Hyundai Elantra Reviews from South Africa

2002 Hyundai Elantra GL 1.6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carFiat 1100

Summary:

Fair value

Faults:

The clutch went at about 120000.

The wheel bearings, both front and rear, at about 130000.

General Comments:

It's a very roomy car. It has no engine problems. However some parts of this vehicle in South Africa are very scarce and expensive. The wheel bearings were so hard to find.

Overall it's a way better improvement over my FIAT. However I think I'm done with cheap second hand cars. Going to rather go for an older Mercedes, which I find much better, even if older.

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

Review Date: 24th November, 2012

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.6

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired202000 kilometres
Most recent distance208000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I love my Hyundai

Faults:

Had to replace clutch kit, overall wear and tear.

Fitted 4 new tyres.

General Comments:

Looks nice, and handles like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2011

1998 Hyundai Elantra GL 1.6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired261000 kilometres
Most recent distance367300 kilometres

Summary:

The best buy ever, and most affordable car

Faults:

Water pump broken at 320.000 kilometres.

Cooling fan not working at 352.000 kilometres.

Over heating under pressure since 354.000 kilometres.

General Comments:

That car is a fairly good runner, low on petrol, huge capacity, and goes forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2011

1997 Hyundai Elantra GL 1.6 petrol

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance201000 kilometres

Summary:

Good value for money - reliable runner

Faults:

One week after I bought the car I broke the driver side door handle.

After about another 40 000 km the water pump failed on me.

Replaced brake pads at 140 000 km.

General Comments:

The engine runs quite and the performance is more than plenty for a 1.6.

The air-conditioner is a very good in South African heat.

Road holding is excellent with the 185/60/14 tyres.

Very good fuel consumption.

The body is a bit to soft, as it dents very easy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2006

1996 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.6 16v DOHC

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v DOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliability

Faults:

At 136000km I replaced the gearbox and 3 months later at 138000km I replaced it again.

Dif pinion keeps slipping out of place and sun and platenary gears fall out onto the road.

Everytime the car goes for a service it has to have a major repair.

General Comments:

On the whole I will never recommend this car to anyone and I will never by a hyundai again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

1998 Hyundai Elantra GLS SW 1.8

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Good value for the family

Faults:

Radio went faulty.

General Comments:

A very nice motor car. Must have the most uncomfortable seats I have ever sat in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2000

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews