Tucson Owner Since The Beginning
March 30, 2019
This car was my parents, and as of 2019 the Tucson is still running strong. There are some notable problems with the car though, mainly consisting of a radio problem that will cause the car to die constantly unless an after-market radio is purchased, and a fuel problem where I have to rev the car for around 5 minutes every time I get gas or else it will die on me. If one of my friends wanted to buy this car, I would tell them they should spend their money elsewhere, mainly because the car is old and most of them probably have many problems by now. The interior of the car looks very nice but is made from really cheap plastics, even where there should be higher quality materials, meaning the interior is very easy to break and comes off as cheap. The cargo area is really spacious and has some lighting and a power output. One thing I very much dislike about this car (though it's mostly a problem with it being old) is the foggy headlights. I can barely see on the road at night if I don't use after-market headlight restorer cream once or sometimes even twice a season.
Driving this car is really fun even though it is pretty weak (V6 GLS) because it is small and nimble enough to take corners somewhat fast. I would definitely recommend anyone who gets this car to get the 4WD version because this car does like to skid when taking off at lights or especially on gravel. I really like the exterior styling besides the headlights, the seats are decently comfortable with quite a bit of room, the car is somewhat reliable, but with age has declined, the interior is very cheap but with a nice design, and it is underpowered but somehow still fun to drive in my experience. The car also has good safety ratings and I've never been injured in the 3 (although minor) accidents I've had in this.
Overall I give this car a 3/5
-Still runs some 15 years later
-Good family car
-Headlights fogging up from oxidation
-Cheap plastics EVERYWHERE
-Stock radio issue