This car is a great value.
Replaced brakes at 107,961 miles.
Replaced intake manifold at 121,980 miles.
Replaced timing belt at 68,776 and at 122,175 miles (normal maintenance item}.
Replaced alternator at 98,897 miles.
Replaced coil assembly at 122,175 miles.
Replaced wheel bearings at 124,442 miles.
Alarm system sporadically goes off with no one near car. Dealer has not been able to pin-point cause.
This has been a very reliable car. It was just totaled in a car accident, or I would still be driving it. (Neither driver was hurt, attesting to the solidness of the car, since I hit a car that ran a stop sign and I was going 45-50 mph. She has a Hyundai Accent 2004.) For a car with 133,000 miles, it still ran good and was quiet, with no rattling noises. Everything still worked great. It handled good and was good in snow. I averaged 35 miles per gallon, combined highway/in-town traveling. It was a very comfortable-riding car. I drove it 84 miles per day going to/from work. I'm looking for another Elantra to replace it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2008