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You are in the Hyundai XG300/XG350
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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
#744 of 2118 News
Sep 21, 2001 (9:41 am)
From a visit this past weekend, my local dealer in midwest didn't have any 2002 brochures or printed info on any Hyundais. Dealer had some '02 Sonatas, both 4 and 6 cylinder, but no '02 XGs. Just some '01 XG300s, ones with 16 inch tires. (Stopped by to look at Subaru Outback sedan but was impressed by look and price of '02 Sonata and '01 XG300. Got me interested in reported XG350. Might take one for a spin for the heck of it when they arrive. But loaded AWD 3.0L Outback sedan likely more in line with my an my wife's desires.)
#745 of 2118 Subaru vs 300XG,post #716
Sep 22, 2001 (2:32 pm)
I too was looking at the Outback sedan.In fact after leaving Subaru dealer,saw a 300XG,in front of Hyundai
dealer.Stopped looked at,drove and bought,2 mos.
later.The 300 has more room and offered more to me than the 4cyl Outback,especially since it dosen't snow
in the desert.So I had no real need for all wheel drive.
#746 of 2118 Re: #714 2001 Test Drive Silver L
Sep 23, 2001 (7:25 am)
When the XG first was reviewed in Australia it got significant criticism for the very floaty limo like suspension settings. According to a earlier message here the North American models got their suspension settings stiffened. Am suprized that it bottomed out for you. I drive aggressively and have never had the problem except once when diving into a parking lot entrance. Might have something to do with the particular vehicle you drove. Apparently the shocks are variable getting softer at higher speeds.
My XG developed a wind noise leak at around 10,000 miles on the front passenger window. Am going in tomorrow for my 15,000 mile checkup and will have it repaired then.
I use the manual shift mode while in heavy rush hour traffic. I think the delay is a characteristic that is shared by other manumatic shifters. Earlier someone was mentioning the same delay in a Lincoln LS. Clearly the manual modes are not a substitute for the control offered by a true manual transmission.
As far as transmission reliability, we'll just have to wait and see. Just about every indicator shows that Hyundai quality has improved in it's latest generation of vehicles starting with the 1999 Sonata. I know one of the rental car companies uses Sonatas. At 7000 miles per year you'll be covered under warranty for 10 years on the transmission. I drive about 15,000 miles per year so I'm good for about 6.5 years. I'm just happy to be driving a vehicle that will be under full bumper to bumper warranty while I'm still paying for it:)
The L has more switches than my base but so far no problem with controls.
Base XG300 white
#747 of 2118 Test Drive/Seat Settings
Sep 23, 2001 (10:31 am)
I was surprised to read about the test drive of your XG300. I've had mine for about 1 month, and love it! I drive rather assertively (note that I don't admit to aggressively!), and have never bottomed-out in it. Also, try the seats again.....there are 2 control switches, the bottom one is rectangular and controls both height and the tilt of the seats. Lifting the front of the switch raises the front, lifting the back raises the rear of the seat. Pull the whole switch upward and the seat rises. Hope this helps you!
#748 of 2118 I have been reading here
Sep 29, 2001 (2:28 pm)
since message number 70 something wishing and hoping that I too would one day drive home a brand new XG300. Today I did! I paid $21,326 and they financed it for 3 years at 2.9%. They would have come down a little lower on the car if I would have gone higher on the loan. I'm happy but I hope that I got a fairly decent deal.
#749 of 2118 thepkl that price looks pretty good to me.
Sep 29, 2001 (10:27 pm)
That price in line with the lowest price I've seen advertised.The lowest interest rate I've seen the Hyundai dealers around here(SC)advertise is 8.9%.Looks to me like you did alright.
#750 of 2118 Suspension - Springs
Sep 30, 2001 (9:56 am)
While i was taking off my summer tires (18") and putting on my original tires(15") for winter, i've noticed that the rear springs are Linear Springs and the front seems to be a Progressive "TYPE" springs.
#751 of 2118 Visor stickers
Oct 01, 2001 (5:48 pm)
Thanks fangio2 it makes me feel better. I am still in love with my car. I have been driving a 17 year old General Motors truck so I keep thinking that my car must have quit because it is so quiet. I have one problem. I think those air bag labels on the visors are so ugly and I thought it was just paper so I got a hold of a corner and yanked. If I take it all the way off I think it is going to leave a mark. I don't know whether to glue it back on or finish the job.
#753 of 2118 Mwhahaha
Oct 02, 2001 (9:36 pm)
So Hyundai is already telling the American public that the Tiburon is coming! Woohoo! Nice ad!