1998 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Decent
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1998 Hyundai Elantra Sedan - Consumer Review

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Decent
By Lindsay on

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1998 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

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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 :(

Favorite Features

Turning radius: I could park anywhere and almost never had to y-turn! MPG: started out with 35 mpg, now more like 28-30, but still pretty good for an old guy Reliability (until the transmission): I never worried about if this guy would get me across the country or across town.

Suggested Improvements

I don't think the transmission should go out at 115,000, so a longer lasting one would be nice. Also the acceleration leaves something to be desired on the automatic model.
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