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By Unbelievable
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car as a disposable commuter car. I commute 75 miles per day. Wow, I am very pleased with this car. It gets 40 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg around town. The car has power and I drive on average about 75mph comfortably. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and the car for the money! I am thinking this will be a great kid car when I am done with it.


Best Features

Handles great, gas mileage terrific, price was economical, good commuter car


Worst Features

Console is far back from drivers seat making the reach difficult for CD storage. Move console forward between seats.


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bought for college
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By polystang
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought for my final year at school. So far I am very satisfied. The engine is quite powerful for its class and its handles well. The sound system is nothing to brag about but all in all it is a very good little car at a good price. Recommended to anyone also, I'm a big guy. 6,2 and build. I fit in it very well. Good head room and decent legroom


Best Features

engine. overall styling. excellent options even in base model.


Worst Features

slightly better mpg. better stereo. a little more driver leg room.


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Decent little car
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By decent car
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my Elantra new in Nov of 05. I needed a new car after the electrical system in my 99 Jetta stopped working(very pricey repair) I have had absolutely 0 problems with this car. I have performed routine maintenance on the car, oil changes etc. New tires at 60,000 miles. I have been impressed with the peppy engine and love the gas mileage, I average 36 to 38mpg highway. I commute a lot to work and school. I do not like the fact the engine revs at higher rpms when shifting gears with the 5 speed manual transmission. Sheetmetal dents easily and paint has worn off the hubcaps. Interior has held up nicely, had to install new radio and upgraded the speakers. Wish I had the sunroof


Best Features

gas mileage,peppy engine,quiet ride and interior, no rattles in interior after 70,000 miles.


Worst Features

improved sheetmetal,standard abs,trunk open button on key fob,hate to activate the alarm sounds like a bird chirping,trunk needs padding on the trunk lid feels tinny when shut,


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NO PROBLEMS - LOVE IT
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By ELANTRA
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car as a new left over and paid 12 grand and that includes tax and all dealer fees. A few later Hyundai sent me a check for 400.13 dollars. I didnt ask why and only made my purchas sweeter. Im a strong at the table when dealing with salemaen and they hate me for it. 88000 AND NO PROBLEMS, NO RATTLES, 28 MPG, NOT GREAT BUT I DRIVE VERY HARD. My car is a 5 speed and I tow a jet ski and somtimes a trailor for yard work and still get 28 mpg every time out. The motor is a 130hp and beats most others in its class. The is of good quality and im an old motor head and know cars. Safety and performance and reliable as Honda. Hyundai I will be back after getting 200000. I have no doubt !


Best Features

Lets just say I drove 15 hours and 900 miles from Ny to GA and thats what hooked me. This car can boogie for a four cylinder and has more HP and torque then the competition. I liked that because I tow a jet ski to the lake many times per year and needed the power only hyundai has to offer.


Worst Features

This car has more air bags then the competition so shop wisely.Keep the price low so regular guys like me can buy new.


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Maybe a Glitch?
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By John H
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We bought the Elantra used with about 22,000 in the summer of 06 - it had previous been a rental car (Hertz?. The cars has performed flawlessly until it blew a head gasket at 68,340 miles. Since I was the second owner - the warranty expired at 60,000 miles. I asked Hyundai America to at least partially compensate me for the repair since I think it was a fluke and they just blew me off. Perhaps it was the last one off the assembly in on a Friday afternoon. The gas mileage has always been a bit lower than I expected - less than bothe the Corollas and Civics that I have owned. I am guardedly optimistic about the car since everyone else that has them say they are great.


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Pretty good gas mileage Radio is good AC is good


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