by aldvin on Mar 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I have had this car since it was new.
I had to skip maintenance at times due to have a very small budget.
Something I never recommend for any car if can be avoided, however this car has forgiven every time I have done it.
I used to drive 1000 miles a week, and not once have I had to worry if I would get to where I needed to.
I now have 174k miles on it and still get 29 mpg combined highway city driving.
The only problem I have had is breaks...my fault...and had to rebuild top of engine due to my mistake with timing belt...again my fault.
I have had a badly charging battery start in cold weather.
I will keep this car until the tires fall off compared to a car payment.
by eldom72 on Dec 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car last year with 150K miles and I've already added up 24K miles to it and it still going strong. I was first skeptical before buying because it was a Hyundai but I was proved wrong, this car has been a blast to own.
by md2011 on May 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
1st hyundai purchased. Such a good car ended up buying two more hyundais 09 and 11 elantra!
Bought this car after it was leased in Dec 05.
Have this car over 5 years and never have been disappointed.
Only service needed Made (Jul 04)is:
Standard oil changes, replaced front brakes, first set of tires @ 30k and a new battery @30k
The car has never broke down on us has been very reliable.
MPG is good not great very heavy car for the size.
We can get 24mpg out of it combined.
Tons of features for a low price.
For a economy car it is very spunky and has nice handling smooth on the road even rough roads.
Pros: Great value, reliable
Cons: AM Radio reception poor
by Vinod on Oct 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Bought this amidst much warning from all friends and ignorant people who tend to be scared about buying anything other than a Toyota or a Honda from the used cars. Reason why I bought this was how Elantras offered the same features and higher power than a corolla or a civic at a much lower price. After having driven this for more than 16,000 miles, I am very pleased with this car. I have not had any bad experiences and the maintenance has only been preventive maintenance like transmission oil change, brake rotor change etc.
by Renee on May 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car "new" (it was a demo car with 160,00 KM on it) in 2005. Currently, it's traveled 300,000 KM (just over 200,000 miles) with only maintenance service so far. I had to service the clutch at 250,000 km - and have had the breaks done 2x (unfortunately full replacement due to the salted roads in Canada). As far as reliability goes it's been an awesome car for me, though it's not luxurious, it does get the job done!
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