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Hyundai Tucson, SUV
#622 of 1450 5600 miles
May 18, 2005 (2:34 pm)
I bought my Tucson the high-end model- GLS? So far, it's a great car, I drove it to Florida from Connecticut and it proved to be a great highway cruiser. I haven't experienced some of the problems of others on the site. The engine never hunts, and if you want more oomph, just press the accelerator slightly and off it goes.We had a lot of snow in Connecticut in March,(2005) but no problem, the car handles great in the snow. Okay, I have a gripe - when I want to turn on the dome light, sometimes I open the hatch by mistake - if its dark, you can't see anything.. I've learned to do it be feel. Also, when ypou get in the car, the light around the ignition key hole doesn't stay on long. Petty gripes. It's a great car, I think the best that Hyundai has made so far.
#623 of 1450 tucson vs. kia sportage
May 19, 2005 (10:23 am)
does anyone have any feedback regarding a tucson GLS compared to the sportage EX, both with 2 wheel drive. the features and prices seem very similar, though i think the sportage includes a moonroof. what are the design or cosmetic differences between them?
thanks for your input.
#624 of 1450 Product placement?
May 19, 2005 (11:59 am)
I don't know if anyone was watching, but on the last installment of Revelations on TV last night, at one point the protagonists all loaded into a Tuscon and drove off. And this was Italy.
#625 of 1450 Re: Product placement? [dovid2]
May 19, 2005 (1:34 pm)
Tucson has arrived - so far, I think it's Hyundai's (pronounced Sundays) greatest car. Just my opinion, of course. I loved my 2003 Sonata, but the facts are these: The disk brakes needed resurfacing twice in 23,000 miles, once under wty and once considered wear and tear. Coming back from a ski trip in New Hampshire with sub-zero weather, the heaters weren't working properly, and my companion was freezing, since on route 91 there was no place to stop safely and get blankets out of the trunk. My Michelin tires looked like I would have to get new tires for the 2005-2006 winter season with just 23,000 miles. Well, somebody smashed into my Sonata, and I decided to bail out. The Sonata was a great car, but not without surprising problems . Anyway, to be fair, I complained about the Sonata disk brakes to Hyundai Corporate and they refunded me the money that I paid to the dealer to have the brakes fixed the second time. We look for perfection in cars, and it is never achieved - just look at the problems with other cars on the Edmunds sites. The Sonata came close, but no cigar. Well,so far with 5700 miles on the Tucson, I'm very happy.
#626 of 1450 Oil Change Frequency
May 20, 2005 (11:19 am)
Howdy fellow Tucson owners.
I am confused as to how often I should change the oil. The dealer and Edmnuds say that oil should be changed every 3 months or 3750 miles. The owner manual says do that if your Tucson is under "heavey usage" ;otherwise, do it every 6 months or 7500 miles.
I got a great deal on my GLS. The youngman who sold me the car was very professional, courteous and patient. Message me if you live in the houston, texas area, I'll gladly give you the name. Hope this doesn't break any rules.
#627 of 1450 Re: Oil Change Frequency [kooldude]
by steve_ HOST
May 20, 2005 (11:35 am)
3,750 sounds too frequent to me; I wonder if our maintenance guide is wrong.
I'm on a 7,500 mile schedule on my van, which sees normal service.
#628 of 1450 Oil changes
May 20, 2005 (12:30 pm)
Do you own a Tucson? If so, the maintenance schedule should be in the owners manual.
#629 of 1450 Re: Oil Change Frequency [kooldude]
May 20, 2005 (4:56 pm)
The dealership will always want the maintenance to be done as frequently as possible and will send you "reminders" in the mail based on their schedule.
Do you understand that they make a profit on maintenance and the more often you go in for service, the more money they make?
Dealership maintance schedules usually also require additional maintenance items not listed or recommended by the manufacturer.
#630 of 1450 Re: Oil Change Frequency [steve_]
May 20, 2005 (9:14 pm)
Steve: Our (Edmunds') maintenance guide lists oil change every 3000 miles.
notsrt1: I do own a Tucson and read the manual thus the question.
307web: I am well aware that dealers make the most profit from after sales servicing. Modern engines + motor oil could go 7,500 miles between each oil change. I am skeptical about dealer's suggestion that's why I posted this thread.
Guys, tell me how often you change oil on your Tucson. Thanks!
#631 of 1450 keep that oil clean...
May 20, 2005 (10:07 pm)
you don;t want a sludge problem from neglect... the motor can be toast at anytime
if it has a sludge buildup problem from no changing the oil.