2002 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0 D.O.C.H from North America
Rust - By the backplate, under it on each bottom edge, rusted within the year of my owning this car.
Power steering - times 3!!! I had to replace all power steering lines within the past 2 months. It was rusted out within a year. Now it is making a funny loud noise every time I turn to the right.
Brakes - front and back. Apparently my front brakes were seized since I bought it, but passed certification! They had to axe them off and replace rotors/pads... Since I only had back brakes, I now need to replace the back rotors and pads.
Check Engine light - on and off on and off, but shows no problems when scanned. Although in the beginning the dealer said it showed because there was a loose gas cap.
Lights fog/brake - I had to replace these lights 5 times. The first time the front lightbulb blew, I replaced it. Within two weeks it blew again - replaced.
The heat of the headlights also made the 'casing' of the lights foggy, and they must be replaced to get them back to driving/safety standards.
So far, this is all. Not happy since I have only owned it for a year and one month. Trading this car in this month.
Great handling, easy to operate dash controls. Amazing on gas.
Higher insurance rates on this car than a civic... Toyota etc.
Good for surprising you with "this needs to be fixed... it will cost YOU..."
Comfortable, very! I drive to Toronto very often - 4 hour drive. Very comfy and I like the dash lighting.
Great car to start up in the winter, never needed to plug it in.
Power steering - don't know what's messed up, but something isn't right in this category!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th November, 2008