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hi folks,my elderly aunt wanted me to post this messege about her recent car purchasing experience.i went with her today to look at some new cars she was interested in.her 1999 honda accord turned in it's notice and she decided to trade it in.she narrowed down her choices between the 2013 chevy cruze and the 2013 hyundai elantra due to better gas mpg..anyway,we got lucky today since the hyundai dealership and ... Read More
Hi Car_man, I was able to negotiate a pre-tax payment of 176 with 1999 down. Do you think it was a good deal?
Hi Car_man, All, I am getting the following from a San Jose dealer for a Hyundai Elatra GLS Auto with Preferred package: MSRP: 18805 Price: 17855 Down payment: 1999 With a 65% residual value and 0.00133 money factor, on a 36 month lease, I'm calculating the lease payment to be around $176.00 without taxes. However, the dealer tells me the payment is $205/month without taxes. What am I missing here?
fushigi's advice is sound on needing to wait until you get your '11 Elantra's engine "broken" in to start expecting better ghastly mileage. I am just glad you didn't give up on Hyundai and ya went with another one sort of like the other one. Good job. I would've flirted with getting a Kia Forte but I'm a Kia man and not a Hyundai man. They're really two different beasts. Actually ... Read More
Your logic based on your statement does not make sense: "A few posts ago I gave you an example of how today's 2011 Elantra actually costs LESS than the same model from 2001". Between 1999 and 2000 Ford, Chevy, and Toyota's share prices were 10 times more than what they are now. So if you value a company based on it's assets and stock prices a 2011 Elantra price should be ... Read More
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timing_belt: "In an interference engine, or one whose valves extend into the path of the piston, failure of the timing belt (or timing chain) invariably results in costly and, in some cases, irreparable engine damage, as some valves will be held open when they should not be and thus will be struck by the pistons." I am assuming your Elantra's engine is of the interference design; perhaps someone with more ... Read More
My cars timing belt recently went. I was told because of the type of engine this car has that when the timing belt went extensive damage may have been done. Has anyone had this problem and if so was it worth getting the car fixed? I'm wondering how much money it would cost me. I don't really have the money right now to get another car. Any info would be helpful. ... Read More
Yeah, I don't really know what the exact problem was, but I forgot to mention that the car also wouldn't go into reverse at all on Saturday. All in all, I have to say I was very impressed with the quick service...it is a good dealership. They put me in a Sonata loaner for four days..that was nice. To compensate me, Hyundai is paying two of my car payments for me. ... Read More
It was doing this before I changed the fluid and filter. That's specifically why I did it. I had this same problem with my 1989 Chevy Beretta GT and changed the fluid and the filter and it fixed it but unfortunately it didn't work on my Elantra.
Unfortunately, your mechanic was wrong. If I were you, I'd show him some posts like this from the Web and demand he pay to repair/replace the transmission that he ruined with the Dexron III fluid. http://www.hyundai-forums.com/t5918-automatic-transmission-fluid-type.htm
I've owed 6 Hyundai's since 1999. My first was an Elantra, which I liked so much that I bought a second Elantra 6 months later. Over 10 years, I've purchased 4 Elantras, 1 Sonata, and 1 XG350L. I service my cars regularly and the older ones were still running after 240,000 miles, when I gave them to various family members. The only one that gave me a problem was my 2007 ... Read More
This only happens when going uphill. downhill and flat runs great I have a small exhaust leak but can't seem to find it One thing you might check is to see if your exhaust system/catalytic converter is plugged or partially plugged. I remember seeing from my old days in the auto service field many a loose baffle in mufflers or collapsed manifold or exhaust pipes. Those would create excessive backpressure and ... Read More
the mechanic that changed the filter and fluid used -- dexron3 , he said it would work.
Did you use the Hyundai required transmission fluid? A generic trans fluid can cause transmission problems.
WELCOME TO THE HYUNDAI ELANTRA MOTOR -- NO POWER CLUB --... MINE NEVER HAD POWER UP HILLS EITHER IN THE LAST 8 YEARS THAT I HAVE OWNED IT... GET USE TO IT. GOOD LUCK....!!!!!!!!!
My 1999 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 auto shifts through first and second and when it shifts again it seams to be down shifting and I lose speed drastically. This only happens when going uphill. downhill and flat runs great. I start out doing 60 and by the time I get to the top of the hill (about a quarter of a mile) I'm doing a steady 30 mph. This happens on any ... Read More
Hello - I recently purchased a 99 Elantra and unfortunately it has tranny problems. I took it to the shop and they gave me the codes for the gear problems (P0731, P0732, P0733, and P0734). They recommend I take it to a transmission specialist. I plan to, but am very curious as to how much this is going to cost. I'm a full-time student and would like to minimize the cost ... Read More
The original question was about someone who might have ruined their Elantra's AT by using the wrong tranny fluid. That is not the fault of the transmission. The AT in the Elantra has improved over time but it's still a pretty basic four-speed. I am hoping Hyundai will put a more modern AT (e.g. 5AT Shifttronic like the Forte has) for 2010. My first Elantra, a 2001 GLS, had the 5-speed. ... Read More
Well backy to answer your question at the very beginning of this thread, after reading all 94 posts on here, the majority of which suggest problems with the automatics, I'd say 5 speed MANUAL! :) Or does the '09 model have a much improved transmission? As always, TIA for your opinions.
Just thought I would post my experience. Hopefully it will help some of you looking for the best Out the Door price using the Cash for Clunkers program. I am in Fort Worth, Texas. Traded in a 1999 Plymoth Voyager Minivan that qualified as 18mpg on the Cash for Clunkers program. Based on the fact that the Elantra got better than a 10mpg improvement, I recieved the full 4500 credit on ... Read More
well the car goes into the dealership on tuesday. I found that the manifold was recalled and i can now get it fixed for free. my wallet is sooo happy lol
Well I found the exhaust leak. My damn manifold is cracked in 2 places. Looks like I'm heading to the junk yard. $225.oo for a new one is just too much lol.
You would not really be listening for anything. The idea is to open up the system and see if excessive backpressure is the cause of the performance decline. Doing so will make it loud and possibly dangerous from exhaust fume infiltration into the cabin, so I do recommend doing so only with open windows. As far as the O2 sensors, they would not get correct info but that should only be ... Read More
I do have a small exhaust leak that I can't seem to locate but the rest of the system looks fine. Now I was thinking it might be a blocked Catalytic converter so a friend of mine told me to run it at night until its hot and look to see if the converter is red or glowing. He said if it has a restriction that it would overheat and the ... Read More
Did you do the rebuild, or someone else? If someone else, did the shop that rebuilt the tranny give you any kind of warranty on their work? Usually there is some kind of guarantee, even if only 30 days (dealers typically warrant their repair work for 1 year/12k miles). 1999 and 2000 Elantras were the same car, no changes, so the 2000 tranny should work, but you could confirm that with ... Read More
I bought my new 2008 Hyundai Elantra 48 hours ago. After having my car for 24 hours, my car also "misfired" and died in the middle of an intersection. I was making a left turn out of a parking lot into the street going about 5 miles an hour when my car lost all power, the warning lights came on, and the car died right there. I put it in park ... Read More
I just bought a 2006 Hyundai Elantra hatchback and it has the black side molding (bumpers) that runs from front to back midway on the doors. This creates an ugly black line down the side of my white car. I suprised they continued to style the car this way through 2006...it makes the car look dated...more like a 1999 model. Most cars now have fiberglass side molding that is painted the ... Read More
For those who own Elantras with manual transmissions, what do you think of them? Is it easy to drive in traffic? And is the highway noise as offensive as a lot of reviewers have suggested? I have a 2007 Elantra Limited with a 5 speed. The first comment we made driving away from the dealer's lot was 'smooth'. My wife and I absolutely love this car. It is easy and fun ... Read More
I have owned Hyundai's since Aug of 1999. Here's what we owned: 1999 Sonata GLS-V6(at the time, the top of the line model) Had it from Aug 99-Sept 04. 118,000+ miles. 2001 Tiburon, base model(June 01-Sept 04) 103,000+ miles. 2004 GLS V6 Sonata( still have it) Sept 04- current. Miles: 36,000. Problems: 99 Sonata: Needed new alternator @88,000 Needed new turn signal stalk(yes, you read correctly)at 93,000 Needed new raditator at ... Read More
are subjective, because I like the looks of this 2007 Hyundai Elantra better than the late model Elantra's looks that we've seen for the last several years. I liked the looks of the Elantra back in 1999 and test drove one of those, for some reason this new Elantra's looks remind me more of that late 90's Elantra somewhat. A side-by-side comparo would probably discount that seeming similarity quite a bit, ... Read More
There is a 10-year, unlimited mileage warranty against cracking of the exhaust manifold on 1999-2002 Elantras. It covers Elantras made through January 31, 2002. If you paid for a manifold replacement, you can get reimbursed from Hyundai.
I have a 1999 Elantra and the air bag light has been on for quite some time. The only shop in the area that will touch it for this repair is the Hyundai dealer and their labor rates just to look at it are very cost prohibitive(100+ /hr) I have checked all the fuses and basic things but don't what causes it to stay on. Any body have any ideas?
My daughter has a 1999 Hyundai Elantra, its been a great little car for her. But the car won't pass smog and the dealer said it the computer. It seem that the car passes all tests except for when they prompt for the check engine light it won't come on. It works when you start the engine as it should.She is down to her last week before she has to pay ... Read More
It appears to me that your dealer is mistaken. The coverage is 1999 - 2002. Ask your dealer to look-up this TSB # 05-01-001-1. As you can see at the very bottom the coverage stops at the end of January 2002. If your car was made in January your in if not your out. The date of manufacture for your car is on the driver's door plaque. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - --------------------- ... Read More
I know that german-assembled VWs, like my 1999 GTI VR6, come with a manufacturer recommendation to NOT change the original oil that shipped with the car until equivalent of 10,000 miles. They fill the car with a specially-formulated, higher-viscosity oil that is designed to help the engine wear properly during the break-in period. VW does NOT provide this guidance to the American consumer, because we wouldn't listen anyway and would still ... Read More
I see your point, but worry that a long-term lifter problem will sooner or later lead to other damage (such as valve damage). By the way, I've owned a few Mazdas (two Proteges and one 626) and never experienced this type of noise. We currently have a 1999 Protege ES (5-speed) with 125,000 miles on it. The engine is much quieter than my Elantra's even when the Elantra has passed the ... Read More
Most Hyundai's have interference type engines. The current Elantra is no exception. Timing belt breaks, bye bye engine in most cases (level of damage can vary). Someone mentioned that the reason for these types of engines is for increased compression, better fuel efficiency. After reading the posts, I will likely NOT risk a timing belt failure, even if they can last 100,000 miles or so. On our other car, a 1999 ... Read More
A couple of interesting tidbits about the "greeness" of the Elantra: 1) It is rated by the EPA as the third "greenest" vehicle available for sale in all 50 states, behind the Civic and the Prius. For details see: http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/all-rank-04.htm 2) Hyundai developed an Avante (Elantra) based gas/electric hybrid, way back in 1999. See the third picture at: http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/innovation/environment/hevmain- .html
My personal experience involved the desire for a four-door hatchback that was fairly affordable, had good standard features, and reliable. To make the long story short, my final two cars were the Elantra GT and the Mazda Protege5. I had owned 3 Mazdas (including 2 Proteges) previously and had been happy with their reliability. However, the Elantra GT was going to cost me about $3000 less than the Protege5, and the ... Read More
I was drawn to Hyundai because of the unbelievably low price and warranty. I purchased the Hyundai Elantra new in 1999. I had taken it to the dealer three times because of the rubbing noise and they were unable to find it. Now there is an oil leak from the oil pan and no matter what I do my driveway always gets oil drops. I should have bougt a Toyota instead. ... Read More
I have a 1999 Elantra and I am having major problems. It has 39K miles. At 29K miles (10 months ago), the car began to stall, hesitate, and buck periodically. I brought it to the dealer and they dumped in a bottle of feul injector cleaner. This did nothing. I brought it in again, and they suggested a full 30K mile tune-up. Which I did. 2 weeks and $500 later, the ... Read More
1) SOnata GLS-V6 , 84,000+ miles(1999 model). Only had a minor gas tank valve problem, took 1 hour to fix. That is all of the probloems that i have had. I also got the car(leather, sun/moonroof, cd,am/fm/cassette 120 watt stereo, 8 wya and height adjusting drivers seat)for under 18 grand brand new......... So, what do you think, unreliable? 2) 2001 Tiburon... 15 months old, 42,000+ miles, Zero Problems. Unreliable? There you ... Read More
A mistake IS a mistake. And I don't feel comfortable with it, period . 2555 It sounds to me that a lot of people see this as a way to get something for nothing, that to me is rather a sad reflection on the way society is going. You bought a good car enjoy it. Re: Do you think they are doing the these buyers a big favor? If horsepower thing is ... Read More
Rally Red. Paid $15305 for Auto, Pkg 11 plus mud guards and floor mats (Edmunds invoice price $15,227). Traded in a pearl white 1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 18,250 miles. Got $8,054 for it, after an original offer of $7,770. Blue Book was $8,250, but dealer does not use Blue Book--rather, a wholesaler's program of some type--based on the price at which they can actually expect to resell the car. Out the ... Read More
Has anyone had satisfaction from their dealer or Hyundai Rep regarding the several paint problem postings here? I have a 2001 with similar problems all over and the dealer, CORMIER HYUNDAI, gave me the same excuse - something fell on it, i.e. bird poop. Tried to explain my wife's 1999 Sonata parks in the same places I do and has absolutely no problems with the paint but it did me no ... Read More
Well I just traded in my black 1999 New Beetle for the 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS. Mine is black with grey interior. I guess Package 3? It has cruise control, keyless entry, CD player, power windows and mirrors, etc. Lots of nice things. I just bought it last week and so far I've put 500 miles on the car (I commute a lot) and it's been running smooth with no problems. ... Read More
I own 2 Hyundai Elantras, a 1993 and 1999. I have over 190,000 miles (312,000 kms) on the 1993 and it still runs like a charm. The 1999 has over 50,000 miles (90,000 kms) and it also has been a great car. Added to the quality of the cars has been the quality of the service I have received at my dealership (yes, I bought both cars at the same dealer). ... Read More
Hyundai dealers in Atlanta advertise Elantras at $1000 below invoice. The prices for Elantras with automatic transmissions start just under $11k. I don't know how much more they can drop. Hyundai does seem to love to change styles every couple of years. The Sonata, for instance, was different in 1997, changed in 1999, and of course is new again this year. So, a "new" Elantra may be on the way soon. ... Read More
I have that p[roblem with 1999 sonata at 77,000 miles.It is not under warranty. The shop is taking me for $300 on fixing it. I coul dhave had it done at an independentshop, but I figured it may be an engine problem and "Free" work. I already paid almost 70 dollars for the "check out" of the car.(got taken by $30 on that, vs indy shop). Guess I shoul dget it ... Read More
we got our first Korean vehicle in july 1999, sonata gls-V6. no one really bashes it(in front of us)...have had 12 comments on how nice it rides,looks and drives(family memebers drove it). The stereo gets the most comliments. even tire squealing(once i n a blue moon) seems to "shock" people. The Tibby(hatch) is nice. It is alittle small for me, but is liveable. We drove a GT elantra, spouse dislikes it(too ... Read More
Like you, I cross-shopped the Elantra GT and the Protege ES. We bought the GT. The ES was a VERY CLOSE second. The things that tilted us in favor of the GT were 1) the hatchback configuration (Pro5 not on sale yet when we bought); 2) the overall "feel" of heft in the GT, and; 3) the Hyundai warranty. I still think the ES is a great car, but the GT ... Read More
I think Hyundais have a high insurance rating because in the past they had some of the highest insurance loss claims and injury ratings. They weren't too safe pre-1996 (Elantra and Accent) and pre-1999 (Sonata) and the ratings still reflect that. There just isn't enough new data out yet on the newer and safer models to warrant a lower insurance rating. The one good thing is that your premiums should drop ... Read More
The problem with some comment boards is that people who have problems are much more vocal then those who have had a good experience. My Wife and I bought two Hyundais in late 1999, a 99 Elantra and a 99 Accent. Both cars have been very reliable. The Elantra has 25,000 miles and has never been back to the dealer we bought it from. I have done the service myself. It ... Read More
OK. I'm now at 960 miles after 9 days of ownership of my GT 5-speed with moonroof. So far, here is my synopsis: (1) I don't notice the bad-smelling A/C stuff other people have talked about. Then again, my sinuses are not the best in the world. . . (2) The CD/sound system, in my opinion, is pretty awesome. (3) The A/C get cold faster than any other car I have ... Read More
The GT rocks! It's structural integrity is on-par with the best in the industry. I've lived through a few very bad wrecks (I was never the driver in any of them), without airbags, and walked with little or no injury. Again, as has been stated here a few times, we don't know if this actually affects the 2001.5 Elantra GT. Remember that the 2001 GLS came out MANY months before the ... Read More
I have had my Hyundai GT one week and can tell you I am very pleased with it. I traded a 1999 Elantra for it. When I started reading the post here I was very excited about seeing the vehicle. The one I got is red with all the toys. The only thing that is not in my vehicle is the ABS. I can live without that. This is so much ... Read More
Hey.. I'm sure some of you guys have swapped the head unit in your 2001 Elantra. Is the wiring harness for 1997-1999 Hyundai's the right one? I went to a couple places and they only had that one.. I bought it, but have not had the chance to take my deck out to see what the connector looks like. Also, if not, where did you get your harness? Thanks!
I must agree with the post # 362 -- the fit and finish of our GT is top notch. Our neighbors own a 1999 Protege ES and it is parked next to our E/GT. I was outside this weekend and I noticed that the panel gaps between the doors, fenders and front fascia on the Protege were twice as wide as on our Elantra. The Protege is a fine car (in ... Read More
any suggestions going to get for 9000 has 4333 miles , in alright shape power verything , and a spoiler ?
From the news story text it sounds like the Elantra GT will be the best bargain in America. What other standard features could Hyundai possibly add to the car? Blender? Hair dryer? George Foreman Grill? $14k is a steal. Where do I sign up? I have seen a few Elantra sedans recently and they appear far more sophisticated and substantial than the models from 1999 and older. In fact, the sean ... Read More
Sorry, about the late reply. I was out of town for a while. You asked where I got the extended warranty for $659. The dealer was First Team Auto Superstore in Norfolk, VA, (757) 420-5450. Their website is www.firstteamauto.com. When we were writing up the deal, I was going to pass on the extended warranty (had other plans for the $) but changed my mind when the agent knocked $100 off ... Read More
If you want something other then a sedan: 1997+ Honda CRV (own a 2000 and Love it) 2001 Jeep Cherokee 4door (over 15K but have seen extremely cheap lease) 1999+ Chevy Tracker Sedan Wise: 98+ Honda Accord (bullet proof car) 97+ Toyota Camry 1999+ Hyundai Sonata (you can get a New 4cyl for a tad over 15K) If you are in the Ohio area I saw a 1999 Sonata with 40K ... Read More
Rdrunner's comments regarding Hyundai's questionable reliability were a great concern for me and apparently to others also - otherwise Hyundai would not need to offer the 100k warranty. The long warranty is reminiscent of what Chrysler did when they needed to address quality issues and were trying to buy back market share. Although I don't believe that Hyundai's are as reliable as the Japanese, American or European cars, the 100k/10 year ... Read More
kym: Yes the Civic did finish in 8th place in Edmund's test. But that design was going on 5 years old and 1 month later went under a full redesign, most of the other cars in the test have been significantly changed within the last 2-3 years. And the article did say that a Civic EX would've fared better (LX model was tested). Maybe I do have a closed mind but ... Read More
Thank you for at least keeping this forum interesting. I do not mind a contrary opinion. But... It would help if you had actually drove a 1999 to 2001 Elantra, Sonata, or even better an XG300. That way you would be able to see that the quality of Hyundai vehicles have greatly improved. If getting inside a Hyundai (which has a pronounciation very similar to Honda)is beneath you, perhaps a glance ... Read More
elantra: I beg to differ on your comment that an abused Civic won't make it past 40-50k. We personally bought an abused 89 Honda Civic with 108k on it and drove it until 124k at which point I gave it to my sister who drove it for about another 20k and then traded it for a 1999 Civic. When we bought it it was not running because the timing belt had ... Read More
After a generally positive review of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra the end with this: "Though it likely won't match the refinement or attention to detail found in segment leaders like the Honda Civic and Ford Focus, the savings to be found up front will certainly sway buyers for whom every penny spent up front counts." Refinement or attention to detail? Specifically what does that mean? I have been in a 1999 ... Read More
Yep! Problems are presents on Elantras, even if everybody here seem to be really pleased with it, mine is haunted. 1- Like described on topic #75, at night, the dial itself light up when they are dimmed at mid-intensity and when engine revs up on kick-down. It happens only when A/C is on. Any idea about it? The prob still remains on my car 2- Manifold cracked, intoxicating my family with ... Read More
My 1999 Elantra is flawless, outside of it's soundproofing for road noise. It delivers 28 mpg in mixed driving and I put over 16K on it, without a problem. It cost me less in 1999, than my 1986 Chrysler LeBaron 2.0L Turbo did when I bought it new even though the salesperson was my sister. It totally outperforms, outhandles, gets an extra 8 mpg, has greater passenger comfort and is more ... Read More
I have a 1999 Elantra and have only 2 complaints. The armrest and the tilt steering. The steering wheel doesn't tilt up high enough for me cause I am over 6 feet and I have to kinda slip my right leg out from under the wheel. I love the car though. It is loaded including CD player, moonroof, electic door locks etc. I have 12,000 miles on it and no problems. ... Read More
This is my second Sonata, the latest being a 1999 V6. I love it. My first Sonata was a 1993 with a 4 cylinder and it was fine, i just wanted a newer car. My daughter just bought her first car, an Elantra. I must admit, i was reluctant. I wanted to buy a Civic because of its reliable reputation but she test drove one and didn't like it as much ... Read More
I also own a 1999 Honda Civic EX in Canada. In Canada, EX's come only with 106HP. I have to agree with you, it really lacks punch. It's slow as a slug. Airconditioning is also very weak. I don't like to turn on my A/C in summers because it just drains up even more power in an already sadly underpowered car. Climbing up hills is also a struggle, and with A/C ... Read More
Okay... let's read the fine print of these links. If you just go by initial impressions you may think the Hyundai is just as reliable. But if you look at the problems that the Civic had they are all insignificant and relatively inexpensive to fix compared to the car's value. The Hyundai on the other hand has costly repairs that cost more than the car is worth. Example: 1991-1993 Honda Civic's ... Read More
isell_ mitsus1, with all due respect I think that view is becoming dated. I'm thinking about purchasing a second Hyundai and have been looking at Kelly's Blue Book retail prices. I paid 12.5K for my 2000 Elantra GLS. Kelly's list a 1999 Elantra GLS from 10,700 to 14,330. In fact when I compare the exact car that I bought, plug in the mileage I expect to do in a year (15K), ... Read More
A year ago I bought a 1999 Elantra base model, and is is a terrific car. I have 10,800 miles, have done some major road trips, and I'm completely satisfied. When I bought it, I wanted a Civic. But my realistic choice was between a *used* Civic or a new Hyundai. The price on my Elantra was $10,600, and that was with zero miles, air conditioning, AM/FM cassette, and the 60/100K ... Read More