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.
by hayleypow on Sep 27, 2012 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!
by kccoflbp on May 31, 2012 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.
by pagan_born87 on Apr 12, 2012 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!
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.