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#931 of 1450 '06 or '07
Nov 05, 2005 (9:48 am)
I'm getting ready to buy a Tucson within the next couple of months. Do you think I should buy a 2006, or wait for the 2007 next year that is supposed to have some improvements and new features? Currently there are not many rebates on the 2006 Tucson. Maybe there will be some next month.
My '05 Elantra just turned one year old today. It has been problem-free. I'm excited to buy another Hyundai soon.
Thanks for your help!
#933 of 1450 Fuel Tank Air Filter
Nov 06, 2005 (1:09 pm)
The Hyundai maintenance schedule lists for periodic replacement the "Fuel Tank Air Filter" - not to be confused with the normal air intake filter. Where is it located? Are the filters expensive? Is this a do it yourself job? Thanks
#934 of 1450 Re: Tucson Reliability [dovid2]
Nov 08, 2005 (2:56 pm)
"In addition, CNN quotes them as saying the Elantra is "Average". However, for the '04 model, they gave it almost all red balls, indicating above average reliability."
CR is basically saying that the numbers now suggest that if you buy a new Elantra today, it will in all likelihood have average overall reliability for its age during the time that you own the vehicle (based on the data for years 2001-05 in their latest subscriber survey). While the 2002-04 Elantras have an above-average overall reliability rating for their respective years, the 2001 and (more importantly) 2005 models exhibited only average scores. Since the '05s had a comparatively higher problem-rate than the '04s, the reliability of future Elantras inclusive of this generation (i.e., 2001-06; the '07 model will be all-new) is unlikely to be quite as solid as they were during 2002-04MYs. So in the end, all the years combined (though appropriately weighted toward the newer units) yield a score of about 15% above the mean (0%) -- or roughly 5% below the "above average" threshold.
As for the Tucson|Sportage, reported problems were especially high for brand-new vehicles -- even amongst first-year models. Engine and suspension troubles were reported, but only moderately so. The most notable issues were with the transmission, drive system, fuel system-related constituents, and brakes. Overall, it scored around 55% below the mean -- or roughly 10% into the "much worse than average" class. Since this was a new introduction, though, reliability could easily improve to an average rating (or even above-average) in just one or two model years -- especially since Hyundai has a reputation to build/maintain.
#935 of 1450 Headlights - 2005 Tucson
Nov 08, 2005 (6:19 pm)
Have 2500 miles on my new Tucson, checked with dealer service today about headlights. They shine out just so far and then light stops leaving a black shadow across highway. He said they are preset, cannot adjust low beam seperate from high beam. He was very familiar with the complaint, said if you try to raise the low beam the high beam rises also and then high beam is too high to be effective. Anyone else with this problem?
#936 of 1450 Re: Headlights - 2005 Tucson [rose12]
Nov 09, 2005 (5:35 am)
It isn't a problem per se. The lights use a reflector set up that is European in design. By that I mean that on low beams there is a sharp cut-off so that roadside items are illuminated (such as deer, bikers, walkers et.) but the light beam doesn't continue and scatter unchecked resulting in uneven and poorly defined illumination. This is and has been common on most European brands i.e. BMW,VW etc. Since most US brands didn't use this type technology(maybe they see the light by now...pun intended) users such as yourself are disappointed that low beams have this cut-off expecting the light to continue, however weakly, down the road. If circumstances permit use high beams whenever possible to see "down the road" By the way, I have had several cars with this "cut-off" on lows and have found them perfectly acceptable, even desireable, to illuminate the roadside in urban/suburban environments where high beams are unacceptable...in the country or on a vacant highway use your highs to take up the illumination slack..
#937 of 1450 Re: Headlights - 2005 Tucson [rose12]
Nov 09, 2005 (7:16 am)
I find the headlights just fine on my Tucson.
I understand that you cannot adjust the low beam separate from the high beam but you can adjust both together. My Tucson headlights are fine; if anything they are probably adjusted a little bit high. I would say adjust them a bit higher and you will be fine. And, of course, use the high beam whenever you can.
#939 of 1450 Re: '06 or '07 [duckied]
Nov 14, 2005 (8:22 pm)
After introduced in 2004 as 2005 Tucson, 2006 Tucson was slightly changed mainly for interior. 2006 Tucson is nicer than 2005 Tucson. I don't think 2007 Tucson will be any different than 2006 Tucson. With everything being standard figures, only thing I see to be added in 2007 would be the power driver seat, probably only on Limited model. In November, you can get up to $1500 in rebates if you finance your vehicle through HMFC since you already own a Hyundai.
Check following link for rebate details
#940 of 1450 Re: '06 or '07 [me_and_g35]
Nov 15, 2005 (8:40 am)
The rumor mill for 2007 has the engine power increasing to around 197hp for the 2.7 six and 160hp for the 2.0 four. Both for the Tucson and KIA Sportage. Was on the KIA Sportage forum a couple months ago.