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Great Little Car for Everybody
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By nr1989
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car a few months ago from a lady who rarely drove it, only 9,000 miles in 5 years. Bought the car for my Grandmother, she likes the compact size because it is easier for her to drive and park. Have taken the car on small tips and 2000 mile trips, it is comfortable and will drive all day without a problem. Car has a lot of power, even my 20 something friends who have driven have commented on how quick it is. I never thought I would buy a foreign car, but this little Hyundai is great for everyone.


Favorite Features

Power from a 4 Cylinder, Classy upholstery, smooth and quiet engine.


Suggested Improvements

Separate seek/tune knobs, alloy wheels


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Some Problems but overall a decent car
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By Former Truck Guy
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this vehicle used in August of 08 to replace a wrecked vehicle. It is fun to drive. I average 28 miles to the gallon. I have replace two headlights and have had numerous break problems with both the rear brakes and the E brake. Hyundai has not been kind about repairs.


Favorite Features

Power moon roof and manual transmission


Suggested Improvements

Brakes and headlights. This could be just maintenance issues.......time will tell.


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good little car
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By robert
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have had my car for 4 years and put 150000 miles on it I am on my 4th set of tires found out not all tires work on this car have had a brake caliper stick right front that wore that pad out quick it was fixed under warranty just drove to Indiana from texas and back 2000 round trip and on a couple tanks of gas got 41 miles per gallon I have enjoyed this car and would buy another for the price been very dependable never left me stranded on the road like some other cars have


Favorite Features

driving -handling lots of fun sound system dependable


Suggested Improvements

not good in snow i agree with another review almost dangerous price for repair parts outrageous rotors and calipers might as well own lexus


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Simply a Great Buy
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By Careful Buyer
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I researched plenty b4 buying my Elantra because I wanted a problem-free car (a real challenge when buying used). The '04 Elantra is highly rated by many car reviewers. Having owned mine for 6 months and driven 12,000 miles, I want to share how wonderful owning this car has been. I bought this car with 52K mi on it. It is a loaded 5-spd GT Hatch. I like the styling inside and out. I have not had a single mechanical problem. I have had to replace one headlight bulb and it was easy. If the biggest complaint about a car is changing headlight bulbs, common sense told me it is a smart car to buy. And the gas mileage? 35 MPG combined; that's 450 mi b4 the fuel light comes on! Worth every $ I paid.


Favorite Features

Styling; the hatch especially does not feel like an "econo-box". Cup holders! MP3 playable CD player! Trip computer! Fun gear shifting! Leather seats. Versatility of a hatch configuration. Dependable. AWESOME GAS MILEAGE even with 4 adults, luggage AND the AC blowing.


Suggested Improvements

Seats could offer more back support. Lots of road noise above 70 MPH.


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Great City Car
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By Millertime
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is by far the best city car- for the money - I have ever owned. I still get 28 MPG combined even with 69k on it. There is plenty of power to hold your own on the freeway, or get around that annoying person with his turn signal on for miles. Turn on the AC and it's a different story. The power flat lines, and the gas mileage heads to the basement. The interior is roomy - better than my wifes '08 Civic -but pretty plain (O CD player in GLS). And you cannot seem to ever find a balance between having the steering wheel at a comfortable hight, and still see all of the instrument cluster. The trunk is huge, and will hold several full sized suit cases. All in all it's a great car.


Favorite Features

Power (with AC off). Interior room. I have two kids and both car seats fit in the back with room to spare. The trunk. I can get a double stroller, diaper bag, and a toy bag back thee with room to spare.


Suggested Improvements

A CD player (MP3 compatible) standard in he GLS. A telescoping steering column. More horses, so that the AC doesn't kill the power and MPG. Standard battery, as you have to take it into Hyundai to get the thing changed. A timing chain rather than a belt needing a change every 60k.


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