Used Hyundai Coupe 2002 - 2007 review

Category: Coupé

Section: What is it like?

2002 - 2007 review
Hyundai Coupe
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What's the used Hyundai Coupe coupe like?

The Hyundai Coupe's mix of Ford Mustang and Ferrari comes together to create a very handsome small coupe, which many passers-by will struggle to recognise as a Hyundai.

The driver, too, would find it hard to recognise the Coupe as a Hyundai from the early 2000s, because it drives with real panache and doesn't have the lumpy ride and coarse engines that were typical of the firm's hatchbacks of the same period.

The steering is well weighted, if not with as much feel as we'd like, and the handling is spot on. Body lean is kept to a minimum and the ride is comfortable enough for the Coupe to be a comfortable companion on long trips.

The 1.6-litre engine is simply not powerful enough and too noisy when worked hard (as it has to be most of the time), while the 2.0-litre is a much better bet. The 2.7 is not the most powerful V6 out there, but it's smooth and flexible.