1997 Hyundai Elantra from North America
This car is sour like a lemon!
I had to replace my brakes twice on car.
Transmission went out at 70,000 miles.
Check engine light has become a usual thing on my car. The light never turns off.
Car really doesn't want to go. I can floor it and it still does not want to get up and go. I have changed the spark plugs, spark plug wires, and the air filter. I have even started using 93 octane gas and performed bi-weekly gas treatments. I cannot find the problem. The dealership cannot find the problem either.
My car easily dents on the side. I was told that Hyundai's have some kind of magnetic strip on the side so it attracts dents... if they makes any sense.
The wheel bearings on my car messed up at 35000 miles.
This car has some kind of emission control problem that no one can seem to fix.
I let all my family and friends know that if they want a quality car then don't get a Hyundai. My 1997 Hyundai Elantra has caused me nothing but trouble and heartache. Hyundai never has to worry about me buying another one of their cars again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th November, 2002
14th Aug 2006, 14:42
My '97 wagon has 225,000Kms on it, it has travelled all over canada, and spent 4 years in the most harshest of regions, Newfoundland & Labrador. What have I had to pay for beyond regular maintenance (tires, brakes, oil changes, etc.??)
- One clutch
- New set of plugs.
Here's a clue for those who complain about their cars - the old saying is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Change your oil regularly, replace the timing belt precisely at 96,000 k's and don't drive your car like an idiot and I guarantee it will reward you with many years of service. I hope to get at least 300 - 400K out of my vehicle before I buy another, its just too bad they don't make the wagons anymore.