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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
#1754 of 2117 re: 01 XG300 gas mileage [blackrussian]
Jun 16, 2005 (10:38 am)
I've had a 2004 XG350 for about 19 months and it has around 13,000 miles on it. The mileage is low because I take the train from Long Island into NYC to get to work. I track my gas mileage closely and the car gets around 17MPG doing the daily 3 mile hops back and forth from the train station and other local driving. When I take longer trips on the interstate at steady 65-70 MPH, I get 24-25 MPG. These numbers are very close to the new car sticker estimates. I am not a "lead foot" but I will use the engine's power when warranted (and just for the heck of it sometimes).
The engine is quiet and powerful with excellent acceleration and the ride is smooth and solid. People need to realize that Hyundai is continuing to refine its engines and has not yet reached the efficiency levels of the Japanese companies. Having said that, it remains more than competitive with them and the other brands noted above --- especially when you factor in the "bargain price" of 22K I paid for this car. You may get better MPG on some comparable cars but when you figure out how much more you paid for those cars, the Hyundai is a steal. Let's face it, this is all nitpicking. The XG is a great car loaded with features and I'm glad I bought it. Later.
#1755 of 2117 Changing Transmission Fluid
Jun 17, 2005 (12:49 am)
I have an XG350 2002 w/ 62000 mile and about to bring it to my mechanic for 60k service. It is recommended to change transmission fluid at 10.5k in owner's mannual. I know technology changes but for my old cars I used to change it at 30k or 60k... just not comfortable waiting till 10.5k. What would you do?
#1756 of 2117 Re: Changing Transmission Fluid [idfored]
Jun 17, 2005 (5:55 am)
Personally, I would wait. But that is mostly because I can't keep a car that long so I don't really care if the transmission dies. It can't hurt to change it now. If it puts your mind at ease then I would say do it.
#1757 of 2117 Re: 2004 XG 350L Alignment Problems???? [rbehnke]
Jun 18, 2005 (4:48 pm)
My 2004 XG was delivered with very poor alignment. The dealership disbelieved me, but when I finally got them to check, the computer showed significant problems all around. At 10K miles it became misaligned again for no apparent reason, quite suddenly and seemingly dramatically. The dealer realigned it at no charge again, but I must say the computer showed only slight misalignment. My tires show no noticeable wear: I rotated them at 6K, presently have 10,500 miles.
#1758 of 2117 Re: Changing Transmission Fluid [idfored]
Jun 20, 2005 (7:41 pm)
If you want your tranny to last, I would change the fluid. The auto tranny is the most common mechanical failure on Hyundais. If it fails before 100k, there is a good possibility Hyundai will refuse to warranty it because you didn't change the fluid under the severe usage guidelines. No automatic can be expected to last long without fresh fluid.
Jun 29, 2005 (5:06 am)
Our 2002 XG is 3 years old and has 51,000 miles on it. Problem has been present to some degree since new but recently has been getting worse.
Is quite repeatable under these conditions: 70 mph, level highway, cruise control ON. After starting up a hill, transmission will (appropriately) downshift from 5th gear to 4th. During the shift, car shudders rather violently. After passing the crest of the hill, descending, transmission will (appropriately) upshift from 4th gear into 5th. During the shift, carf shudders rather violently.
Before taking this problem up with dealer, I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this problem and, if so, whether it has it been diagnosed and solved satisfactorily. Seems like the root problem could be either mechanical or electronic.
#1760 of 2117 Re: Transmission Problem [specialdoc2002]
Jun 29, 2005 (7:43 pm)
yes. have had the identical problem. just won't do it for the service tech the dealership
#1761 of 2117 replacement tires 2002 xg350
Jun 29, 2005 (7:47 pm)
south florida roads. lots of water. looking a quite ride if that is possible. have dunlop 205/60/R-16's
Jun 30, 2005 (9:21 am)
See message #1692. I still think they are terrific tires for XG.
#1763 of 2117 Re: replacement tires 2002 xg350 [tevya]
Jul 01, 2005 (7:19 pm)
Have a 2001 XG, first repacement set was Bridgestone RE750's, greate in the rain you can run thru 3 inches of water and the care will not move on you, the are very very sticky and never slide or fishtailed with them. They are a little loud. But you pay the price, they don't wear very well, only got about 15 k on them. Second set that I currently runny are those new Goodyear Assurance Comfort tread, so far very well pleased with these, grip in the rain is pretty good. They sell another Goodyear Assurance that has a pretty agressive tread design and they should be execellent in rain just like the Bridgestone RE750's but alot cheaper. Check on the tirerack.com there are alot of comments on all three of these tires.