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189K and counting.
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By Mike
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2002 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I have a great history with Hyundia. I bought a new 2002 elantra and drove it for a year. Gave it back due to a bk, to have cheaper pymts. Then bought a 2002 Sonata, returned it two days later, due to hating the big floaty ride. Got another 2002 Elantra, formal rental, with 22k. 6 yrs later 189k and counting. My friends cannot believe that I still use this car for my daily 100+ miles commute. Service history: The first year, it had service to fix a throttle sensor, no cost. Next year the battery, no cost both under warranty. At 96k changed timing belt. The only bad thing is that you have to replace the headlights every 6 months. Oil changes every 10k, tires, one set of brakes. @30mpg. Sweet.


Best Features

Price,warranty,interior space, total package to most as a good car.


Worst Features

Head lights, replace timing belt with a timing chain.


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Great car - no fuss
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By Manesh
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2002 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Good car. Only issues I had with the car was when the dealer worked on my car. Changed the timing belt on advice of the dealer but when I looked at the old belt it looked almost new. Replace front rotors on the wheel due to rusting ($100 each). Other than that I have no issues with the car. It made it through the crazy upstate New York winter like a chap. Like the go-cart feeling. For the person who did not like the steering feel, take it to a mechanic and tighten the steering column.


Best Features

door bell alarm, instrument panel looks plain but awesome.


Worst Features

Fix the burning through the headlight issue. Seat uncomfortable on long journey's


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Lights burn out it's a bulb
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Hersocute
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2002 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my car.It has the 100,000 mile warranty, I purchased the extended warranty have had no problems with it,The check engine light come on so your belts and things can be checked..Great car I would purchase another one...as far as the bulbs are concerned it's a tiny little bulb that doesn't last a life time for the person that griped about changing the bulb..


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Good Solid Car
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By Darin
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2002 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car new and have had little to no problems with it. I have replaced the normal items like tires, belts, etc. I have owned 2 Hyundai's and both cars I have over 200,000 miles on. Will buy again


Best Features

My favorite feature is that they just keep going.


Worst Features

None


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Loving my Elantra
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By LAL
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2002 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has been awesome!. I got this used with 8k miles for less than $10K and now it has almost 100k miles. Never had a mechanical problem. Performance and pickup is the best in his class. I love the handling, the exterior design and interior space. Could have more interior features. I went to the dealer this weekend to have a full checkup (just in case I want to sell it) and they found nothing at all. So I'm thinking on keeping it for another 3 or 4 years, it depreciates too much (because the brand and not the quality), now is worth around 3K.


Best Features

Performance. Gas mileage for 2.0. ABS in 4 tires. Good trunk for the size. Interior space is well distributed. Nice exterior design. Good handling and stability in highways. Great sound (4 speakers and 2 twitters) Awesome response in stoplights. No parts replacement in 6 years and 98000 miles


Worst Features

OEM headlights are poor quality. After 6 months I bought aftermarker (xtralights) and I still keep those. Better paint job. 2 front seats could be more comfortable. Wind noise when you are over 90mph. Better breaks system. Headlamps design could be better. Feel like it needs sixth gear after 100 Mph


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