2000 Hyundai Elantra gls from North America


This is a great, economical car


When I bought it used in 2006, the interior trim and upholstery seemed cheaply built. The fabric on the doors was puckered and ill-fitting. The plastic under the fabric was cracked and broken. I fixed these cosmetic flaws fairly easily by myself. Additionally, the black finish had worn off of the power window buttons exposing plain white plastic. I left this alone.

The "check engine" light was on, but I had the code checked and it was a transmission fluid temperature sensor which does not affect the car's performance. I have continued to drive with this light on.

In short, I expected flaws on a cheap used car so I knew what I was getting up front.

General Comments:

The car has performed far better than I had hoped. It is very quick for a 4 cylinder engine, and I can drive 85 MPH on the highway with my foot barely pressing down on the accelerator. When I need to pass, there's no hesitation. The car flat-out moves!

The gas mileage is good. It usually gets about 26 mpg, but I just returned from a long trip where I got 41.33 mpg. I was surprised initially by how small the gas tank was (about 10 gallons)

I am over 6 feet tall and the driver's seat is fairly comfortable. I don't need to put the seat all the way back to drive it.

The car handles extremely well. The steering is very tight and responsive.

In all, it's a very fun car to drive if you don't need luxury.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2008

24th Feb 2018, 04:54

It's 10 years after this review was written, but just for anyone reading it, the car has a 14.5 gallon gas tank.

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 from North America


I would buy another Hyundai


I also have had problems with the window regulators. Girst the passenger front, and now both rears. The front is easy to replace with basic work skills and cheap ($40) from a dealer. The rear is about $250 from a dealer. While the front uses the same motor, the back is all one unit. What a stupid design! A piece of wood now supports both rear windows.

The transmission lost the over drive in it at 128000 miles and has been rebuilt. The car still runs great, just not with ALL the windows down.

General Comments:

It has been a great car. Other than the windows and transmission, I have had no other problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2008

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan from North America


I have had four failed windows. The plastic piece of the auto window panel breaks. The driver side window panel was replaced by the warranty (a week before it expired). I replaced one myself because they wanted to charge me almost $450 to do it at the dealership. Now I have two broken again, including my drivers side window again. I really wish they would recall these windows. I was told they made a new window panel on car models that followed so they must know they have a problem. I was told by the dealer that the panels are expensive because they changed the panel's design and took out the plastic piece. This makes no sense-why can't they sell us the newer panels? I would love manual windows at this point. I love my car in all other circumstances, but I would not recommend anyone buy Hyundai, and wouldn't buy Hyundai again myself, because of this problem and the company not stepping up and taking care of this very obvious problem!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2007

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS no clue from North America


Love my car, but don't love the windows!


Window motors all going out! The driver's side window was fixed under warranty 3 years ago, but now within 2 months both rear window motors have gone out. The rear passenger side window wasn't even being used and it just fell down out of the blue.

General Comments:

I love my car and will seriously think about buying another Hyundai, this is just a big inconvenience for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2007

26th Dec 2007, 14:30

I had the exact same thing happen. My back 2 windows fell down at different times. I bought the extended warranty for the car up to 5 year/100K miles and they fixed the windows 3 times under warranty. They did not last though. Now I have a car that has 3 windows that do not work and now no more warranty.

I called the local dealership and the regulator costs about $73 each and the parts department told me they have to replace these all the time.

Don't buy a used Hyundai without testing the windows.