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.
by Lindsay on Nov 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan
Well up to a couple of months ago I would rant and rave about this car. I've had it for 7 years and for 6.5 of those years I also put no money into it, just the usual tires, brakes, battery, etc. I loved it so much and found it was so reliable I even named it. However the past few months have not been great, had to replace the spark plug kit and then last week the transmission completely stopped functioning (automatic transmission). 115,000 miles on it, but too expensive to fix so it's getting sold for parts :(
by george on Jan 10, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan
this car has gave me better service than the gm s i have owned they r crap this car is cheaper and was more reliable than my saturn and cavalier but don't get the automatic model the trans r crap and if you change the timing belt when you should you will have no problems with the engine the worse design is the front rotors the r a bad design but i updated them to 2000 spindles which spindles r better but all car have so flaws and this one has a lot less than the others have been a mechanic 4 30 years have worked on everything and this is one of the better cars maintenance is the key to a lot of them but transmission problems is a problem with all the automakers right now
by MtnDriver on May 26, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan
Great mountain car, handles good on snow/ice/solid snow floor. Put 10K miles on it in 6 months. Has good get up and go, especially on steep mountain grades- can go 65 in 4th gear up a big grade (5 speed). No major problems until now (wheel bearing replacement, exhaust system problem, oil pan leak) and the paint scratches really easily. Overall great experience aside from the mechanic visits.
by BoyDestructo on Dec 17, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan
We bought this car used a bit over a year ago with 60K on it. It has proven to be more cheap than inexpensive. Everything about this car feels cheap. Now, with 71K on the odometer it's in need of a new transmission. Not inexpensive, definately cheap.
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...
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