by tigerbully on May 27, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My 2001 Hyundai Elantra has over 340,000 miles and still kicks backside going up and over the grapevine numerous times a year.
As a matter of fact it just made yet another trip from Oregon to California last month.
I just had the transmission replaced and a new clutch(the second one) last week.
If you maintain a car and fix it when the littlest problems comes up it will be good to you.
Having said that my daughter is using this car to commute 110 miles back and forth to school 5 days a week while I am driving a brand new 2013 Hyundai Elantra and so is my husband that's how impressed we have been with this car.
Didn't test drive or look at anything else.
by sturn2k on Sep 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Gotta say, I didn't expect much when I picked mine up at an auction for $3600 with 93K on it.
Now three years later and double the mileage I am singing the praises of Hyundai.
Must agree with what others are writing - loud road noise, ride is rough and it absolutely eats headlights for some reason, BUT this thing gets me to and from work everyday 130 miles round trip.
Left me stranded one time with a broken fan belt and another time because the battery went dead - my own fault.
I like the car so much that my wife now needs a car to go back and forth to school and I'm going to look at a 2004 model that is identical to mine.
That is the best compliment I can think of.
by B.D.Carrasquillo on Dec 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
My wife and I were looking for a basic 4 cylinder car. Commuting to work roughly 150 miles, roundtrip each day, we wanted a basic 4 cylinder with decent mileage and warranty. We went to Suresky, Hyundai dealership and purchased GT version. We immediatley loved its look. It was fully loaded with everything except powered seats. It was and still is a bit small inside but manageable. The engine is a bit noisy. The only major thing we've had to deal with was a stuck fuel injector at about 290XXX. The car still shifts smooth and looks good as well. 10 years and almost 350,000 miles later we are Hyundai fans. We would purchase another Hyundai without hesitation.
Bigger inside and out, the redesigned 2001 Elantra boasts stylish sheet metal, a refined 140-horsepower engine and improved noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. Poised to tackle the best in the class, the Elantra comes well equipped for less than $13,000. Though the useful station wagon model has been stricken from the lineup, a five-door hatchback is set to debut next year.
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