The specialist took the car of the first generation, which is considered one of the most reliable crossovers of the “old school”, for consideration.
A video appeared on the YouTube channel “Avtobzorschik”, in which the expert voiced the shortcomings of the first generation Hyundai Tucson model. The car is valued in Russia for its reliability and increased maneuverability, however, it has disadvantages, and no one will tell about it when trying to sell it on the "secondary market".
First of all, the expert draws attention to the cold galvanized body Hyundai Tucson. According to the blogger, for 10 years the body should not rust at all, but the car has a rather soft paintwork, which is easily scratched and chipped. Damage to the paint is better to "gloss over". And the minuses of the Hyundai Tucson saloon are a blogger singled out a short armrest, from which the arm slips, as well as plastic, which can creak during the cold season.
An expert warns that the front suspension for the Hyundai Tucson is borrowed from the Elantra model. The crossover is heavy for this suspension, and therefore it wears out faster, which is most noticeable on the stabilizer legs, which in the case of the Tusan turn into a consumable. The specialist also noted that in the car under discussion, the front subframe is mounted on silent blocks, the resource of which is about 80,000 km. At the rear suspension, a blogger called the stabilizer, a weak point, but their longevity is highly dependent on driving style, and off-road bushings are quickly “killed”.
For the discussed Hyundai Tucson engines 2.0 and 2.7 are provided. The expert said that both engines are completely reliable, but you can not tighten with the replacement of the timing belt. According to the regulations, it must be done every 60,000 kilometers.