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2005 Hyundai Elantra

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Great car for the money and forgiving
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By aldvin
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I have had this car since it was new.
I had to skip maintenance at times due to have a very small budget.
Something I never recommend for any car if can be avoided, however this car has forgiven every time I have done it.
I used to drive 1000 miles a week, and not once have I had to worry if I would get to where I needed to.
I now have 174k miles on it and still get 29 mpg combined highway city driving.
The only problem I have had is breaks...my fault...and had to rebuild top of engine due to my mistake with timing belt...again my fault.
I have had a badly charging battery start in cold weather.
I will keep this car until the tires fall off compared to a car payment.


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Forgiving car...Hyundai has designed great cars.


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174K miles and still strong!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By eldom72
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car last year with 150K miles and I've already added up 24K miles to it and it still going strong. I was first skeptical before buying because it was a Hyundai but I was proved wrong, this car has been a blast to own.


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I fill up the thank ($3.36 the gal in NJ) every week and I commute everyday 30+ miles. I put Shell gas and it last even longer. it has a very good suspension (very bouncy on the highway though). It has a peppy 2.0L DOHC 16V 4 cyl engine with CVVT which is a great feature on both performance and gas mileage.


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The only few things I don't like are the headlights become too hazy quick. I've tried everything to clean them but no results so far. Also the transmission feels like it slips sometimes but I blame this on the previous owner. When I changed the transmission fluid, it was all brown. As long as I give it gentle gas, it does fine.


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Great little car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By magpie318
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car about a year ago with 114,000 miles on it. It drove like new. I never had a problem with it. While driving on the highway a deer jumped right out in front of me. I ended up hitting it. At 55 mph the car took the brunt of the impact. It felt as though I had hit a speed bump instead of a 6 point deer. When I got out of the car, and was able to see the damage done to it, I was amazed that no one was hurt. My beautiful car was totaled, but my family and I walked away without a scratch. I am now loyal Hyundai consumer.


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safest car i have ever owned
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By lizzy8911
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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i bought a 2005 elantra gt in october 2010 and i absolutely fell in love with it! i loved the whole package and the car was very affordable and great on gas! November 2010, 4 weeks after i purchased the car, i was in a bad car accident at speeds of 55 mph and i t-boned someone who turned in front of my car. I somehow managed to walk away from the accident without a single scratch on me. I would love to own this car again! and also the car i purchased was a reconstructed title so it was already in a car accident and managed to keep me alive.
and i also found out i was pregnant during the crash too and baby survived also! I want another one so bad now that i have my daughter!


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i couldn't be more happy
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By andydemarcho
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2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I've been driving my Hyundai Elantra 2005 with 80,000miles on it. still feels like new! great value for great car.


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