2005 Hyundai Elantra Reviews from North America - Page 5 of 7

2005 Hyundai Elantra VE e.g. 2 l

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission e.g. 2 l Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 kilometres
Most recent distance32000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Mercury Sable

Summary:

Leaves much to be desired

Faults:

Brake pedal goes too far down for a car with such low mileage; dealer says that's normal. In cold weather the engine pings; technician says to use higher octane, but that does not solve the problem. Tires are noisy, and I feel every bump on the road. Wife would rather drive the old '94 Buick Century. She only likes the CD player in this car.

General Comments:

I regret buying this car. "The colour is nice" was the only compliment this car ever got from other people.

After riding in other peoples' cars and then riding in this one I can see why they don't like it. The ride is rough and noisy; not smooth at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st July, 2007

20th Aug 2007, 11:42

If you had researched thoroughly you would have no regrets.

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L I4 Gas

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0L I4 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance11206 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Hyundai is no longer the company to avoid

Faults:

Passenger side air-bag sensor is faulty at times. It's supposed to sense when someone is in the passenger seat and activate the airbag (it's off when the seat is vacant), but at times this is not the case. There's a recall on it. Until it's service, the passenger just maneuvers in the seat until the light goes off.

Rear right tire had an air leak from the day we got it. Replaced with no problem.

General Comments:

The steering feels solid.

All the controls in the vehicle appear to be durable.

Side air bags are a nice safety feature in a car so small..

Operating the sunroof is a breeze.

The CD stereo system along with the 6 speakers are great. Great bass and high frequencies (treble).

The chirp the car makes when the doors are locked with the key less remote sounds cheesy. You don't even want to hear it when the panic button is pressed.

The seats are very firm yet comfortable.

Great handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th November, 2006

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4door Sedan

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27 miles
Most recent distance400 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Elantra GLS a new car for a used car price

Faults:

I have had my Elantra for one week and have has no problems at all. Still to early to tell.

General Comments:

I love this car so far. I love the way the car looks, very classy and simple. I have had this car for one week and have been very pleased. I have noticed that the RPMs rev a little high when I shift between gears, not sure if this is normal or if I need to get it checked? I love the way this car rides, it is so smooth and quiet, a lot better than the 99 Jetta that I traded in. I have noticed some rattles in the driver side door on cold mornings, not annoying enough to worry about. I have noticed some wind noise from the driver side door, I can't figure out if this is normal. I wonder if I am just being to picky. Anyone else notice this, I would like to know if I need to take it into the dealership.

Other than that I love this car, I replaced the radio with a new deck and upgraded the speakers. I am very happy with my ELantra. I love the warranty also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2005

6th Dec 2005, 02:01

I took my Elantra to the dealership, they said that they could not hear the wind noise that I am complaining about. It is not the door, I think that it is the window. I especially notice the noise when the wind is blowing when I am driving the car on the freeway. Not sure what to do. Dealership made me feel like I was crazy for complaining about a brand new car.

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 5-door 2.0 liter CVVT

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 liter CVVT Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired31 miles
Most recent distance9025 miles
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

An automobile that I never get tired of driving

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

The reason I own my 2005 Elantra GLS 5-door is because of the first Elantra that I owned. I promise you I had absolutely no problems with that automobile. I have only a little over 9,000 miles on this one and I am very pleased.

I have put many miles on many cars in the last 27 years, and I am constantly reminded that I have never driven a small 4-cylinder automatic car that is as smooth and comfortable as the Elantra. The ride is comparable to a larger car, yet the handling is very good. The variable-valve timing gets the most out of the engine and the automatic transmission is never confused.

I bought the GLS 5-door because I prefer cloth seats and the look of the GT. The GLS 5-door comes with sport tuned suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes. Hyundai should've made the sport tuned suspension standard on all Elantras from the beginning. With the first Elantra I owned, I upgraded the rear stabilizer bar which can be replaced exactly from the Tiburon, plus the steel end links. See the Hyundai Tuner page.

When I was considering the trade of my first Elantra, I researched quite a few vehicles, and I just couldn't come up with a better value, better quality, or a better performing automobile. The sunroof has been a nice treat as well.

Sometimes the old man who has spent wisely is actually richer than those who act so wealthy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 22 reviews