1993 Hyundai Elantra Sedan 4D 1.6 litre from North America


Good, cheap to own car till now


I've had routine maintenance work all the miles I've owned it. The previous owner being my grandfather serviced it all all intervals for everything. The car was maintained and treated very well.

When ownership was turned over to me, it had developed a small oil leak but that was fixed.

However the problem now is at 102,000 miles the car is dead.

My #2 cylinder is completely void of any compression. This was totally out of the blue and way more costly then its worth for the age of the vehicle.

General Comments:

This car was good on gas which for me outweighed, the low power it had. Out of everyone I know, this car had at least 2-5 times less the gas bill of theirs'.

Once up to highway this car cruised fairly well but it would take forever to get there and forget about passing anyone on anything but the highway.

Trying to go up hills, let alone passing someone on a high in a designated passing lane, was an effort in failure.

Driving this car in the winter took some skill. It was a 5 speed, which helped me, but others it would have hurt.

The trim on this car was suspect as well, nothing was power except the "assisted steering" whatever that means.

It was a good, economical, uncomfortable car till the engine decided to go south.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2008

1993 Hyundai Elantra 2.4 from North America


When I bought this car it was great. I had the transmission cable break because my sister drove it hard. Then I had the starter go out. Then the water pump went out. I fixed all of this, but while fixing the water pump the propellers broke off and went inside the engine locking it up. I only paid 1500 for the car. Then I put about 2000 in it. It now runs like a charm and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2005

1993 Hyundai Elantra 1.6L 16-valve DOHC from North America


Save your money


When we bought it, it hardly ran. My dad drove it home from 200 miles away and had to hold down the clutch, brake, and gas the entire way. Put $650 of front end work into it to have the timing belt break 5,000 miles later. Still haven't gotten it fixed, mechanics want to charge me $255 for a new belt. Inside of car is in great condition, except for a few coffee stains on the seats from the previous owner. Has a few dents and dings, but the paint keeps chipping off.

General Comments:

Great first car, easy on gas, just very expensive to keep going mechanically. Can't afford another car, I guess I'll be driving my mom's minivan for awhile now...

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

Review Date: 13th March, 2003

15th Jul 2009, 16:58

I drive that same '93 Hyundai Elantra. I bought it when it came out brand new from the dealer. That car has never given me any serious problem. Today 16 years later it still runs smoothly. It is an excellent car.

1993 Hyundai Elantra Base 1.6 DOHC from North America


5 speed transmission had to be rebuilt at 15k.

Electrical problems throughout 3 years of ownership.

Front end components (ball joints, tie rod ends, stabilizer links) replaced at 40k.

Throttle body replaced at 30k.

Timing belt failed at 50k requiring replacement of a cylinder head and one of the pistons.

Exhaust, tires, and struts replaced at 40k.

General Comments:

This was the WORST car of the ten cars I have owned in my lifetime. The Hyundai Excel I had previous to it was OK and I ran it to 135k miles, so I bought the Elantra. It gave me nothing but problems throughout the three years I had it, many of which were major requiring a lot of downtime at the dealer.

After the timing belt incident I had enough of it and went back to Pontiacs. I happily lost $2000.00 just to get rid of the Elantra.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2002