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#1154 of 1450 Re: 2005 Tucson GLS [targettuning]
Mar 27, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Well, of course you're right, but you have to wonder what was wrong with the car that caused that shuddering - the dealer was disinclined to discuss it at length, other than to say, "your car is ready." You don't want to drive a car where the wheels come off(which happened to me with a 1995 Chrysler) that could be deadly. I guess we fawn over the Japanese cars, but are hard on Hyundai. I would imagine that the 2006 Tucson has the kinks worked out. My friends that like Hondas have good experience, but I'll mention the problem with the 2006 models. Thanks for the note.
#1155 of 1450 thinking of buying a 4 cyl tuscon
Mar 28, 2006 (6:43 am)
we have narrowed down our choices to the 4 cyl 2.0 tuscon and the 4 cyl 2.4 cr-v. I am concerned that the Tuscon won't have enough power with the 2.0 engine. also, the gas mileage looks very poor from what I have seen on this board. can anyone offer an opinion? should we scrap the 2.0 and look towards the 2.7 engine on the tuscon? any other problems with the tuscon?
#1156 of 1450 Re: 2005 Tucson GLS 
Mar 28, 2006 (9:23 am)
Yes, you should have been a bit more agressive with the service advisor about what was required to repair your car. I always want to know,exactly, even to the point of wanting to see the broken parts but I am interested and technically savvy enough to understand what is going on. On the other hand many (most)people don't have a clue about the innards of their cars and only care that it starts...steers...and stops so probably service people have given up trying to tell those types what the problem was. They only care what the bill is and "do you take Visa?"...
#1157 of 1450 Re: thinking of buying a 4 cyl tuscon [reechz]
Mar 28, 2006 (9:42 am)
The Honda seems to be more technically advanced as far as wringing more fuel economy out of their 4 cylinder engines than most...more performance too. I love Hyundai products but feel it necessary to give you all the facts, as I know them. The CR-V is quicker than even the V-6 Tucson and gets a couple of MPG more, approx.23-25 MPG with mostly highway driving verses about 20-22 for the Tucson. The CR-V will cost more when equipped with options that are standard on the Tucson. The CR-V has a 5 speed automatic verses 4 speed for the Tucson. It has been noted that although both are "bad weather on road..soft off-road" AWD cars the Tucson may be the more able to get you through bad conditions due to its superior AWD system. There are other +/- comparisons but the bottom line is the Tucson is more affordable, good quality, more features for the $$$, better warranty, somewhat poorer fuel economy,somewhat less performance (V-6 model) and certainly the 4 cylinder as compared to the Honda, better looking (my opinion). With regard to 4 verses V-6 choice...unless you only want FWD the 4 isn't available as an AWD choice. There used to be a 4 cylinder AWD model that was a manual 5 sp transmission only but it may have been discontinued.
#1158 of 1450 Re: thinking of buying a 4 cyl tuscon [reechz]
Mar 28, 2006 (6:24 pm)
As I said I have driven the Tucson LX V6 for more than 30K miles in very bad roads (all type of weather). It has a good torque that allows you to leave the competition behind you. It has also a good acceleration. It can reach 90 miles per hour very soon and it is smooth. The Honda CR-V 2.4L cannot compare to the Tucson V6 in Torque or speed. I said this because in Peru there are big head'drivers that think that having a Honda Cr-V is as having a Formula 1 car.
Honda put its engine (4-cyl)to the maximum revolutions (almost all its car do this). This is fine if you think to have the car for less than 3-4. The 4 cyl engine will be naked after that high rev. A car with 6 cyl is smooth because of the engine not because the suspension bushes or improved suspension. Look the Type-R has more suspension bushes that any car in the market. So Honda gives you a sense in the few first years of performance and high technology.
Equally the Honda does not provide with flat seats when needed. Many times I have slept in the car with my wife comfortable (Grand Canon, Death Valley) a temperatures below 5 degree. At the end of this 30K miles I was more than satisfied with the car in spite of all that hard drive that the car has to put at.
I said the car need more protection under the chassis and the clearance is not enough. Big stone and small rocks may puncture the petrol tank. My car has leather front seats with heat at will.
Unfortunately, there are 2 types of owners. The owner that help the Dealer to pay his swimming pool at home and his fantastic holidays because the owner trust on him, and the owner that know about the car by making an effort to understand the basics of the car. The latest owner is disliked by Dealers.
#1159 of 1450 Re: Why The bad rating in Consumer Reports [rdillier]
Apr 01, 2006 (7:10 pm)
I bought a tuscon v-6 4wd LX sept,2005.Lot of small truck for the money. Like it so far. Milage is 18 city and 25hwy. Had a fuel leak(fuel dampener) fixed. before i was getting 15-20 mpg. aanny tuscon owners with poor milage might want to check into this. Also sitting in traffic for 1/2 hr. w/o moving i over heated. check engine light went on. let car sit for a hour, started back up check engine light went off and car was fine on resuming my trip. took car to dealer,said no code was stored, and coul'dnt find reason for overheating. A few sqeaks and rattles too. i guess i can see where consumer reports gives the tuscon a worse than aveage rating. this is a first year build so 2006 and 7 willfair much better. tuscon is great in deep snow(wisconsin) and sure tracking in rain and and slush. Ride,handling and acelleration are definatly up to par. Got 6,000 miles on it now .
#1160 of 1450 Re: thinking of buying a 4 cyl tuscon [reechz]
Apr 02, 2006 (6:39 am)
I'm getting 24 mpg in mixed sub-urban driving with a 4 Cyl FWD Manual transmission Tucson. 6,000 miles so far and the mileage is still improving. I normally drive 75 mph on highways.
#1161 of 1450 Re: Why The bad rating in Consumer Reports [heinster]
Apr 04, 2006 (3:56 pm)
can you provide more specific info on the fuel dampener problem (fuel leak)
what is it ? where is it any other info available ??
#1162 of 1450 Re: Why The bad rating in Consumer Reports [jacques]
Apr 07, 2006 (4:38 am)
I have checked the Hyundai technical site for any TSB's issued for fuel leak situations, especially something called a fuel dampener and came up with zip. Do you smell raw gas in and around your car? if not probably no fuel leak...and your alleged poor fuel economy is an anomoly of some type as few if any report so low a number
#1163 of 1450 Re: thinking of buying a 4 cyl tuscon [reechz]
Apr 10, 2006 (4:05 am)
Consumer reports was correct with the much worse than average rating of the Tucson. It is a poorly built vehicle that is far sub-standard to the Toyota or Honda. When I initially looked at all 3, and since I only had a need for a basic vehicle, I decided that the extra 2-3k would not be worth it, plus what a warranty the Hyundai had. After a year of ownership, what a mistake I made, the lack quality really shows, the warranty looks good on paper, but is not much good if the dealer doesn't fix the problem for a variety of reasons or just says "thats normal for these Tucsons". The 4 cyl is ok on power, but the 4-speed auto is a serious mismatch as far as gearing is concerned to the 2.0L. A 5-speed auto or re-gearing should be a top priority for Hyundai. Read this forums posts carefully and you quickly see that those who say negative things about the Tucson are soon "target"'d by some who post several times a day trying to convince people their Hyundai's are not that bad. Even for the 20k I paid for my 2.0L GLS, it performs poorly for this class of vehicle. In town my mpg average is 18.5, again very poor for this size engine, even considering the vehicle weight. They also use the cheapest oem tires available anywhere on the GLS and if you get a flat at 10 miles, no warranty coverage. The list goes on as far as how cheap they made this vehicle. The Hyundai also has about the
lowest resale value of any make out there, its terrible and there is a reason for that, plan to own the vehicle 5+ years to have it return to reasonable. Do some research in consumer reports, its the best thing out there in unbiased reports, anyone who says differently are in that blind brand loyalty category or use the lame excuse that CR only likes foreign cars. Smart people can see through that. If you take the blind brand loyalty out of some of the opinions here, and go look at the Honda and Toyota again, I bet you'll find that the couple extra grand went into the quality of the vehicle and not just the name. A couple grand that I bet you'll be very glad you paid.