1993 Hyundai Elantra Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1993 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired104900 miles
Most recent distance133200 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Under 1k, grab it!

Faults:

System is no longer grounded properly which leads to the tail lights failing and fuses constantly being replaced.

Transmission fluid is leaking.

General Comments:

The car handles excellent.

Compared to my Pontiac as slow as it was, the take off is much greater in my Elantra.

Very nice speed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2001

1993 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird '82

Summary:

Have a second car handy

Faults:

The timing belt has broken twice. The first time it only had 30k on it, the dealership had to rebuild the top half of the engine. Never "sounded" right after that. Always had a tapping sound. The dealer said this was normal - ya right.

I had the belt replaced again at 85k, one year later the belt broke again. This time the money to fix it is on me. Over $2000.00 to get it fixed. So now I own a '93 boat anchor.

The paint job is another story, after about 4 years of owning the car, the paint started to flake off, very ugly. The dealership never notified us of any recalls about the car or anything, but the paint and timing belt pulley had been recalled.

General Comments:

I wouldn't recommend this car. 100k is a lot of miles, but 12k on a broken timing belt is terrible. I would not recommend this car, and am replacing it with a Ford ZX2. I would advise everyone to go to www.alldata.com and look at the recalls and TSBs for your car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2000

7th Jun 2001, 17:11

I looked at a 93 Elantra, looked very sporty, and the body was in great condition.

The used car salesman said that the timing belt had just been changed at 69k and it had a little over 70k on it. I drive 50 miles round trip to work 5 days a week. Can you give me any advice? bword1@mailcity.com

18th Feb 2003, 15:46

Please, do not buy this car. You'd be better off with a Pontiac 6000. Seriously.

3rd Nov 2008, 19:27

Do not buy this vehicle for whatever price. I had one given to me that was in perfect condition with low enough miles and I took expert care of it. It just recently had a total breakdown and now one my cylinders now longer has any compression. The cost for this is between $632 for a simple fix or $1200 plus the cost of a new engine for the worst case scenario. It didn't honestly cost that much to take care of till this point and it was very easy on the gas bill. However $632 to several thousand dollars is not worth a 1993 car no matter what it is.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews