I drive a 2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS. The car is fantastic on gas mileage and is rather cheap to fill up! I love how easy the steering is along with how fun it is to drive. My brakes work great. The interior is rather ugly as is in most Elantras the good part about that is they come with so many cool options for seats and dash kits that you can purchase to really make the car feel like your own. It is a great buy and I would recommend all of my friends and family to purchase one just so they can see how comfortable and smooth driving the elantra gls really is. I do plan on purchasing a newer one this year and turning mine into a rally car. So if you wanna race lets be in touch haha.
... and, much to my surprise, they backed the warranty to the max! AND the RoadsideAssistance was very, very well done. With these warranties, I have recommended these cars to friends and family. Great little cars, practical as all hell and solidly reliable.
This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. I have put 80,000 miles on it so far and I have had no major repairs. Only maintence type repairs have needed to be done. Very good car for the price.
I've owned my Elantra for almost a year, I bought it for around $4,500 in 2009. As I write this considering the age and mileage of my car I have boon somewhat lucky considering how hard I drive it. I have had some somewhat minor issues like CV joint problems and ball joint issues. Still I would definitely not recommend anyone buy one, unless it was in very good shape. Look into buying a reliable car and don't rush into buying. I wish someone would have told me this but instead I rushed and bought something cheap and I could have done better and so can you.
136000 and still going strong. I drive it easy and give it tlc.everything works. it is a good little car. I love it. cassette player died but I got a after mart that's sounds good. I don't know what these other people knock it for. it ony cost me 13000 dollars new.maybe I got a good one but I still love it. 15 winters so far and runs like a champ. rustproofing does pay off. body has none and paint still sines because I wax it often. so there
Engine performance is spirited. The tachometer-indicated redline is 6,500, but a soft rev limiter started cutting in at 6,250 and got more aggressive as it climbed to the 6,500 mark. Needless to say we shifted as close to that limiter as possible and were launching at higher and higher rpms in order to achieve the best times.
Brake performance is outstanding, especially considering that this vehicle was not equipped with ABS brakes. The pedal modulation was excellent and allowed us to get the braking distance down to the level of ABS-equipped vehicles.
The biggest complaint we could have is that steering feel is a little heavy when compared to some of its competitors, and could be a touch faster, but is still very good. Handling is very controllable with a solid, planted feel, that creates confidence in this vehicle and its abilities. This car is going to take names and kick some butt. Neil G. Chirico