2007 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0 from North America
Awesome low budget car
Nothing, perfect since I bought the car.
Changed tires at 100k km.
Struts will need maintenance soon.
Possibly timing belt/water pump maintenance soon.
This car was a great experience, perfect for low budgets. No repairs so far, only maintenance (oil change, tires). Doing 30k km / year with it, runs great, starts in cold Montreal winters every morning. Very generous trunk for a compact car, with a wide opening. Putting a double stroller inside was easy.
Power is modest, passing and merging requires effort.
Materials are mainly low budget hard plastic, like any entry level car of that time.
Some assembly issues on dash, some gaps are visible.
Heated seats are slow and not very warm.
AC doesn't reach back passenger a lot.
Seats a bit too firm on long trips.
Back seat doesn't fold completely flat.
Narrow cargo hole inside the trunk with the seats down.
Overall, very happy with the reliability and the car overall for its low price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2014