Well it's a very reliable car for the brakes had save me more than serious situation, the services is pretty cheap and after 1 year of using the price still good in the market of used cars, the car is pretty nice from outdoor, but one problem accured indoor which I see marks all over the plastic from where it comes I don't know??!! else everything is astonishing with that car for 230Km/gallon it's perfect for an A/T gearbox.
I bought a 2006 Accent used after renting one for a 30 day cross country drive. I liked it very much. I was impress for a small car that did not feel small.
The rental had the big alloy wheels and ABS brakes. The gas mileage was excellent. I wish it had cruise control. I like everything about this car.
I bought a used one because the dealer did not have a new one with the same equipment as the rental. The used one had 16,000 miles and still smells new. It came with all the warranties. It had a vibration in the front. The drive axle had to be replaced on warranty. The car is running great, but the ride seems a littler bouncier than the rental. I had a wheel alignment done and the steering became stiff. I had done again and now it is fine. I like this car very much. My son bought a new Elantra. For almost the same money, the Elantra is a better buy.
I own 2007 Hyundai Elantra and when I first started to drive my car in the snow it did horrible. I put my car in the ditch once and my husband (who is a professional long haul truck driver) put the car in the ditch twice. I ended up putting studded snow tires on the car and my car does great in the snow now. I do have the same brand of all seasons that you have, and I think that they suck. Anyway, you may try to get your tires siped for better traction in the dry months.
For one thing, this is not the elantra section of the site.
Second, if your husband is a professional driver like you say, and he put the car in the ditch twice, perhaps the ditch is where it belongs with the rest of the Hyundi's.