1992 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.6 from North America
Cheap and flimsy
Windshield wipers failed, Alternator failed, power steering pump failed, rear defroster failed... and that's just in 2 months.
The Elantra is cheap. Cheap on gas, parts are cheap (which is good 'cause you'll need 'em!) feels cheap, sounds cheap, is cheaply made and the build quality is cheap. I bought this car for highway driving to from work to replace my Sentra which my ex wrote off... and all I can say is if you buy a Hyundai of this vintage, you have to know it's going to be economical gas-wise and is always just a week away from something failing. On the positive side, the seats are comfortable, the car is peppy and fun to drive when it works, and it gets 600 plus kms to the tank... plus you can pick them up for next to nothing.
I wouldn't recommend it though. Hyundai is a terrible brand choice prior to the 2000 model year when they finally started to build quality into their products.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2007