2008 Hyundai Elantra X20 2.0 from Malaysia
Very comfy, good styling, easy to drive and reliable
Outside temperature gauge.
Well, I was about to buy a brand new Kia Forte for RM 85,000 (approx.), but then I happened to test drive a 2008 Hyundai Elantra X20, and I changed my mind.
The X20 runs like a continental/heavy car as compared to the Forte, and it has a much smoother drive due to its 2.0 engine.
Nice interior, and a decent yet trendy exterior.
Don't get me wrong, the Forte is a very good car, but the drive and bells and whistles are targeted more towards the younger crowd. I'm in my mid 30s, and preferred Hyundai's styling and drive, plus I got to save almost RM 30,000 :)
Yup, I paid RM 56,000 for my beautiful Elantra, and have been driving it very happily for past few months, with an average fuel consumption of 9-10km/litre in the city.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2012
5th Feb 2014, 05:18
Original Poster again:
It has been almost 2 years since I bought this vehicle. As a reminder for those who did not read my original review, this vehicle was purchased as a Pre-Owned.
The car has given absolutely no problems whatsoever. I have been maintaining it properly as well.
Things which were replaced:
Besides, normal oil changes, the brake pads were changed (all 4) and the battery.
The only bad part of the car is its fuel consumption. I drive it in city almost 100% of the time and I get between 7-8Km/L.
The car runs smooth, no rattles, no strange pulls, engine missing or transmission jerks. It feels like a kind of a premium car. Interior has the right amount of leather with some plastic pieces on appropriate places. Very comfortable ride and handles quite well for this size of a car.
If you are considering to buy a Pre-owned vehicles with limited budget, please keep this car in your list. It will appeal to people who are in their 30/40s, maybe as a second car or even for a main car, it is quite nice. Much better drive and comfort than a Honda City, Kia Forte, Toyota Vios or Corolla for a fraction of the price.
24th Sep 2018, 02:41
What type of ATF oil do you use for the car? I bought pre-owned last year at 75km mileage. The workshop used Hyundai Xteer SP III last time. Now at 108km I'm looking to change the oil again. Is there any better choice or am I using the right one?