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You are in the Hyundai XG300/XG350
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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
#1237 of 2118 XG300 totaled, bought a XG350
Oct 10, 2002 (6:39 am)
Well, about 4 weeks ago we were in a multicar collision where our XG300 got crunched good between two SUVs. The front was pushed under the SUV in front which crumpled the hood and front end and the rear was smashed in almost all the way to the back glass. Other than jammed doors on the passenger side, the passenger compartment was uncompromised. No airbags went off because it was largely a collision from the rear. I'd have to say it did an excellent job of protecting us, esp. with an old Cherokee doing most of the ramming from behind at a good rate of speed.
So we looked at over a dozen cars trying to decide on a replacement. Our choices are limited by my wife's need for an unusually straight seat position that most cars can't do. We ended up with only 3 cars we really liked: BMW 525 at $40+K, the VW Passat GX at about $30K and the Hyundai XG350L which came in around $23K with the $2K rebate. We ended up deciding the XG was simply the best value again, so we're back in that now.
While the car is extremely similar to what we had before, here's what I noticed as real improvements: engine acceleration is noticeably stronger; got the improved carpet clips; very nice addition of the dome light on the L so it is not so dark in the back; fixed the front cup holders so mugs don't tip over any more; not feeling any of the transmission hesitation I was on the XG300 (yet?); and maybe one or two others I'm forgetting. Overall, we're liking it quite a bit after the first 800 miles.
Only real downside here was that we did fork out a bit of cash due to the XG300's value after 1 year, but the rebate on the 2002 350 softened that pain a fair bit.
#1238 of 2118 Oh - and the remote
Oct 10, 2002 (6:49 am)
And I forgot - the remote fob works from farther than 10 feet away from the car now! Little annoying thing that is now much better in the XG350.
#1239 of 2118 Battery eplacement
Oct 14, 2002 (9:51 am)
Just had the battery in my 01xg300 replaced last week. The car has 39K miles on it and, other than the nagging rough shift between 3rd and 4th, no significant problems have turned up. I hope the transmission shift problem has been fixed on the XG350's. I would appreciate any comments about this problem from XG350 owners.
#1240 of 2118 Transmission Shift Problem
Oct 14, 2002 (2:13 pm)
Irain1 states: >> I hope the transmission shift problem has been fixed on the XG350's. I would appreciate any comments about this problem from XG350 owners. << We now have 6 months of ownership and 10K miles on XG350L. Transmission quirks that we have experienced have been reported in my earlier posts to this forum. The bottom line at the present time is that I cannot state with any certainty whether the XG350 does or does not have a congenital "transmission problem", but I CAN say that the tranmission (and logic that controls it) are an area of significant concern. I do not perceive a "rough shift between 3rd and 4th" type of problem. Will post additional comments to this forum should I gain any further insights into this, and will appreciate others doing the same.
#1241 of 2118 Cold Air on Feet!
Oct 15, 2002 (5:27 am)
It's a chilly morning in NJ, with temps in the 42F range. I start my 2002 XG350L and the Climate Control System, on full automatic, blows cold air on my feet (3 fan blades showing) and continues to do so until the engine heats up.
In looking at Hyundai's Web Site Support section, I note that there's a temp sensor that's supposed to prevent this. But, like the daytime running lights also shown in the diagrams, maybe it's missing in US models.
Does anyone else have this problem?
#1242 of 2118 Wrong Horse Power Rating
Oct 16, 2002 (9:07 am)
Has any one of the XG300 owners received the letter of President offering one of the three options to compensate this mistake? If I am wrong, how do I choose one of the three options?
#1243 of 2118 Wrong Horse Power Rating
Oct 17, 2002 (3:59 am)
I just received the letter and chose Option 2(Extend the Bumper to Bumper Limited Warranty to 6 Years, 72M miles. I based my decision on my practice of trading every 5 years and drive about 15M miles/year. The current Drive Train Warranty is more than enough at 100M miles to cover this period. I did not consider Option 1(Extend Roadside Assistance to 10 years to be of much value. If you plan to use the automobile more than 100M miles, you might want to consider Option 3(Extend Drive train Warranty to 120M miles.
Oct 18, 2002 (10:11 am)
Once you receive the letter from Hyundai,you have
until Sept. 2003 to give them your choice.I may
sue for false adv.to get a new motor or replacement of whole car.Any thoughts on this?
Oct 19, 2002 (8:24 am)
Sue them? You have got to be kidding. What purpose would suing them to get a new engine do for you? You would still get the same exact engine you currently have. You already got an even longer warranty for free, so how can you possibly be upset? Some people are so off the wall about this hp mistake. My former car (which I still own but is no longer in my hands) was a 00 Accent and it's hp dropped from 92 to 89. Am I pissed? No, I could care less. The car still performs exactly the same as it did when I test drove it. Your car has not changed. If you were fine with its power before, why should you be so upset about it now? I mean come on, think about it people! At least Hyundai was man enough to publicly announce their mistake and offer the people with the biggest mistake a form of compensation. Your sentiment is exactly what makes this country so lawsuit-happy and pathetic. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Oct 19, 2002 (9:33 am)
Get real John, It's statements like yours that have caused our society to be bogged down in constant litigation over non issues. Hmmm, lets see my Hyundai is 1/10th of a second slower from 0-60 MPH than the Car and Driver test. I'm gonna sue!!! Of course not. I'm happy that Hyundai took the high road and came forward with this.