I agree that Hyundai cars are worthless. I have a '99 Elantra and have had nothing but problems with it. I feel so unsafe driving it. The car only has 23,000 miles on it and already the transmission has been replaced (it's an automatic too!), spark plugs have been replaced, several fuses have been replaced, tires realigned after my car went out of control on the Atlantic City Expressway which was also due to the car constantly losing power while driving. Another part was recalled and has been replaced twice which they tell me has been causing the stalling. I know one thing, I will NEVER EVER buy another Hyundai... my next car is a Toyota Celica.
Would never buy a Hyundai again, not only are the cars useless, so are the dealerships that they have in England.
Hyundai dealerships don't know what they are doing with Hyundai cars, they take months to fix a problem and only after they have had several goes at it do they work out what the real problem is.
They charge for services not needed and are generally rubbish.
My wife was recently given a 1993. It is the biggest heap I have ever seen. It only has 90,000 miles and it burns oil, and the radiator recently exploded. I'm sticking to the bulletproof 240 Volvo.
I own a 1994 Hyundai Elantra with the 1.6l DOHC, I have had nothing, but problems since I bought the car. The timing belt broke, the tensioner went, then the belt jumped again and ruined the head. Put another motor in, that went 25km, and blew up, bought another motor and it seized. I'll never buy another Hyundai in my life, they are nothing, but junk.
Well I drive a 99 elantra with 59000 miles on it and I haven't had a single problem. If you change your oil and tune it up whenever your supposed to nothing is goin to go wrong. So just take care of your cars and stop whining.
I drive a 1998 Elantra and I must admit I am pleasantly surprised. I bought the car when it had 76,000 km and I now have 129,000 km and I haven't had any serious problems at all. (Unlike my 2000 Golf TDI) My Elantra is fine, I take care of it and it takes care of me. Proper maintenance is the key.
I would have to agree that this car sucks. I got mine at 84k miles and only got it to replace an 89 Cutlass supreme with 200+k miles on it when the body started falling away from the engine. This elantra feels very unsafe, gets blown around in a weak wind and has absolutely no power in 5th gear. 85mph in 4th and 95mph in 5th, that's just stupid. The driver side inside door handle is cheap plastic and breaks easily, mines broke twice in 3 months. Also is one of the very few standard transmission cars I have ever seen without a tachometer. IMO it would be better to have a tachometer and no speedometer, but Hyundai is backward with everything.
I own a 2000 Elantra; very good running car, it has 96000 miles. The only problem is the poor engineered power window system; all 4 window motors have gone out and it's too expensive to fix.