Well equipped, five-year warranty, stylish looks
Cramped interior, poor driving position, not as fast as it looks, steering lacks feel
Launched in 2002, the Hyundai Coupe is a sleek and stylish two-door that still looks good today. It's undergone a few tweaks over the years but is still an affordable and well equipped coupe that's surprisingly practical with useable rear seats and a decent-sized boot. There are few alternatives available for the money and now in its third incarnation (hence the new SIII name) it comes with an improved and more upmarket interior.
Sadly the engine line-up is lacklustre and none of the units offers genuine performance while the steering lacks the responsiveness of a true sports coupe. But with low running costs, generous standard kit and a five-year warranty as standard, the Coupe is an attractive package.