1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Worse Than a Yugo
By Mark Palmer on
1992 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan
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!
A good looking and comfortable car.
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.