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1998 Hyundai Elantra

   
 
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 1998 Hyundai Elantra

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  • Pros

    Tight, well-built, and surprisingly zippy, the Elantra is a compact worth considering.

  • Cons

    Interior fabrics are nasty.

  • What's New for 1998

    No changes to the Elantra for 1998.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (22 total reviews)


Still going

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

I bought this car about 6 years ago for $1600 with 76,000 mi, now I have over 213,000 on it and still going like a charm, everything is working properly. Some of the things I had to repair were: 1 clutch, 2 oxygen sensors, 1 crankshaft position sensor, radiator, 1 air blower, driver's side interior door handle ( used the one from the back door as still opens the door with minor difficulty), 3 out of 4 vent louvers, (can't remember anything else), and the usual things: 1 timing belt, 2 batteries, 1 tune up stuff, oil, 2 sets of tires, brakes, bulbs, etc.




Very reliable

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Wagon

I bought this Elantra with 76,000 mi. , now I have 172,000 mi. on it. I don't know if the first owner did all the fixing, but this car has been very reliable to me. I use this car for long distance deliveries (courier), therefore, most of the mileage have been highway. Besides regular maintenance (tires, fluids, brakes, tune up, etc), I had to change the crank shaft position sensor, slave cilinder, clutch, the AC fun that was out of balance and making noise, driver's inside door handle (switched with the same side back door, fits perfectly), did change the timming belt and water and that's it. My only complaint are the air vents that are very delicate (all broken). Love this car!!!




To dust revisited

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

I wrote a review of my elantra in 2005 (look at earlier reviews). It is now 2011 and I am still driving the car I bought 13 years ago. I now have 191,000 miles. To date I have replaced the timing belt, Break pads, and shocks. Otherwise the car is original. Including the original clutch. I am now on a quest to see how far it will go.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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Full 1998 Hyundai Elantra Review

What's New for 1998

No changes to the Elantra for 1998.

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5port
5port
11-20-2005
Failed thermostat sticking closed. Try to replace the thermostat where the car is now located. Further overheating events can lead to a blown head gasket. If you feel you must drive the car a short di...


bberszoner
bberszoner
11-19-2012
I am in the same boat. I got my 2013 Elantra GT in September and the mileage has been lackluster at best. With about 60-70% city driving, I would expect to be getting more than 25-26 average per tan...


snakeweasel
snakeweasel
04-28-2007
I think the one way to tell the difference between a hatch and a wagon is the presence of a side window behind the back seat. Compare the Elantra Hatchback with the Elantra wagon for an example....