by washadair on Jan 25, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought new, and never babied! It gets neglected and abused! So the fact that it's still going strong, with nearly 230,000 miles on it, and hasn't needed any major repairs, is AMAZING! Oil changes done when I get around to it, often after 10-15k miles. Never brought it in for scheduled maintenance, but did get a complete Tune-Up once or twice. Original clutch lasted for over 200k miles! The radiator and thermostat were replaced the year prior. A few things have worn out, or about to: Driver's door won't lock (bad relay switch) making key fobs useless; the motor for the driver's power window is slowly dying; can't change time on clock; high-beams turn on randomly when using the turn signal.
by khailash on Dec 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
After i graduated, im trying to find new car but couldnt find a good as elantra. very comfort, nice interior design, But after i my parent want to change
to a MPV, i no need to take a long time to think, I just take elantra to become my 1st car. As owner, continue from my dad to me, from 2002 ,elantra serve us well.Almost 3 years with me, driving more than 160K KM, i maintained this car
never give me a big problem. even my friend also compliment this car engine is smooth and never make noise. Hell yeah , now i will keep this car and wait the elantra 2011 coming to Malaysia. until now, Im die hard fan of Elantra.
by tuco11 on Mar 31, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I brought the car in 2007 with 32,000. Besides needing to take it in after a couple of months because of a bad transmission range switch, it was good just needed normal maintenance.
I sold it a couple of days of ago because at 1116,000 miles the transmission started to slip which a any transmission work would cost more than the car was worth.
Overall considering the age of the car and the fact that it was in the rust belt, it was pretty good.
by bigkev7 on Mar 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car 1/2010, only had to replace regular maintenance items. Rotors, timing belt, etc. Its been a good reliable car. It had a good engine to get up to speed when you need it to. I do recommend the Hyundai Elantra.
by gr49548 on Jan 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Bought my 2002 Elantra new for 12K.
Have driven it for nine years 94,000 with only regular maintenance.
No problems other than frequent head light replacements.
Rotors replaced twice now.
Some warranty work.
Timing belt replaced at 80K only because the manual said to replace it at 50/60K.
Recent check engine light came on, however mechanic can not find any problems.
Still running on original exhaust and rear brakes.
Overall a good car for the money.
by laallen on Dec 30, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought in 2005 with 40K miles.
Clean and solid.
Since then: new clutch, control arm failure (recall), brakes, 2 sets of tires, plugs and wires, O2 sensor and still needs catalytic converters, fuel vapor sensor and exhaust manifold.
And still less than 100K miles.
Body still solid and clean but cannot give it away since not inspectable.
Now looking at the other H-car that really will last.
Hyundai's Elantra sedan was redesigned last year, but the big news for 2002 is the release of the GT version, an all-new five-door hatchback that boasts such upscale standard equipment as a leather-trimmed interior, European suspension tuning, four-wheel disc brakes, 15-inch wheels, foglamps and a CD player. In September 2002, Hyundai announced that it had misstated the horsepower ratings for all of the models in its lineup -- the Elantra is now rated at 135 hp, rather than 140. To compensate, the company is offering owners (of 2000 models and newer) three options: 10 years of roadside assistance, 6-year/72,000-mile basic warranty coverage or 12-year/120,000-mile powertrain coverage.