2004 Hyundai Elantra VE 2.0 litre gas from North America


An excellent ultra reliable car


Horn failed.

Right tie rod end.

General Comments:

Excellent in all respects especially reliability.

This is my third Hyundai all high mileage, all ultra reliable.

When the tie rod end was replaced we saw a large dent in the wheel rim so I don't fault Hyundai, I must have hit an awful pothole!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2007

2004 Hyundai Elantra from North America


Great value and very reliable -- I would recommend to anyone!


The door open light remained on even though all car doors were closed. Problem continued and then caused the car alarm to go off because the alarm thought the car door was open. Faulty sensor was replaced in the front passenger side door after 2 trips to the dealer.

Steering wheel surface (not sure if it's real leather) has started to crack and wear very badly at only 37-38,000 miles.

Was going to have to replace the brakes at 42,000. Is that good or bad?

General Comments:

I was concerned initially about buying a Hyundai, but read many articles raving about the Elantra, saying the company had turned around in 2004.

I bought this car because of all the extra standard features, including air bags, keyless remote and alarm. Also, I researched the car online before buying and read a lot of positive comments. Also, liked the 10 year, 100,000 mile Hyundai warranty (with former concerns about Hyundai's quality, I would have not bought the car with a lesser warranty).

The really good news is that through the first 40,000 miles, this has been a great little car. It has a seriously strong engine with nice pick up on highways. I have had no major problems with the car through the first 40,000 miles.

Bad news is the car was just totalled by a driver going the wrong way on a one way street. Her fault, not mine, but here is the most important thing -- my little Elantra did it's job - the car was totalled, but I walked away without a scratch.

Great car, great value, great extras such as keyless remote included in the standard package, and in my opinion, a safe, reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback 2.0 from North America


You cannot get a better car for the money



General Comments:

This is an excellent car with excellent handling characteristics. It is very much on par with my 1982 BMW 528e and understand why one reviewer called it the modern day BMW 2002.

I was concerned with going to a smaller car since I usually take long roadtrips with friends, although they find it every bit as comfortable as my old Saab 9000. The drivers seat is very comfortable with excellent adjustment mechanisms.

My only gripe with the car was that it lacks a little low end torque, but otherwise the Elantra is fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2005

28th Jun 2006, 22:38

Handles well after you get rid of the factory tyres. It's a modern day Datsun 510!

2004 Hyundai Elantra GT from North America


Overall, good value for the price


Passenger airbag light stays on when seat is occupied - intermittent problem. Dealer was not able to replicate problem or find solution.

Gas mileage has slipped badly from 30+ MPG last summer to about 25 MPG this summer despite same driving pattern. Tire pressure is OK, air filter is clean, service done at regular intervals - not sure why the MPG are dropping.

General Comments:

Very comfortable seats.

Kenwood CD/MP3/Radio has great sound.

Lots of storage space for stuff in the cabin and the hatchback is huge.

Hatchback has a nice sporty look, similar to Saab 9.3 my wife drives.

Not as much acceleration from a stop or for passing as with other 5-speed manual cars I drove.

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

Review Date: 22nd July, 2005

2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 CRDi from Croatia


This car makes me smile


Absolutely no problems.

General Comments:

This car is true pleasure to drive.

It has excellent engine with lot of torque.

Design is nice and dynamic after face-lift in 2004.

Interior is designed little bit out of date, but quality of materials is very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2005