21st Apr 2005, 10:21
If you buy a domestic, you will have 200 Percent more problems. Read the book Lemon-aid car buying. Hyundai has been improving by leaps. All cars have some kind of problems. Even my old Toyota corolla was known for constant break jobs. Yet this is cheaper than motor and tranny work. Good luck with future cars.
20th Jan 2010, 19:29
They do make disposable cars. However they are more commonly known as "domestics".
7th Sep 2010, 21:12
Well, I have a 2000 Elantra. I bought it when it had 110,000 miles on it, it now has over 150,000 miles.
I have never had a problem with it. All I have done on it is a regular oil change and some fluid changes, spark plugs, that's about it. I have made two round trips from Dallas, TX to St. Augustine, FL. I have made one round trip from St. Augustine to Toronto. I have never had any issue with the car.
I bought it for $2000 two years ago and have spent next to nothing on it. It is one of the best investments I ever made. I am pretty sure this car will easily go well over 200,000 if not more.
And yeah, disposable cars do exist. They come under the brand name GM.
31st Jan 2011, 02:57
Well I just bought a Hyundai Elantra year 2000 for 3800. I hope I made a good choice. It seems fine.
20th Mar 2011, 19:56
OK, let's start this off by saying my aunt has a 2000 Elantra wagon. Has had it since new, has 138000 on it, she loves the piece of crap. For example, she has always gone to the dealer for everything.
In its life, not including normal work like timing belts, it has had 2 transmissions, all new axles, all the window motors and regulators replaced, water pump replaced 6 times, a whole new fuel system redone, 2 alternators, door assembly had to be replaced - wouldn't open. And right now the valve cover literally cracked in half. Total in the past 2 years has been about 9 grand; almost what she paid for the car.
Now I'm a mechanic, and own a 96 Cavalier 5sp. That's right, I'm a GM guy, and let me tell you I have 208k on the original clutch. It has had alternator starter, a timing chain, didn't break but got noisy. That's it. My car runs better than the Elantra, gets better fuel mileage, and costs less to fix and is easier to work on.