1994 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

1994 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance197983 miles
Previous carGMC 1/2 Ton

Summary:

An unbelievable bargain

Faults:

Timing belt broke due to a faulty tensioner. Resulting damage required replacement of all 16 valves. Since I do my own repairs this was not a major problem, but was still a costly mistake. Be sure to replace the belt at the recommended intervals.

Manual transmission suffered from a bad bearing at 197,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car just did not know when to quit. We have had the car since new and it was always a pleasure to drive. A little noisy (engine and road noise) but for the price paid it cannot be beat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2004

1994 Hyundai Elantra from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Don't waste your money on it!

Faults:

Had trouble going at speeds over 70 mph.

Engine noise.

A/C blew out a few days after I purchased the car.

Clutch fluid drained out a few weeks later!

Engine blew out after about 2 months of owning the car (at 62000 miles).

General Comments:

I don't think I'll buy a Hyundai again nor would I recommend it to my friends!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 2003

1994 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance88000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

A pretty good deal!!!

Faults:

The timing belt had to be replaced at 78 000kms.

The head had to be machined & rebuilt.

Tires had to be replaced often.

General Comments:

The car handles well.

Fairly reliable, I would buy another one. Just remember to do the timing belt at 65 000kms!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2001

1994 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8 Liter petrol DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.8 Liter petrol DOHC
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Minor problems, such as buttons come out from dashboard. But Hyundai always happy to fix them for me.

General Comments:

Engine noise isolation is not good, but I think Hyundai does a lot better now. Good transportation from point A to point B, nothing fancy about this car. Gas mileage should be better. 22 miles per gallon (city) seems not high enough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 1998

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews