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wouldnt want anything else
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By drvn2mddnss
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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bought mine used in 2010 it had 175,000 miles on it. i change the oil every 3k it now sits at 221,200 miles and is still going strong, ive only had to replace both the front drive axles at around 75 bucks a piece and the transmission sensors that were a little salty at around 180.00 for both. but still is an awesome running vehicle i use it to commute to work. looking at a 2004 model 5 speed now to upgrade. i would recommend this car to anyone.


Favorite Features

very roomy, my dogs love the back seat, and i can fold them down to give them both more room.


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Good old car
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By powersk22
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought my hyundia elentra with 80k miles on it after 9 years the car has been very reliable. I now have 150k and a few things started to fail. I went out and got a 2010 elentra because I didn't want to put more money in a car that I wasn't planning on keeping around much longer. A few bad things I've notice is the body by the wheels is rusting pretty good, and the radiator just went out. Not a huge deal as the price to get a new one is around $130 and to get it put in will cost around $300.


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still going strong!
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By tigerbully
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

The one and only improvement we can think is the power steering pump has issues. We did replace that 3 times but we buy our parts with a lifetime warranty so only paid for it once as my husband is able to put it in himself.


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Loved and now hate this car
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By smm7
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in 2007 when it had 120,000 miles on it. It now has 190,000 miles, and I'm still driving it. There are good and bad things I've encountered. Good things- I love small cars, easy to drive, gets around very well in snow storms surprisingly, and it has never had engine or tranny issues. Bad things- I've pumped tons of money in this car to keep it going. From the radiator to the belts and everything in between. And the paint is horrible. It's looks like crap and all peeled off on the hood, top, and trunk. It looks horrible now. It's still getting me places, and after 5 years, this is the longest I've had the same car, but I can't wait to get rid of it.


Favorite Features

Small, easy to drive, gets around well.


Suggested Improvements

I hope the newer models have a better paint job that lasts longer than a few years.


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will not by another Hyundai
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By danmyerow
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I used to own a 2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS. The car only had about 95,000 mile on it.I really liked this car. The car ran great. I got about 21 miles per gallon on it. I only had it for about 5 months untill I got in a car accident. I hit the front tire of a scooter doing about 30mph. I am ok and so was the guy on the scooter. There was damage to my front bumper, fender and my hood. My claims adjustor called me and said the car was a total loss. If you do buy this type of car do not get in accident with it because it was built on the cheap side.


Favorite Features

The car ran Excellent. I thought the seats were comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

They need to improve the quality of the body of the car.


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Probably going to jinx myself with this review
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By sturn2k
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

It's sporty and it handles very well.


Suggested Improvements

Of course - fix the dang headlight issue. More because one side is a royal pain to replace - other side, opposite of battery takes five minutes - battery side takes half an hour.


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Great car (dependable)
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By mmeyering
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car brand new and I am still driving it with 170K on it. Everything on it still works as it should. I have read that people thik it is bad in the snow, Well I think it has a lot to do with the tires I did a lot of research on tires and with the ones I bought the car goes GREAT in the snow. I always run 55 - 60 on the slippery roads with no trouble and I have gone through powder snow that was coming over the hood. It also handles good on dry roads as well I had it up to 120 mph and handles great. The only repairs I have made were wheel bearing and 1 fuel injector, other than that just the regular sch mat. I would buy another and do not baby it!!! It is a lot of fun to drive .


Favorite Features

The stick shift, size and how light the car is handles great!!


Suggested Improvements

Maybe an option for a bigger engine.


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340,XXX Miles Strong
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By B.D.Carrasquillo
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Favorite features would have to be the' antilock brakes' and' traction control'. The AC is cold. the car stereo system is fine.


Suggested Improvements

I would suggest more interior room as the most important. We find ourselves replacing headlights a bit too often. In addition they are a pain to change.


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Excellent commuter or first car
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By Janglez
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had my Elantra for about a year and a half now and have 125k on it, I'm 19 and it is my first car, but I have driven a lot of my friend's Hondas, and other I4 engine cars. My Elantra out preforms all of them, even stock. Only bad thing is when I have a car full, power lacks a little, just like any other 4 banger. Drives smooth until about 55 and vibrates a little, stops after 70. Corners great, with minimal body roll with good struts. 22 mpg average, topped out at 35 mpg on a road trip. I drive this car really hard, and only had minimal damage. Defiantly recommend this car to anyone looking for a cheap reliable car that out preforms other cars in its class.


Favorite Features

Rear cup holders. excellent interior. Great gas mileage. Very easy to change oil. Decent trunk space.


Suggested Improvements

55-70 vibration. Slight lag at 4k rpm.


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Needed some work
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By Amy
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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When I purchased the car I knew it needed work. I had three recalls on it when I bought it not including a bit more repairs than I wanted to make on a used car. The gas mileage is great, specially on long trips. Other than that it is just going to be the car I hang on to until it breaks down. Hope it lasts a few years with all the repairs.


Favorite Features

Speakers


Suggested Improvements

I don't like how the car feels like it's being strained when the air is on. Need more trunk space.


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