Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai Amica hatchback?
Hyundai always performs strongly in our reliability surveys, and it is normally only the usual Japanese manufacturers that can beat the Korean firm. Not only are Hyundai's products terrifically reliable, but on the rare occasion they do go wrong, they usually cost little to fix.
Buyers are also very satisfied with Hyundai ownership, according to the JD Power survey. The Korean firm is usually guaranteed a top-10 finish. Such is Hyundai's confidence in the solidity of its products that it has offered a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty on all cars since September 2002. If you buy an Amica registered after this date, you'll enjoy the extra peace of mind this cover provides.
There are precious few known problems. However, if the car starts to misfire, check the plug leads for deterioration. Also, be careful if your car has air-conditioning, because the heat exchanger at the front of the car can rust through, causing the system to leak.