2003 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Great car for the money

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

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

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Great car for the money
By Radley on


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


Bought this car new in late '02; now have 92K miles. Had only a few minor problems, all covered under extended warranty: E-brake cable, rear wheel bearing, hatch latch. Orig. tires went 40K miles, brakes a bit more. Needs a new clutch, but 90k mile seems about right. Paint is sensitive to dings and scratches, but the body has held up fairly well. I've lost a few radio control knobs, and the speakers are beginning to give a little static, but the interior has held up nicely. Service at dealers has been mixed, sometimes too expensive and other times they don't do things listed in manual (like radiator flush at 60,000). Resale value isn't great, so I will keep this car until it falls apart.

Best Features

Leather interior, Sunroof, 6-speaker stereo, Trip/mpg computer, hatchback design, Saab 900-like shape, Hyundai warranty

Worst Features

Better paint quality, better low-end torque.
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