Compared to other "economy" cars I've driven, the Elantra seems to have more power and handles better overall.
The inside is much more stylish than other similar vehicles in my opinion. Although there's a good amount of plastic, it doesn't seem cheap at all... certainly nicer than the price would suggest.
The seats aren't the most comfortable, but I got used to them pretty quickly.
The interior is very roomy and is comfortable for a full carload.
The overall look of the car is quite unique and classier than other similar vehicles.
The paint is chipping on the front and rear bumpers (seems to be a common issue), but looks good elsewhere.
Considering everything, I am very proud of my car and would certainly drive it over any cookie-cutter Civic or Corolla. Always though Hyundai was a bad company, but now my opinion is completely changed!