2002 Hyundai Elantra Reviews - Page 6 of 18

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles

Summary:

Not rust proofed

Faults:

Front rotors rusted; needed replacing at 22500 miles.

Front rotors rusted a second time at 39500 miles; this time not replaced, but resurfaced.

Right lower control arm rusted through at 43600 miles, causing a wheel to fall off the car 14 days after the warranty expired. "Good Will" reimbursement was denied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th October, 2007

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 kilometres
Most recent distance111000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

Very impressed!

Faults:

Fuel leak at 101,000km - replaced under warranty

Front headlights started to fade - replaced under warranty.

Front brakes or suspension loose and noisy - replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

This car is a great mid sized car.

It has all the features I need except cruise, passenger air bag and ABS & traction control.

It looks great with good handling and grip to the road.

Fun to drive, with low costs for running and maintenance.

Quite powerful and smooth for a 4 cylinder.

Enough room to support me, with a great sound system, and the cooling and heating system make you feel quite happy.

Transmission sloppy every now and then.

Overall a wonderful, fun car to drive, that not only looks good, but feels good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2007

2002 Hyundai Elantra gls 1.6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

The Elantra has been a pretty good little car

Faults:

My clutch began slipping at about 55,000 miles.

The driver's door seal is worn, and when I questioned the dealership about it, they advised that the previous owner had it replaced, so it could not be covered under warranty a second time, even though it was worn out originally before 10,000 miles!

I don't understand if the manufacturer has a "bumper to bumper" warranty, why the repairs that I need to have done don't seem to be covered...

General Comments:

Overall, I have been quite happy with the car.

Other than the clutch issue, I've had very little need for repairs from the dealership.

Gas mileage seems to be on the low end for in town driving with the A/C on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance107000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

Well worth it! For sure

Faults:

Fuel leak at 101,000km. Replaced under warranty.

Front headlights laminating started to peel. Replaced under warranty.

Side door tape started to peel off. Replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

This car has been great so far.

It handles very well, cornering and traction is great.

Engine performance is excellent for a four cylinder, it responds to my every action immediately.

General ride is very comfortable, smooth and quiet.

Brakes are excellent. No ABS, but they pull me up in a flash.

The car has a real classy look to it.

Interior is good looking and well presented.

6 speaker CD sound system rocks.

Air Conditioning and heating works magic.

Steering feels quite heavy at times.

Great fuel economy. 580km per 55L tank. Avg.

Hyundai has come a long way, and I recommend this car as a great car for all types.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2007

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance106500 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

Great small car

Faults:

This car is great all except for one thing; when I accelerate harder and the tacho reaches 3 1/2 to 4, if the windows are down there is a strong smell of fuel throughout the passanger cabin, in the boot and sometimes outside the car. If anybody knows what this is, please let me know, I'm yet to take it to a dealer about this problem. Otherwise the car is great.

General Comments:

I am really happy with this car. It handles really well, and is quiet and smooth driving all round.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2007

6th Dec 2007, 11:20

It is probably the fuel relief valve or the evaporative expansion can. I just had the same problem and both those items were bad. The check engine light was coming on and going off while driving and I smelled gasoline.

2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance105000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

A Absolute Pleasure To Drive

Faults:

Nothing So Far, Touch Wood.

General Comments:

This car is a dream to drive. I previously had an Excel, even so it was a great car, my Elantra handles beautifully. On the Freeway it is whisper quiet and so smooth I couldn't believe it.

The engine is extremely smooth, with great power for a Hyundai. Hyundai has certainly come along way. Today Hyundai are matching Toyota, Holden and Ford.

The stock sound system is awesome, no need for custom sound.

The interior is great looking with every feature you can think of.

Very comfortable seating on long trips and short trips.

Very Spacious for a small car with a storage area everywhere you look.

A good solid build to the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 62 reviews