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I wouldn't buy it again.
By tanian on 04/29/14 06:35 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I got this car in May 2011 with only 10 miles on it. At 63,xxx miles the wheel bearings went out, on the driver side then 65,xxx the left side. at 85,xxx spark plugs and computer update. Now at 94,xxx miles the drive train broke. I have a 100,000 mile warranty so its covered. But this car is sluggish at times and the gas milage isn't all that. I average 32 mpg. I drive mostly highway some city. Lots of backroads and hills. The car dents very easy with door dings galore and a small hail storm got the best of it. I found putting V-Power gas in it makes it run alot better. (cost alot more though) and the seats stain with just water.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
41000 Leased Miles Review
By vixyswillie on 01/01/14 13:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Review based on 41000 leased driving miles in SE Wisconsin. No major mechanical problems. One recall repair for defective airbag headliner support bracket. Scheduled maintenance costs low. Ride somewhat noisy and rough, including side-to-side jostling over stretches of rough roads. Poor performance in snowy/slippery conditions (could have been a tires issue). Maneuverability excellent. Feature set excellent - an amazing value for the money. Beautiful exterior styling - got lots of compliments on the car. Interior comfortable, fairly roomy and well designed. Outstanding fuel economy (low to mid 30's combined city/highway). I would recommend this car.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
blows smoke
By seprfi on 09/23/13 09:36 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

i have seen multiple comments online about the elantra blowing smoke. i have had the same problem,almost causing an accident on the freeway at 65 mph. people were swerving behind us. the dealership said we were blowing the carbon out, but we were doing 65 mph for quite a long time before i had to go into passing gear to change lanes to get off the freeway. Who do we escalate our complaint too ?
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LOVE this sedan. Have only a few dislikes
By cooperlr on 07/14/13 17:06 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I love this vehicle. I am leasing this vehicle and would love to own it. Thinking of purchasing it or even rolling my new lease to another, newer Elantra. Overall, this car is excellent and has been very reliable. Hyundai has stood by their advertisements with the fuel-efficiency even though they give me a check for every five thousand miles due to a suit pressed against them for failed fuel-efficiency. I live in the city and drive highways daily. I get 38-40.5 MPG Highway and/ or 30-35 MPG City. I drive 60 miles give or take a day.
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WHITE PEARL ELANTRA-PAINT ISSUES ON PLASTIC SURFACES
By mary151 on 06/05/13 00:30 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I own a 2011 white pearl Elantra. The paint of the front bumper is a different shade of white than the side panels. Positively more yellow and less pearly. The dealer and Hyundai Motor representatives acknowledge the problem (fading) but states that my issue is, I quote: "consistent amongst all similar vehicles". In plain English :"we are aware of the problem but since nobody complains you'd better live with it". It is absolutely abnormal to observe this situation on a less than 2 years old car and the problem seems to get worst overtime...same problem started on door handles and rear bumper
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Wish I could buy another and save it for when this one is finished
By jakenoname on 05/31/13 04:53 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I am middle aged so I have owned multiple cars from compact to SUV and vans. This is my favorite car ever. At 50,000 miles I get 40 miles a gallon... 35 city. I drive a long way to work so this really helps.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
update on 2011 Elantra Limited
By youngblood on 03/16/13 10:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Now have 13,500 miles with no change in gas mileage due to "break-in." On the highway, still get 33 mpg at 75-80 mph; 35-36 mpg at 65 mph; and 38-40 mpg at 55 mph. City driving (avg. 25 mph) is 22-24 mpg. Mileage is better with "regular" gas vs. 10% ethanol blend. No mechanical problems although I was told that rear wheels cannot be aligned - no adjustment possible. Ride is harsh and noisy at times. "Leather" seats are comfortable and showing no wear yet. Still get compliments on appearance of car.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Don't be seduced by the phantom fuel economy
By zapfogldorf on 12/16/12 07:06 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Had our GL for almost two years and got our best mileage during the break in period which we were told was 3k. It didn't get better after 3k. We were told that the break in period is actually 5k. It didn't get better after 5k. T keep this shorter, we went in after each required distance had been travelled and each time were told that it was more. After 5k it was 7k then 10k then 12.5k then 15k then, finally we were told that under no circumstances is break in less than 20k, ever. Where did all the other numbers come from then? Bottom line, we are at over 29k now and we get the worst mileage in the life of the car. We're getting 11-14L/100 km. We're extremely disappointed.
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Not being Truthful must be part of Hyundai's Culture
By dmee on 11/17/12 09:13 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I would have never bought this car if the MPG was this low. My low is 23 mpg and the high was 34 on a 8 hour drive, not using A/C or the fan. I called the dealer shortly after buying it, they told me there was a break in period and just to wait. There must of been email damage control so everyone would lie to customers and say the same thing. When I questioned the MPG when the Hyundai dealer called me a week ago to try to sell me a newer car, he said he wasn't aware of any law suit but questioned me if I liked my Elantra besides the fuel mileage. I said no, and he hung up the phone. Quality!! I don't want the $100 rebate a year, I want a refund plus 15% for the lies they told me.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car
By catbarone on 09/29/12 16:18 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We have had our 2011 Elantra for about 1.5 years. We have about 28K on the car and have had no problems whatsoever. I regularly get 35 mpg in mixed driving and get 40 mpg in highway only driving. We got the navigation and it works very well. Its a fun little car that is great for commuting!
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