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1997 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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Hyundai Elantra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine, reasonable price, comfortable front seats, attractive design

  • Cons

    Spotty Hyundai reliability record, poor predicted resale value

  • What's New for 1997

    Elantra rolls into 1997 with zero changes, save for a slight price increase.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

The car is exelent. It runs very well, confortable, economic, cheap parts



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Fun little car

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

I bought this car with the idea of getting a couple of years work out of it. I've now owned it 4 1/2 years and 140,000 miles later i plan to keep it until it breathes it's last breath. The car had 20k on it when I bought it. I took it down and had all engine/trans fluids changed to Mobil 1. A great ride, precise handling and enough power to make this car a joy to own. I am teaching my daughter to drive and now she wants one like mine. I think I'll buy her a 2000 Elantra so I will have the warranty. The only problem I've had is a switch in the auto tranny. After that was fixed , no problems. I average 33 mpg hiway and 28 city.




Piece of junk

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

I bought this car back in Apr of 02 and it seemed like a good deal for the price. Everything worked great at first but then I started having some problems. First I had to replace the water pump in Jun-02, then a few months later I had to replace the radiator because the original one leaked in about 4 different places. For about the next 7 months I had no problems so I was thinking that everything would be ok, but then in Apr-03 one of the radiator fans went out. About 3 months later the AC stopped working because of a leak in one of the hoses. The AC worked for about month and now it has stopped working again. There is leak somewhere else in the AC system.




First owner

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

This has been a good reliable car so far....definitely under valued in the market simply because it is new...




Best of the best

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

best of the best




This car sucks...i'd rather have

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

This car is the worst car I have ever driven. I bought the car with 80,000 miles on it and since then have had nothing but trouble with it. The oxygen sensors went, and they are the most expensive I have ever seen. Diagnostic tests say that the oxygen sensor was the only thing wrong, but the car runs terrible. It skips in gears, revs incredibly high when idling sometimes. Overall, the only good thing I can say about this car is... umm... well... wait... nope, there's nothing good! K I'm done.



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What's New for 1997

Elantra rolls into 1997 with zero changes, save for a slight price increase.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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