2005 Hyundai Elantra from North America
Good except for the clutch
At 40000 miles, I'm having the 5th clutch installed. Dealer and Hyundai state it's a wear item. I'm a woman and it was stated I don't know how to drive a stick and ride the clutch. My trade in was 2000 Honda Civic, which had 136,000 miles it. I do know how to drive a manual trans.
BBB got $500 for one clutch replacement. Dealer now wants $690 just to inspect. I believe there is a design flaw in this!
Great mileage. Poor clutch design.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th January, 2010
13th Jan 2010, 12:33
"I'm a woman and it was stated I don't know how to drive a stick and ride the clutch."
Do these dealerships think they can treat customers this rudely and actually stay in business?
No Hyundais for me!
14th Jan 2010, 18:56
Sorry to say, but woman or not, 5 clutch replacements in 40,000 can only mean poor driving skill. I doesn't necessarily mean that she rides the clutch. Jackrabbit starts, downshifting to early, over heel-toeing, or just not shifting at the correct times can most certainly ruin a clutch.