2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 5-door 2.0 liter CVVT from North America


An automobile that I never get tired of driving


No problems.

General Comments:

The reason I own my 2005 Elantra GLS 5-door is because of the first Elantra that I owned. I promise you I had absolutely no problems with that automobile. I have only a little over 9,000 miles on this one and I am very pleased.

I have put many miles on many cars in the last 27 years, and I am constantly reminded that I have never driven a small 4-cylinder automatic car that is as smooth and comfortable as the Elantra. The ride is comparable to a larger car, yet the handling is very good. The variable-valve timing gets the most out of the engine and the automatic transmission is never confused.

I bought the GLS 5-door because I prefer cloth seats and the look of the GT. The GLS 5-door comes with sport tuned suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes. Hyundai should've made the sport tuned suspension standard on all Elantras from the beginning. With the first Elantra I owned, I upgraded the rear stabilizer bar which can be replaced exactly from the Tiburon, plus the steel end links. See the Hyundai Tuner page.

When I was considering the trade of my first Elantra, I researched quite a few vehicles, and I just couldn't come up with a better value, better quality, or a better performing automobile. The sunroof has been a nice treat as well.

Sometimes the old man who has spent wisely is actually richer than those who act so wealthy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2005

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 from North America


I really like this style of car


Nothings gone wrong so far.

General Comments:

Car seems like it has plenty of pep even for a 4 cyl. Is roomy inside and has a lot of appeal. Dash is well designed and is easy to read all gages. However mine had a cassette player in it and dealer changed out for a CD player at no charge.

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

Review Date: 4th November, 2005

7th Oct 2007, 18:28

Things that have broken, check engine light came on at 28,000 miles due to thermostat problem, dealer fixed with no problem, battery went out at 42,000 miles after 3 years of use, this is a maintenance item. Other that that this has been a problem free car.

26th Sep 2009, 18:50

Car was a very good car, totaled in 2009. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 5 Door (Hatchback) 2.0 I4 from North America


Fabulous car for the money. Outstanding warranty!


Slight shudder when braking. Dealer replaced both front Rotors (discs) with no questions asked under warranty. Brakes are perfect now. Mechanic said shudder was probably caused by a slight disc warp due getting disc brakes wet after a long hard usage, or incorrect factory torque setting during installation at factory.

General Comments:

The vehicle is an excellent daily driver with wonderful fit and finish. Quite, smooth, comfortable seats and great handling and power for a small 2.0 liter engine.

I love driving this car which surprised me after owning a BMW 3 series. American car manufacturers need to worry about another competitor on it's shores other than the Japanese which are already starting to dominate the car market in the US.

Hyundai backs its cars with a great warranty because they believe in their cars. Ask why Ford and GM don't do the same with their disposable cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2005

2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0 liter from North America


Cassette Player plays at double speed when it changes direction. I have to manually eject the tape and flip it over before it gets to the end. Minor annoyance.

Some buzzing rattles in driver door and front passenger door.

General Comments:

I bought this car after serious consideration between it, a Corolla and a Civic.

The others do get slightly better gas mileage. So far I average 34mpg.

This car rides better and is quieter than the Civic. has more options than both the others for the price and has a 10 year warranty. I paid $12,200 for a car that feels like a slightly smaller Camry. I would have had to buy a used Corolla or Civic with little warranty left for the same price.

I love the power the car has. With a manual transmission I always have enough. I did test drive an automatic and didn't find it as peppy.

The RPM's do raise a little for one whole second when I put the clutch in. At first I thought this odd, but now I know that if I shift exactly at the times the owners manual tells me to i.e. 15,25,35,45 mph respectively, the RPM's fall just right and it shifts as if I have an automatic. None of that slight lurching or anything. Everything is really smooth.

The car is as quiet as my dad's Camry. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2005