2006 Hyundai Elantra VE - Rental from North America
Perhaps on of the most impressive cars I've ever driven
Sadly, we only had it 10 days.
I received it as a rental while my Honda Accord was being repaired and had the pleasure of driving it for 10 days.
I drove it through an ice storm and through thick slushy snow. It handled both beautifully, common sense prevailing for I wasn't driving like a maniac in either situation. But it plowed through some pretty miserable road conditions and through it all I felt completely safe.
I got to test the brakes when driving it in fog. A transport truck was performing a turn on the highway and suddenly there was a wall of white looming before me. The ABS worked perfectly, it stopped on a dime, unlike my heart which pounded for quite some time afterwards.
It was roomy enough to be comfortable, very quiet and warmed up quickly even during sub-zero temperatures. We enjoyed several long drives in the car and never once felt stiff or achy. The adjustable seat height and lumbar support was an added bonus.
It was quick on the turns and reached a comfortable cruising speed quickly. I found it as snippy as our Iroc for handling on winding roads and almost as fun.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2006