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post #1 of 13 Old 11-19-2012, 10:11 AM
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So in general how have these Tucson's been?
I did not see any thing really negative about these in the forum.
Looking to replace our P-I-T-A Sonata
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post #2 of 13 Old 11-19-2012, 04:10 PM
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So in general how have these Tucson's been?
I did not see any thing really negative about these in the forum.
Looking to replace our P-I-T-A Sonata
Pardon me, but what is there not to like about a Sonata?
We could give you some feedback either way, but need to know why you would prefer the Tucson? Not that it is good, or bad, just different

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To many problems in just under 3 years, srs computer,tie rods,many creaks n clunks,rust,engine getting very loud and rattly ( i know about gdi)dash gauges replaced now right side headlight wont work. new bulbs etc tried, even on left side to make sure bulbs were good.
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It's not going to happen, I don't think they want to give me enough on trade to bring down whats left on the lease....
Oh well, I wonder what good after market warrantees are out t here
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To many problems in just under 3 years, srs computer,tie rods,many creaks n clunks,rust,engine getting very loud and rattly ( i know about gdi)dash gauges replaced now right side headlight wont work. new bulbs etc tried, even on left side to make sure bulbs were good.
I'm sorry for all your troubles. Maybe your car was built as a "rush job" to fill a quota to be shipped out?

I had no problems like that after 50k miles on my Tucson.

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So in general how have these Tucson's been?
I did not see any thing really negative about these in the forum.
Looking to replace our P-I-T-A Sonata
We absolutely love our Tucson GLS......
Only issue is a chirping heater fan.

I would get another in a heartbeat.

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To many problems in just under 3 years, srs computer,tie rods,many creaks n clunks,rust,engine getting very loud and rattly ( i know about gdi)dash gauges replaced now right side headlight wont work. new bulbs etc tried, even on left side to make sure bulbs were good.
i forgot to menton the valve cover gasket and fuel pump gasket, perpetually seizing e brake thats used every day as well, and this cars meticulously maintained bye the dealer

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So in general how have these Tucson's been?
I did not see any thing really negative about these in the forum.
Looking to replace our P-I-T-A Sonata
There are a few nits, from memory of reading/posting here...imo:
-the electric steering is vague & touchy at the same time.
-braking power isn't what it could be esp for the lighter weight of the car
-some brake noise, wear, & shudder posts
-one will never see the EPA Hwy mpg in real world driving
-mpg resets itself, (a quirk).
-tire wear for many of us, is excessive
But, in ~25,000 miles my wife's '10 Tuck Ltd has run well and she likes it. Time will tell, as we tend to keep cars several years.
My 50Cts...
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My 11 limited is now 23 months 13,000Km (7,800 miles),
1) The check engine light gave me 2 months of trouble but finally resolved by replacing the trans.temp sensor
2) Left tailgate damper replaced for an "it it " noise. It's under warranty. If I have to pay for it then I will live with it.
3) Not that enough power (2.4L) for 4 adults + 3 big luggages with a/c on to airport.
3) As M.D, said above, the fuel consumption is excessive for a 2.4L. which I don't mind.
otherwise cannot think of any more complaints. Quite happy with it actually.
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Overall, I'm pretty satisfied. Considering 5 years ago I never would have thought I'd look at a Hyundai/Kia product let alone drive one.

- had rear suspension clunk fixed twice. I think it may be the bushings so it may occur again. No big deal.

- vague steering but you get used to it.

- gas mileage is not bad. I find manually shifting it nets better mileage.

- sunroof creaked. A little lube fixed that.

- Active Headrest is either activated or broken (see my thread). Hyundai Canada is looking into it (or so they say).

- could use the 2.0T

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