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Offline Aussie Keith

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Acquired at the end of 2012 as I recall our diesel GD now has almost 60k km on it. In that time its been involved in a nose to tail collision which was properly repaired. It's lived outdoors and is largely unloved but the interior is still in great shape. The paint could use some love at some point however. It's had one battery replaced and Pirelli tires installed which it seems to like very much. It's been thoroughly reliable and runs well.

I've long ago ditched the dealer we bought it from for servicing and found another much better one closer to home for the win. Servicing costs continue to be affordable and now the work is done right the first time as well.

Its had both front window regulators replaced, one under warranty and the other just outside of warranty (literally days) which I paid for myself. It wasn't something Hyundai were going to entertain fixing as a goodwill thing, we have all moved on since then. The drivers sunvisor has come apart as well and Hyundai wanted $560 for a new one, sorted with a secondhand part off ebay - $50 with delivery to my door next day.

In the past few months a towbar has been fitted and I learned you can only buy a ball and tongue towbar for this car, not one with a square receiver which was a nuisance. The car easily swallows all our stuff, bikes on the roof and on a rear carrier and just goes about its business safely, quietly and not using much fuel all the while.

I really can't see a reason to change.
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Offline Shambles

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Great update! Glad it's continuing to behave and serve well :D
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Offline josh1990

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Concur with the towbar being annoying. I wanted 2 tongues as I have 2 trailers with different setups and a quick changeover would be mint. Alas this is a pain.


Offline Aussie Keith

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It was indeed a nuisance. I watched the towbar install though and there‚Äôs insufficient space in the back there for a square hitch. 
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