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You are in the Hyundai XG300/XG350
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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
#1311 of 2118 XG350 Unusually High Insurance Costs?
Nov 25, 2002 (11:00 am)
I have a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche and a 2002 Hyundai XG350L. I was so startled when I received the insurance bill for the Hyundai, I got a quote from another company. It was even higher.
Even though the purchase price of the Avalanche was 50% higher than that of the XG350L, the insurance for the Hyundai is much higher in the Comprehensive, Collision, and Property Damage categories, and a bit higher in the Bodily Injury and Medical Payments categories. The mind boggles. Either the insurance rate category for the Avalanche is unusually low, for some reason, or the rate category for the XG is unusually high.
Have other XG owners run into this phenomenon? If so, have you received a plausible explanation for it?
#1312 of 2118 Thrashing Rackets
Nov 26, 2002 (10:07 am)
I experienced my first thrashing rackets coming from under the hood last night that a couple of you mentioned earlier. The car ran fine the night before. It was quite loud and went on for about 10 seconds. Hopefully, it's just the a/c compressor and nothing worse.
PLIBASSI and Specialdoc2002: Did you ever find out where the caused the noise?
The dealer that I deal with seems to be quite helpful in getting things replace. I even got the radio replaced without much complaining, but we'll see.
#1313 of 2118 Thrashing Rackets - bluesky3
Nov 26, 2002 (11:25 am)
I found the "air conditioning compressor" theory plausible and have not pursued the matter further.
My wife drives the car on a daily basis and it is rare that I get much exposure to it. But we will be taking a 750-mile trip with it over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I may have something to report when I get back.
Nov 27, 2002 (10:52 am)
My XG300 was manufactured in Sept.00.I have never had any problems nor wind noise,engine noise,etc.
On a recent trip I tryed the cruise control,and it worked flawlesly.Maybe Hyundai is just the
oppisit of GM,Ford and the others made in America.
Whose first cars off the line are dogs.Maybe the
Koreans take great care in the first few cars made,and then slack off.Re:insurance,mine is lower than my Camry,and my state has very high rates.
Nov 28, 2002 (12:53 pm)
Just returned from local dealer for a test drive in new XG350. I also have an 01 SantaFe. Sticker price was $23,656. No moonroof or heated seats (not needed in LAS) Anyway, I was favorably impressed but not really ready to buy. Salesman wasn't pushy, but plunked down in front of me an offer to sell for $19,900. Apparently Hyundai has to cut prices deeply in their top line cars just like Buick has to do on Park Avenues. I think I can do even better than $19,900. Any opinions? Thanks
Nov 29, 2002 (10:47 am)
Correction to 1261 message. Guess I can't type correctly. MSRP on the car was $26,656, not $23,656. While dealer offered to sell at $19,900, today I see his ad at $18,999. Prices just don't mean anything any more.
Nov 29, 2002 (1:42 pm)
Prices for an XG350 appear to be soft because Hyundai is planing to come out with a new XG for 2004. My dealer told me that the new XG will look more like a Sonata and will be out in late spring or early summer.
#1318 of 2118 Thrashing Noise
Nov 29, 2002 (7:04 pm)
The thrashing noise coming from under my hood ('01 300L) is the air conditioning compressor after starting the car in warm weather. The noise goes away after about 15-20 seconds. My Hyundia dealer, who has given excellent service, told me there is nothing he can do to replace the compressor until it goes out - stops working. That's the only way Hyundia will cover the compressor under warranty....
#1319 of 2118 XG350 Shudders During Left Turns when >50mph
Dec 01, 2002 (1:51 pm)
As a postscript to message #1259 - we just got back from the 750-mile holiday trip and I have the following to report:
On flat, smooth section of interstate highway, in which the road was curving to the left, I noticed that the car was "shuddering." I asked my wife (who was driving) if she noticed it. "Yes." Have you noticed that before? "Yes; it does it when you are turning to the left, not when you are going straight or turning to the right."
The same phenomenon was observed three or four more times during the trip. There is no audible noise accompanying the shuddering.
Has anyone else observed this quirk?
Dec 01, 2002 (3:25 pm)
Just came back from the Intl Auto Show in LAS. The XC350 seemed to be attracting more attention than any of the other Hyundai models displayed. It was, of course, a 2002, not a 2003. Their literature depicts the 2004 model, so we know there won't be a 2003. However, except for changes to the lower grill, the car looks just the same as the 2002. Maybe there won't be a 03 so they can clear out the excess 02 inventory.