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A closed message board, founded October 13, 2000.  Closed December 20, 2006.

The final group member count was 53.  The final group subtitle was, "For fans of the XG300/XG350," and the final description was, "Like the subtitle says, this group is for fans of the new XG300/XG350. It's not an owners-exclusive club. After all, the group owner doesn't own one!  This group was replaced by the Hyundai Sedan Club, but I keep this group online for the message archive. Feel free to join and browse through or post."

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The following is a record of the club's messages.  Times are U.S. Central.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  October 13, 2000
Time:  1:39 PM
Subject:  Welcome people!
Message:  This is a new club for the new Hyundai XG300. I visited one at the dealership when looking for an Elantra, and fell in love. The styling, the comfort, and the two-page long list of standard features not found in cars at the same price. It definitely seemed worthy of a little humble Yahoo! club, so here I am.

Member:  heidi249
Date:  October 18, 2000
Time:  9:25 AM
Subject:  Good Idea...
Message:  Of course you came up with a club for this, I think it's a good idea, and hopefully you'll get some feedback on the car.

Member:  heidi249
Date:  October 21, 2000
Time:  2:27 PM
Subject:  Hi vicskmi_00
Message:  Welcome to the club...do you have anything cool to say about the new XG300?

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  October 21, 2000
Time:  6:51 PM
Subject:  XG300 Information
Message:  You can view the Hyundai XG300 at The Hyundai Connection, www.t-h-c.com. I will also be getting a brochure from Hyundai an posting info. Also if 249 will let me use her scanner, I can get pictures, too.

Member:  heidi249
Date:  October 22, 2000
Time:  12:05 AM
Subject:  Re: XG300 Information
Message:  249 will allow gt97 to use her scanner, only if he does something incredibly nice that proves him worthy of using it.

Member:  heidi249
Date:  October 30, 2000
Time:  9:13 PM
Subject:  hey gt97
Message:  your club has become quiet, i think you need to do something to spice it up in here a little bit.

Member:  stanhal
Date:  October 31, 2000
Time:  10:46 AM
Subject:  Short drive in XG300
Message:  Took a short drive in an XG300 last Saturday.
Very comfortable and interior was put together
quite nicely...the wife was very impressed. Did
not have a chance to stomp on it or determine

The price is right, but am not comfortable with the Dealer. Anyway, I will wait to see some published tests and reviews (for what they are worth) because it carries the Hyundai "stigma". Also will take another (and longer) test drive. I have put this car on my list with I30, Avalon, and CL.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  November 1, 2000
Time:  6:32 AM
Subject:  XG300/Avalon/3.2CL/I30
Message:  I don't have much info as of yet, but what little I do know about the Hyundai's performance is that the XG300 has a 3.0L, 192 hp engine.
The Acura 3.2CL has 225, and the Type S has 260. The Avalon has a 210 hp engine. I don't have numbers for the I30, but I would think they are comparable to the Nissan Maxima, which means they should be over 200.
So it is lacking a bit in the power department. If you're in it for speed, I'd recommend the Acura, not only for the 260 hp Type S, but also for Honda's status as having the biggest aftermartket support around. I don't much like the new style Avalon. Toyota makes a fine quality product, but they have little style (they're getting better, though) and charge a premium for the Toyota name.
My reason for not liking Infiniti I30 is a style issue, which is completely up to each individual.
Hope this helps.


P.S. Don't forget...if you're in the market, and don't go for the Hyundai, check out the Mitsubishi Galant. Excellent style there.

Member:  stanhal
Date:  November 1, 2000
Time:  6:55 PM
Subject:  Re: XG300/Avalon/3.2CL/I30
Message:  Thanks...I forgot about the Galant...will check
it out also. I also like the Volvo S60.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  November 4, 2000
Time:  2:12 AM
Subject:  The name: XG300
Message:  First of all, something I noticed, but do not have facts to back up. The name:XG300. Has anyone else noticed Asian luxury car manufacturers have gone over to the alphanumeric names? Lexus IS300, RX300, LX450, GS430; Acura NSX, 3.2CL, 3.5RL; Infiniti I30? I think this is Hyundai's way of setting the XG apart as a luxury car. Entry-level luxury, to be sure, but luxury nonetheless. From what I've seen, easily on par with the Lexus ES300.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  November 4, 2000
Time:  2:30 AM
Subject:  The car: XG300
Message:  Ok, now, the actual info on the car. Some of it, anyway. Some of it is from the dealership, some of it is from the internet. An interesting article on the car can be seen on The Hyundai Connection, at www.t-h-c.org.

First of all, one of the first things you may notice when you get into a new car these days is the shifter. Most modern luxury cars come with a different version of the same technology. The automatic transmission that lets you select gears as you drive, which Hyundai calls Shiftronic. The XG300's is a 5-speed. A series of light in the instrument cluster tell the driver the status of the transmission and gear selection.
Also standard on most all cars these days is ABS, but Hyundai also includes weight distribution sensing technology.
Pretty much all luxury cars need to have power windows and door locks, traction control and cruise control, the XG300 is not an exception to this rule.
Also on the list of safety features is a sensor in the front passenger's seat. This determines if the airbag will blow or not. If you have a small child in the seat, the airbag MAY not (no technology is perfect) go off. Also, you can save a few hundred $$$ if no one is there to be saved by the device. The XG300 also has side-impact airbags.
The Hyundai also includes on of those nifty levers in the trunk, to prevent entrapment.
It also has a power sunroof that when retracts into the roof.
The XG300L has heated leather seats, an 8-disc CD changer and cassette player.
Hyundai already has produced a line of XG300 accessories (the car has been selling in Korea for some time now), including air deflectors.
The engine is a Mitsubishi design, modified by Hyundai.

The XG300 has a double wishbone front suspension, a sub-frame and front and rear stabilizer bars for handling.

All taken into consideration, a far cry from the 1988 Hyundai Excel I learned to drive in.


Member:  accentgt97
Date:  November 15, 2000
Time:  4:09 PM
Subject:  Prices for XG300
Message:  When I visited the showroom of Downer's Grove (IL) Hyundai, the dealer sticker price was just under $25,000 for a regular XG300, they didn't have the XG300L in stock. However, I saw in a newspaper ad for another dealership listing it for $20,000.

These are 2 smple prices from suburban Chicago, Illinois. Are the prices different across the country?

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  December 6, 2000
Time:  9:06 AM
Subject:  Comparison Shopping
Message:  Here are new car prices for 2001 models, this is from Automotive News, November 27th.


Hyundai XG300/$23,934/Std/Std/Std/$750
Hyundai XG300L/$25,434/Std/Std/Std/Std

Audi A4/$25,090/$1,100/Std/Std/Pkg
Acura 3.2CL Coupe/$28,460/Std/Std/Std/Std
Acura 3.2CL Type S/$30,810/Std/Std/Std/Std
Cadillac Catera/$31,945/Std/Std/Std/$995
Cadillac Catera Sport $34,445/Std/Std/Std/$995
Lexus ES300/$31,850//Std/Std/Std/$1,000
Honda Accord Ex, 4dr leather V6/$25,540/Std/Std/Std/Std
Toyota Camry XLE 4dr V6/$26,680/Std/Std/Std/Pkg
Mitsubishi Diamante ES/$25,907/Std/Std/Std/N-A
Mitsubishi Diamante LS/$28,927/Std/Std/Std/Std
Mazda Millenia/$28,505/Std/Std/Std/N-A
Mazda Millenia S/$31,505/Std/Std/Std/Std

The only cars that come close in price are the Mitsubishi, the Toyota, and the Honda. None of the luxury makes have cars that inexpensive, except for Audi. The Audi A4 is much smaller than the XG300, more in line, say with an Elantra in size.

This just shows that Hyundai is the best value on the market...and compared to the cars it is said to compete with, the top-line Camry and Accord, I think the XG300 offers more car for the money.

Member:  trimartus
Date:  December 7, 2000
Time:  10:36 AM
Subject:  Dashboard trims for all Hyundai
Message:  Hi,
My name is Art and I wanted to offer you discounted prices for your XG300's . We just got them and dealers are buying from us like there is no tomorrow. Anyway, if you go to a dealer today he will charge you about $400 for putting wood in your car. I have these same kits for $120

If anyone interested , email me:

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  December 11, 2000
Time:  6:01 PM
Subject:  Specs for XG300
Message:  From the Hyundai Motor America web site

Engine Type 24-valve DOHC V6
Displacement 3.0-liter (2972cc)
Fuel Delivery System Electronic Multi-port Injection (MPI)
Bore and Stroke 91. x 76.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower @RPM (SAE Net) 192@6000
Torque (lb.-ft.) @RPM (SAE Net) 178@4000
EPA Mileage Estimates* 4-speed Automatic Overdrive Transmission 19/27(City/Highway)
Brakes Front Ventilated Discs w/Brake Pad Wear
Warning Sensors
Rear Solid Discs
System Power-assisted Dual Diagonal
4-channel, 4-Sensor Anti-lock Braking system (ABS)
Traction Control System Type Breake, Engine and Transmission Modulating
Capacities Fuel, Gal. 18.5
Oil, Qt. 4.5
Coolant, Qt. 3.5
Electrical System Battery Maintenance-free, 12-volt, 68-amp/hours
Alternator 120-amp
Ignition Electronic Distributorless
Wheels Type 6.0jj x 15" Aluminum Alloy
Frame Construction Unitized Body
Steering Type Power-assisted Speed-sensitive Rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio 13.5:1
Minimum Turing Diameter, ft. 36.1
Turns, Lock-to-lock 2.84
Suspension Front Double Wishbone w/Upper and Lower A-arns
Rear Multi-link w/Trailing Link, 2 Longitudinal Links and Upper A-arms
Tires Steel-belted Radials P205/65VR-15 Michelin

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  January 3, 2001
Time:  7:47 PM
Subject:  Brochures
Message:  I ordered a brochure from the Hyundai Motor Co. web site...still waiting for it. When I do get it I will post model info, full list of options, the differences between XG300 and XG300L. Any useful info from it will be posted. One of these days I'll get my butt to a scanner and post the pictures from it, too.

If you want to order one for yourself, go to the Hyundai web site at http://www.hyundaiusa.com/?404;http://www.hyundaiusa.com/brochure/main.asp

Member:  heidi249
Date:  January 9, 2001
Time:  6:53 AM
Subject:  Colors
Message:  It is common knowledge that males and females will consider different offerings of a vechile, so already being provided with your information, I'm curious now about the exterior and interior colors of the XG.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  January 9, 2001
Time:  7:02 AM
Subject:  Re: Colors
Message:  So far, I don't have complete data to answer that question with any certainty (political speechwriters, eat your hearts out). What I really mean is, I haven't seen the color palette in the brochure, so I don't know. But I've seen them in black, and what looks like a dark platinum color. They might have the pale green that the Sonata comes in. And the dealer told me dark grey and white would be offered, too. There's also some chrome on the outside (imagine that...chrome on a Hyundai).

On the interior, I think it will be the standard black or beige deal. Both should include the imitation wood panels I saw in the one I sat in at the local dealer. There's some brushed metal in there, too.

Member:  woodman18055
Date:  January 26, 2001
Time:  1:20 PM
Subject:  Thinking of purchasing
Message:  I am thinking of purchasing a XG300L I drive 30000 miles per year. Has anyone had any mechanical problems with thier XG300?

Member:  heidi249
Date:  February 1, 2001
Time:  7:21 AM
Subject:  Re: Thinking of purchasing
Message:  Wish I could help you out, but I don't own one.

Member:  phil2430
Date:  February 10, 2001
Time:  7:53 AM
Subject:  One from England
Message:  Hello there,

I am born and bred in England but like to see whats happening world wide. If you point your browser at http://www.automotive.co.uk/fletnews/start/start.html this will log you on to a site for UK fleet vehicle buyers. The Hyundai section includes two reports on the XG300. It should prove of interest to anyone who is thinking of buying one.

bye for now,


Member:  phil2430
Date:  February 10, 2001
Time:  8:14 AM
Subject:  Another One for You
Message:  Hello there,

The official web site for Hyundai in the UK is
. I have put this one on so you can see if there are any differences between UK and USA models.
Please bear in mind that we have differing speed limits and the imperial gallon is 8 pints(20 fluid ounces), US pint is 16 fluid ounces. it means UK fuel consumption may look better than US figures. I can post some more UK based sites for autos if anyone out there is interested.

bye for now,


Member:  accentgt97
Date:  February 10, 2001
Time:  4:59 PM
Subject:  Welcome!
Message:  Just like to extend a welcome to our newest members. After quite a while of dormancy, we've finally reached 15 members. For the new guys...I put in little lists of features and some detailed specifications in posts 12 and 17. More to come later, if I ever get that brochure I ordered.

Also, I'll be heading along to the Chicago Auto Show. I've never been to one before, but I think they have not only concept cars, but they unveil redesigns and such. I'll let everyone know if I hear anything about the XG or any new luxury Hyundais.


Member:  ehbandit
Date:  February 11, 2001
Time:  2:15 AM
Subject:  New XG300 Enthusiast here!
Message:  I just traded a 93 Sonata with over 140K miles on it for a XG300. My daily commute to work is 70 miles round trip. I'm enjoying the XG300's ride.
Color Options are:
Exterior colors: Black,Ivory Pearl,Evening Fog(drk gray),Titanium (light gray) come w/Black leather interior.
Exterior colors: Bordeaux (cranberry), Desert Sand (gold), Nordic White & Midnight green come with beige leather interior.
I'm interested in knowing about web-sites for purchasing after market products for the XG300.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  February 12, 2001
Time:  9:13 PM
Subject:  Hyundai Equus
Message:  According to Automotive Marketer, a subsidiary publication of Automotive News, there is some mention of producing an American version of the Hyundai Equus, a larger more luxurious sedan, with a V8 engine and size comparable to the Infiniti Q45. No details as of yet, but considering the luxury-oriented XG300, I thought it worth a mention here.


Member:  rapopsoda
Date:  February 15, 2001
Time:  1:20 AM
Subject:  Re: Hyundai Equus
Message:  Yes, it is to be here as a 2002/2003 model, if the XG300 flies.

expect a tag @$35,000 give or take

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  February 16, 2001
Time:  5:43 AM
Subject:  Hyundai Equus at the Chicago Auto Show
Message:  Well, I saw it with my own eyes, and almost couldn't believe it. The Hyundai Equus is a beautifully styled car (except for the hood ornament). Comapred to what America normally sees of Korean cars, it's monsterously huge. The wheelbase is 111.9 inches, the overall length is 199.4. Overall width is 73.6, height is 57.7. This is very comparable to the Oldsmobile Aurora, with dimensions of 112.2/199.3/72.9/56.7.

I didn't get to sit in the car, but from the sheet on the car they hand out the interior is very well styled, with wood and black leather. There is an LCD screen, which in the picture is controlling the radio. It has dual front airbags, and side airbags in all 4 doors. Other features include:

260hp 4.5L 32V Direct Injection V8, FWD
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Electronic Traction Control
4-wheel disc brakes w/ABS
4-wheel independent suspension
6.5Jx16 alloy wheels
225/60R16 tires

Automatic Temperature Control with Micron filter system
Leather seats (5 passenger)
AM/FM/CD audio with 11 integrated matched speakers
Homelink and/or Onstar
Rear television screen with armrest multi-controls

Solar-controlled perimeter glass
Xenon headlights
Backup warning sensors
"Supervision" instument lighting

From what I'm told, the Equus' future in the United States hinges upon the success of the XG300. If the XG300 sells well, the Equus may be sold here. If Hyundai can't sell people on a $25,000 Hyundai, how will they do with one priced around $45,000?

Member:  blueline198
Date:  February 19, 2001
Time:  2:48 AM
Subject:  wonderful vehicle::
Message:  have owen this vehicle since nov.01 enjoyed haveing it,no problems so far,wonderful vehicle,grate ride eveyone whats to know what vehicle it is,and they are surprise.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  February 25, 2001
Time:  3:25 PM
Subject:  XG300 vs. XG300L
Message:  The difference between the XG300 and the XG300L are the additions of the following features (from the Hyundai 2001 Full Line Brochure):

Power glass moonroof (optional on XG300)
Heated front seats
Memory for drivers' seat and mirror positions
Premium AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio system
Leather and wood tone trim steering wheel
Electrochromatic rear view mirror

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  February 25, 2001
Time:  3:29 PM
Subject:  Colors
Message:  The colors for the 2001 Hyundai XG300:
(From the Hyundai 2001 Full Line Brochure)

Black Obsidian (black)
Ivory Pearl (off-white)
Evening Fog (slate grey)
Titanium (silver)
Bordeaux (maroon)
Desert Sand (beige/gold)
Nordic White (white)
Midnight Green (hunter green)

Member:  fairfaxtexn
Date:  May 23, 2001
Time:  10:29 PM
Subject:  Photos
Message:  Not too much activity here lately, but I just bought an XG300. Great car, and unlike an Accord or Camry, you dont see them on every street corner. I have posted several pics in the Photos folder - the XG and the Equus.

Member:  senortib
Date:  June 5, 2001
Time:  5:44 PM
Subject:  Re: Photos
Message:  Where did you get that equus brochure? i am really interested.

Member:  fairfaxtexn
Date:  June 6, 2001
Time:  6:31 PM
Subject:  Re: Photos
Message:  Found the Equus literature at the Washington DC auto show in January. The Equus was making the show rounds this year (I had also seen it the year before in Geneva Switzerland) as kind of a tease alongside the US spec XG300s, showing what Hyundai was really up to - proving they build more than tinny compacts. The other side of the sheet shows the interior, engine and dashboard, and gives specs. Ill post another pic of it

Member:  senortib
Date:  June 21, 2001
Time:  1:34 AM
Subject:  Re: Photos
Message:  Wow really, i saw the Equus (in white) at the 2000 L.A auto show but had no literature on the car. I was wondering if you could make me a color copie of both sides and mail it to me? If its ok with you, if not its still ok ill understand.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  July 9, 2001
Time:  6:38 PM
Subject:  :Just saying "hi"
Message:  Hello, it's Bill, the club founder. Well, I have still been quite busy in my life, and there doesn't seem to be much going on in the world of Hyundai (as far as luxury cars go). Heard a rumor about a high-performance Accent, though.

The XG300 does seem to be a sort of success at least here in the Chicago suburbs, where American cars dominate (I myself just bought a Chevy truck) and Hyundai dealerships are few and far between. I drive quite a bit, and see quite a few of them around town, in contrast to the Aztek, which I have seen so few of. Except on the dealership lots, where they seem to be in abundance.

Unfortunately, most of the reviews I have read praise the car, but include the disclaimer, "It's still JUST A HYUNDAI." I'm thinking this will pass in time, just as Japanese cars had their image difficulties in the early '70s, and now have built a reputation for quality and an image of modern style. Just look at the Toyota Altezza, known here as the Lexus IS300. Its style of chrome taillights can now be found aftermarket on many American vehicles, as well as the Hyundai Accent and are stock this year on the Ford F-150 Lightning.

I have driven Hyundais for years, ever since I've had my learner's permit, and have had for the most part good experiences. Although I have not actually driven the XG300, from what I have seen of the cars they do seem to be of excellent quality. My question to those of you who are owners is, how does your car run? Have you had any major problems, issues, squeaks, rattles, etc.?

Anyway, have a good day!


Member:  azjayjayus
Date:  August 31, 2001
Time:  8:32 PM
Subject:  XG300 accessories
Message:  http://www.wooddash.com/category/HYUNDAI_Dash_Kits_XG300

Member:  kg43701
Date:  September 20, 2001
Time:  9:20 PM
Subject:  Re: Thinking of purchasing
Message:  I have not had any problems with mine. never the less I enjoy driving mine on almost a daily bases, and I have not driven anything like this car; i love it. I have recently found out that hyundai is now owned by DiamlerChryler and Mercedes-Benz which is known for high quality cars.. hope you enjoy it as much as me

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  September 27, 2001
Time:  3:23 AM
Subject:  XG300 Changes for 2002-Club notice
Message:  According to the Chicago Sun Times, the 2002 Hyundai XG300 will have a new 3.5L V6, upping the horsepower by only 2 to 194 but the torque goes from 178 all the way up to 215 ft/lbs. This, however, also changes the car's name to XG350.

Because of the changes in the car's name and the possible introduction of the Equus in the United States, I'm planning on creating a new club to both reflect the changes in the XG series and the possibility of other luxury models on the way from Hyundai. I will, however, continue to support this club...I will have word soon on the new club.


Member:  TrailBlazer33
Date:  October 27, 2001
Time:  8:45 PM
Subject:  Hi
Message:  I love the XG350. I was thinking of getting one until I saw the 2002 Sonata. WOW! Hyundai has come a long way.

Member:  accentgt97
Date:  November 5, 2001
Time:  5:50 PM
Subject:  Hyundai Sedan Club
Message:  <---That's the name of my new club, not only in response to word that the XG300 will be renamed XG350 to accomodate the new 3.5L engine but also to include fans and owners of the Equus, which may hit U.S. shores sometime, and the all-new Sonata, which I have to say is one of the most impressive cars on the market at that price.

I just have to say that I'm glad I bought a pickup truck at the Chevrolet dealer earlier this year, because if I had been driving a Malibu when I first laid eyes on the new Sonata, I would have cried.

I will still be posting to and supporting this club, by the way, so don't think I'm abandoning you guys.


Member:  sshine11
Date:  December 18, 2001
Time:  2:26 PM
Subject:  Re: Hyundai Sedan Club
Message:  I just love my new Hyundai XG300.This is the best car I have ever had,and I have had a lot of them.I'm 71 years old....


Member:  fingers111175
Date:  March 8, 2002
Time:  3:54 PM
Subject:  No activity??
Message:  This is the first post of 2002?? Not too enthusastic about xg300 enthusiast?? I just wanted to know if anybody knew of a good technician in the central NJ area. I would like an aftermarket stereo, and alarm and a few other upgrades, but it seems like everywhere I go these guys are befuddled with my new xg!! Everyone has a different issue, "you'll need this" and "you'll need that if you want that" Recommend someone reliable!!!

Member:  jayliu
Date:  July 8, 2002
Time:  10:11 AM
Subject:  New Owner of 350L
Message:  Just bought it June of 2002 at $1500 below invoice price. So far, i have the following problmes.

1. noise from dash panel (fixed by applying foam in the seal)
2. noise coming from right passenger seat. (dealer is ordering a new seat frame)
3. air leaking from rear left tire. losing about 3 psi everyday. Check the tire, and the tire is okay. Possible alloy wheel problem. I'll take it to the dealer to check it in the near future.

Besides these problems, I am pretty impressed with the car and if they can fix these problem, I am a happy man.

Anyone have similar problmes?

Member:  nbv_01
Date:  October 1, 2002
Time:  11:57 AM
Subject:  Should I buy a new Hyundai?
Message:  Hey everyone! I need your advice! I owned an 88 Excel a long time ago, it was a pretty good car. Then I owned a 97 Elantra, it was great, never had any problems. Then I had a 2000 Sonata GLS V6, I drove it for 20,000 with no problems then was given a company car. Therefore it sat in my garage for over a year without being driven. I then gave it to my mother since I wasn't driving it and she's had nothing but problems with it. It constantly stalls in the middle of intersections! The dealer can't find the problem because it won't stall for them. This is clearly a safety issue and I'm thinking about going to arbitration for the lemon law to get this taken care of. Does anyone think leaving it parked for over a year damaged it in any way or is this car a lemon?

On a seperate note, I'm in the market for a new car. I just don't see any sense in paying so much for other brands when Hyundai offers so much value. I would like a new XG350 but will it be realible? I'd like to hear from owners of the XG. Thanks!

Member:  sshine11
Date:  October 1, 2002
Time:  12:07 PM
Subject:  Re: Should I buy a new Hyundai?
Message:  I still love my XG350.Have had no problems with it,it will be a year old Oct.15th.

Member:  rdianetti
Date:  July 13, 2003
Time:  3:57 PM
Subject:  Re: Should I buy a new Hyundai?
Message:  I'd stay away.

I have an XG300 that I bought new in 2001. No end to the electronic problems and ongoing problems with the fuel delivery system. Not tomention the many rattles inside the car.

I have a Sonata that was wonderful and bought the XG with high hopes. After 41000 miles, I can say that it was a mistake.

Buy a Sonata.


Member:  fairfaxtexn
Date:  July 14, 2003
Time:  7:35 AM
Subject:  Re: Should I buy a new Hyundai?
Message:  I'd avoid as well. I bought on looks, value, and the novelty that it was something new on the road. I had an original XG300, and had troubles with it from almost the first day. Major annoyances included a fouled transmission management chip that controlled the shifts -- the 5 speed auto was great, but I had to use manual shiftgate to get smooth shifts... otherwise in auto mode, the car would buck and shudder. Fixed under warranty. 2nd problem was the driver's side front window. As it is frameless, it never did seat properly, even after 2 trips to the dealer, so I had to fiddle with the switch every time I rolled the window up. Lastly, the front brake discs began to warp at 13000 miles. I learned the hard way that Hyundai only cover the brakes under warranty up to 12000 miles. Stopping the car was not a pleasant event, but when the service engine light came on at 17K miles, I went straight to a nearby Pontiac dealer and traded on the spot for an '03 Vibe GT. So far, it's been flawless.

Member:  luckybugweb
Date:  December 17, 2005
Time:  7:03 PM
Subject:  Hello XG300 Enthusiast Members...
Message:  The owner returns!

Well, it's been a long, long time. After getting a new e-mail address and moving and changing a lot of stuff around, I lost the password to accentgt97. It bothered me for a while, not being able to do anything on the groups.

I finally found it again! Which means I'm back. Wow, I almost forgot about the groups I started so long ago. I went off and started a few websites. One website I started a few days ago is about cars, www.carsandracingstuff.com

I also changed group ownership so that my current e-mail address will be the group owner.

I'm gonna let the groups go on anyway, but if anyone wants to join the forum at Cars and Racing Stuff, I'll be there. Also, since Hyundai started changing the XG's name after the first year, I started a club at http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/hyundaisedanclub

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