I'm new to the forum and am trying to get some feeback from some owners. I'm considering an Elantra as a daily driver for my wife. She has about a 120 mile round trip commute every day. How reliable has your Elantra been? The 100k mile warrenty is very attractive, but it's only as good as the dealer doing the work. Has anyone ever had any issues with dealers giving them a hard time about warrenty work?
Also, what are your general likes and dislikes about the car? Would you buy another one?
Id say get a manual, the autos seem to be the ones that have problems. Hyundai itself stands behind there customers so even if you have a crappy dealer a call to there 1-800 number normally fixes the issue. I have 57k on mine and other that some strange noises from time to time its never let me down. : Yes I am thinking of getting another if they show up with the 2.4 in the next body style.
Ive had my hyundai for over a year now,,,I bought it with 75000 on it and a bad tranny I did a tranny swap to a standard and have had no issue with it except the occasional clutch chatter but that could be anything related to the cheap clutch..........I now have over 100000 and still take it to the track for the occasional drag meet..
I have a '97 Elantra GLS w/auto and I have put 187,000 miles on it and still going strong. The only trouble i've had with the tranny is the Pulse Generator. It has gone out a couple of times but that's an easy fix. I'm not afraid to take it anywhere. I had a '90 Exel that i put 265,000 miles on. My 15 yr old daughter is getting an '01 Tib as her first car so that should tell you how much I trust these cars. My Dealer has always bent over backwards to help me out. Hyundai does not have loaner cars for their customers but my servive manager loaned me his car once because they were not finished with mine when they said they would be. So guess who I'm buying my Tib from!
Thanks for the replies. I've had some reservations about buying a Korean car, but everyone has good things to say about the reliability. I would most likely get the manual, 4 cyl autos just plain suck IMO.
How about other aspects? Ride, handeling, shifter, clutch, anything...
I will have timing belt and back barings to do... but thats normal.
It still feels like new.
Unfortunately, an 80 year old driving a buick fainted on his way home and this happened.
My car is getting fixed ... will get it back on friday.
So, My rental is a 2002 Civic
It costs more then my car.
The seats suck
I got no RPM gage
The suspension is a soft peice of crap.
Ill admit its pretty fine on first and second... shift to third and its got NOTHING.
manual windows, manual door locks...
Inside is freaking poor.
I STRONGLY SUGGEST BUYING AN ELANTRA GT
And I suggest getting it used... like a 2004 with 50000km from a 30 year old or something.. due to poor resell...
Bought my 96 with about 101, 000 miles with an auto tranny missing overdrive, ran it about 900 miles and the head gasket blew, so I swapped an engine out of a 00 and i've driven about 500 miles with no problem so far
My car is ten years old... I drive it like Mario Andretti, and ive had Zero issues. It pulls like hell, it turns like a go-kart. Ive wasted many a Civic, and it still runs like a champ. Plus, even tho it is ten years old, it looks like its only 5 or less. The styling deparment of Hyundai hit a grandslam on the J2 IMO. Get a Hyundai, you will love it I swear.
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