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2016 Hyundai Tucson Highlander (AWD) review

I honestly thought I would never see the day I would buy a Hyundai. This isn't to say I didn't think the brand had come a long way since the era of the Excel and Accent. I must also say that I am/was a station wagon man prior to having a family. I know debate rages about SUVs not being a driver's car and I get that...

2014 Hyundai Veloster Sr Turbo Review

Going from driving a BMW 525i to driving a SR Veloster Turbo over the last two years - which do prefer - The Veloster Turbo without question! Surprised? Well my Veloster is a heck a lot more fun to drive, it handles beautifully, and is more practical for my lifestyle...

2008 Hyundai Getz 1.6 Sxi Review

A Getz SXI. Who knew they made a “sporty” model. Don’t be jealous now. I recently handed it over to my sister as a runabout, the little Getz was a great idea at the time, but in reality didn’t work out. It was purchased about 12 months ago at 180,000kms to provide cheap transport for my 100km daily work commute while the other vehicle I owned (HSV Avalanche XUV) stayed home waiting for the weekend...

2001 Hyundai Grandeur XG review

Bought this car for NZD$2000 two years ago instead of the taxi fare from Auckland to my home. It had 180K on the clock and I've added another 30K. I had intended selling it but hey, sold my old Mercedes S Class instead. Great features on the Hyundai – memory driver's seat, electric seat adjustment, fantastic sounding stereo, dual zone climate control works as well as any can, auto dipping mirror...

2015 Hyundai i30 Active X Review

Fuel economy in urban areas is disappointing, and it is always more than 10 litres per 100km. However other features far outweigh the disappointment of the real world economy not matching the numbers on the windscreen decal. For comparison, our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5, returns around 8.0-Litres per 100Kms for urban driving...

1999 Hyundai Excel Sprint Review

In Hungary, the 1999 Hyundai Excel was known as the Pony, and wow did you want to have a ride in it. The way the sunlight cast over its sinuous, dark blue jelly bean 90's curves, those sultry headlights, and most of all, that proud 'Twin Cam' sticker that announced to the other exotica you'd just blitzed by that this, Sir, was the updated, 75kW version of Hyundai's magnificent and storied 1...

2005 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 Hvt Review

About a month ago I read an owner review of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. This would be an unremarkable car for most readers of this site, but given that I have inherited a 2005 Hyundai Elantra as my “daily driver” (this car currently clocks up less than 5,000km per year, but I’ll get onto that later), I read this review with awe and amazement about what an accomplished car it is when compared to its ancestor...

2016 Hyundai i30 Active X (sunroof) Review

The 130 is the complete package. All the technology you could ask for, great iPhone connectivity, all the instruments are clearly visible and the adjustable steering works a treat for the two drivers using the car. We were lucky to see and get the beige leather appointed interior which is a big plus after so many black interior options...

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Active (4x4) Review

I absolutely love, love, love my Hyundai Santa Fe!! I have three children 4,3 & 1, we have owned the Santa Fe 7 seater for over a year and am so pleased. I have had three new vehicles in five years and the Hyundai is the ultimate family car. I use it for work, family vacations and everyday use. First of all, the space is incredible...

2016 Hyundai Tucson Highlander R-series (AWD) Review

We had a top specification IX35 and traded it in for a Highlander Tucson R series 2 litre Diesel. The handling in the newer model is much improved as is the steering feel. It is well speced with heated and air cooled seats, auto tailgate, full audio and sat nav, radar land and proximity, rain and headlight auto sensing, etc. Fuel economy not so good as claimed...

2016 Hyundai Sonata Active Review

The Hyundai Sonata is a good midsize car that really challenges class leaders. But for some reason it has been a very slow selling model. The particular model here the base Active is really well priced and equipped considering its drive away price is about $30k and the step up to the next model Elite is $7000. It comes with features such as a reversing camera with sensors, 4...