Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

2008 Hyundai Elantra
List price range
$2,750 - $6,995

Pros

  • Smooth and secure ride, attractive cabin design, roomy interior with adult-friendly backseat, solid construction, responsive handling, low price, long warranty.

Cons

  • Unrefined engine is noisy at mid-to-high rpm, likable interior is otherwise let down by a few low-grade interior plastics.

Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan for Sale

Hyundai Elantra 2008
112,695 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
Y2K Auto Sales
31.4 mi away
List$4,191
Est.Loan: $86/mo
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Dealer Notes
One Owner; Well Maintained; Clean; 5 Speed Manual Transmission; Matching Tires Here At Y2K Auto Sales Great Customer Service Along With A Positive And Welcoming Experience Is Our Priority! We Use Many Pricing Resources To Price Our Vehicles Below Market Value To Ensure Each And Every Customer Gets A Great Deal! The Prices You See Online Are The Same Prices In Store With No Hidden Fees. Tax, Tag, Title, And Dealer Processing Fee $250 (Not Required By Law) Not Included In Listing Price. We Provide Our Customers With A Complementary Bumper To Bumper Warranty (Some Exclusions Do Apply) On Each And Every Vehicle We Sell. All Of Our Vehicles Go Through A Rigorous Inspection Before Being Delivered To Our Customers To Ensure A Quality Used Vehicle. No Additional Charge For Maryland State Inspection. See For Yourself How Our Customers Feel About Us By Reading Our Reviews! We Hope To Make You Our Next Happy Customer!
Hyundai Elantra 2008
143,981 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
A2Z Auto Group
36.8 mi away
List$4,463
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Hyundai Elantra 2008 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
59,404 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Elantra
SE
List$6,588
Est.Loan: $135/mo
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
With the largest inventory in the area and GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL, visiting Sullivan Auto Trading just makes sense. We have a professional sales team and ASE certified technicians with many years of experience ready to serve your automotive needs We understand shopping online to find the vehicle that fits your needs is a small part of your goal. We know your #1 priority is to be confident and comfortable with accurate representation in your transaction. Our goal is not to sell you a vehicle, its our vision to earn a long standing relationship with our customers. We believe being a blessing to others is a seed sown to be blessed. We know we are #1 in pricing and vehicle condition in the market. This vehicle has been Virginia State Inspected, fully detailed and evaluated by our ASE Certified Technicians. Free Carfax reports are available for your convenience. We have an outstanding relationship with our Lending Institutions and are extremely competitive with interest rates.Please Call (540-371-9877) all Questions will be answered. Sullivan Auto Trading Inc. has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2008 Hyundai Elantra. Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This well-maintained Hyundai Elantra GLS comes complete with a CARFAX one-owner history report. The Hyundai Elantra GLS speaks volumes about it's driver, uncompromising individuality, passion for driving, and standards far above the ordinary. It's exceptional fuel-efficiency is a clear sign that not all vehicles are created with the same standards. One of the best things about this Hyundai Elantra is that it has low, low mileage. It's ready for you to truly break it in. The interior of this Hyundai Elantra GLS has been through meticulous inspection and could almost pass for a brand new vehicle. If you're looking for world-class speed, acceleration, cornering and handling, don't blink because you'll miss this truly amazing automobile. This is your chance to own the very rare Hyundai Elantra. More information about the 2008 Hyundai Elantra: The 2008 Hyundai Elantra has more interior room than two of its leading competitors, the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, and is able to match the Acura TL's interior space. The Elantra can be considered a strong value based on standard features alone, but its standard safety features especially make it a standout. Front side air bags and full-length side-curtain bags, both options on many of the Elantra's competitors, come on all Elantras. Interesting features of this model are comfortable ride, impressive safety features, fuel efficiency, inclusive warranty, strong overall value., and Roomy interior
Hyundai Elantra 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
197,071 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$2,750
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Hyundai Elantra 2008 GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
125,420 miles
Used 2008
Hyundai Elantra
GLS
List$4,898
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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Fair Deal!
$135 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
GLS trim. $600 below Kelley Blue Book!, EPA 33 MPG Hwy/25 MPG City! CARFAX 1-Owner. Consumer Guide Recommended Car, BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. READ MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Remote Trunk Release, Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Heated Mirrors, Alarm.OPTION PACKAGES: BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE PHONE SYSTEM.VEHICLE REVIEWS: Consumer Guide Recommended Car. Edmunds.com's review says It is a must-drive if you're in the market for an economy car.. 5 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 4 Star Driver Side Crash Rating. Great Gas Mileage: 33 MPG Hwy.A GREAT VALUE: This Elantra is priced $600 below Kelley Blue Book. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $15,000*.WHO WE ARE: Faulkner Subaru is a family owned and operated dealership with over 80 years of experience in providing our customers with great cars at an excellent price. Pricing analysis performed on 8/7/2018. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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A roomy and well-built economy car with surprisingly sharp reflexes, the 2008 Hyundai Elantra is a must-drive if you're shopping for a compact sedan.

vehicle overview

Every once in a while, a car will really surprise you -- the 2008 Hyundai Elantra is one of those cars. Past Elantras offered a long warranty and a low price, but couldn't really compete with all-star compact sedans like the Honda Civic, Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla. Now in its second year since a full redesign, the Elantra is the real deal, capable of standing toe-to-toe with the big boys. Plus, it still has that long warranty and low price.

Larger than the car it replaced, the supposedly compact Elantra is now considered a midsize sedan by the EPA. (Mind you, the EPA also classifies the Dodge Magnum as an SUV, so take it with a grain of salt.) Still, the Elantra is more spacious overall than its economy car rivals, and Hyundai is quick to point out that it boasts more interior volume than an Acura TL. The backseat is particularly impressive, as its high-mounted bench and generous foot room make it an easy fit for full-size adults.

The Elantra's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is an old design and isn't as refined as those found in its Japanese competitors, but it's surprisingly responsive and returns pretty good fuel economy. It also runs clean, as it's classified as an Ultra-Low-Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) in most of the country, and a Partial-Zero-Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) in California, Oregon and the Northeast.

Once underway, the 2008 Hyundai Elantra continues to impress, with decent steering and handling responses, as well as a smooth ride and a stable demeanor at high speeds. It often feels like a more upscale car than it really is, an impression furthered by the handsome, well-constructed interior. Top-quality plastics and other materials are utilized throughout; however, they are betrayed by some cheap plastics here and there, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel (on the SE trim) prone to making your hands feel a bit clammy.

As always, there are a multitude of choices in the small economy car segment. Although top-ranked sedans like the Civic may be better known, the 2008 Elantra manages to keep up with them, matching or besting each in a number of different ways. In particular, it's hard to beat the Elantra's level of features, space and quality construction at such a low price. Of course, taking a test-drive of all these choices is recommended, but when it comes time to stop by the Hyundai store, prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

trim levels & features

The 2008 Hyundai Elantra is a small sedan available in GLS and SE trim levels. The base GLS is sparsely equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a tilt steering wheel and full power accessories. The GLS Popular Equipment Package adds air-conditioning, foglights, cruise control, vanity mirrors and a six-speaker stereo with CD/MP3 player, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. The SE includes this equipment, but adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a trip computer and a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls. This year's new SE Premium Package outfits the Elantra with heated seats and a sunroof. (The latter is a stand-alone option on the GLS.) Leather upholstery can also be added to this package.

2008 Highlights

Last year's top-of-the-line Limited trim level has been dropped, but much of its equipment can still be had via an optional package for the midgrade Elantra SE trim. Stability control and brake assist have also been added as standard equipment to the SE.

performance & mpg

The Elantra is front-wheel drive and powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine capable of 138 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. In California-emissions states, automatic-equipped Elantras are certified as Partial-Zero-Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and are rated for 132 hp. Fuel economy for 2008 is a very respectable 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway regardless of transmission or which state it is sold in.The Elantra is front-wheel drive and powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine capable of 138 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque. All trim levels can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. In California-emissions states, automatic-equipped Elantras are certified as Partial-Zero-Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and are rated for 132 hp. Fuel economy for 2008 is a very respectable 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway regardless of transmission or which state it is sold in.

safety

All Elantras come standard with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and anti-whiplash front head restraints. The SE trim level adds standard stability control and brake assist for the ABS. In crash testing conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2008 Hyundai Elantra earned a top five-star rating in frontal-impact collision protection and a four-star rating for side collisions. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal offset testing, the Elantra received a rating of "Good," the agency's top score.

driving

Considering its so-so 138 horses, the 2008 Hyundai Elantra is decently quick out of the gates (zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds), especially when equipped with a manual gearbox. The engine suffers from a somewhat coarse demeanor above 3,500 rpm, however. More refined is the ride quality, which is smooth yet stable, even at high speeds, and is one of the Elantra's best attributes. Wind and road noise are also negligible. Although its personality isn't overtly sporting, the Elantra is actually a capable handler. Body roll is moderate, but this Hyundai manages to hold tight through turns, offering plenty of grip and decent steering response.

interior

The Elantra's interior quality is quite literally hit or miss. For instance, the dash-top grain and cool blue lighting looks like it could have been removed from an Acura. However, there are a few pieces here and there that wouldn't cut it in a Honda Civic. Still, the overall design is attractive and pleasing, looking as if it belongs in a much more expensive car. Your carpool buddies should be impressed. They'll also appreciate the Elantra's generous amount of space provided by the generous head-, shoulder, hip- and legroom found in both the front and rear seats. Storage is also plentiful, with plenty of cubbies and a 14-cubic-foot trunk.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Hyundai Elantra.

Pleasantly Satisfying Period of Ownership
FB, 2/27/2016
I bought this car in April 2008, as my everyday car for school and life. I compared it to the 2008 Honda Civic LX that my cousin had as well as a 2008 Toyota Corolla S that another friend had and for the value and amenities offered on this car, it was excellent. I remember Hyundai changing their whole line of cars in 2007 to rebuild their brand and reputation, so I knew I was diving into uncharted territory going with the Hyundai over the Honda and Toyota, but for 15K out the door (for the automatic) compared to around 18K for the Civic and around 17K for the Corolla during that time and what they had to offer, I could not resist the deal. Another friend of mine went all in with the Elantra in 2007 as well, and he had done a lot of research and ended up purchasing a manual one before me, so after seeing him with his car for a year, that also lead to my reasoning that the car would be a good buy. I finally ended up selling the car to another cousin a few weeks ago and upgraded to something else, but I still miss it, although it may just be fresh in my mind given that I'm still getting used to my new car. The little things mattered to me with this car, such as having 4 wheel ABS compared to the 2 rear drum sets offered in the Honda and Toyota. Fog lights were nice to have since I had always wanted a car with fog lights. Having the overhead glasses compartment, top middle compartment, under radio compartment, 2 tier center compartment, and also the two storage spaces behind the front seats was also very nice. The only thing about the car that I didn't like was that it looked a little boring, or "rental" car-ish, but I was able to fix that after I finally upgraded to the 2011-2012 Elantra 16" alloy rims, giving it the look that the SE had. The interior is very roomy, with good visibility, and I'm a big 6'1' guy. The front seats were very comfortable, compared to when I sat in the Civic and Corolla which were tight for me. Headroom is very good, although I do wish the driver's side had the handle to hold onto which is nice when you want to switch it up driving long distances. My passengers never complained, since the shortest person usually sat behind my seat which I had to push all the way back, but it seemed like everyone was fine most of the time. Another great feature that a lot of base model or step up from base model Japanese cars don't have is heated mirrors, which are very useful in the winter (even here in So Cal), and I took them for granted when I was looking for my new car, which I had to get a higher up model to get. Whenever I drove a lot of freeway, I would end up getting around 31-34 MPG depending on how fast I would accelerate, how much force I applied when braking, and how fast I would be going on the freeway. Combined, especially in the later years, the worse I ever got was 27 MPG, but when I drove gently I would get around 28-29 MPG. In the early years I was running on the stock 15" steel wheels and afterwards I was running on the 16" alloys, so those might have affected the fuel economy a little bit. I broke in the car very well when it was new, not pushing it during the recommended period, and had always changed oil myself with full synthetic 5W-20, usually Mobil 1, and in the end, I left the car off at 111K miles, with no issues whatsoever. I just performed the recommended maintenance at my favorite mechanic every time I hit the mileage listed in the Maintenance Book, and overall, the car had been very very reliable. Surprisingly, the trunk is also very large, compared to the same Civic and Corolla as well. I had been able to help friends move with the car, filling everything to the brim. My GLS model came with the auxiliary port, but I ended up using the MP3 CD a lot more due to consistency and quality issues. The 6 speaker system is phenomenal for a cheap car, better than the 2013 Accord LX's system that my family has. I'm no audiophile but I do enjoy my music and all the ranges my songs have to offer, and that is probably what I miss most from that system. Bass was deep and did not sound cheap, but vocals and everything were very clear as well! My friend put a sub-woofer in his, but honestly it was overkill since the stock system is already phenomenal. I have not been in another base model car that has an audio system that is as good as this one. Also, the car is hard to steal (unless there's some kind of new tech that thieves have access to). My friend locked my keys in my trunk once and you cannot put the seats down from the inside of the car. AAA came, unlocked the car, but the standard immobilizer didn't allow us to start the car and the alarm kept going off, so the only way was to get the other spare key/remote I had (Hyundai only gives 2 keys). Overall, the only con is the cheap plastic door panels, but I felt all other pieces in the car were pretty good quality.
An absolute bulletproof workhorse
Brian, 9/21/2015
Let's be perfectly clear. This is a commuter car. If that is what you're looking for, then this is the best value there is. My wife bought this car brand new before we met. Now she has a 20 mile commute and mine is 120 round trip, so the Elantra now carries me to work everyday. I plug away the miles, in traffic and at 80mph day after day. There was some sort of sensor problem a couple years back, but that was while it was still under warranty and hasn't repeated. I'm about to roll over 100,000 and it is running like new. I fully expect to get well over 200,000 out of this little beast. Even though its small, i fit comfortable as a large man. I'm 6'5" and 240lbs. I spend 2.5 hours a day in this car and am plenty comfortable. It fits 4 normal sized adults comfortably. On the professional level, I sell components and raw materials into the Asian auto markets. Hyundai is right up there with the Japanese auto makers in terms of quality control and engineering. It is built to last. *uodate-march 2016 Still eating the miles like a champ. I'm still yet to turn a wrench on this car.
About as good as it gets
wiccanferret, 11/7/2011
We've had this car since it was new and it now has 52k miles on it. Despite what other reviewers have said, you won't find a car that has lower maintenance costs. So far, the only things I've had to worry about, as per the owner's manual, were oil changes and an air filter. That's it. Oh, and the battery went out after 4 years, which is better than your average stock battery, especially considering the Texas heat this year. This car couldn't be cheaper to run, period. The gas mileage is decent (35 mpg) and the power and handling are phenomenal for this class of car.
Great Car
iraqwarvet, 3/25/2012
I bought my Elantra with 82,000 miles on it. It is still very solid, no rattles and drives great. And, the gas mileage! Oh so sweet! You could not ask for a better car!
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
132 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
138 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Overview

The Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan is offered in the following styles: GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

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Save up to $135 on one of 6 Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,750 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.5 to 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan trim styles:

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  • The Used 2008 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE is priced between $6,588 and$6,588 with odometer readings between 59404 and59404 miles.

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