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1992 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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american is better
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By bubby1701
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1992 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

number one gripe. the paint job. all
the clear coat and paint is coming off.
OTHER GRIPES

the knob's to all the heater and ac
control's broke.

the glove department door will not
close.

a seat belt buzzer keep's coming on
and will not go back off.

but there are alot of thing's i like
about the car also. i love the style.
it look's sharp, and sporty. real good
pick-up,and easy access to all the
control's up front.


Best Features

a button on the inside of the car to open the trunk. 16 valve overhead cam in the motor, very good ac,anti thief protection, and the extra power button.


Worst Features

make the button's for all the control's more heavy duty,and make the paint job's more efficient. keep from pealing off.


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Not a half bad car considering the price
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By Trogdor
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1992 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this Hyundai as my first car
. Since then I've been using it for
delivering pizza. After adding over
40000km to it I have a few things to say.

The following has gone wrong:

Muffler fell off, $90. Shifter cable
snappe...on the freeway, $114. CV boots
tore off $40 (diy). Synchronizers shot,
$1800 to rebuild ... yeah right. $150
for a wreck and a weekend later ta da :)

It's actually a decent little beater.
Good on gas, has had only the problems
you'd expect for an econo import with
200k+ on it, no body rust, not interior
wear, and runs smooth as the day I got it.


Best Features

Engine isn't half bad actually, for a little 4 banger. Still, once you hit 4th it's gutless, and passing on the highway can be tricky. And the handling is awesome, very controlled cornering, but you feel every pebble.


Worst Features

Road noise. It's pretty loud in there, and at highway speed the engine revs pretty high (close ratio no overdrive) so it can be an ear ache. Alright for commuting on the freeway to work and back, but I wouldn't suggest a road trip.


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Worse Than a Yugo
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By Mark Palmer
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Vehicle

1992 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

This was the worst new car I ever
owned, and I never drove it hard. It
was at the dealership for repairs over
15 times in three years. It started
out with numerous electrical problems.
The 5 speed transmission was rebuilt at
15k miles. The throttle body went at
30k, the front end components at 40k.
There were many other numerous issues
also, too many to mention. Finally,
its timing belt broke at 50k miles,
which threw all of its exhaust valves
into the pistons. It was rebuilt, but
I was fed up with it at that point and
sold it. Way too much downtime. DO
NOT buy a 1992-1995 Hyundai Elantra as
a used car. They are horrible!


Best Features

A good looking and comfortable car.


Worst Features

Hyundai did not address the timing belt issues with these engines until 1995! Three years to address obvious defects is way too long. They finally admitted there were problems with the gears the timing belt drives after millions of people were out thousands of dollars.


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