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.
The car ran Excellent.
I thought the seats were comfortable.
They need to improve the quality of the body of the car.
For the money, this is the best on the
road today. This is my second Elantra
and I have not had any mechanical
problems with either over a total of 4
years. My first Elantra was a 2000
model and it was totalled in an
accident. The airbags deployed and my
car was flipped over. I got out with
minor abraisions from crawling out
through the glass but not from the
impact. The roof held up and did not
crumple after the car came to rest on
its roof. The car also has plenty of
power for its size.
The power from the small engine. The
sound from the factory stereo. Yes, I
know that you can obviously get better
in other cars but you have to pay for
them. The Elantra gives very acceptable
performance without the premium
pricetag. After all, this is an ecomomy
Better gas mileage. Fog lights or
different lighting packages as an
option would be nice. Factory wheels
other than the plastic hubcaps. My 2000
Elantra had this option but not the
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.
Small, easy to drive, gets around well.
I hope the newer models have a better paint job that lasts longer than a few years.
I would steer clear of this vehicle. Since day one the car vibrates excessively and makes loud noises when driving at speeds of 55 mph or higher, regardless if A/C is on or off. Took it to dealer where I purchased and they told me "All of the Hyundai Elantra's due the same thing". Have also been told it's because it's a 4 cyl, yet other 4 cyl vehicles I've had ride a lot smoother and quieter than this vehicle. Not to mention the exterior "looks at" something and gets a dent. Save your money. Not worth the annoyance.
Anything to fix the excessive vibrations and loud noise while driving 55 mph or more.
I bought the elentra for the warrenty.
No other company offers one as good.
It's burning more gas then what the
sticker displays. I already had to take
it in for sevice twice one was the
check engine light came on.. it was
fault spark plug wires which ended
messing up the plugs. i did the plugs
myself they did the wires. around 20000
miles i start feel a lost in power. so
i went to dealership to tell them i
thing the clutch is slipping.
they "look" at it and agree with me and
say i need a new clutch, but i have to
pay for it
, b/c i did not know how to drive
according to them. I asked if they
looked at it and they said yes we drove
it. it was going to cost me 800 dollars
for the parts and labor. They taught i
didn't know anything about cars.. well
i know alot about cars.
To make a long story short and after
talking to the manger and their bosses
they did the work for free b/c a throw
out bearing was fault from the factory.
They were going to charge me for parts
i didn't need and thats what i pointed
out to the owner of the dealership.
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