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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

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Excellent Value!
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By SpringTX
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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This has been an awesome car so far.
The value for dollars spent is great.
All of the options the car came with
exceed my neighbor's new midsize that
was almost $6k more!


Best Features

The heated/deforsting back window *AND* side mirrors are a welcome addition to the features (one I didn't know I'd value until I used it one cold morning!).


Worst Features

Perhaps 20 to 50 more HorsePower to live up to "GT?" Also, better quality of snap-on trim components on interior (2 of mine have broken in 1 month).


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Great Second Car
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By Stevete
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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I had a Porsche Boxster S and a Mercedes
S430 when I bought this car. Sold the Boxster
S and use this car instead. Sound system is
much better than the Boxster and the car is 10
times more reliable than the Merc. I could
have bought 7 of these for what I paid for the
S430.


Best Features

Content for the price. Car is well screwed together. Looks better than all of its competitors. Reliability.


Worst Features

Would like to see a few more selections on interior colors. Dark gray/black is hot and claustrophobic in Florida.


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Jos's Car
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By Jos Sante
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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I am 62 year old man and have owned 8
new cars in my lifetime. A VW, Chevy,
Mercury, Toyota, Mitsubishi and this
Hyundai is the best new car I ever
owned. The design is smart, well done,
clean and safe. It is also the best
price car I ever bought and with the
most conveniences included in standard
price.


Best Features

The appearance and the air bags.


Worst Features

Improved gas mileage.


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Hyundai surprise
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By BillG63
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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I was surprised by the value proposition
of this car. It's fun to drive, gets
good mileage (my mileage would be better
if the car wasn't such fun to drive)and
it seems to be very well put-together.
And with the 10 year warranty you can't
go wrong.


Best Features

Handling, comfort, quiet, cargo room with hatchback, features


Worst Features

Better interior cabin lighting. Bring a flashlight; the dark interior and puny courtesy lights make the car impossible at night.


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Very Nice Car
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By joeveto
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2003 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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This is a great car. The size is
deceptive, as it's much larger on the
inside than you would think. The car
looks a lot like a Saab 9-3, but has
more interior and cargo space. And it's
more efficient. We go on trips with our
two kids and the dog, or with four grown
adults. The car handles all our stuff
and returns 34mpg.

We've had no mechanical issues with this
car. No squeeks or rattles. Great car.


Best Features

I love the hatchback. I also love the features for the money. Leather, moonroof, trip computer, nice stereo, $15700.


Worst Features

Second gear is too tall. The engine falls out of its peak when hitting second. That's it. Great car.


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