2003 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Going on 5 years and 2 transmi

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

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GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Going on 5 years and 2 transmissions
By Kim C. on


2003 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


One month after purchasing brand new the problems began. Had to arrange multiple visits to dealership for various issues:1 month-check engine light repeatedly on 3 months- rotors had to be cut, new brakes warranty covered as per recall. 5 months-black around Windows and hatchback hinges needed to be replaced. All minor compared to the transmission exploding (pins blew out the side- pics avail) at 31k miles. Not covered in 100k mile warranty because I did not have trans. Fuel changed at 30k as suggested in manual. I compared w/ other vehicle manuals Toyota, Nissan and tran. Fuel change is suggested @ 50k miles. Suggested not required or car would stop running. Now 79k mi. And need new transmission.

Best Features

Can not think of a great feature. I suppose I could enjoy the rear view mirror is OK because it did not fall off yet.

Worst Features

Motor / transmission / tire rods / rotors / paint / noise proof.
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