2003 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Okay car, but I found better

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

375 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Okay car, but I found better
By Patrick on


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


OK car overall. Nice interior - instrument panel and blue lighting were nice, but pleather was cheap. POOR GAS MILEAGE! About 18 MPG - Lower than sticker. Brake pads had to be replaced constantly. The auto trans was not that good, never had any probs with it, but it coulda shifted smoother. Engine had a rattle to it when accelerating up hills - had it checked out, but was told that the noise was normal and didn't seem to effect performance. Also when turning steering wheel, it made a scratching noise. Overall, the car had a few rattles and noises that were minor which didn't effect the performance of the car, but were annoying since they were constant.

Best Features

Minimal road noise, quiet on the highway. Interior quality was nice, got many compliments on the interior, even the pleather upholstery. I liked the body design of this Elantra better than the most recent design. That is part of the reason I didn't come back to buy another Elantra -

Worst Features

IMPROVE GAS MILEAGE! Lots of car for the money, but improve reliability & quality. Minimize Engine and cabin rattles and noise. I traded the Elantra in at 80,000 miles, I just didn't trust the car when it got more miles on it. Also did poorly on trade in value since Hyundais depreciate rapidly.
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.