2004 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 from North America
A reliable, unpretentious car that delivers
Replaced front and rear shocks at 78000.
Clutch at 97000, and this is Boston driving.
Still on original radiator, just replaced some hoses.
Timing belt at 74000.
Shift knob plastic wore out, so got the heavier one from 2006.
I tend to keep cars a long time (8 years for Acura, 11 years for my VW Fox). And so it is with this easy to work on Hyundai. Lift up the hood and it's not all clogged and cluttered like a Honda or Toyota.
The engine and drive train are solid, and the 5 speed tranny is fun even in Boston. Just. Have the clutch bleeding procedure done.
Add some good tyres and the handling improves. 26 MPG city/32 highway below 75 mph cruising.
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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2013
29th Jun 2015, 04:01
I own the same car and it has been just beautiful to own. So far on mine it has been brakes and tires, oil changes and tranny service. It still has the original exhaust system in spite of all our Canadian salt on our winter roads.
I bought this car new and it has been the best car I have ever owned. I have never suffered a breakdown yet! I drive my car easy and I have only 135,000 km or about 84,000 miles on her at 11 years of age. I know the car body will fail before any major mechanical issue puts it off the road.
Now if Hyundai could make some sort of plastic car, they would be the car that lasts forever!!!