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2003 Hyundai Elantra

   
 
Hyundai Elantra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 135 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra

  • An undeniable bargain at first glance, the Elantra is a well-rounded economy car. If it turns out to be as reliable as Hyundai's warranty suggests, there will be few reasons to spend more on its Japanese competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solidly built, powerful engine for its class, plenty of standard features, ultralow price tag.

  • Cons

    Poor offset crash test score, ABS available only as a package option.

  • What's New for 2003

    Hyundai has added a GT sedan to the lineup. It has the same price and equipment as the GT hatchback, save for a rear wiper, and it gets a…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (83 total reviews)


Car is a great friend!

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Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Ok, so I got this car when I was 17 and never had a problem with it! I've driven from California to Washington and back several times and seriously it drives great and is very reliable. I know have 136K miles on it and did replace my clutch about 6 months ago. It will probably need a few normal upkeep type repairs soon. But I hope to keep driving it. It still looks like a new car to me and I am so glad I got this car way back when!




Great car great price

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Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought used in 2008 with 26,000 miles for 5200 dollars. Still own it and love it today. Now has 126,000 miles and running strong. The only maintenance we have done is regular oil changes and timing belt change at 70,000 miles. Averaging 35 miles per gallon.



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I loved my elantra!

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Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This was my first car and I got it back in 2006 with 110,000 miles on it. Drove it back and forth from WV to VA and never had a problem with it, it handled great and got really good milage (a full tank could get me from VA beach to the mountains just fine!). It was really reliable and the only things I've ever had to replace on it was the timing belt and recently the battery (at around 147,000 miles). It was recently totaled (the front end pan caked but that was my fault!) and I miss it a lot. I loved it so much I find myself looking to trade in the fantasy kia I got so I can buy another Elantra. It is a really great car and I would recomend it to anyone!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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Full 2003 Hyundai Elantra Review

What's New for 2003

Hyundai has added a GT sedan to the lineup. It has the same price and equipment as the GT hatchback, save for a rear wiper, and it gets a body-color rear spoiler. The hatchback will wear a black rear lip spoiler, and both GTs will come with floor mats. Meanwhile, the value-packed GLS sedan remains unchanged, except ABS will be slightly more affordable, as it has been added to the Accessory Group 3 options package, which costs $925. Finally, 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, though the engine itself is unchanged.

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elantra4
elantra4
12-01-2012
I purchased my 2012 Elantra in June of 2011 when they first came out and paid full sticker price as it was the hottest car on the market. The reason it was the hottest car was the 40/29 mpg that was a...


targettuning
targettuning
04-10-2006
and both my daughter AND son also have one (2000 Elantra, 2003 Elantra) as does my sister (2004 Elantra) And now I am going to proceed to rip you too. So then, your beef is that you get about 19 MPG ...


nj2pa2nc
nj2pa2nc
06-27-2006
we never used to bring our cars to the dealership for service-usually jiffy-lube or to a friend that had a auto-repair shop. When we bought our hyundai in 2002 we tried the dealership and found when t...



 

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