This car is a lemon
I have had this car since new, and now at 53000kms I am told that I will need a $1400.00 clutch job. My last car, a 1988 VW Fox had over 247000kms, and I never needed a clutch repair. The mechanic at the dealership said that it could have been the way I was driving the car, and that a clutch is wear item, so he was not surprised. I told the mechanic to put the car back together, as I was not having anyone there touch my car, unless they were dropping the price of the repair significantly.
53000kms is way too early for a clutch to need to be replaced. I can't say that I feel better reading the horror stories that other people have posted about Elantra clutches, but at least I know it is a faulty clutch design, and not the way I drive.
So far the dealership has maintained that there is not a problem with the design of the clutch. Useless.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th February, 2012