2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L DOHC from North America
Would be great if the clutch was designed better
Besides normal wear and tear items (starter, brakes, alternator, water pump, timing belt, and battery).
Clutch has gone out twice (bad design probably). The first time was at 32k and I complained until they fixed it for free. The second time was just recently at 135k.
It is a decent cheap car.
The power of the engine with the manual transmission makes this car easy to get into city and highway traffic while achieving very good gas mileage (30+ MPG).
The ride quality though is very noisy, and the way this car eats clutches is horrible. Those are the only reasons I won't be buying another Hyundai/Kia again. I had my 84 Ranger for decades and never even replaced a clutch.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th April, 2016