Used 2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Consumer Reviews - 82 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

82 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Elantra model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Too low to the ground, and inside seating
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By joy
on

Vehicle

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've always driven manual cars, Honda Preludes, Toyota Celica but times changed and I bought this car my first 4dr, and it's a jewel. It's not fancy it's functional since I could not afford a Prius. My only complaint it's too low to the ground making certain curbs and deep snow, and potholes a major challenge. The seating is very low and very uncomfortable. With so many trucks and SUV in this area, my car has been hit three times in there years, meaning it's low to the ground the big guys back into my car though parked and take my bumper or leave a major expense to the back of car.


Best Features

Economical, space and basically zippy for a manual 4cyl


Worst Features

Interior seating way too low and to low to the ground for driving in snow, and defending the big ol brutes of BIG RAMS, etc.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Terrific vehicle!!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Karen
on

Vehicle

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Love the vehicle. Never buy American again due my experiences 4 almost 50 yrs driving. Vehicle has great power & pickup for a 4 sp auto trans. Gas mileage (approx 25 mpg) is great because drive about 45% city, bal hwy. Tend to gun it from stop lite. Handles well, comfortable to drive although at times feel the seats bit 2 low 4 long distance driving. Notice difference when driving dad's sonata. Noticed steering wheel was shaking at high speeds, learned rt front wheel was slightly bent. Hit a terrific pothole dec 2008 . Experienced blowout. Bought 2 new tires (not dealer) they didn't check wheel even though I explained what happened. Had slow leak. Now ok.


Best Features

RW defroster, dual F airbags,F side AB, tilt steering, power locks, tach & trip meter, inter wipers, remote fuel, trunk release,60/40 split folding rear seat, lots "storage", sun glass holder,rear child seat anchors,Michelin tires


Worst Features

Higher driver seat, sun visors that actually block sun. Too short. Better visibility rear window. Difficult judge distance. Can't see end trunk.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Customer Lost for Life
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Rebecca Gavin
on

Vehicle

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I am writing this review because I am extremely frustrated by an intermittent problem with the air conditioner. Basically, sometimes the air comes on, and sometimes it doesn't. It can take as long as 5-10 minutes for the fan to kick in. Imagine what that's like when it's 90 degrees out? Problem is, it's intermittent. I've had it in to the dealer. But if it's working when I bring it in, they can't figure out the problem. So, I will likely have to live with this as long as I have the car. I have to use my car for my job, so this is pretty awful. Every summer, it's the same thing. No more Hyundais for me.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

cheap, tinny and reliable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ben
on

Vehicle

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We have had the Hyundai since new, it now has 111,000 miles on it and it is very reliable and has never let us down. However, the rest of the car is falling apart around the drivetrain. The rear door locks don't work, the windshield broke the first year we bought it and it eats tires! Not to mention it dents if you look at it funny. It has not been a bad car but I would not buy another Hyundai. The fit and finish makes you feel like you failed in life somewhere and you will soon be parking this thing in front of your used trailer


Best Features

gas mileage! it does get 35+ mpg if you drive it gently


Worst Features

better build quality- take a hint from toyota and honda - you can build a cheap car without it feeling cheap.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

One of the best used car values around
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mattba
on

Vehicle

2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My Elantra is a 5spd model. Excellent power and fuel economy. Very good build quality and very comfortable for the class. This car feels like it will run forever. The only negatives are the ease in which you can dent the body panels and the engine turns a bit to many rpm's at highway speeds for my taste. The resale value is poor, which makes it an excellent used car value. I bought mine in Dec. of 08 with 23,000 miles on it for $7.5k Would highly recommend the Elantra


Best Features

Good power, good room, good 5 speed linkage, good fuel econ. (27 mpg around town and 33-34 on the highway)


Worst Features

make the body panels a bit more durable, paint quality isn't great... the steel wheels rust easily


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT