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2011 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Reviews

2011 Hyundai Elantra

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Horrible Car
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Sarah
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2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I bought my 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS last May with only 38,000 miles on it. For the first 6 months it was fine... in less than a year I had to replace all brakes, all rotors, all calipers, all the tires, all the coils, all the spark plugs, and get the seats professionally cleaned because WATER stains them...
I was STILL having issues with it and no one could seem to find the issue... when we went back to the Hyundai Dealer and they drained my engine they found a ton of metal in the oil pan... the engine is done. Now I owe $10,000 on a car that needs a new engine that Hyundai would only give me $500 bucks for if I wanted to trade it in. I am, therefore, stuck with replacing the engine. I will hope that with a new engine they will give me at least $6,000 for it and I will take the loss so that I can trade in for a new car. This car has drained our savings and really hurt my work because I've been stranded numerous times on the side of the road because he stopped accelerating (also a problem we could not find "why"). Even with winter tires, the car is so light is has swung out in the rear on the highway going 40 mph in the winter blocking the highway. I feel safer in our "beater" car which is a 2001 Jetta. Horrible car.


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Not being Truthful must be part of Hyundai's Culture
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By dmee
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2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Outside styling.


Worst Features

Be truthful with supposed EPA fuel mileage. Better glue with interior. Front seat sucks! I am not a small guy but I can't drive it for longer than 45 minutes or have a backache. If you have back problems, ask to drive a friend's before buying it. And it's too costly to purchase a new one. It sucks when you get a flat and may need to wait hours until a tow truck gets to you with the Hyundai road side service.


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Weak in some areas
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By trafficjam
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2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I no longer care about the mileage. At first it was great, 40 on the freeway 31 in town but after 22,000 miles it has fallen off. The major problem with this car is its horrible rear suspension. I cut someone off on the freeway, not because I wanted to but because i hit a bump and was thrown into the next lane.Can't wait to get rid of it.


Best Features

hands free phone operation, air conditioning,exterior and interior design


Worst Features

Better interior materials, a real rear suspension, terribe outward vision


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best ever
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By chuckyb42
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2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I have owned Hondas for the past 10 years
The main reason was that I was a Honda salesman during that time
Also Honda's comfort, cost of ownership and reliability were buying factors.
My lease was up on my CRV so I started to look for a replacement.
After reading all the positive reviews
for the Elantra, I decided to give
it a try
Years ago I would look at a Hyundai vehicle
After driving the Elantra I was blown away by its quality appearance and ride
Ive had my GLS for 3 months and LOVE IT Great gas mileage great features
outstanding vehicle.
Run dont walk to your Hyundai and try one


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My First Hyundai
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By andy_yen
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2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I bought this car solely for the gas mileage.
I did not buy a hybrid because I already have a hybrid.
I do not want to have 2 hybrids.
After driving 1,000 miles, I only get an average of 24 - 26 mpg.
It was calculated by the miles driven and the number of gallons I put in.
I drive half city and half highway.
I do not understand why some reviewers got up to 46 mpg.
Although the display panel shows 28 or 29 mpg, I believe my calculation is more realistic.
Besides gas mileage, the car is fully equipped.
I have a GLS automatic with preferred package.
I paid invoice price.
It is a good deal when compared to other dealerships.
Most are selling it at or above MSRP.


Best Features

Fully equipped if you are willing to pay. It is still cheaper than other manufacturers.


Worst Features

gas mileage is not as good as advertised. It should be improved.


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