April 2008 - Interview with the Owner

Grahams Hyundai SIII

Vital Statistics:

2007/57 2.0 SIII
Steel Grey
owned for 8.5 months

Not-so Vital Statistics:

Graham Newman (Uncle Buck) , 58
North East.

What made you first want a Hyundai Coupe?

Remembered being impressed by one some years ago, so when I decided to change my motor, I sent off for a brochure and fell in love with the car from the contents of this alone.

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

All of it. The looks, the finish, the toys and overall feel good factor

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

Ext Styling
Int Styling
Cost of ownership

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

Turbo diesel engine.

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

1. Added reversing sensors
2. included a bit of bling with silver vent and tweeter rings.
3. Personalised mats and seat belt pads with forum name (Uncle Buck)
4. Chrome springs on head restraint stems.
5. "Tuscani" silver sill guards

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

Considering changing stereo so iPod works better.

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

Caviar and chips. Class with a bit of brute thrown in.

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

What a sacrilegious suggestion. Never I say, never! There there pet he didn't mean it.

What is the most annoying thing about your Coupe?

It gets dirty and eats petrol.

Do you regularly read modified car magazines?

No. only read UKHCS & Forums.

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

I fell so in love with the brochure image of the coupe that I bought a new one based only on the info in the brochure. Never saw one, never test drove one, didn't even sit in one, just drooled over the pictures and info. I did do a bit of online investigating with the likes of "What car", "J.D.Powers" and "Autotrader" etc. to ensure reliability and value for money. Eventually bought mine through an internet company (nicenewcar.com) and saved over £3000. They even delivered it to my home on my birthday which was a Sunday. An all-round great experience.
I'm in the Garage and Readers cars on the UKHCS site.