2009 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Great car after 3+ years

2009 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

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GLS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Great car after 3+ years
By sreston on


2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this new for under $15k, and am delighted with the features, low cost of ownership, and overall quality of the car.

I love the problem-free driving, nicely peppy engine, comfort and interior space (I am 6'5"). The car still looks new inside and out.

I have had a few small issues as follows:
*Driver's seat makes a clicking sound in the lowest position
*Rear window sometimes made a crackling/popping sound when going over laterally uneven ground, but this went away last year after I put some product on the weatherstripping
*Driver's side window made a popping sound when rolled down--it was sticking to the stripping. Silicon lube fixed it

Otherwise the car has required zero repairs.

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Very cheap to run. No repairs, oil changes at independent mechanics, basic stuff like filter changes I DIY for almost no $--they are incredibly easy on this car, as are other things like lightbulb changes from what I've read.
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By zooballski
on 07/01/12 04:43 AM (PDT)

I am having the same problem with my back window popping and would like to know if anyone knows the product to use that would stop the noise

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