2011 Hyundai Elantra GL 1.8 from North America
I have not had anything wrong with the car.
I am absolutely floored by this car. For a car of this class, it has features and options that are standard on the car that are not even available as options with the competition. The door panels hardly have any gaps, the interior is amazing. The blue lighting inside looks amazing. There is a lot of leg room in the back. The trunk is as large as an Accord. I have two car seats in the back, and we can still have a person sit in between the car seats; although probably not a wise idea on a long journey.
The car on its first trip on the highway from the dealer, showed that it was using only 7.6l/100km. That was on a very short trip, I am sure it will be in the low 6 if not below the 6l/100km mark on a longer highway trip.
I have noticed that Hyundai has paid attention to details; the doors and trunk close with a thump, the paint job looks quite decent, but time will tell. The doors are quite heavy for a compact car. The glove compartment is very large, larger than most cars that I have owned previously. I love the bluetooth, it actually understands the numbers as I call them out. I love playing the songs off the USB.
It has a sealed transmission, it does not have a dip stick to check the transmission oil. The transmission oil is recommended to be replaced every 100,000kms.
Whoever has seen the car, has said it looks beautiful. I have got compliments from little kids to people my grandfather's age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2011
4th Feb 2011, 18:51
Congratulations on a really awesome car. I just checked out one of these and I have to give credit to Hyundai for becoming one of the best auto makers on the planet. I don't buy cars made by foreign manufacturers but if I ever do it will most likely be a Hyundai. They are now so far ahead of Toyota that there is no comparison, and the new Elantra makes the new Civic look old.