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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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By Karen
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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This has been a dependable car. I bought this car at the 30,000 mile range. It's no good for comfort on long road trips. Seat's are uncomfortable if sitting in for more than a 1/2 hour or so. Overall for the price you can't beat it. It has over 80,000 on it now and not ready for brakes yet. Just normal oil and maintenance keeps you running in one of these Elantras.


Favorite Features

Excellent gas mileage. Ice cold A/C.


Suggested Improvements

Seating could be more comfortable. Seating is too hard.


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By jcouture
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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I used this car for my 100 mile trip to Boston and surrounding area. I'm a lead foot and always beat this poor car every day. Now it has 250,000 miles and it still runs great! I have had allot of transmission problems. Other than that, all it's needed is a wheel bearing and an altornator. If you are a courier, buy this car! It's perfect for zipping arround the city, and it's more powerfull than I expected.


Favorite Features

The 140 horsepower engine!


Suggested Improvements

Make the automatic trans, more reliable


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Tremendous value, remarkable performance
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By DP
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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Purchased new in May 1999. Have over 80000 miles on it. For less than $13k, this a very capable car for commuters and first-time drivers. Nicely designed. Very reliable, no major problems or repairs. Good convenience and safety features overall, but compared to later models some drivers will want more. This car DOES require scheduled maintenance, like tuneups, oil changes, fluids, etc., in order to operate efficiently. Gas mileage has steadily decreased since when new. Stock stereo has fair sound quality. Road noise is loud for passengers and driver alike. Engine noise is quite loud at more than 50% throttle. OK for long trips. Overall, this car has held up pretty well over the past 6 years


Favorite Features

Still the most powerful engine in the economy sedan class. Thru additional mods I've increased the efficiency of this engine to about 160 hp with more torque for greater driveability. Good handling for under $15k. Strong A/C keeps everyone cool. Regular maintenance will keep car running like new.


Suggested Improvements

This car responds well to most tuner mods. It needs a tach, foglights, side air bags, splitfold rear seat, and power equipment. Road noise above 65 mph requires more sound dampening. Brakes, tires, shocks, and filters may last longer than 60k but are dangerous if not replaced on an economy car.


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Good Car for the Money!
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By Eric
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car for a few years now and have had no major problems with it.


Favorite Features

For the money its great! I wouldn't buy a Toyota or Honda for double the price of this, I would rather have two Elantras.


Suggested Improvements

Only problems were the back brake light bulb blew out and the battery went dead. It has even been in 3 car accidents and no major problems.


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Economical & Reliable
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By Smhromeo
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car new. Engine has been great and with over 100,000 miles, still runs like it is new. Never broke down. Recently replaced spark plug wires and battery, but no other problems with engine. Always kept up with scheduled maintenance. Came with Michelin tires and lasted 55,000 miles. Replaced brakes for the first time at 80,000. Spent very little out of pocket. Did get extended warranty to 100,000 and did use it to replace the retractors on the windows. GOOD CAR FOR THE PRICE!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage (25-33mpg). Smooth and quiet ride. Economical if money is an issue and it has been very reliable.


Suggested Improvements

Power window retractors need to be replaced often. Use more quality parts for the doors (plastic). Use better quality batteries.


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