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1999 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Hyundai Elantra

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  • Pros

    Hyundais are more reliable than you think. Tight, well built, and surprisingly zippy, the Elantra is a compact worth considering. Seat upholstery has also been updated.

  • Cons

    With the enhanced vehicle comes an enhanced price.

  • What's New for 1999

    The 1999 Elantra boasts a more powerful engine, styling changes and the best buyer assurance program of any car in this class.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (40 total reviews)

Good deal and great reliability

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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan

I purchase my car with 100 K miles on it. Now it has 215 K on it and it is still going strong. I am looking for another vehicle right now and possibly going to purchase another Hyundai. It has been super reliable and has only needed general maintainence.

Enjoying this car after 11

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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 4dr Wagon

I bought this car when Hyundai just started giving their 100,000 mile warranty after having some bad reviews previously. My choice was between a Honda Civic, which I had before and the Hyundai Elantra wagon which was 2000 less in price with only a 3 year warranty. I took a chance and bought the Hyundai. (both choices were manual shift which I always drive). I made the right choice and have been very happy with this car. I do all short trips, no highway driving. I just had to replace the clutch at 45,000. My first big expense. It now drives like a new car. very peppy! All other repairs have been normal wear and tear. Oil changes only $10 at dealership. I'm happy!

Sorry to see it go...

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Vehicle: 1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 4dr Sedan

This vehicle has been in our family since the beginning; I got it as a gift with 130,000 miles on it. Unbelievably reliable car; average in comfort...this is not the car for long road trips (your back WILL hurt!) Suspension was average, but you don't buy this car for style and "fun factor" - it's an inexpensive, reliable about town automobile. Timing belt broke like clockwork every 80,000 miles. It was still running strong this week when I sold it for $1,100 and 191,849 miles on it. Gas mileage was exceptional at 28/35. Didn't want to sell but couldn't keep showing up at client meetings with a rusty car. I was so impressed with this car that I replaced it with a 2008 Hyundai Elantra.

Gas Mileage


  • 21
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  • 30
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What's New for 1999

The 1999 Elantra boasts a more powerful engine, styling changes and the best buyer assurance program of any car in this class.

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