Hyundai Elantra Reviews from Iran

2006 Hyundai Elantra XD-GLS 2.0 DOHC

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance400 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

In general very good car

Faults:

"Moaning" noise at engine idle speed presumably coming from the steering hydraulic pump. Some dealer say it is nrmal for this car and the other says wait until the car is fully broken in and if the noise does not go away, it might be needed to replace the hydraulic pump.

The car is brand new with only about 400 kms on the clock.

General Comments:

The way engine responses, it seems like you need to shift to lighter gears sooner than expected especially from 1 to 2nd gear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2006

2006 Hyundai Elantra XD 2.0 DOHC

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance80 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Accent

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

It's a brand new car.

In my country "Elantra" is named "Avante"

Little rough on the street bumps compared with my previous Accent.

Right now I need expert advice on the type of suitable engine oil.

General Comments:

The type of engine oils recommended by local manufacturer are: (API) CD/SG, SG and SH all of which, according to one of the first class oil producers are "obsolete".

The most suitable types available in the market here are :"SL and SJ".

What is this?

Why local manufacturer recommends oils that are out dated?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th October, 2006

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews