2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 from North America
Piece of junk, and please don't buy it
OK, got the car at 65,000 miles and parted with it at 73,000 miles.
- Window motor in rear went 65,600 (cost $100).
- Interior started to wear badly and the black ink started to turn white.
- Water pump failed : replaced water pump and hoses (cost $200).
- Radiator exploded : replaced radiator and thermostat (cost $500).
- Air bad light on red : faulty safety system.
- Check engine light on : 02 sensors need to be replaced.
- Exhaust leak at the flex pipe.
- Exhaust system started to rot : replaced catalytic converter, muffler, piping (cost $300).
- Alternator failed, needed to replace it (cost $200).
- Starter motor failed, needed to replace it (cost $150).
- Car emblems and decals started to rust and come off.
- Car's front axle making a loud screeching noise : issues with suspension and steering.
- Body of car shows every scratch; very cheap paint and body work for a car.
OK, I knew it wasn't a fast sports car, but the power for the 2.0 is extremely slow. The car cost many repairs as I stated previously. The car was a free present, but has cost me nothing but money. There wasn't a warranty, so I paid everything out of pocket. The car didn't look so bad, but was a hassle.
I bought a new car at 73,000 miles and sold this car. If I had kept this car, I would have had to soon replace the timing belt and give it a tune up by changing the spark plugs and such.
All I did was fix issues that made the car undriveable. There was other maintenance issues like steering/suspension/air filter/fuel filter/ coolant and other that needed to be serviced.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd January, 2010
All normal wear and tear items.
The root of the problem is: you bought a Hyundai with 65,000 miles. They are pretty much used up by then. What did you expect?
A car with 65,000 miles on is not used up by then. If that was so, why are all the car dealerships selling cars with that many miles on them, and some with over a hundred thousand, and they sell the car for over 8,000.00. Cars can last for 300,000 miles if they are well made.
Any person or family that buys a Hyundai older than a 2007 model, is playing Russian Roulette with their lives and their pocket book.
There are just too many other choices in the used car market. Please read your annual Consumer Reports Annual Auto issue that comes out in April every year. It will give you good reliable cars to buy.
But to avoid the lemons, abused cars, or cars that have been in accidents, have it checked out by a reliable mechanic.