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2001 Hyundai Elantra

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Good on gas, not too much else
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By jelmisc
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The dealership gave me an incorrect
purchase agreement and it took me over
a year to get the correct title and
VIN.I have had extensive problems
covered under warranty (broken seat
frame,cracked manifold,etc).While they
cover the work I am left carless and
it often takes multiple visits to get
the repairs done correctly.LCD panel
on radio blew-not covered.Was part of
a class action lawsuit due
to "overstated horsepower" which is
very noticeable when accelerating.
Received terrible customer service at
Rockland Auto Plaza (Nanuet, NY) and
had it not been for the excellent
service at Liberty Hyundai (Suffern,
NY) I would have ditched the car long
ago.We probably will never buy another
Hyundai.


Best Features

Good on gas mileage.


Worst Features

Better customer service. Although I had several problems with the car itself, the poor customer service accerbated the situation.


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Hyundai experiences of a large man
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By WallyJr
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I am a large man. The Elantra was one
of the few small cars that would fit me
with head room to spare. For a small
car it has been surprisingly
comfortable. But long trips require
that I stop every so often to
stretch.It has good pep when merging on
the freeway and in California that is
important. My only complaint is that
the brake pedal depresses to the same
floor level as the gas pedal.Because of
my size and large foot (size 12),I
have more than once hit both at the
same time resulting in my car lurching
forward when I was trying to brake.An
older person might lack the ability to
size up the problem quickly enough to
avoid an accident.


Best Features

I enjoy the acceleration and cruise control the most. However, I was steered to the Hyundai not by its cost or style (which are both very nice) but by the warranty periods.


Worst Features

As suggested above, for a man with a size 12 shoe, the brake and gas pedals have presented me personaly with unexpected lurching. The brake pedal needs to engage at least a couple inches higher than the gas pedal. I have suggested this to my service department.


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Great Car
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By jlmb
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought mine 2 years ago, and i been
driving the wheels off the car, I have
put about 70 000 miles on it making it
97000 total. I have to be honest, iam
impressed on how well the car still
runs. I bought mine used, so i dont have
the benefit of the warranty but so far I
had no problems with it. Ofcourse I have
done all the regular maintenance myself
oil change, brake change, etc., and its
so easy to maintain, I can now change
its brakes in 15 minutes. The only
drawback was that mine didnt have a CD
player, so I had one installed one 100
dollards, and it's poor mpg, but i do
have a heavy foot.


Best Features

Styling, build quality, easy to maintain


Worst Features

none


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Love My Elantra.
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By MKGeorge
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is by far the best value for my
money. I bought this car on impulse and
am so glad I did. I got a fully
loaded, well designed, comfortable,
great looking car. I have never had
any problems. I put several miles on
my car over and 8 month period and it
never let me down. The brakes had a few
problems but I did so much driving it
was bound to happen. It handles so
well even in the snow. For a 4
cylinder engine its quite peppy. Best
of all I got everything I wanted for a
very reasonable price. If your looking
for a well desinged car with a ton of
features for a great price, then buy
the Elantra.


Best Features

Stock stereo is actually quite good. All the controls are easy to get to. Air conditioning is awesome. Tons of space in the trunk and the backseat is nice and roomy.


Worst Features

Its a small thing...but to have the cup holders in easy reach would be nice. And of course who would love power seats...


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COOL RIDE I would recommend it
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By korrosive
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Vehicle

2001 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my GT with 30k miles on it
amidst frowns from my friends. It has
been an awesome ride and I have taken
500mile trips a couple of times with
no problems. My RR wheel hub assembly
has been replaced twice in this year
under warranty, my manifold was
replaced during my timing belt
replacement. My headlamps go out every
3 months, whenever I go through a car
wash water seeps in the rear seats
right above the trunk. I have a very
aggressive driving habit, but the car
just compels me to drive faster and
harder because it handles extremely
great.


Best Features

Power everything, heated mirrors, spacious cargo area(esp. with rear seats down), alloy wheels(I strongly dislike hub caps)


Worst Features

Fix the headlamp issue, wheel hub assy issue, lining used, location of manifold, accessibility to fog lights which are impossible to replace without lifting the car clear off the ground.


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