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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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By Rick G.
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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With 10 months of ownership/23,000 on the odometer (yes, it's quite a commute), car has done everything we've expected. Avg'ing 35 mpg on the highway. Not shabby. Sufficient get up and go for merging/hwy passing. Outside of oil changes and the suggested 15k "checkup", car has not seen the dealership for anything other than the passenger seat recall (15 minute visit for recalibration). IOW, initial quality has been exceptional. Originally was crossing my fingers on this Korean product and hoping for the best (Had my doubts but the discounted pricing in comparison to the Japanese products reflected this) but Hyundai has dispelled these misgivings. Highly suggest car if "value" is high on list.


Best Features

Sunroof is great. Leather seats are quite comfy for us. Options out the wazoo for the price. Hatch comes in reeeeal handy during the Home Depot/Lowes home improvement trips. At 6'2", 220lb, plenty of room for a commuter.


Worst Features

For some strange reason the FM reception is not that great with this stock radio/cd unit in comparison to my other vehicles. Limited range. Also, if handling (Mazda Zoom-Zoom grippin' style) is high on your list, might not be your car. Sorta like a cat crossin' a creek when it comes to cornering.


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2005 Elantra GT - Ottawa, Canada
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By Eric
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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After 3 months of highway driving, there was a very noticeable vibration in the steering wheel at speeds greater than 100 Km/hr. The rack & pinion was replaced free of charge, but I was charged for an alignment. Two weeks later, the vibration was back. This time I was charged for a wheel re-balancing. The CD player was repaired three times in a year. The tires were bald after 40,000 Km. There is excessive brake and wind noise. The driver's front headlight bulb has been repalced twice in 40,000 km (I seldom drive at night, so only the running lights are on).


Best Features

Great acceleration in 2nd gear. Starts first time at -20 degrees Celcius.


Worst Features

The Elantra should come with proper tires (e.g. BFGoodridge Traction T/As), not the cheap, sub-standard Michelin Energy MXV4 Greens. All the torque is in 2nd gear. The car needs more torque in third gear.


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great auto
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By ariola
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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good handling,& comfort,winter & summer


Best Features

d .ov 4 cyl. engine,+great accesory pack


Worst Features

ethenol burning capacity


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My GT
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By Clyde Vandivort
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have mostly enjoyed my Elantra GT (we have another GT, and '03 model). I live in the mountains of West Virginia, and do a lot of driving due to working 45 miles away. My GT is fun to drive on the twisty roads, and returns excellent gas mileage. The stereo works great and keeps me entertained enroute. My only complaint is that I have some vibration on braking, due to warped brake rotors. I am surprised at this, with only 12,000+ miles.


Best Features

Sound system; fuel economy; fun to drive.


Worst Features

Better braking systems. I tried to get a vehicle with abs, but dealer could not find one.


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Love my car
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By Amy
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2005 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car. It is fun to drive and in a world of high gas prices, it's easy on the wallet. I found that my Elantra is more roomy than I anticipated and I would buy another in a heart beat.


Best Features

Hatchback, I can fit all the same stuff in the hatch that I could fit I my minivan.


Worst Features

Nicer interior fabric.


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