2003 Hyundai Elantra GLX 4 cylinder from North America
A piece of junk
Car lurches when accelerating.
I have great difficulty shifting gears.
What I thought was plastic trim turns out to be tape that has peeled off several times, requiring vist to the service dept.
Right rear wheel rests way up into the wheel well making the back of the car on the drivers side sag.
Paint job is horrible, you can peel the paint off with your finger nail.
Car smells like burning plastic everytime it is driven--making several people sick to their stomach.
Cruise control does not work and required a visit to the service dept.
The acceleration of the car is slower than a turtle.
I've had the car for 3 months and it is ready for the junk heap.
I do not feel comfortable taking it far away.
Handles so badly that it's dangerous.
Sound system is worse than a transistor radio.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th March, 2004
Let's see, from what I gathered from your review is that the car is a standard...right? If the car lurches and you have difficulty selecting the right gear and smells like burning plastic or rubber, it sounds like you need to go to driver's training and learn how to drive a standard!!! You are probably burning the clutch, or it needs a new one. Also, if tape is being used in the interior trim of the car, it sounds like you didn't buy a new car. No car company, not even GM would use tape in the interior of a new car when they are about to sell it.
Man, what did you do when you bought this car? Did you even bother to test it? It is not like Hyundai will ring up over the phone and ask if you want to buy a car. Your review is pointless and for God's sake use the 10 year warranty that it came with. It sounds like you need to trade your car in and get an Automatic, it will do for simple drivers like yourself.
How about release the emergency break?