1996 Hyundai Elantra Wagon 1.8L
To date the repairs have been minimal and the car has never been into a dealer or even a mechanic. All repairs have been done by me.
2 sets of front brake pads (still running original rotors and rear brakes)
2 timing belts (get them BEFORE they break)
Clutch at 175,000km (slipped it trying to back into an uphill parking spot, my fault)
Replace starter brushes at 225,000km.
2 O2 sensors.
2 sets plug wire and plugs.
All in all pretty cheap ride!
This car is probably the best car I have ever owned. I am copier tech and cover a large area of northern Alberta. I carry a great deal of parts and require a lot of room.
The power of this motor is great and it holds up very well.
I get 600km to a 48l tank and its been that way as long as I have owned the car.
No oil leaks and it uses about 1l of oil in 10,000km.
Body is just starting to show its age and I will be doing a bit of touch up when the snow's gone.
Sure wish that Hyundai still made the wagon version!
This car will go well over the 300.000km mark with no problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th March, 2007