April 2007 - Interview with the Owner

Martyns Hyundai Coupe

Vital Statistics:

2006 2.0 SE (SIII)
Steel Grey
owned for 8 months

Not-so Vital Statistics:

Martyn Carpenter (Smallbloke2), 26
Halesowen, Birmingham

What made you first want a Hyundai Coupe?

At the time I had 52 REG Almera, hated it and wanted a proper car. Looked at a F2 EVO and saw that a new Gen 3 1.6 wasn’t much more so purchased one in 2003, then moved on to the SIII in Dec 2006.

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Now that you own one what would you say is the Coupes best feature?

Definitely the looks of the SIII. I love the fact that I want to drive it when I have no where to go.

How would you rate the car - out of 5 - on the following:

Ext Styling (needs the gills back)
Int Styling
Cost of ownership

In the next model what would you like to see added or changed?

More power which I think the coupe has needed for a while, and a better looking stereo!

Have you modified your Coupe? If yes list up to 5 items and reasons why.

Only added standard accessories like mudflaps, bootliner and mats.

Do you have any plans to modify your car / modify it further? (list up to 5 items and reasons why)

Not yet.

If your Coupe was edible, what food would it be and why?

Think it would have to be a chinese takeaway. A foreign import that has been made a british icon by owners like us!!!!!!!!

Should you ever part with your beloved Coupe what car would you buy next?

My missus is currently pregnant so I would say a more practical car. Have been looking at the new Mondeo as for a family car it has style.

What is the most annoying thing about your Coupe?

Having to have three seats replaced due to faults in the leather.

Do you regularly (read / look at the pictures in / ring the dodgy numbers in the back of) modified car magazines?

No comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any other personal details, or comments that you would like to share with the world?