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A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - Tomo
(Thread headline changed from vague to specific. HJ)

I took Sonia the Sonata for her service today.

On the site there were about a dozen Hyundai coupes with 55 or 06 numbers for sale, effectively new. They have other dealerships, and there were a fair number of similar MX5s. Now firstly I believe a new MX5 is due, which could be relevant, Would I be far adrift in speculating that a a new Hyundai coupe is in the offing? Secondly, with the winter and the awful Christmas looming, how on earth are the poor salesmen going to unload a parcel of semi-sporting cars in this not particularly car-oriented town? (The Volvos I can well imagine going here, gawdelpus!).

(I think I'd like a Susuki Swift Sport, but the dealer is about 40 miles away and would I get permission to trade in Sonia, an eminently satisfactory if sometimes boring machine?)
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - local yokel
The dealers will use all their tricks - low cost finance, high PX values etc.
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - Falkirk Bairn
A Surplus of RX8s

How things change - when they first came out they were like hen's teeth - now the dealers are offering low finance, pre-reg and the private ads for newish Mazdas feature every colour / engine and low low miles...........

Is this the rotary engine showing its weak points - poor mpg and high oil consumption or just that people get tired of them very quickly.
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - machika
My eldest nephew had an RX8, in the end he couldn't live with the high fuel consumption.
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - Tomo
Ah, yes, now you mention them, there were some RX8s too, which raises a thought; In my earlier days one checked and topped up the oil regularly as a matter of course, and I had an R100 and an RX4, so the rotary does not frighten me.

A low mileage RX8 might be clever; I have a problem with my left leg which may not be helped by little exercise at the moment.

So should it be a six speeder, or a five speeder with a few less horses but I think more torque?

(Never could haggle, though!)
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - machika
(I think I'd like a Susuki Swift Sport, but the dealer
is about 40 miles away and would I get permission to
trade in Sonia, an eminently satisfactory if sometimes boring machine?)


At approx £11.5K, the price is a bit offputting. I could get a C5 2.0 HDI for just another £1.5K.
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - colinh
A facelifted Coupe was shown at a motor show a couple of months back - "subtle comestic tweaks" - probably clearing out the old models.
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - Armitage Shanks {p}
I could get a C5 2.0 HDI for just another £1.5K.

And all the trouble that goes with a Citroen and an Hdi engine!
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - blue_haddock
And a C5 HDi is hardly a hot hatch either!
A Surplus of Hyundai Coupes - Vansboy
The Mx5 has an 'extra' bonus currently, if you already a previous model owner, of £750 discount or a hardtop. It would appear that plenty of new model potential purchasers, were awaiting the one with a folding hard roof. Available now!! Hence an abundance of soft tops available.

As for Rx8, been around a while now, only limited 'special' models created by Mazda, so not quite as new as say Audi TT. So pre registered stock is there for you !!

& mentioning a dodgy left leg - you won't want an Rx8 then!! On right hand drive models, youve a rather clumsy protrusion, into the footwell, into the side of your lowert leg!!

Guess this wasn't worth re-working the transmission, to cure this design error - afterall, more LHD will be sold!!

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