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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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Economical & Reliable
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By Smhromeo
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Vehicle

1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car new. Engine has been
great and with over 100,000 miles,
still runs like it is new. Never broke
down. Recently replaced spark plug
wires and battery, but no other
problems with engine. Always kept up
with scheduled maintenance. Came with
Michelin tires and lasted 55,000
miles. Replaced brakes for the first
time at 80,000. Spent very little out
of pocket. Did get extended warranty
to 100,000 and did use it to replace
the retractors on the windows. GOOD CAR
FOR THE PRICE!


Best Features

Gas mileage (25-33mpg). Smooth and quiet ride. Economical if money is an issue and it has been very reliable.


Worst Features

Power window retractors need to be replaced often. Use more quality parts for the doors (plastic). Use better quality batteries.


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All about the Warranty, Extend to 100K
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By YippySkippy
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1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

It is all about the Warranty, Extend
to 100K miles, Hyundai has probably
put $5,000 in warranty work in our
vehicle. It is now at 95,000 and
running just fine. Power windows break
all the time and some serious
transmission and engine problems
happened. Thank goodness for the
warranty. I paid for the car brand new
and have paid for oil changes and the
30K, 60K and 90K services and the car
keeps running. There is an
inconvenience cost associated with a
Hyundai trying to claim on all the
problems. So without the warranty, the
vehicle is a big risk.


Best Features

The trunk is deep, nice 60/40 split. Even at 90K miles it still feels new when it drives.


Worst Features

Make power windows more durable, ours broke like 8 times. The seats are not comfortable at all. Long drives are not recommended in this vehicle.


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Sell before warenty ends
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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By ChandlerSunDevil
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Vehicle

1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Gas mileage getting worse as car ages,
expensive to repair, rubber and plastic
parts already crumbling from the heat
here in Phoenix. Had to replace front
strut mounts @ 60k due to rubber rot.
Very poor quality materials. Lots of
rattles, paint on front bumper
oxidizing badly from sun despite lots
of wax. Car aging very fast. Good
college/school car but get a real car
fast afterwords. Once bumper to bumper
warranty expires the depreciation of
value and cost of repairs make car a
very bad choice. Long wait for parts
for major repairs such as bodywork.


Best Features

Handles nicly in town, good size.


Worst Features

Everything. Just get a Toyota, they arn't much more expensive but have the quality.


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Great Car
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By Will S
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Vehicle

1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had a great experience with this car.


Best Features

It has some get up a go for being such a small car.


Worst Features

Needs a fold down rear seat


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Great Car
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Fun To Drive
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By peachferrari
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Vehicle

1999 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car with about 40,000
miles on it. Shortly after, the check
engine light came on, and I had to get
the catalytic converter replaced. I
was able to do it in Utah, as the Las
Vegas dealer I went to didn't give me
the time of day. Other than that, it
has been great. Love the peppy engine
and my aftermarket CD player sounds
good with the speakers.


Best Features

Peppy engine, styling, warranty


Worst Features

Lessen road noise (I think this has been improved on newer models), make the rear seat fold down, and make the seats more comfortable, they kill my back on long trips.


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