2003 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Would buy again!

2003 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

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

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Would buy again!
By DBiz on


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


Have put 45K miles on mine and it's been great. I have a small car ego: my main concerns are reliability and gas mileage. This car excels in both areas. Only corrective maintenance needed in 4+ years is to replace headlight bulbs and a blown thermostat (car overheated). The thermostat repair was covered by warranty and I got a free tow through the roadside assistance plan - no problems with either. I drive 50 miles a day for work, mostly highway, and get 32-35 mpg cruising at 70. It's probably closer to 20 mpg around town. Other mentions: Excellent storage under the hatch...good power and torque, you can pass easily on the highway...easy to use interior controls.

Best Features

Solid car all around. Outstanding gas mileage. Excellent power and control, good road feel. Good storage space under hatch. Reliable. Comfortable interior with all the standard features most would want.

Worst Features

It's hard to find too many serious things to complain about! I would make the light bulbs easier to change - unnecessarily tricky. Road noise is pronounced at high speeds, could use more soundproofing. Seats could use better lumbar support (that's a pretty individual assessment).
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