Every few months, I read more Hyunkia Recall bad news / recall expansion news, in the major newspapers. Yikes!
If / when I spend 38k (probably never), it surely won;t be a Hyunkia product.
If it weren't for the Pandemic and Chip shortage, both of ours would be gone by-now. Every day I walk outside to our driveway and regret our decisions in 2019 and 2020 to not buy a Honda and Toyota instead. Plus, we had the money back then, to pay more for those vehicles.
AWD is a big difference in bad winter weather and summer sandy, off-roads.
One of my biggest regrets was not hammering AWD-insistence into my wife's brain, prior to her purchase of the Kia Soul.
We each picked-out a vehicle of our own personal choice. My biggest mistake-choice was getting the Hyundai with GDI engine. In 2019, I had a choice of selecting a Honda CRV engine without GDI and a Toyota RAV4 engine without GDI.
Two wrongs will never make two Rights in our decisions.