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I would make 2005 the cutoff date for buying used. You do realize that '96 is a 13 year old car. And if it really has that low miles, it means it has sat, A LOT. In the Portland climate, you are probably looking at a lot of interior wires and lines that will have to be replaced, among God knows what else. 2005 will get you standard ABS brakes, dual ... Read More
I'm only 21 so I'd say I've been driving larger vehicles for 5+ years or so. I may take your advice and rent for a few days just to try it out. Or maybe see if I can find a dealer willing to let me test drive it overnight. But either way that'll have to wait for about a month, as I'm currently deployed right now. Although whenever I go home ... Read More
This is my second Hyundai. My first one was an 2005 Sonata and the second is a 2010 Elantra Blue. I have found on average the manual transaxle get the best fuel mileage. on my 2005 Sonata I was getting 30mpg. The epa said it was getting 23-26. My cousin had the same car just an automatic and he was getting 24mpg. My Elantra Blue is a manual and i'm averaging ... Read More
Has anyone taken a 150 plus highway trip using mainly cruise control within 60-70mph on an Elantra and calculating the mpg? I expect 40mpg with this test (because that is what the ad says) but curious how much higher it goes. If it doesn't break 40mpg, Hyundai definitely should re-test the Elantras or take a page from Honda. Following my driving criteria above, my old 2007 Honda Fit Sport was rated ... Read More
I have 2002 hyundai elantra. My mother-in-law has a 2005 Hyundai Accent and because she has put so few miles on it, under 5000, she figures she never needed to change her oil or anti-freeze in that time! Things do deteriorate with age. I would change the belt because if it goes, as they use to say in Fram commercials, pay now or PAY later.
Take a look a fueleconomy.gov. Real world miles as shared by drivers for 18 of the 2005 model and 18 of the 2012 models. 2005 Hyundai Elantra, automatic: Rated 24MPG City, 29MPG HWY average combined as reported by 18 drivers: 28.3MPG 2012 Hyundai Elantra, automatic: Rated 30MPG City, 40MPG HWY average combined as reported by 18 drivers: 28.8MPG That extra 11 miles per gallon highway seems to be missing from everywhere ... Read More
1993 GMC C1500 Suburban 5.7L 223,450 miles 14178.3 gallons 15.76 MPG EPA Rating (City/combined/highway) Old 13/15/17 new 11/13/16 2005 Mazda 6s 5 speed 72456 miles 2911.0 gallons 24.89 MPG EPA rating Old 19/22/26 New 17/20/24 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT Auto Only owned 1 year drove 10430 miles 352.8 gallons 29.56 mpg EPA Rating Old 24/27/32 New 21/24/29 2009 Mazda CX-9 AWD 29760 miles 1532.5 gallons 18.23 mpg EPA Rating 15/17/21
When posters complain about milage its uselly becaude they do not know how to compute gas mileage. I ofter see " I have a 14 gallon tank and only got 280 miles. These prople clrearly do not know how to compute gas milage. Then I see people who report one tank gas milage. They do not understand the filling up one tank has a large error in really how full is ... Read More
Just finished my first tank in a brand new 2012 Elantra GLS. This is the fourth Hyundai I have owned and I still of a 2005 Elantra GLS. I have stuck with Hyundai because they make decent commuters and I get a lot of miles out out them. My 2005 Elantra has more than 150K and is still going strong, not a single problem so far. However, my first impression with ... Read More
I generally get a manual transmission, and the Touring SE I got yesterday is no exception. It's the third Kia/Hyundai I've had with a stick, including a 2000 Tiburon and a 2005 Sorento. Going from the well-used Sorento's gearbox to the Elantra's tight one reminds me of an old joke that's too dirty to repeat here. It will take some getting used to. I stalled it the very first time I ... Read More
December 26, 2007 I purchased a used 2005 Hyundai Elantra GTS with 23,000 miles on it. In September of 2008 I took my car in to have the 30,000 mile service done. I was told that my rear brakes were completely worn and needed to be replaced. My front brakes were fine. I started to hear squealing in my front brakes in September 2009 so I took the car to a ... Read More
I think the perfect car (not SUV/Truck/CUV) is a hatchback. Usually plenty of room to move belongings isn usually a small car for good gas milage. My solution to this for my daughter was a 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback. Inexpensive to purchase, own and operate.
"BTW, last month the Corolla slipped out of the Top Ten list. But the Elantra had its best-ever sales month, topping 20k units. Reputation will only get you so far. It's a very strong compact car field now, with the new offerings from Honda, Ford, Chevy, Hyundai, VW, soon Subaru... and the Mazda3, Sentra, and Forte are no slouches either." I think the Nissan Sentra is probably the most underrated compact ... Read More
You might want to check with a reliable Hyundai service department because even though the aftermarket parts houses show (and sell) a filter for the 2005 Elantra 4spd, my 2005 GT didn't have a filter. That's why you change the fluid every 30K; no filter.
I have a 2005 elantra with 90000 miles on it. I have been having an issue with the transmission slipping between 3rd and 4th gear. It doesn't happen all the time. I had the problem once before at 52000 miles and took it to the dealer. They told me that the transmission needed serviced. I had bought the car with 40000 on it and it had a 12000 mile bumper to ... Read More
I've owed 6 Hyundai's since 1999. My first was an Elantra, which I liked so much that I bought a second Elantra 6 months later. Over 10 years, I've purchased 4 Elantras, 1 Sonata, and 1 XG350L. I service my cars regularly and the older ones were still running after 240,000 miles, when I gave them to various family members. The only one that gave me a problem was my 2007 ... Read More
This is the first time I have ever heard of sludging in a Hyundai engine. I run 10W30 Castrol GTX in every Hyundai I have owned and have never had an issue. Our summers range from mid 70's at night to low 100's during the day. Our winters will rarely go below 30, and then never in the teens. Section 8, page 10, 2010 Elantra Touring Owners Manual: Recommended for maximum ... Read More
I just found this: The brake switch operates a few things. It turns the brake lights on; it disengages the cruise control; it also controls the shift lock, traction control and ABS. There is an open recall for the brake switch (see here and here) and that would cause your problem. If the dealer replaced the brake switch, your problem should be solved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and ... Read More
The salesperson was a lying crook and ripped me off. I had Bought a half dozen new cars before buying the elantra and was to trusting, because Everyone else stated a price and that what the contract stated. He said that he would sell me the 2005 Elantra for 11,500.00 and he put on the contract 12,500.00 and Unfortunately I signed the contract because the bottom line didn’t look out of ... Read More
It has 61000 miles on it. plus it was a rebuilder. we have had it for over 2 years and it has been a great car. What do you think is wrong with it?
Take it to a dealership, assuming it has less than the mileage warranty, they should take care of any problem at no cost.
My sons 2005 elantra transmission makes what I would call a lurch when it goes from 2nd to 3rd gear. 1st to 2nd is fine and 3rd to 4th is fine. Just on 2nd to 3rd makes kind of a small jerk foward, but not all the time, this just started. Is the tranny going to hell? also this is an automatic transmission.
Are you hitting any potholes or rough road in your driving? Or possibly hitting speed bumps at an angle? And are your tires balanced properly?
I would 1) find out who has been slamming curbs with your car, 2) a better alignment shop, 3) what is wrong in the front suspension, or 4) make sure your tires are properly inflated. Alignment is not a particular issue with this generation of Elantra's, and definitely not to the extreme you are encountering. At 60K miles the alignment on my '05 was dead on. Same for my '02. I ... Read More
No car should need alignment every six months. Have you had the car checked by a dealer or other mechanic to see why it needs the constant alignments? Also, did you buy the car new or used, and if used is there any chance the car was in an accident before you bought it? What symptoms are causing you to have the car aligned every six months?
my elantra has a horrible alignment problems i have aligned it every six months since i have gotten it in 2006 and my tires are getting woren to the steel lining. are there any permanent fixes for this problem. other then going to get a alignment every six months :(
They sell for the lowest prices I've seen anywhere, not only Hyundai but Mazda and VW as well. I bought our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic in December 2005 for just a tick above $13K, including tax, title, and license.
There is another discussion here for Hyundai Elantra, on Security Systems, that has some good info in it, for example: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0f9c9e/6#MSG6 Unfortunately, that post confirms what you already heard about the fact that only 2 remotes can be set up to work with an 2005 Elantra at one time. The way I take care of this issue in my family of 3 drivers (4 when my oldest son is home from ... Read More
I have purchased a 2005 Elantra for my son. The dealership gave us 2 programmed remotes. I secured a third remote that will work with the vehicle but needs programmed. Hyundai service said their software will only allow 2 active programmed remotes at a time. I need to figure out how to get this third remote programmed so my wife, son, and I can all have access to his car. Any ... Read More
My 2005 hyundai elantra has white blochy spots on the hood of the car only? what caused that and how can it be fixed?
Tomorrow will be the fifth anniversary of ownership for my Rally Red 2004 Elantra GT 5-door, so I thought I'd say goodbye to the bumper-to-bumper warranty with an ownership summary at just over 42k miles: Likes * Great driver's seat, firm but still comfortable even for all-day trips. The dual-knob height adjuster (no longer available on the Elantra) and lumbar adjustment help there, along with a well-placed dead pedal. The steering ... Read More
I go by mileage for servicing on my 2004 Elantra (sort of--see below). Five years ago I asked the service manager at the Hyundai dealership where I bought it about service intervals, and he said going by mileage is fine. (Should have gotten that in writing I guess!) It's at almost 42k miles and my current rate is about 7k a year. The way I figure it, the timing belt gets ... Read More
Whether a problem is "minor" or "major" may be subject to opinion. What is not, is that there is a problem in the first place - whether it's major or minor is secondary. As such, if I see very few complaints about problems for brand X, but a lot of complaints about brand Y, then that's all I need to know... a dispute may break out about how much of the ... Read More
An Elantra isn't an RX-7, doesn't have a Wankel engine or warp drive with dilithium crystals, and is a pretty basic car. And there's detailed shop manuals for it, that any good mechanic should be able to follow. Because it has the usual OBD, the mechanic would need access to the diagnostic computer for some repairs, but that is very common nowadays. I understand the elementary reality of manufacturing complex products. ... Read More
"What is a Hyundai specific problem?" Gee, I don't know - I guess there's no reason then to have shops and mechanics who are dedicated to just Volvo/Saab or VW or whatever brand, huh? Wonder why they exist then :) Seriously though, that's silly. Every car brand has its pecularities, and a mechanic who is not specifically versed in that range of issues is not a good choice to have experiment ... 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
Well, let's keep the big picture in mind. It doesn't matter *why* the stats for the 2005 went down. What matters is that they *did* go down. That's the only metric that matters, because that's what the bottom line describes: likelihood of failure. To say "well it's the exact same design therefore it can't have different stats in different years" is absurd. The facts are already there: the stats *are* different. ... Read More
To me, that casts doubt on JD Power's long-term reliability scores, since the 2004 Elantra was the mid-gen refresh car, while the 2005 and 2006 were 100% carryover from 2004: same powertrains, same interior, same body, same everything. So they should have very similar scores to the 2004, and if anything the 2004 should be lower because it was the first year of the refresh, and is older. As for CR's, ... Read More
If you go by Consumer Reports, you'll see something interesting. The overall score for the car as a used car doesn't go above average until year 2004. Then, the 2005 year actually goes down to average again (not good!), and picks up with 2006. Of course, 2006 forward is too short a track record for long term reliability to tell, so the real bottom line for Elantras is: buy 2004, avoid ... Read More
Well, that is off topic but it's only a "new" car to me.... it's a 2005 model. But it looks and drives like new with new rubber, was about the same price if not a little less than a used Elantra with six airbags and ABS, has CD and cassette (I still have a lot of those), and it's a Certified car (2-year warranty) plus I was able to get 6 ... Read More
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The easiest way to find out if your car still has factory warranty on it is to call Hyundai Customer Service (number is on the hyundaiusa.com web site or in the owners manual), give them the VIN, and they can tell you whether it has warranty left. You probably already know the car's original in-service date, from Carfax, but they could tell you that also. That is important of course because ... Read More
First, consider that any stats on long-term reliability on the Elantra are from a different generation of car. Going back to the Gen 3, 2001-6, the reliability is actually quite good. (I've owned two from that generation and had very positive experiences.) So you have to go back to the Gen 2, designed in the early 1990s before Hyundai's big push on quality, to get a car that has not proven ... Read More
Did she buy it from Highpoint Hyundai in NJ??? I only ask because I live 11 miles from them in NY and our cars came from the Port of Newark to them first and then they were sent to our Dealer over in NY. Highpoint Hyundai has a lot of them on their website in NJ. That's Sussex County, NJ. I found this out by going to www.hyundai.com and registering my ... Read More
Hello group, I haven't posted in here for quite some time. Just have been busy. I have a 2005 Elantra hatchback. Just got my 33K service. I have had relatively few problems. The window and door lock control on the driver's side wouldn't raise and lower the passenger side window. My dealer replaced the entire console at no charge. The driver's side door window came loose and fell down inside the ... Read More
I would guess the clunking in the rear is either a sway bar end link or sway bar bushing. If you can get under the car (I can slide under the back end of it without even raising it with jacks), you will see a bar that runs across the car between the struts. It will be attached to the struts with end links (the are probably white plastic) and the ... Read More
I actually thought the 2002-2005 Sonata was decent-looking. The best Hyundai has had in awhile was the 2006-2008 Sonata. Unfortunately, the 2009 is a little bit softer looking (I'd only want the SE with the 5-spoke alloys). There are lots of more rounded cars as you say, and maybe I wasn't fair about that; but the round charater lines, with the round-ish headlights, rounded taillights, and I think the biggest offender, ... Read More
So the dealer kept your car for a week, gave you a loaner, and tried fo find the problem but couldn't. Then they said (hopefully in wirting?) that when it's clear what the problem is, they will fix it. I agree, that is pretty incredible, but excellent, customer service by your dealer. It could be a bushing, hard to say. I had a rear bushing problem on my 626, and it ... Read More
I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Lat year when I bought it, it had 21,000 miles on it, now it has 33,500. Well when I first got after I drove it for a while the right rear would make a clunking noise, only does this when car is stopped. Took to dealer and he said he heard it also. They gave me a loaner and kept the car for a week. ... Read More
We're a Hyundai family (2000 Santa Fe, 2005 Elantra & 2006 Tiburon) and I've just run into my first issue. I just took the Elantra in for it's 30k, and the mechanic said the rear brake cylinders are both leaking and need to be replaced. This seems a bit early in the life cycle, so I've got an appointment at the dealership. Anyone have any experience with this?
the other night i got gas and i realized after the fact that i didn't put the feul cap back on and now my check engine light is on, i have since put the cap back on nice and tight. i have a 2005 hyundai elantra with 30,000 miles on it. i called up the dealership and they said that it would take about 100 miles before the light went off ... Read More
My son's 2005 Elantra has worn the rear brake pads down to the rotor. We are taking the car in to the dealer tomorrow. I guess I need to know how Hyundai typically handles a problem like this. Here are the particulars: 28,000 miles Original front pads are fine, Dealer inspected two months ago, no mention of rear pad problem, Both sides are grinding. The way I look at it: Why ... Read More
I have a 2005 Elantra ST hatchback with 29,000 miles on it. Had it inspected by Goodyear and they told me all 4 STRUTS were leaking and this could be a warrently issue. I called the Hyundai Dealer where I bought the car and he could not confirm this. He said just bring it in and we will take a look. Anyone know if this should be covered by the Bumper ... Read More
I was having the same problem! Thanks for the help!
THANKS...got it done. I did have to remove the entire headlight assemble to get this done but it worked!!
Passenger side is easier to get to than the drivers side, but if you have problems getting the bulb out, it may be easier to just remove the whole headlamp assembly. Besides the connecter, you have to remove the blinker bulb. Remove the two screws (10 mm hex head) that are plainly visible, plus the third one that is kind of behind the assembly and down lower, and the assembly comes ... Read More
The passenger side is very easy. Directly behind the bulb, under the hood, is a large round knob. Unscrew it and you will see two wires going to a plug on the back of the bulb. Pull and wiggle the connector and it will come off. There is a little spring clip that looks like a twisted up gold colored paper clip. Unlatch it and the bulb will come out. Note ... Read More
The passenger side headlight bulb went out this a.m. on my 2005 Hyundai Elantra. Is this something that I can change myself? Do I just go to my local store and purchase the bulb and is there a better bulb than some to buy? Don't some let you see better at night than others? Do I need any certain tools? I am the "Do It Herselfer" so I would like to ... Read More
Hmm .. where to start .. I am a retired ‘car guy’, that is, in my youth, when the earth was green, wrote books on cars, did a syndicated radio show, was on GMA, that kind of thing. Picked up a 2005 GT (new) as my retirement car. Currently only 10,000 miles on it (retired - remember?) and comments as follows: * generally, like the thing (like saying that the 1940’s ... Read More
I would say plug all of those cars into the Edmunds used car pricing calculator thingy and see which are good deals. The first one sounds a little high to me. Also, there is a somewhat active Hyundai owners group in the area (http://www.dfwhyundais.com based in Dallas/Fort Worth), as well as some other Hyundai forums (ElantraClub.com, ElantraXD.com). If she ends up with an Elantra, tell her to check out those sites. ... Read More
I live in PA and my daughter goes to school in Waco TX. So I am trying to buy her a car long distance. Since I am so far away, I am hoping to shoot for someting that will allow me to 'sleep at night!' Unfortunatley, unless you are looking for a Ford or Chevy truck, the pickings are slim in central TX! I am trying to be in the $9000 ... Read More
Hi Pluto I also got a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and I did not have the Handbook. Call there 800 number tell them what you just said and they will send you the copy of the handbook. They are very nice and eager to help you. As far as the warranty goes you still have the powertrain warranty on it. As for me I am getting an extended warranty for mine. When ... Read More
Many here on Edumunds.com denigrate Hyundai resale values. I just finished some research based upon the purchase of our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic vs. a 2006 Honda Civic LX auto and a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE auto. The prices paid, including TTL, for the Civic and Corolla were based on an average of those posted here on Edmunds.com from buyers for those trims over a snapshot of time (and, forum ... Read More
Most here on Edumunds.com denigrate Hyundai resale values. I just finished some research based upon the purchase of our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic vs. a 2006 Honda Civic LX auto and a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE auto. The prices paid, including TTL, for the Civic and Corolla were based on an average of those posted here on Edmunds.com from buyers for those trims over a snapshot of time (and, forum ... Read More
Has anyone changed the trans fluid. I understand that you just remove a plug. then refill the trans to the proper level on the dip stick (hot) and what is a good tans fluid that meets the sp lll hyundai fluid.. thanks
Hi! My 2005 Elantra was just donated to a charity today! As stated earlier, the car died as a result of a clamp on the radiator hose which failed. The radiator hose caused the radiator to lose all of its coolant and ultimately, the engine died. The repair estimate turned out to be $6400 and the mechanic blamed us for not stopping sooner to check the overheated engine. We did not ... Read More
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
Hi This is great a discussion on Hyundai Elantras. Just want to know does it matter if you brought it used? If not just got mine a couple of weeks ago. 2005 I think it is a GLS because it is a 4dr automatic. Great ride.
Hi I just got a 2005 Hyundai Elantra on Aug 9, 2007.Its an automatic. Still checking it out. So far I like the way it rides, nice and smooth. Very quiet. I like the fact it still has the remaining warranty on it, but the dealership wasnt clear on what is remaining. Now I have to find out about extended warranties and gap insurance. Does anyone know about these things? What ... Read More
Hi I am a new member. I have to ask a question and I dont know where to start. I just brought a 2005 Elantra. I know I have the rest of the manufactured warranty. Here is the question. I want to buy an extended warranty and gap insurance where do I start and can you by both at the same time? I have been using all my search engines and ... Read More
Guys, please refrain from pointless rudeness. Carspace is normally a friendly helpful place and I am surprised this is among the first rudeness I have seen..why bother. Well, I was considering getting -one day a used 2004-2005 elantra solely as a tow vehicle for the following reasons...( which if you Google )lists the elantra can tow just over 3000 lbs- yes that's right. They even say - no this is not ... Read More
I'd look at a 2004-2005 Hyundai Elantra. Low cost when bought used, not a problematic car, and well-equipped in most cases. If you can swing more $, I'd look at a used Civic or Accord (if you like Hondas), or a used Corolla or Camry (although as a younger person myself, I'd pick a Honda over a Toyota anyday as the more fun car).
Over the past couple of weeks my steering wheel on my 2005 Elantra has begun to crack. Yesterday a piece broke off the wheel, leaving a "crater" on the top of the wheel. Is this covered under Hyundai's 5 yr./60,000 bumper to bumper warranty? Thanks!
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.
I found TSB 05-90-014 on the www.hmaservice.com site for Hyundai Technical Information. It is under Group: Electrical, Number: 05-90-014, Date: December, 2005, Subject: TESTING SPEEDOMETER OPERATION AND ACCURACY USING HI-SCAN PRO.
....are Hyundai's original manufacturer's warranties (specifically on 2005-2006 Elantras and '06 Sonatas) transferable to second owners? I thought I had heard that they weren't, at least at one time, but not sure now.
I meant the competition doesn't have an "H"... well at least an upright one (Hyundai H slants). The one designating HONDA to the world. Hyundai ALWAYS had more features than Honda for far less. And as far as why I bought Honda verses Hyundai, well I explained that too a couple of times when accused, as you accuse me,of "not shopping around" and not knowing what is out there. I knew ... Read More
Well, so far, after a full tank of gas and 5 days of driving my new 2007 Elantra SE, I have seen NO improvement in the MPG from my 2005 Elantra GLS. I think Hyundai's claim of 28/36P MPG is wishful thinking! This is with very conservative driving in the suburbs of Central NJ
Well, After finally test driving the new 2007 Elantra SE and seeing the MUCH improved interior and the smoothness of the ride, I decided to trade in my 2005 Elantra GLS Moonlight Blue and purchased the ELantra SE in Quick Silver Friday afternoon at Hyundai City in Burlington, NJ. After much haggling, the dealer gave me $8650.00 for my 2005 ELantra with 26900 miles in perfect condition! The 2007 SE is ... Read More
It's kind of tough to help you without hearing the noise, but I asked your question on another forum and got several suggestions to consider: * There was a recall on the exhaust manifold due to cracking. If your noise is an exhaust noise, that could be it. (I had an Escort that had a cracked manifold and the term "jalopy" came to mind in terms of the sound.) I tend ... Read More
Hyundai sales we down 14.9% in November compared to November of 2005. Hope this is not a trend. On the other hand, sister division Kia was up over 10% compared to November last year. Hyundai of Santa Ana and Hyundai of Irvine in California have a ton of 07 Elantra GLS and a few SEs on their lots. No Limited's in sight though. I know back in October Santa Ana Hyundai ... Read More
sorry about that-must have been a senior moment for me. When we have the tires balanced at our hyundai dealer they must use the hunter machine correctly. no problems. when we used to take it to our local sears. we usually had to bring it back at least once to get them rebalanced.
At a place like Discount Tire you can get lifetime free balancing and rotation added for a nominal charge. They have (at least the one near me has) the Hunter balancing machine that Hyundai recommends in their TSB on the Elantra re wheel shimmy. There has been no shimmy on my Elantras when they use this machine correctly.
germancarfanAnd Hyundai FELL in quality from 2005 (placed 20th in 2005). Talk about not improving. Incorrect. 2.60 problems per vehicle 2005 2.53 problems per vehicle 2006 Hyudai had fewer problems per vehicle in 2006 compared to 2005. That is an improvement in quality, not a reduction.
"while hyundai's 23rd place is slightly below average" Slightly below average? Hyundai is 10 PLACES BELOW AVERAGE. And Hyundai FELL in quality from 2005 (placed 20th in 2005). Talk about not improving. http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:voLhyZ8J-lIJ:www.jdpower.com/corporate/news/- releases/pressrelease.asp%3FID%3D2005089+2005+jd+power+dependability&hl=en&gl=us- &ct=clnk&cd=1&client=firefox-a
It's interesting. Hyundai tried to make some styling statements in the past, e.g. XG, Santa Fe, and Tiburon. Even the 2002-2005 Sonata. Those efforts were not exactly received with wide praise. So now Hyundai is going a more conservative route on styling--a route that has proven very successful for companies like Toyota and Honda. And Wards complains about it, even though the new Elantra has some "Korean" styling cues found on ... Read More
I have owned Hyundai's since Aug of 1999. Here's what we owned: 1999 Sonata GLS-V6(at the time, the top of the line model) Had it from Aug 99-Sept 04. 118,000+ miles. 2001 Tiburon, base model(June 01-Sept 04) 103,000+ miles. 2004 GLS V6 Sonata( still have it) Sept 04- current. Miles: 36,000. Problems: 99 Sonata: Needed new alternator @88,000 Needed new turn signal stalk(yes, you read correctly)at 93,000 Needed new raditator at ... Read More
You had better not doubt it bud it is true. Let me start by answering your first question why did I buy a 2006 Civic instead of a Hyundai product. Well it was September 2005..gas prices spiked at over $3.00 per for the first time ever I was driving an SUV (Hyundai Santa Fe) which we liked but got less fuel economy than I cared to see. I did not like ... Read More
I was thinking the same of you. You tend to pull a lot out of the air. I read that Hyundai protested the IIHS testing and supplied the thrid car to them. There were two recalls related to front air bags. One right after I purchased the car which I had done in April of 2005 and the OCS sensor which came out around a year ago. There was a class ... Read More
I had the privilege of getting to drive one of the two Elantras that made it into the nearest Hyundai dealership in Austin, TX. I was very impressed with the vehicle in the test drive. The one I got to drive was the GLS with the preferred options package and automatic. I have been researching this vehicle for a month online, even went to the Korean website to get details of ... Read More
By the way, my fellow employees at work laughed at me when I purchased my 2005 GLS in Dec of 2005. They said.."thats an old ladies car...why did you buy an old ladies car??" So skip the Elantra and step up to the plate with those other Advanced Studies Folk: prove your Machismo by getting an Hummer H2, let at least a gallon of gas spill down the side when you ... Read More
I think you should think again. I purchased 2005 Elantra and at 20,000 the trans had to be re-programed. I also though the Hyundai was a great vehicle. So I bought a used 2000 Elantra with 71,000 miles this July. I find out that powertran warrenty is not transferable... and neither is it on even new car after 60,000. ONly if you buy extended warrenty ($1400) is warrenty transable to second ... Read More
Does anyone here know what OEM tires Hyundai intends to put on the 2007 Elantra? Will they go aagain with the mediocore Michelin MXV4 plus again?? On Saturday, I just replaced my OEM Michelins on my 2005 GLS with only 21000 miles with the Komho Solus KH16. Wow! What a huge improvement in ride smoothness and comfort and better handling, particularly in the rain! This is a great replacement for our ... Read More
I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4door with Automatic transmission. It has been running quite well. This weekend, I had a trip to Smoky Mountain National Park with 5 people in the car (4 adults + one kid) and some lug gages. On the way from the Cherokee, NC to Gatlinburg, TN (climbing period, not that steep), I realized that the car speed couldn't get higher at about 40m/h although ... Read More
Perhaps you should reread the 2006 VDS (and not quote the 2005). There is NO mention of Hyundai. The fact that Hyundai has FALLEN 3 places (as compared with 2005 results)from 20th place (2005) to 23rd place (2006) shows that Hyundai is NOT improving as compared with other brands. For the record, Hyundai improved a grand total of 7 PP100 from 2005, a lovely 2.7%, BELOW the industry average improvement of ... Read More
So where can one actually find this TSB that tates "some after market oil filter may cause engine noise"??? Here is the text of the TSB: [BEGIN TEXT] Page 1 of 1 Technical Service Bulletin Subject Group Number Date Model CIRCULATE TO: [ ] GENERAL MANAGER [X] SERVICE ADVISOR [X] SERVICE MANAGER [X] WARRANTY MGR [ ] SALES MANAGER [X] PARTS MANAGER [X] TECHNICIAN ENGINE MECHANICAL 05-20-002 JULY, 2005 ALL MODELS ... Read More
Im a bit confused about the proper mileage that the transmission fluid needs to be changed on our ELantra? The overwhelming thought here is to change out trans. fluid on 30,000 miles, right?? However, the Hyundai maintenance clearly states to replace trans fluid at 105,000 miles!!?? Sure, it states to inspect at 30K, but not to change. Im just at 20,000 miles on my 2005 Elantra and my trans fluid is ... Read More
For the 2001-2005 model years, there were two trim levels in the U.S.: GLS and GT. All GTs had leather seats; all GLSs had cloth. For 2006, it's the same, except: There are no more GT sedans, but the "Limited" is offered (in sedan only). All Limiteds have tan leather.
Yup, that sounds like the lovely Hyundai service I experienced. So, you have a 2005 Elantra and they want to charge you $150 to "fix" Hyundai's own design flaw that should be covered under warranty anyway? Another testimate to Hyundai's worthless warranty.
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