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2001 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Reviews

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340,XXX Miles Strong
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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Needed some work
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


Best Features

Speakers


Worst Features

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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It's been fairly reliable so far
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By John
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought new in Dec 01. So far, no MAJOR issues with the car; it's been mechanically sound and reliable at 104K miles. The couple of times I took the car in for warranty-related work, the dealer refused and wanted me to pay (it was electrical issue). Seems like warranty work is a hit/miss with dealers. I've had only minor annoying electrical problems so far, like the dash clock not working (took it apart and repaired myself), turn signal switch intermittent (repaired myself), side mirror heaters no longer work, air blower switch position 1 doesn't work, several bulbs in the dash burned out (including the headlights numerous times). Steering vibrates at above 60 MPH intermittently.


Best Features

I like the simple but functional interior of the car, it has decent acceleration, it's fairy comfortable for long drives (seats very supportive), AC works incredibly well, trunk space is big, it's quiet inside even at upper highway speeds, I even like the soft suspension for the smooth ride.


Worst Features

Hyundai, you need to honor your promised long warranty. Having read numerous posting here about denied warranty, I can relate. The only "warranty" that was honored was the airbag light problem AFTER I had already paid for repairs. All other work I thought should be warranty related, denied.


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Buyer Beware
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Henry
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I've owned my Elantra for almost a year, I bought it for around $4,500 in 2009. As I write this considering the age and mileage of my car I have boon somewhat lucky considering how hard I drive it. I have had some somewhat minor issues like CV joint problems and ball joint issues. Still I would definitely not recommend anyone buy one, unless it was in very good shape. Look into buying a reliable car and don't rush into buying. I wish someone would have told me this but instead I rushed and bought something cheap and I could have done better and so can you.


Best Features

Trunk space, interior room, Easy to use and read interior gauge, although my radio light is broken. Horrible paint quality. Squeaky time


Worst Features

Acceleration, Exterior design, Interior quality, Can't handle the slightest heavy load.. the car has horrible drag with more then four people. Also my auto driver side window button gets stuck. Car shakes at high speeds. High noise over 40 mph. Gas mileage isn't nearly where it's suggested.


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