Average reliability, nice performance, nice looks
Seat material frayed - warranty.
Paint came off power window buttons - warranty.
Throttle position sensor failure - warranty.
Rear vent glass channels rusted - warranty.
Premature tire replacement.
Brake switch failed - transmission wouldn't get out of Park - out of warranty.
Transmission replaced under warranty for erratic downshifting.
Center exhaust flex pipe rotted - out of warranty.
I really like the Elantra, but I feel this model was designed just before Hyundai started building the better cars they build today. Reliability has been average at best and I have the dreaded feeling of "what will go wrong next" with this car.
Engine power is very good for this vehicle class, and handling is tight and sporty.
Fuel consumption is not very good - I average between 300 to 400 kms travelled on a tank.
I think it looks better than the current generation Elantra, but it is not as good of a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd March, 2004