2008 Hyundai Tucson Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Cargo Space, Cost to Maintain, Fuel Economy
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Hyundai, You've Come a Long Way Baby

My mother owned two Hyundais more than a decade ago, and you would think after that experience I would have no interest in them. However, after hearing about how their quality was much improved, and after reading several reviews, I decided to go test drive a Hyundai Tucson. I was very impressed with the car like handling in the corners and the comfortable ride right away. After purchasing the vehicle, I feel I have a decent grasp of its ups and downs to write a review. As I said before, this SUV handles very well in the corners. It is much more confidence inspiring than a truck based SUV like the Ford Explorer or Toyota 4Runner. The ride quality is very comfortable as most bumps (or giant potholes in Nashville) are smoothed out nicely. At highway speeds, there is some slight wind noise coming from the driver's side window, but I rarely notice it. The interior is good for the money. There are some hard plastics, but I've seen worse. I have the cloth seats, and they are comfortable, more so once I found the lumbar support lever. There are two map lights and a dome light that provide plenty of light. Power from the V6 is adequate. I wouldn't want any less power though (i.e. the 4 cylinder). The 4 speed automatic provides mostly smooth shifts. It occasionally searches for a gear if you have the cruise control set, and you are going up a hill, but a lot of cars do that. On my first tank of gas, I averaged 20.8mpg mixed driving. That's pretty good for an SUV. I haven't had a chance to take it on an extended "all highway" drive. I would expect the fuel economy to pick up some there. I have the base stereo which just has AM/FM radio, CD player, and cassette player. The stock stereo's sound is decent. It's probably fine for most consumers, but if you've ever upgraded your stereo in another car, you'll probably want to do the same in this car. There is an upgraded audio system option that includes built-in XM radio and an auxiliary port for your MP3 player which is very handy. The back seat isn't huge, but it should be fine for an average sized person. The rear cargo space with the back seat up is average. If you need to carry more cargo, you can always fold down the rear seats. There's a cargo tray above the spare tire compartment that you can store and organize various things you may want to keep in the car which is a nice feature. Hyundais have come a long way. The Tucson offers a lot for a reduced price tag in comparison to the Japanese SUVs and with greater reliability than some of the American SUVs. The gas mileage is also much better than most SUVs. If you are in the market for a SUV and are curious about trying out the new Hyundais, go test drive a Tucson. You won't be disappointed.

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Would recommend to a friend

The overall quality is well worth the money. We were looking for a smaller SUV and this fits the bill. One issue is the headrests. They are not a good form for your head and there isn't any way to adjust them without leaning the seat back extremely far.

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owner

I have owned Ford Explorer, Chevy Tahoe and Volkwagon Touareg and by far am happiest with the Hyundai Tucson.

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4

I am very pleased with my Tucson. I wanted a small SUV but could not afford any of the other brands. The Tucson was reasonably priced and I was surprised at all of the features on this model.The manufacturer's attention to detail and the accessories that the driver and passengers need weregreat. I especialy liked all of the safety features like ABS,ESC, and multiple air bags. The Tucson is a solid vehicle.

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Good car

It is everything I expected! I love the gas mileage particularly.

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not good

My wife had a 2008 Tuscon and we used it for 4 years, and finally we sold it. I am really glad that we sold it . I am mechanical engineer, I really understand cars and engines, so this car has a nice looking exterior design ,but inside desingned with really poor material, in a time everything peels and get torn. And engine is designed with cheap material too, beside the nice exterior engine makes noise , because if you open the hood and once you try to change your oil yourself and look at the cars from under , you will see how the engine and parts desinged unorganized . and also if you drive little fast I mean like around 80miles/ hour and if you need to break, the steering wheel vibrates , shakes really fast and you can easily lose your control, this not an appropriate car . I just wanted to tell you my few years experince about tuscon. if you want a real car , go with GERMAN engine , no matter Audi, valkswagen, bmw etc.. but go with german engine, and you will the all quality on every single part of the car. I have a volkswagen which is the lowest price german car in the market , it s awesome, my dad used to have a volswagen and he used 10 years with 400.000 miles , when he sold , the car was still awesome.... By the way I am not a german or from europe , I just wanted to expain these things to give some advices. thanks

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Great Value For The Money

I have had this vehicle for a little over a month and now and I am very happy with it. It rides like a car. It is roomy and comfortable inside. It handles snow well (although it does not have a four weel drive like a jeep has a four wheel drive and is not made for off-roading). It has lots of cargo space for its size. It is very easy to park in the city. You cannot beat the warranty. On the down side, the six cylinder is adequate but not powerful. The gas mileage (about 20 around town) is a bit disappointing. I looked at a lot of vehicles before I made my decision, and I still think the Hyundai Tuscon offers the best value for the money. If you are looking for a small, reliable, comfortable SUV type vehicle, this is a very good choice.

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I love my Tucson

The car drives great, gets great gas mileage and looks fantastic. I only have 2 complaints, the back cargo area is plastic and stuff slides around back there. Also, the radio rattles a little, but it is not a standard equipment radio, so cannot blame Hyundai for that! As soon as this one is paid off, I intend to trade it in for a new Tucson. I really love this little car!

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I'm liking it!

I was a little leary at first - but I wanted it - and got it! I'm very happy with it so far. Glad I got the V6, though I know I gave up some mileage, and its a little loud, especially in the back. It's great for a road trip though - as well as commuting.

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Older useage!

Easy to get into for arthritic back. Handles smoothly and provides a comfortable ride. Impressive appearance both outside and inside.

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