1995 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L 4 cylinder from North America
Blech, such a throw away car
The vehicle mentioned suffered a complete electrical breakdown on the way back from a trek up to Minnesota. This shows me that the Hyundais of the mid 90's cannot withstand a long-haul, whether it be the high RPMs coupled with the small battery capacity, or that the hyundai has shoddy electrical equipment, but just 2 hours before returning home, the entire electrical system blew. $1800 later I still had no RPM meter, and an acid spot on the inside of the hood above the battery. This should have been my clue to scratch off the serial numbers and push it off of a cliff.
2000 miles later rattling noises came from the wheel wells, and a $160 CV shaft was replaced. That was just for the part, of course replacing it involved a special large socket and a heavy duty torque bar that would have cost another $30 and 2 hours of a mechanic's time.
Now, a rotor bearing needs to be fixed which is a day project, which gave me the reason for going to this sight. Do not buy this car, unless you are buying it from me!
The car is a sardine can, with tilt steering seriously meant for people under 5 feet tall and 150lbs. If you are over 6 feet tall you will need the sunroof put in, and hope to goodness that it doesn't rain.
The benefit of the small car means everything is in reach.
If the car has an anti-theft radio, make sure you know the code, and write it down everywhere, because every time power is lost whether you leave the lights on so the battery dies, or a mechanic does work on the electrical system, you need to put in the code for it to work!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th March, 2002