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Autotrader Find: 1994 Hyundai Scoupe in Surprisingly Nice Condition

Good news, everyone: you can now buy a Hyundai Scoupe on Autotrader. After a long period where there were no Scoupe models listed for sale on Autotrader in the entire country, this one has popped up at New Deal Pre-Owned Autos in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. It’s a mere $2,200. Someone should rescue it. See the 1994 Hyundai Scoupe models for sale near you

I say this because the Hyundai Scoupe was Hyundai’s first attempt to be sporty, and it really should be a show piece in any top Hyundai collection. This car predated the Tiburon, Hyundai’s second attempt to be sporty, and I’ve written about it before: The name is a combination of “S” and “Coupe,” and it was pronounced “scoop” in the United States and “S – coupe” in the U.K., with three syllables if you accent the final “e” in “coupe.”

As I mentioned in that piece, the Scoupe was sold here in the United States from 1991 to 1995, meaning the one at New Deal Pre-Owned Autos is from the second-to-last year, making it highly prized. Unfortunately, this Scoupe doesn’t appear to be the turbocharged model, which means it has just 92 horsepower. I said it was Hyundai’s “attempt” to be sporty, but I didn’t mention whether they succeeded.

This particular Scoupe is, honestly, in pretty nice shape, with just 107,000 miles. It’s saddled with an automatic transmission, but even a stick shift probably didn’t really bring out the driving pleasure in this early-1990s Hyundai. According to its Carfax report, it has spent its entire life in Arizona, which is the perfect climate for preserving cars — meaning this Scoupe may still have years of enjoyment left to deliver to its next lucky owner. Find a 1994 Hyundai Scoupe for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. unfortunately, Hyundai of that era were infamous for having bad automatic transmissions, which would self destruct, and then, be impossible to find used at a junk yard (cos EVERYONE ELSE was looking for a tranny to THEIR Hyundai!)

  2. I’m going to argue there is no such thing as a Scoupe in “Surprising Nice Condition”,  as Hyundai hadn’t learned how to make a decent car yet. I  believe the Elantra was the first decent car they made(could be wrong), and the first year for the Accent was 1995. I had one of those, and for the $7500 new I paid for it, it was a solid car. I did miss power steering and AC on the stripper model I bought, but the seats were really good, surprisingly enough. Because of those seats, it was a decent highway cruiser. I iron butted to DC and back from St. Louis without any repercussions for a one week vacation. In my series of cheap cars I’ve owned, the only one that has seats as good is my 2001 Focus.

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