car, but brings back the feeling of 'motoring' -- it's a stylish, comfortable, dignified platform for getting from A to B. Felt noticeably smoother and quieter than others tested. Other XG owners stop and talk -- reminds me of the MG cameraderie of the 50s. Now have 7K miles since 12/2001 with zero problems.
Pros: THE MANY STANDARD OPTION AND THE EXTENDED WARRANTY
Cons: NONE AT THIS TIME
Advice: BUYI PURCHASED THIS CAR NEW IN 11/2001 I FIND THIS CAR TO BE AN EXCELLENT VALUE FOR THE MONEY. PERFORMANCE EXCESSED MY EXPECTATION. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS VEHICLE ANY WHO ASK. I GET IT A FOUR STAR RATING.