In terms of reliability and social status, a Hyundai is one apology removed from deadbeat dads. As an adventure in money well spent, there's more satisfaction in writing a check to the IRS.
Hyundai's one celebrity owner was Rodney King. According to pursuing officers--and they would never fib to the media--King wrung 120 m.p.h. out of his Excel that infamous night. Cynics might note that such velocity from a Hyundai is usually attained only when the car is first tossed off a cliff. In last month's J.D. Power quality survey of 33 makes, Hyundai finished 32nd. Just below Volkswagen, just above Kia.
In fact, the only poll Hyundai ever topped was a Robb Report reader survey of the worst... Read More