I've driven Honda's since my first Civic back in the early '80s, and I
still love the product, but Hyundai is going to give the Japanese
manufacturers some serious competition in the future. One thing that
is most impressive on all of the new Hyundai's is their fit and finish,
and apparent build-quality. On the surface, and after some significant
scrutiny, it appears every bit as good as a Honda or Toyota. Now,
mechanically . . . I don't know, as I've never owned one before.
I'm old enough (59) to remember the yearly progression of quality and
market penetration of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, et. al., and I can't help
but think Hyundai is mirroring the past Japanese experience. Sort of
"deja vu all over again." Only time will tell . . .