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5 out of 5 stars

an absolute beast

jameyjame, 04/04/2016
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

what can i say?, this car has been stupid reliable. 14 years old and i have literally put less than $2000 into the car. snow? rain? beast mode.

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3.63 out of 5 stars

Good if there's no rust

pmak1, 01/31/2015
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Had this car only a short time due to an unfortunate accident but put 15000km in that short time and the car was very reliable only problems were the the radio/cd player died and the rust ate through the left lower control arm. So if your looking at getting one just look for rust around the suspension.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Takes my beatings, and keeps on ticking!

washadair, 01/25/2014
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
19 of 21 people found this review helpful

Bought new, and never babied! It gets neglected and abused! So the fact that it's still going strong, with nearly 230,000 miles on it, and hasn't needed any major repairs, is AMAZING! Oil changes done when I get around to it, often after 10-15k miles. Never brought it in for scheduled maintenance, but did get a complete Tune-Up once or twice. Original clutch lasted for over 200k miles! The radiator and thermostat were replaced the year prior. A few things have worn out, or about to: Driver's door won't lock (bad relay switch) making key fobs useless; the motor for the driver's power window is slowly dying; can't change time on clock; high-beams turn on randomly when using the turn signal.

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3.38 out of 5 stars

Okay until the end

tuco11, 04/01/2011
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
7 of 8 people found this review helpful

I brought the car in 2007 with 32,000. Besides needing to take it in after a couple of months because of a bad transmission range switch, it was good just needed normal maintenance. I sold it a couple of days of ago because at 1116,000 miles the transmission started to slip which a any transmission work would cost more than the car was worth. Overall considering the age of the car and the fact that it was in the rust belt, it was pretty good.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Few Repairs until Engine Failure 150k

PG, 11/17/2008
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Bought new in 2002. It had only two very minor repairs during the 150,000 miles I had the car 1)coolant thermostat (replaced myself for $30. 2)Headlight bulbs - replaced nearly 3 times...not very expensive but a little inconvenient. The car was extremely dependable on a daily basis and very fuel efficient. However, at 150k miles, the thrust bearing went out in the engine, meaning I needed a new engine. The replacement cost would have been about what the car was worth..$3000. I would highly recommend the car but would suggest calling a dealer first to see if the 02 models are known for this particular engine problem.

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