3Hyundai Excel

Hyundai Excel

 Verified
4.0

40 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
75%13%13%

Build Quality
3.7 (3)
Value for Money
4.3 (3)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7 (3)
Noise Level
2.3 (3)
Braking
3.0 (3)
Acceleration / Power
3.7 (3)
Gear Shifting
3.3 (3)
Suspension
3.7 (3)
Fuel Efficiency
5.0 (3)
Handling
3.7 (3)
Interior Design
2.7 (3)
Boot Size
4.7 (3)
Comfort
3.0 (3)
Features
2.7 (3)
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Reviews

Hyundai Excel40 reviews
Whatcouldpossiblygowrong
WhatcouldpossiblygowrongQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD15 posts
  X3
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Himi I.
Himi I.SAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
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Hyundai Owner
Hyundai OwnerVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  X3
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Kendrick
KendrickVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts
  Excel
Bob Smith
Bob Smithcentral coast nsw8 posts
  X3

great little get about car

Very great little car, basic transport and very handy.

Hyundais engines are very reliable and good on fuel. The only time I have seen people have problems they neglected basic maintenance.

If you are in need of a basic get around car this is a great choice for the budget concious.

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Alibongo
AlibongoBrisbane3 posts
  X3
Alex
AlexAdelaide9 posts
  Verified X3

Excellent small car

Super cheap to run, $40 to fill up the tank. Has enough power to navigate around town, overtake safely etc.

Never had any reliability problems and is at 220k km.

Used to carry heavy loads, flat tow cars and never complained. Won't find another car as capable or as reliable at the price these are being offered.

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Rebecca N
Rebecca NSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts
  X2

Cheap, sure. Mighty expensive to fix though, and mine needed fixing often

I moved to Toyota Corollas about 8 years back now but I still haven't forgotten my first car. Such a petrol waster for the size and measly power - I could barely get up a hill if I had to go 80kph+. The parts are really expensive because they need to be imported so as soon as it got a few years old it cost a fortune to service because there was always something that needed fixing! It is a good first car I guess. I would buy a second-hand cheapie and just run it into the ground. No way i'd pay factory price for anything like that car. Good for learner drivers too ;)

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astrogen
astrogenBrisbane2 posts
  X3
jonjo
jonjo
  X3

Solid little beast and cheap as chips

I have had excellent service out of manual excel -purchased 8 years ago and it ticks along just fine.

It has never had but the minimum of servicing and apart from a dodgy window mechanism -driver's side-

has never failed.

Plenty of power from a gutsy little motor and lots of boot space.

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lincolnboy
lincolnboy
  X3

great car at a great price

I have a 1995 excel x3 it has done 330000 kilometers with original motor still going strong the handling is great it has a pokie motor, cheap on fuel and insurance i would recommend one to anyone, fantastic car, i would buy another one in a heart beat, they are great learner cars easy to drive quick little motors, i chipped mine and added induction and exhaust upgraded combined with 98 octane and it keeps up with a vtec all day

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Peter G
Peter G4 posts
  X3
Ross D
Ross DSalisbury Heights7 posts
  X3
drew
drew
  X3

ive got the 95 exel 5 door

The only problems ive had are normal ware and tare have the auto it generally runs awesome never had problems with gearbox hard to work on for home mechanic but generally a greay little car yes the window regulator stuffs up but simple to fix the door latches break but 30 buks get new one outside ones but hey its an old car they run well cheep on gas spare parts are regularly avaliable but check ive buying one check cv joints they dam expencive

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Franksy90
Franksy90Newcastle Australia2 posts
  X3

Excellent

Excellent first car. I'd had my excel for 2 years before I actually got my license. It sat in the driveway never being moved only had the engine turned on roughly once a month. Was still perfectly fine when I started driving it every day. It's a fantastic car never had any major problems only had a broken piece of my break which cost only $4 so I wasn't worried. Back seat is just large enough for a baby seat. Therefore lots of room and a large boot. Perfect first car.
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Questions & Answers

Chewie B.
Chewie B. · Excel X3 (1995-2000)

Spongy brakes! Could it be bad bearings in the shaft that runs from right to left behind the firewall?

Whatcouldpossiblygowrong
Whatcouldpossiblygowrong  

Excels are old now so could be anything, usually the brake booster

Steven R.
Steven R. · Excel

My 1998 hyundai excel fuel gauge sticks at half and stays there , fuel sender?

michael g
michael g · Excel X3 (1995-2000)

have replaced roters/ capliers master cylinder back brake shoes drumes and cylinders. the systerm is air free been bled several times. when the peddle is pumped up it is nice nice and hard. the problem is when you start the car the peddle goes soft it doesent come back hard .their isnt any leaks.

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Details

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Hyundai Excel X3
  • Discontinued
Hyundai Excel X3 (1995-2000)4.0
(38)
CategoryHatchbacksHatchbacks
Starting Price $18,748$16,490
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualManual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Wheels13" Steel13" Steel
Fuel Consumption7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L45 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.5L4 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power74kW @ 6000rpm62kW @ 5500rpm
Max Torque134nNm @ 4000rpm121Nm @ 3500rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth KoreaSouth Korea
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release date
Discontinuation date

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