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#1327 of 1450 Re: America's Best Warranty [ticcer2]
Jul 20, 2006 (12:24 pm)
These broken parts should be replaced, no questions asked and if the dealer is reluctant see what another will do for you. Still, while I cannot dispute what you say I have never had things randomly break like that. What can I say? I have had several Hyundai vehicles (2 Santa Fe's 1 Elantra and Tucson+ my daughter has a 2003 Elantra) and although I felt interior plastic trim was hard and pretty easy to scratch on the Santa Fe's nothing outright broke. I traded the last S.F. on a new 2006 Honda Civic last fall due to increasing fuel prices and was conditioned to believe I would find Honda to be better quality wise....NOT... the waffle pattern plastic door trim scratches if you look at it. Due to a right rear suspension noise from new I took it back only to find BOTH rear shocks were leaking (with the right side falling apart) so Honda quality is also suspect for me.
#1328 of 1450 Re: America's Best Warranty [ticcer2]
Jul 21, 2006 (10:49 am)
What the heck is a flipper? I have an 05 Tucson LX. I just have 2 cup holders, no flippers as I can see.
#1329 of 1450 Re: America's Best Warranty [nakeydog]
Jul 22, 2006 (5:19 am)
Could be the little "fingers" that grasp a bottle or cup and retract for different size containers?
#1330 of 1450 Re: America's Best Warranty [targettuning]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 22, 2006 (12:59 pm)
Yep, also known as prongs. Some cupholders have 'em, others don't.
#1331 of 1450 Tucson LX V6 40K Miles
Jul 23, 2006 (1:00 pm)
I am now in Argentina. I have driven nearly 40,000 miles from the USA, through Central American, and South American in almost 2 years.
I have reported in this forum 20K or 30K miles experiences and when I visit this site many of your contributions just confirm what I have published before.
These are some of the comments I made:
-The BFG Spec tyres had to be changed at 20K miles.
-Front lights set had to be changed because water managed to go into it.
-Car clearance is good only for moderate off road driving. --I have a deep indentation in the petrol tank.
-Paint on plastic covers (e.g. Mirrors) fading with very bad milky spots.
-Petrol consumption is around 20 miles per galon.
-The interior plastic scratches easily. The boot is practically full of scratches and white spots.
-Leather seats have lost firmess (There are visible corrugated grooves in the leather. (These appeared after a few thousand miles).
-Mud has managed to cover almost the whole of the engine compartment.
These are some added comments:
-Engine becomes very noisy after 2 hours of continuous driving. Noise is higher when A/C is on.
-Light (ghost) rattle noises start to appear.
-Driver window (electrical) makes noises at full retract operation.
-The clamp-hose that holds the hot water hose to the radiator has snapped.
-Dust gets into the car easiy.
-Doors do not close with the neat and nice "clunk" noise as when it was new.
I had a flat tyre (Bridgestone-Dueler)in Bolivia. These tyres are very noisy. Expect to change all set when returned to the USA.
A few days ago a car ran into the back of me. The rear bumper seemed to do a good job of withstanding the impact as there are just a few scratches on it and no other damage compared to the other car which had a smashed headlight and a bent bonnet(hood).
I feel OK with this car and may buy the next generation of Tucson (four years from now).
#1332 of 1450 Tucson LX @ 40,000 miles
Jul 24, 2006 (5:31 am)
This post is more comment than reply to the above update.
Keep in mind this wasn't an easy U.S. style...paved interstate roads...service centers in every city (all linked by those nice paved roads) 40K mile jaunt. Looks as though there was a lot of poor/no road driving, harsh weather, mud etc. etc. So, this 40K probably equates 100K US style driving. It appears it was a tough 40K so for the trim to fade (equatorial strength sun)...hose clamp to fail (hey it happened to me in Pa.)...leather seating and interior plastic trim to take a beating..light rattles to appear (remember poor or no road much of the time)while getting 20 mpg all seems to pay tribute to Hyundai quality.