2008 Hyundai Atos Overview

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#1 Larry Quigley
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3.85 stars

Based on 4 reviews

Extremey Practical For Family And Occasional Goods Transport by Happy_driver_2
 — Best buy ever. Very economical, can transport up to 5 people with seatbelts. Rear seats higher so kids can see out of the window. Great aircon. So far have transported: 4 drawer hanging file cabinet p... Read More
Do It All On Small Wheels. (but Loads Of Headroom) by mommycar
 — Immediately after i purchased my 2007 Atos demo model, I took it to Durban (1500kms away). It had no problem keeping up on the freeway, and the aircon is so powerful, no one guessed we were in the mid... Read More
Try What I Have Tried by Tamer
 — A good car capable to get from 0 to 100 in 2 minutes , 1100 cc and I get 160 km/s and that's great for u to drive and I hope to try to run with it but take care of ur tires must be filled at 28 and c... Read More

2008 Hyundai Atos Overview

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2008 Hyundai Atos

Packaged under different names in different countries (Santro, Atoz, Amica), the 2008 Hyundai Atos remains a popular city car due to its small footprint and even smaller turning radius. This five-door boxy hatch was designed to maneuver into the tiniest of parking spaces. At only 140 inches in length (349.5 cm), the 2008 Atos nevertheless fits four people in two rows. The straight-up shape means plenty of headroom, even with a sportier redesign that added a bit of slope and a rear spoiler to the roofline. Elbow room is another matter, however, since the 2008 Atos remains taller than it is wide.

As the smallest car in the Hyundai lineup, the 2008 Atos performs admirably around town. Its 1.1-liter I4 engine delivers around 62-hp and can hit top speeds of 90 mph (145 km/h). City and highway fuel economy averages around 35/50 mpg. The front-wheel drive subcompact comes in various trims in its various incarnations around the world, but base models start simply -- air conditioning, power steering, and power front windows, but no radio, no ABS brakes, and no airbags. These get added up the line, though the airbags are limited to driver only. The tiny 13-inch wheels not only look like they belong on a clown car, but some say they are inadequate on slick roads.

In its lifespan, the Atos has earned top marks in terms of the job for which it was built. Drivers say it is pretty zippy around the city, thanks to a lightweight body and light steering. Gas mileage, ease of parking, and the low price are other big draws. Low marks go to poor brakes, bad road grip in wet conditions, a slushy gearbox, and a noisy ride.

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I live in McAllen, Texas and would like to buy a new Atos; how can I obtain one?

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