by supgamer on Jan 4, 2014 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.
by supgamer on Jul 16, 2012 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!!!
by to_dust on Apr 12, 2011 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.
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...
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...