2000 Hyundai Elantra Reviews - Page 9 of 15

2000 Hyundai Elantra from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

This car has frustrates me more than anything

Faults:

All four window motors have failed.

The engine is failing.

General Comments:

First off, the front drivers side window motor failed. I bought a used motor for $80 and had a friend fix it after our first attempt at untangling the metal rope failed. Then the front passenger window failed and cost $350 to get fixed. Then the right rear window failed and we got that fixed. Now the left rear window failed. It is almost winter and I will have to get that fixed now.

When I press on the gas pedal, the car jerks several times before it will go. I get my oil changed regularly and take good care of my car, so I know it is not because of the care I give it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 2004

2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Early problems, now runs great

Faults:

The first week I had my car the horn quit working. I was told by the dealership that it was because of the salt on the roads in the winter. I was in Virginia Beach, Virginia the first 2 weeks I owned my car.

At 20,000 miles I started having transmission surges and it would stall turning corners and coming to stops. I had the car into the dealership two times for this issue and they told me there was nothing wrong. They said the transmission fluid looked discolored due to a new type of clutch material in the 2000 model (I am a female, but not dumb). A week later, my car would not shift into gear at all and all the transmission fluid leaked onto my driveway. I had it towed in to the dealership and they they said it was missing some of the o rings.

Since then, I have had my entire brake system replaced at 40,000 miles, which I had complained about at least three separate times to the dealership and they would tell me they made a minor adjustment and is now just fine.

After these incidences, the car has ran great. The lights for the window buttons are intermittent and the auto locks quit working at about 30,000 miles.

I now have 104,000 miles on the car and have serious paint problems (chipping on the hood and bubbling on door frames), but the car has ran almost perfectly since I had the brakes replaced. so the last 64,000 miles have been worry free.

General Comments:

I think the car had some manufacturing problems early on, but the dealership is what really made me dislike Hyundai.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2004

7th Aug 2010, 02:22

When I unlock the driver's side door, all other doors unlock too. However, when I "lock back the driver side door" none of the other doors will lock back. I have to get out my car and "manually" lock the other 3 doors. This is dangerous, as one could forget to lock the other doors, think they are locked when they are not, resulting in someone maybe being able to just open the door and step into the car with me. Anyone else had or having this same problem, and what can be or was done to "fix" this? Help!!

2000 Hyundai Elantra from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carKia Sephia

Faults:

This car is giving me problems sense I owned it and it's only 4 years old. That is not good I pay all that money to buy a car and it should at lease not be falling apart 4 years later.

My rear drivers side window started not working so it does not go up and down. Now the front passenger side window is doing the same thing and just today now it's the right passenger side. I guess it's the motor going out on it. I am hearing it is not cheap to get those motors fixed in the window.

There is a motor defect also in the engine. I am not happy with this model.

There should be some kind of re-call on the 2000 Hyundai Elantra windows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th August, 2004

31st Dec 2004, 12:30

I am having the same problem with my right rear window. It seems to be cheap plastic cable guides that are letting the cable jump it's track.

12th Mar 2005, 19:42

I have just been given my mothers 2000 Elantra wagon and within 10 days 3 out of 4 electric windows broke. The two rear passenger windows cost close to $800 to repair and the front one was close to $300. There should be a recall.

C.W. FL.

27th Jun 2005, 20:17

I am having the same problem with my 2000 Hyundai Elantra Sedan. First my rear passenger window stopped working, then the door would not open. I got that fixed, then the drivers side (rear) did the same thing. It is very expensive to fix (about $500 with labor). I believe there should be a recall on this.

20th Dec 2005, 20:34

I can relate to the comments about the power windows. When I bought my Elantra the dealer had to fix the left window before I bought it. This should have been a sign to me, but unfortunately I bought it. 8 months later the left rear window fails again. Then 3 months later the right rear window fails. Both are "rigged" now so that they don't fall down in the door. Now the driver's window is getting slow and once or twice went up and missed the seal completely at the top rear corner.

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 58 reviews