2008 Hyundai Elantra X20 2.0
Very comfy, good styling, easy to drive and reliable
Outside temperature gauge.
Well, I was about to buy a brand new Kia Forte for RM 85,000 (approx.), but then I happened to test drive a 2008 Hyundai Elantra X20, and I changed my mind.
The X20 runs like a continental/heavy car as compared to the Forte, and it has a much smoother drive due to its 2.0 engine.
Nice interior, and a decent yet trendy exterior.
Don't get me wrong, the Forte is a very good car, but the drive and bells and whistles are targeted more towards the younger crowd. I'm in my mid 30s, and preferred Hyundai's styling and drive, plus I got to save almost RM 30,000 :)
Yup, I paid RM 56,000 for my beautiful Elantra, and have been driving it very happily for past few months, with an average fuel consumption of 9-10km/litre in the city.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2012
Original Poster again:
It has been almost 2 years since I bought this vehicle. As a reminder for those who did not read my original review, this vehicle was purchased as a Pre-Owned.
The car has given absolutely no problems whatsoever. I have been maintaining it properly as well.
Things which were replaced:
Besides, normal oil changes, the brake pads were changed (all 4) and the battery.
The only bad part of the car is its fuel consumption. I drive it in city almost 100% of the time and I get between 7-8Km/L.
The car runs smooth, no rattles, no strange pulls, engine missing or transmission jerks. It feels like a kind of a premium car. Interior has the right amount of leather with some plastic pieces on appropriate places. Very comfortable ride and handles quite well for this size of a car.
If you are considering to buy a Pre-owned vehicles with limited budget, please keep this car in your list. It will appeal to people who are in their 30/40s, maybe as a second car or even for a main car, it is quite nice. Much better drive and comfort than a Honda City, Kia Forte, Toyota Vios or Corolla for a fraction of the price.