This vehicle has been the most reliable and fun to drive for the money. It have had only one problem with the vehicle and it was covered under their exceptional warrenty. This vehicle has be the least problematic vehicle I have owned especially when compared to the GM, Ford & Dodges I purchased in the recent past.
The fact that it comes with so many standard features and the minimal cost to add equipment.
I own 2 hyundias the elantra has paint peeling of from bugs and such(the rep calls it fallout)They do not cover this my 2004 santa fe has this problem also and they would only pay for 1/2 of the cost it was bought new and only has 20,000 miles on it my 95 and 97 model car paint jobs are fine. Poor paint quality paint and clearcoat very thin. Look over the car closely and don't drive on gravel. Also make sure you go buy the rules of there warranty at 30,000 miles transmission drain and radiator flush. If you don,t they mostlikely won't cover it if you have problems.
the room and 30mpg
Very much the quality of the paint and clear coat. Scratches easy way to thin
I was transferred to an area where I now have a 120 round trip commute to work. This car performs flawlessly and is comfortable even for the long drive. This car is fun to drive and has plenty of power for a 4 cylinder. The transmission could be improved, but it does the job. At cruising speed the Elantra is suprisingly quite and smooth. The sound system could use an upgrade, but it performs ok. I drive this car pretty hard, and I have not had any problems with the engine or transmission. The radio was replaced due to a short, but that is the only problem I have had. Reviews in some magazines say this vehicle gets poor gas mileage, but I have been averaging around 32 miles per gallon
Bang for the buck. I challenge you to find a vehicle it its class with 4 wheel abs, traction control, 4 airbags, pwr windows, locks, and sunroof, and leather seats for the price. The hatchback has more than enough storage room and with the seats folded the storage capacity is suprising.
Better fit and finish in the cabin, more powerful engine (would be nice, but not necessary), better matched transmission, better sound system, and power seats. Suggested improvements, but the vehicle is fine as is.
I bought this car looking for a reliable vehicle with a good warranty and a useful design. I thought that with a 5yr/60000 & 10yr/100000 warranty that Hyundai was confident in their product. I was wrong. At 61000 miles the radiator blew at 70mph - resulting in an engine overheat and SEVERE engine damage (needs a new engine) Hyundai will not honor the powertrain warranty if damage is caused by an unwarranted part (the 1000 mile over warranty radiator). Its in the fine print on most powertrain warranties. Hyundai has accepted no responsibility or offered any apologies for their cheap Korean part (radiator). You get what you pay for - sell it before it goes off warranty!!