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I am pretty sure the water pump and thermostat are not considered "power train" components under the 10-year power train warranty, but if you want to be sure you could call Hyundai Customer Service and ask them. Or look it up in your car's Warranty booklet, if you still have it.
Hello. Are you a mechanic? I have a Hyundai with the same problem and several for some time now. It never used to act up and concerned about it's present care. If you are a mechanic, would you mind telling me if you're near the Florida area, etc.? If you're not, would you be able to recommend one? I ask because of your complete honesty in this forum. I look forward ... Read More
I am definitely torn with this one. I've been researching cars for about 4 months now while I've been working on selling my truck privately. I'm pretty close to the point where I'd be willing to just trade it in, be happy to get what I owe on it, and cut it even. Anyway, after a long 4 months of researching sedans on the Internet, pricing them out, talking to some ... Read More
I took my 2003 Elantra for a state inspection. (New York) My mechanic would not pass it due to a rusted front cradle. He said the holes for the bolts are rusted out and could not be tightened. He said that the "frame cradle" would cost beteween $1500 and $2000 to replace. He said that he could not find a recall notice for this but it is a common problem and ... Read More
hi backy, thanks for your reply. I did not realize that the Elantra GLS has auto-off headlights. Where I can find this kind of info on Hyundai's website? Where can I read more about how leaving the headlamp switch "on" might drain the battery? I drive my car several times a week, if that matters. Do you think there's any chance the 2013 Prius might have auto on-off headlamps in the ... Read More
I currently own a 2003 Mazda Protege with 153k miles. I've replaced just about everything in it except the engine, but to it's defense it was a former rental car that my parents bought from Enterprise. It also has quite a bit of cosmetic damage from having been hit twice. I think it's just about time for a new car, one of my choosing finally. I'm looking for a sedan (for ... Read More
I agree with you sivicman. GDI is the way to go. I have a feeling Hyundai yanked the GDI engine for the Elantra because it would outperform another model of it's cars, the Sontata perhaps? When I plunk down multi-thousands for a car I too want the latest technology, not some "stay is high gear" tweeked computer program. As for MPG I have three vehicles. A 93 3.0 V6 12 valve ... Read More
My 2004 Elantra GT hatch turned 8 yesterday. I bought it new, actually "gently used" as it was an HMA auto show car in late 2003 and early 2004 for several shows including Chicago and Minneapolis. I didn't know when I sat in it at the auto show that I'd soon own it! The car is Rally Red and was a loaded as they came in 2004, with automatic, moonroof, ABS, ... Read More
I also totally agree. i have 8700miles on my 2012 and continue to get 20-22mpg in all city driving, so much for the dealer statements that the mileage will get better as the mileage increases. I have owned 2003 and 2004 Elantras and got about the same. The all highway drives with cruise on can get 35-40mpg,but the average will quickly fall with stop and go city driving. I have been ... Read More
Everything that you mentioned is similar to my driving conditions. I go 90% city 10% highway and have been getting 21-22mpg. I now have 8700 miles on the car and the city mpg has gotten worse as the mileage has increased. I can get 34 mpg on a long highway drive without using cruise. When i first got the car last June i took it to Florida from New york City ... Read More
Believe it or not, the system has 6 speakers. 2 tweeters high in the front doors, 2 mid/bass speakers in the front doors and 2 barely on speakers in each back door....I guess for ambience. No speakers on the back deck. And no sub, which I thought it would have. I'm disappointed as well, but not extremely so. I had a top of the line Bose system in my 2003 Mazda ... Read More
to ezra,I think that their can be problems with all cars,certain makes do seem to be more reliable than others,you probaly pay for those as well. I owned 2 jeep yj's over 20 years,traded the last for a 2003 kia rio wagon when my wife and I had kids.The Kia has been faily reliable with just over 90,000 kms on it. Back in 88 my wife bought a 85 hyundai pony,It ... Read More
Thanks again for all your optimism guys and gals. I really like the car, but my issue is the fuel economy. I expect to get less than the EPA average because the EPA testing is not realistic. However, I don't think I'm the only one who is unhappy about what I do get in the Elantra. I'm sure if I drove with cruise control on, no A/C, just the speed limit, ... Read More
fushigi's advice is sound on needing to wait until you get your '11 Elantra's engine "broken" in to start expecting better ghastly mileage. I am just glad you didn't give up on Hyundai and ya went with another one sort of like the other one. Good job. I would've flirted with getting a Kia Forte but I'm a Kia man and not a Hyundai man. They're really two different beasts. Actually ... Read More
Take the warranty into consideration to help you make your decision. Piece of mind down the road when your car loses that new car smell. I've purchased three new Hyundai Elantras in the past 10 years, 2003, 2007 for my kids and a 2011 for me...no regrets. Good Luck.
MY 2003 Elantra GLS 5M has 93K miles on it and has been quite reliable. I would ask your friend if the timing belt has been changed. Hyundai recommends changing it at 60K and 120K miles. The engine design is such that a broken belt will cause serious problems. Mine has been changed once and cost around $300.
Finally got my wife's '01 Elantra in for the control arm/subframe recall. The news is not good. The dealer called the car basically unsafe to drive. And parts are on back-order. So until parts come in we'll have a rental car paid for by Hyundai.
If the power steering pump is locking, it can stall the engine. There are other things that can do this, also, such as bad bearings in an alternator, or, and I didn't believe this until I witnessed it twice, a short in the battery. Usually, once a hard short in the battery occurs, it stays shorted, but when it happens, it can put enough load on the alternator that it can ... Read More
I will give you some more good news. Brake jobs on an Elantra are very, very easy. It sounds like you have a good shop to deal with, so they will probably be straight with you. I don't recall if you stated if this was a GT model. With regard to the brakes, a GT uses disc brakes in the rear, where the GLS uses drums. Both are very effective, but ... Read More
Is there some kind of known problem with the Hyundai Elantra's low beam bulbs/mechanism? I bought a new 2003 Hyundai Elantra GT and the only problem I have ever had with it seems to be the way it eats headlight bulbs! I swear, over the last six years, I have replaced both the driver and passenger side bulbs at least 4 times each! It would not be nearly as big a ... Read More
long island ny. just bought a 2009 hyundai elantra gls auto 02/ab pop package plus mud guards and mats. was hard to haggle 16,700 - 2000- 4500 = 10,200 + taxes and fees = 11,892 got the 60 month loan at 4.39 total monthly = $222. or 51 per week brand new 8 miles on the o/d. cashed in a chevy van 1998 a/c not working neeeds compressor power window not ... Read More
It seems very odd that Hyundai would change its suppliers for the 2005 MY Elantra, then apparently change them again for the 2006 MY (the scores improved for 2006). Stats are useful, but can be misleading. We know, for example, that CR's reliability categories are based on numerical data. They don't publish their cutoffs for each category, but there must be cutooffs. So let's say for example the upper-end cutoff for ... Read More
A car that is 9 years old with 76k miles can have anything break at any time. KBB private-party value is about $3000, so there may be negotiating room on the car. If the car is in good condition and was well-maintained (all records, including for the important 60k service), and checks out OK when you take it to a mechanic for an inspection, it might be worth it. But for ... Read More
I have a 2003 Elantra with a manual tranny. The original clutch lasted about 85K miles. The second clutch lasted 4 days. The third clutch lasted a month. If I had read this the first thing I would think is that the mechanic doesn't know what he is doing. You will have to trust me on this, but that is not the case. If it runs he is licensed and certified ... Read More
I used to own a 2003 Elantra, but I couldn't see myself buying a minor upgrade to the 2008 model when I needed to get a new vehicle. Besides some CVVT modifications and fuel economy improvements, the powertrain of the elantra has been the same for too many years. Even the touring isn't getting the new theta-II engine. I'm pretty disappointed in the redesigned looks also, it definitely looks too tubby, ... Read More
You must have a special warranty. To my knowledge, service rental cars are not included in the standard Hyundai warranty. That is at the discretion of the dealership--some provide them, some don't. Also, did you purchase the car after June 2003? Otherwise the bumper-to-bumper warranty would have expired, and brake components would not be covered.
I would recommend you to test drive one yourself, because it's all about preferences and what works for us may not work for another one. Let me first mention that we were "upgrading" from 2003 Mazda6i and I am 28, my wife is 23. The other car I drive is 07 Outlander XLS. I’ve considered all “entry level” cars, #2 was Sentra and #1 was Elantra. The only reason why Sentra ... Read More
I am getting ready to change the thrust and main bearings on my 2003 hyundai elantra. I can't find the bolt torque specs anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
It looks like the car was stolen from the original owner. This morning I spoke with a lady that told me she had a 2003 that had 14K miles on it she had purchased through a dealer that bought it from an insurance company and the Hyundai dealer told them they would honor the factory warranty.
I have been vocal about our experiences with the Civic around the site enough so I won't go into our problems yet again. Suffice it to say I have not been happy with the Honda experience. Maybe I expected too much from Honda and since this was our first and maybe not Honda's best effort I was let down. What do I like about Hyundai? I personally have owned two in ... Read More
I looked at my 05 Elantra and found the same thing- the "horn" is in there. But... it is not part of 281112D270 It has its own part number: 2813826320. It's called "Hose, air intake". It's a little confusing, though, in the Hyundai parts listing. Looking at the picture in the parts catalog, You should be able to find the label 28111 in the picture. Looking it up in the listing, ... Read More
Could well be that you're right. However, I think cause and effect are likely to be the other way around. People have stopped buying Hyundai products in Southern California because there are so few dealers, and certified (factory trained?) servicing is becoming such a pain to locate. And Corporate Hyundai doesn't care. They tell you nothing about when another dealership might be opening. They are also very hard on their existing ... Read More
we had alot of problems with our 2003 sonata. It would get locked into second. The dealer finally had to replace the transmission. It had less than 2,000 miles. after it was replaced it still did not seem to be right. we did not trust it so we traded it for our 2005 elantra gt manual transmission which we love.
$16500 out the door including tax, license, and registration for a brand new, fully-equipped 2007 Elantra Limited w/ Sun & Sound Package. Logged miles: 0 to test drive; still sitting on dealer lot awaiting our pickup from dealer trade. Initial impressions: - great looking exterior, except for the fixed AM/FM radio antennae (built into window on XM equipped models). - colors wanted like seattle blue are very hard to find. settled ... Read More
My 2003 did not have that noise at startup after sitting for hours. No I did not pay more for the Elantra than a Mazda 3 or Civic. I could get S plan pricing on the Mazda which is what the dealer pays for it but the Elantra was still cheaper. No, I did not pay market adjustment. I have done a lot of research on buying cars and am quite ... Read More
I ended up buying one and am very disappointed. First let me say that I was a very satisfied owner of a 2003 Elantra and wish I had it back. First day I took the 2007 home the glove box has a rattle and the tabs that stick out and lock in place have play and are noisy and that may be it, might be a design flaw. The drivers seat ... Read More
Well, it's a fairly old Elantra--2003 or earlier.
In 2006 JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study, Hyundai is ranked 23rd, while VW is near the bottom (32nd place) out of a total of 37 brands. Wow, that appears scary until I look at the actual data and discover the reliability differences between makes is miniscule relevant to actual, everyday ownership. JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study Results (data released in 2006 for 2003 model year vehicles) Problems per vehicle 2.53 Hyundai ... Read More
germancarfanComplete inaccuracies. The lowest priced Rabbit invoices at $15,008 DELIVERED. Incorrect. Invoice is $15,375 for a 2 door Rabbit $15,620 is the base MSRP for a 2 door Rabbit per VWOA. $17,620 is the base MSRP for a 4 door Rabbit per VWOA. germancarfanI guess i'm just crazy, JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study Results (data released in 2006 for 2003 model year vehicles) Problems per vehicle 2.53 Hyundai 2.99 Volkswagen 2.27 ... Read More
I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. I have 80,000 miles on it and ever since I had 50,000 on it I have speedometer and surge problems. When I am on the highway on cruise control my speedometer will just quit working and then after a short time it will just start working again. Also, sometimes for no reason the RPM's will surge to about 4,500 or 5,000. I have repeatedly asked ... Read More
Although I can't claim the same mileage backy does, I can agree with almost everything he says. However, I'll throw this out there for anyone who cares. Backy said, and also I use a fuel injector cleaner every 3-4k miles. Don't know if that helps, but it doesn't seem to hurt. I used Chevron Techron once, out of a desire to do good preventive maintenance. During the following tank of gas, ... Read More
Is anyone experiencing low bulb burnouts possibly related to bad alternators in 2004 model year Elantras? There were some posts some time back about this. Here is one of them: #951 of 2432 RE: Lowbeam failure by 5port Mar 25, 2004 (7:30 am) Reply | E-mail Msg There are two TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) issued by Hyundai about this problem. They apply to the 2001 to 2003 models. The inside story ... Read More
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 there was something wrong that was covered under warranty or if there was a recall they would let us know. They do not over charge for oil changes IMO. we have owned 2 2002 elantras, ... Read More
Did you notice your car running very hot prior to this happening? I'm asking because that is what my car is doing and it's the same year and model as your's. I just had the water pump replaced and that didn't seem to do anything. And I take it Hyundai won't do anything since it's over 60k in miles will they? Thanks
so, you think i am getting lower gas prices because the majority of the other individuals in my state were misinformed enough to vote for dubya? haha! it's probably true... but onto my Elantra 5 Door... I have a GLS hatchback that I bought in December and I am absolutely in love with the car. My previous car was, if you're not willing to scroll up, a 2003 Mazda Protege 5, ... Read More
You really aren't serious that you can't see Corolla back lights on the picture of the Elantra above? Just wait for the reviews, and we will see. I bet you didn't think the new Jetta looked like a Corolla either. Funny, many of the reviewers did. I have heard multiple people say the back end of the Sonata looked like the Accord from 2003 to 2004. Many of the initial people ... Read More
I have a couple of questions. First, let me say that I have had my 2001 Elantra GLS 5-speed for five years and it is without a doubt the most reliable car I have ever owned, and I have owned quite a few in my 30+ years of driving. I took a leap of faith with Hyundai and have been so impressed that I bought the wife a 2003 Sonata LX. ... Read More
My 2003 Hyundai Elantra just hit 60K mark. I am planning on doing some of the 60K service myself. I can take care of air filter and spark plug replacement. I am thinking of getting all the fluids changed at a local quick lube shop (engine oil, coolant and auto transmission fluid). Is timing belt due for replacement at 60K? Am I missing anything else? Thanks in advance.
Hi, my wife and I purchaced a used 2003 Elantra GLS less than a year ago and just love it. we have always have had Honda's and thats going to change as soon as our lease on our Accord is up, were going to replace it with the Sonata. I would highly recommend the Hyundai :)
i bought a 2005 elantra gls hatchback a few weeks ago to replace my beloved 2003 mazda protege 5 that was totalled over thanksgiving weekend. i am extremely happy with the hyundai overall, but the air bag warning stickers on the sun visors are slowly working themselves off. they are rolling themselves up as time passes, but at the same time seem not to want to come off in their entirety. ... Read More
Just bought a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. It has accessory packages that all include keyless entry, and a small remote controller was in the glove box, but it did not work. The battery is OK, so I assume the programming is wrong. Any way I can program it myself? artthedime
just bought a 2005 elantra gls 5 door and i love it. an idiot college kid in his mom's buick park avenue ran a red light and totalled my dearly beloved mazda protege 5 over thanksgiving weekend. the mazda did well-- my wife who was sitting in the passenger seat walked away with bruised ribs and a small cut over her eyelid even though the jerk was going over 50 mph-- ... Read More
The sway bar, at least on a clean, newer car, took literally about 10 minutes to install. Two 14 mm hex bolts to the end links, and four 12 mm hex bolts for the brackets. A ratchet wrench with long extentions is all you need (and if you don't have them, you can buy them for far less than the dealer will charge to install the part for you). There are ... Read More
Hi all, I tend to agree with Warner on this one. I also agree that cars lose the most appreciation in the first 2 years. Anyway, in October of 2000 I bought a 2001 Elantra GLS for 13800 plus TTL. At the time of purchase this was a good deal and there were no rebates. It was an auto with moonroof, upgraded CD and mud flaps. I drove it for next ... Read More
I OWN TWO HYUNDAIS I AND MY HEAD LIGHTS KEEP BLOWING ONE IS A2002 ELANTRA AND A 2003 SONATA IS THAT COVERED UNDER THE 60,000WARENTY THANKS STEVE
I purchased a used 2003 Elantra which has about 20,000 miles. It is fantastic in all ways (sunroof, spoiler, power windows, silver color, great CD), except for one thing that I found out about after purchasing: SEVER SHIMMY FROM 60-70 MPH. In looking through this forum,I am reading that many people are spending alot of their time and resources trying to solve the problem on their own. Am I naive in ... Read More
Update on Elantra brake problem. In 36,000 miles I had to replace my brakes 3 times because of this brake problem. not because the pads were worn, they were like new, but because of a defect behind the pads where a hole the poor quality material elongates from the moving of the pads and then the brake pads makes a loud clanging sound in the front end. Last month I filed ... Read More
I found that the Elantra 2003 will shimmy in the front end, if u are not careful to use the R-series ties and not the S-series. my dealer at Moon Twp Hyundai, PA sold me S-series tires as replacement tired and it took me close to a year to figure out the problem. The car manual clearly states that the tires need to be of the R-Series.
picture was a sketch, so it likely will change a few more times as production gets closer, huh? I remember a few months back on the net I saw a sketch of what Hyundai was working on for the future Tibby. I must say it looked impressive. No need pondering that one much for now. A few of the latest superficial changes are kind of interesting that Hyundai has made to ... Read More
It appears to me that your dealer is mistaken. The coverage is 1999 - 2002. Ask your dealer to look-up this TSB # 05-01-001-1. As you can see at the very bottom the coverage stops at the end of January 2002. If your car was made in January your in if not your out. The date of manufacture for your car is on the driver's door plaque. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - - --------------------- ... Read More
The dealer may be required to follow repair procedures as outlined by Hyundai and they may prefer to replace the pads rather than issue a multi-step repair procedure where the labor cost would exceed the cost of new pads. It is not uncommon to lightly turn the rotors on pad replacement. There is only enough material removed to take the "shine" off the rotor. This allows the new pads to seat ... Read More
One man's squeak is another man's symphony. Either way, the problem I described is exactly what your dealer is telling you. The shim/anti-squeak pad cannot handle the heat/forces generated by the brakes and begins to elongate the mounting hole in the pad. When this happens, the pad can come loose and become lodged in the caliper. Not the part of the caliper next to the rotor, but the back side. This ... Read More
to jlflemmons, i have to differ with your assessment of the front brake problem with my 2003 Elantra. this problem is not about squeaking. It is about severe noise caused by the movement of the brake pads. I have now found my repair reports from Falconi's Moon Township Hyundai dealer. They say the shim come loose. This was 12208 miles. At 19363 miles they say, they describe it as backing plate ... Read More
This is not the friction pad coming loose from the backer plate, but the anti-squeak pad on the back side. One thing that can be done is to remove the squeak pad and put a very thin layer of graphite based or other high temp grease on the caliper contact points. I have seen these anti-squeal pads come off in as few as 1500 miles. And it isn't just Hyundai pads, ... Read More
my 2003 elantra has 37,000 miles on it and when i have had a front end sound near the wheels that sounded like metal against metal moving around, it has been the brakes. i have had the brakes replaced 3 times in the 37,000 miles. the last set, taken off last week, the deal said had 16,000 miles on them and the dealer admited the brakes looked great and would at ... Read More
I currently have a 2003 Ford Explorer and my parents want to sell it and get me a car. I *hate* SUVs so I'm pretty excited about this. I've seen a few of the 5-door elantra's and they look really nice. I could have swore I saw a red one with black leather seats. Am I just nuts? Anyways, just wanted to post, as I just came across this board.
I had a new 2003 Hyundai Elantra, I took in into Gosch dealership for the first oil change, I told the advisor I had noticed water looking stains around the floor boards, and though it was coming in from under the car. After putting in four carpets the dealership trashed the inside of my car I am now the proud owner of the quicksand car as the manager Mike Farias calls ... Read More
I am a 2003 Elantra owner whose dealer has just... vanished. Apparently, Hyundai of Stamford, CT, went out of business one month ago, without even having the common sense of notifying their customers. So I am stuck with an oil-change due now, at 18.500 miles. What's more, when I had the last oil change, at 15.300, I postponed the 15.000 mile-service to 18.000. I need a reputable Hyundai dealer in the ... Read More
we had a 2003 elantra gt that had warped rotors that were repaired under warranty. they even installed new brake pads under the warranty because of the warped rotors. the car had 44,000 miles onit. you have to bring it to a hyundai dealer to get the warranty coverage. good luck.
Do what I did in 1988, when my Excel's transmission seized (causing the front wheels to LOCK when I was driving down a residential street, thank God not the highway), and Hyundai wanted to charge me $1200 for a new transmission only 3,000 miles out of warranty: I strode right into the dealership's SALES area (it was conveniently a busy Saturday afternoon, and it was full of customers), saw the sales ... Read More
Actually, you may have a case here, here is why: when the radiator failed, it would take some time (maybe a few minutes at freeway speeds?) for the engine to overheat to the point where it would be damaged. It would not happen instantly. During that time, the temperature gauge should have been rising towards the red zone, warning you to pull over and stop immediately. There might also be a ... Read More
I agree completely with zx3monster - Hyundai's best warranty claim is bunk! I have a 2003 Elantra GT that just experienced a radiator failure at 70mph on the interstate. The engine is ruined. The car has 61000 miles, so I expected to have to pay for the radiator (grr), but when it was determined that the engine had overheated and was damaged, I hoped that the mighty 10/100000 mile warranty would ... Read More
when we brought our 2003 elantra in for service we were offered a civic as a loaner car. When we brought it back the service advisor asked us how we liked it. I told him that it was disappointed with the pep since it was automatic. He suggested that i see if there was a ex model with manual (the loaner was a lx) and try it. I did and the ... Read More
we own 2005 honda civic ex special edition and a 2005 hyundai elantra gt 4 door . They both have manual transmission. They each have excellant qualities so we recommend both. If you drive automatic get the elantra which has more pep. We traded a 2003 elantra gt with 55,000 miles on it for the civic. we bought the cars from the same dealership because of the excellant service. we have ... Read More
Hi everyone, I am new on the site and don't want to seem like a complete idiot but when it comes to cars I am. Okay first thing is I bought a used 2003 elantra back in October and the check engine light has been on ever since. I have taken it back to get serviced on several occasions and each time, the engine light is "fixed" and a mile or ... Read More
Eloquent review, however, I'd listen to blue-eyed god on this one before buying your car. I think a statiscally representative negotiated price would be about 17,000 for a loaded Civic EX and 14,000 for a loaded Elantra GT. If you intend to keep the car for a long time (100,000 miles +), Honda engines have proven to be the most durable over time. If you intend to sell the car after ... Read More
This is taken from Hyundai's on-line shop manual: http://www.hmaservice.com/webtech/ The graphics never show up when I do this so if you need to see the graphics go direclty to the site, select car/year/model. Select "shop" on upper left. Then select "front door disassemble". SERVICE MANUAL Applies to: Elantra 2001-2003 GROUP Body (Interior & Exterior) Hood, Doors & Trunk Lid REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Remove the screw holding the inside door handle ... Read More
I recently received a 'SPECIAL TEST MARKET' coupon offer from Hyundai for $1000.00 off on a new car.! They claim they are in 'desperate need of pre-owned 2003 Elantras'. I have till the 25th of Oct. to decide. "We would like to exchange your 2003 Elantra for any new 2004 or 2005 Hyundai car, van or sport ute." Anyone else get this offer? I'm in the Philly area. Frank
I just got back from a trip to Walmart and after entering the usual information into their little filter computer contraption (2002 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 liter 4cyl), it kicked out a list of filters, including the one I usually buy, the Fram 7317. As I've always been bothered by how dinky that filter size seems, I tried entering other model year Elantras (2001, 2003 and 2004) around mine where the exact ... Read More
Quote from Hyundai's online shop manual: The 2004 Elantra is the first Hyundai available that meets the advanced air bag requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208 - Occupant Crash Protection. The amendment to the standard requires 20 percent of a manufacturer’s vehicles sold in the United States manufactured between September 1, 2003 and September 1, 2004 to comply with NHTSA’s Advanced Air Bag Rule. The percentage will increase ... Read More
sounds like they made a good and fair attempt to satisfy you. Congrats on your new addition. I think I would have taken a car show car myself if I could have gotten the Blue metallic with sunroof and ABS, manual transmission... As it is, my 2003 Chianti Red 5-speed with sunroof (no ABS) has been a good car. No regrets having choosen it over any of its competition. Have a ... Read More
I've been following this board for four years, and it's interesting to me what Hyundai has done during that time to address some of the complaints of Elantra buyers, as mentioned early on here, for example: * Fabric patterns--redone in 2002, again in 2004. * Can't unlock just the driver's door with the remote or key--changed for 2004 (or earlier?) * No panic button on the remote--added for 2004 (or earlier?) ... Read More
You can get a low-mileage 2002-3 Elantra for under $10k. Right now, you could actually get a new '04 GLS for just over $10k, if you don't mind a stick. There's the $2000 rebate plus $400 college bonus if you finance through Hyundai. If you go a bit older, you could get a good used Civic or Corolla for under $10k. You might even be able to get one with an ... Read More
There are two TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) issued by Hyundai about this problem. They apply to the 2001 to 2003 models. The inside story from a Hyundai repair tech is that some Elantras and Tibs were made with faulty alternators. When the Alternator is under high load it causes voltage spikes. These spikes are causing the lowbeams to fail. The fix is to replace the alternator with a updated unit. If ... Read More
Looks like it has gotten fairly slow around here lately. Nonetheless, there's a couple of questions about Elantras I'd like to pose. I helped steer my mother into buying a 2003 Elantra VE (4 dr sedan) last summer, and I hope I didn't make a mistake. Looking at the many comments here, it seems that most are pretty happy with theirs. Anyways: 1) The main dash vents always seem to let ... Read More
Yeah, good luck getting your dealer to fix this problem. My car will not start to drop rpm (and sometimes it slightly increases) for a good 2-4 sec after I clutch- one of only 2 problems that are bugging me with this car. I had my dealer look at mine (2003 Elantra GT) at the 3000mi oil change, and as I expected they tried to tell me it's perfectly normal... as ... Read More
I am going to be purchasing a 2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS and was wondering how important antilock breaks are? I am going to be moving to Colorado for a few months and didn't know if having these would be an advantage, or if it wasn't a big deal and something that I could save money on? Also, what are mud gaurds? And what kind of other things can I reasonably negotiate ... Read More
I am 32, male, single, and have owned the following cars in my life: 1984 VW Rabbit Diesel 2-door 4-spd (drove it from 88-91, putting almost 70k miles on it as a teen.) 1986 Saab 900S 5-spd (terrible car, loved it to death and it just kept breaking down on me.) 1995 Infiniti G20 5-spd (closest comparison to the GT in terms of performance/luxury/driving characteristics) 1996 Honda Civic HX Auto (CVT ... Read More
Hello All, FYI I just got a recall notice from Hyundai regarding the brake lines. The notice is for 2001-2003 Elantras and also 2002-2003 Tiburons. The notice says that the repair should take a half a day. Also, I finally got the pillar tape issue fixed, the dealer I went to did not replace the tape they painted it. It looks tons better.
Hi, I am new to hyundai, used to be a Toyota customer, but want to try hyundai Elantra because of the pricing and options they provide. I am getting a new 2003 Elantra GT 4 spd Auto for 14,500 (including Fees and Tax), is this a good deal. Any suggestions for other cars in the same category.. thanks, Behzad
ok. 02 and 03, 15,000 and under msrp, Hyundai Elantra won. This year, not even in "top 2". My gripe(s) goes like this: 1) Edmunds got an 01 Elantra(no, Elantra did not win 01, either)... and did a Long Term test drive, BEFORE they voted it #1 for 2002(since 02 was virtually same car anyways as 01). They put over 15,000 miles on it. 2) Mazda3 is #1, and only been ... Read More
I've visited a few local NYC Hyundai dealers over the past two weeks and plan to buy a 2003 Elantra GLS (AT/Standard). My Wife and I are financing through her credit union at 3.5%, and have a 11/29 deadline before we lose the rate. I've avoided talking with any salespeople in depth so far, but have some names and business cards. Now it's time to talk. I've received Internet quotes from ... Read More
A few days ago I purchased a pewter 2003 Elantra GT hatchback with automatic transmission and window tinting for $12,650 after $1500 rebate. After dealer doc of $295 (rip-off) and TTL (7.8% sales tax in the Phoenix area) the out of door price was $14,200. I shopped and negotiated with 5 Hyundai dealers. This was the best price I thought I could get. I thought I got a great deal until ... Read More
Guys how good are the tires that came with my car? Are they any good?
Also is using the stp octane boosters and stuff worth using also? I generally use the 87octane just to save money
Well I appreciate the reassurance :) Anyone have any tips for me and my new car? Is it ok to go and get oil changes at Wal-mart? Thx
Hi guys I just bought my new Elantra GLS last week, 0.9% interest@ 60mo and $1500 for my trade, and this is my first Hyundai I have owned. My last car that I just traded in was a 1995 Mitsubishi Galant with 104,000 (with a broken A/C which makes that three since I owned the car LOL) that was a absolute nightmare. I am excited about my car but am getting ... Read More
Make: HYUNDAI Model: ELANTRA Year: 2001, 2002, 2003: Produced between 6/30/2000 - 12/15/2002. Recall Number: 03V257000 Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE REAR BRAKE TUBES PASS BEHIND THE FRONT SUSPENSION CROSSMEMBER. TWO STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS ARE WELDED TO THE CROSSMEMBER. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS), THE REAR BRAKE TUBES COULD CONTACT BOTH STEERING GEARBOX MOUNTING BRACKETS. ON VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH ABS, THE REAR ... Read More
I am currently having my 2003 Elantra GT serviced for excessive wind noise. When the service technician test drove the car, he found the wind noise to be excessive on both front doors. He will be replacing the weatherstripping for both doors. The service dept. is also going to fix the vinyl door trim. They actually had to sub it out to a body shop for the work. According to the ... Read More
Guys my new 2003 Elantra GLS did not come with Cruise control and the dealership told me that Hyundai does not offer it anymore. They suggested I go to a local audio video store. I checked with them and they quoted $350 plus tax. Geez I remember when I added to my 95 Galant a few years ago it was $150. Any ideas ?