TIL that the first car ever imported to North America by a Korean automaker was the Hyundai Pony II, and it was only sold in Canada. Between 1984 and 1985, around 45,000 of these cars were purchased with a price tag starting at $5,900 CAD.

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  1. A high school friend of mine had one, and she let me drive it once. It had the worst steering of any vehicle I have ever driven in my life. Unbelievably sloppy and unresponsive. Hyundai cars in the 80s were absolute garbage.

  2. >imported to North America by a Korean automaker

    That’d be **ex**ported – sent TO North America FROM Korea.

    To use “imported” correctly, you’d say “The first Korean-made car North America ever imported”

    There’s a reason “imported” and “exported” exist as two different words.

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