An automobile that I never get tired of driving
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