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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Nice little car
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By Alex1
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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it used, had it for almost 3
years, about 80k now. Pretty happy so
far. Relatively fun to drive, stable on
the highway, fast, roomy.
Mostly Minor problems and maintanance,
but parts for Huyndai are pretty
expensive.
Overrall, a very nice car, but not as
cheap to maintain as the price may
suggest.


Best Features

Surprisingly good quality interior for its class (GLS only). Love it! No blind spots. Good highway milage.


Worst Features

Very poor dealership service around DC - very dishonest. Tried 2 of them and very dissatisfied with both. Body roll in corners. Not-so cold AC.


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Pleasantly surprised!!
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By JB in NJ
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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Car has done us well as we have over
125,000 miles now. Changed the oil
every 3000 miles and the car has
reciprocated. Only problems have been
with the check engine light coming on
(several recalls and a new gas cap).
Have only replaced the clutch once and
the brakes once or twice. Recently had
to replace the wiper motor and window
regulator at about $200 each, but
that's been the only problems. Just
bought a 2003 Santa Fe based upon our
favorable experience with this car.


Best Features

Great gas mileage (over 400 miles/tank), surprising acceleration with a 5-speed, GLS came with power windows/locks/mirrors and AC for a great price. Fold down rear seats are very practical.


Worst Features

Interior - road noise is loud at or above 70 MPH.


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Fun piece of junk
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By umm_bacon
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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

I got this car used from a family
friend, and have had a love hate
relationship with it ever since. The
car is very fun to drive, it being a 5
speed manual, but everything on it
except the engine is crap. Literally
every creature comfort has broken on
this car: the sun roof, power windows,
interior door handles x2, head liner,
plastic molding, weather stripping, etc.
Aside from the numerous problems with
the unessentials (everything but the
engine) I have loved every minute of
owning this car. I would recomend one
for a high school students first car.


Best Features

Great handling and drivability with the stick. Will run forever, while slowly deteriorating along the way...


Worst Features

Stop using the cheapest parts for the interior.


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My Hundai
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By mikewomack
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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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Reliable small car. This is my third
Hyundai and the best overall. I had a
problem with the transmission early on
but Hyundai evantually replaced it and
it has been humming along ever since.
Other than normal wear and tear I
haven't had many problems, and I am one
who doesn't believe in expensive 25, 50
etc. services. As someone said
recently...Hyundai's can no longer be
criticized as cheap cars.


Best Features

Style when I bought it. I thought it was a slick looking car, but that was 5 years ago. Now, However, I think the new hyundai's look slick.


Worst Features

CD players were not standard back in '96 but it would have been nice. Even then, a better radio would have been appreciated.


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96 Elantra great car
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By MJA
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1996 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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A trouble-free, economical car. the best economy car I have owned.


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