1996 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.6


Relatively reliable but expensive to maintain


1. Poor paintwork. Paint peels easily.

2. Brakes don't grip well both in wet & dry conditions.

3. Gear shift is stiff and the throw is too long.

4. Fuel consumption is quite high.

5. Handbrake doesn't lock on a steep incline.

6. Windows & windshield quality leaves streaks even after cleaning.

General Comments:

In general, consumers planning to service their cars should not send it back to Komoko Motors, the Singapore dealer of Hyundai. Their workmanship is terrible & their staff are unprofessional. Also, they tend to dilute your coolant, overlook obvious defects & if you buy any aftermarket product from them, such as car alarms, they won't guarantee them if there's a defect.

Never experienced such unprofessionalism before.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

1992 Hyundai Elantra GLSi 1.6 petrol


Battery went dead after 18 months.

Headlights blew (one side, then other side a month later).

Air conditioning leaked and refrigerant had to be topped up every 2 months, dealer could not figure out where the leak was.

Rear suspension started creaking badly when car was 3 years old.

Engine management system went wonky and car would not idle at a constant speed.

Car sold in 1996.

General Comments:

Good performance but poor cruising due to low gearing (3,300 rpm at 100 km/h in fifth), fuel economy suffers.

Ride and handling good, paintwork only average.

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

Review Date: 8th June, 1999