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Why (Not) the Hyundai Elantra?

Hyundai Elantra reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Elantra.

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Hyundai Elantra Reviews

04/05/14

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  Great family car serving us well. It proved to be a solid buy.
A member in New York, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling
I bought this car when it was one year old with only a few thousand miles on it. Exterior styling of this car met the needs of both my wife and I. It has held up very nicely overall as well except for one area. The joint between the bumper and rear quarterpanels over the tires rust terribly. The rust on my car began at about 6years of age. Every other Elantra from the same era (+ and - a few years) rusts terribly there as well.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling
Terrible rust over rear tires! Same goes for vehicles older and newer (within a few years)!

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy, Handling, Quietness, Tires

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Reliability & durability

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12/03/13

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  Handling Issues!!!
A member in Alberta, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Front seat support & comfort
Seats mold to your body and they heat up fast which helps in winter.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Handling
WOW...I live in Alberta and we just had a snow storm go through. The roads are icy and snow covered and the handling of my 2013 Elantra has gone down hill. I have only 7000km but bought it with only 15 km on it. I have been driving for 25 years and this is the first car that I have owned that makes for a white knuckled ride. The car was drifting a foot to a foot and a half left and right on the highway and I could only get up to 60 to 80 Km/hr on a highway that people were passing me doing 100Km/hr. The equivilant to the drive to work today, was a car I had that needed tie rod ends, ball joints done and it had 350000 km's. I will be calling the dealer today to see if they can check the front end. I haven't had an accident or hit any curbs. The vehicle has only been driven by my wife and myself. I have the all seasons on that came with the car.

Has everyone else put winter tires on to help with this issue?

Am I the only one with this issue?

Has anyone else had steering issues?

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling, Interior storage compartments



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10/09/13

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A member in Illinois, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Handling
I have owned this car for almost eight years. It still handles very well in any type of weather. I feel that is is a very dependable car.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Cargo capacity
I really don't like the way the trunk opens up into the back seat. It needs a bigger hole to put things through.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Powertrain performance, Fuel economy, Reliability & durability, Price or payments



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06/13/13

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  Hyundai options
A member in Ontario, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling
Like the aero dynamics of the 2013 Elantra.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Tires
The current 16" Continental Tires are so noisy and do not give a very smooth ride even on the most flat surface you can find (a freshly paved stretch of Highway 401). Hoping dealership will change them over to MXV4 Michelins.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Interior styling, Driving position & visibility, Price or payments, Handling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy, Powertrain performance, Materials & workmanship, Dealer practices

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02/10/13

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A member in Maryland, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Reliability & durability
I bought this car new in Nov, 2003 and still have it. Other than routine maintenance including 2 timing belt replacements (preventative) at 66K and 125K. Major problems: The radiator began leaking at 98K miles and was replaced. Also had to replace a power steering belt in 2009 at about 90K. One headlamp cover seal now needs to be replaced and the seal for the driver side window is loosening and needs replacing. Overall, a very good, reliable car. Just turned 135K. Highly recommended as a used car. I would buy another Elantra.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Controls and instruments
HVAC System Design

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Front seat support & comfort, Controls and instruments

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Driving position & visibility, Insurance & depreciation

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11/17/12

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  2013 Elantra Limited Review
A member in Wisconsin, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Interior styling
Both the exterior and interior styling of this car and the entire line of Hyundai's, I find very appealing. The interior combines beauty with a logical and ergonomical layout of controls and functions. The leather seats are very comfortable and the interior leg room (both front & back) is excellent.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Front seat support & comfort
This is really not a con. If they offered the option of a front passenger power seat with lumbar as an option, I along with many others would likely opt for it.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Past personal experience, Fuel economy, Handling, Driving position & visibility



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11/13/12

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  My honest review of the 2012 Elantra.
A member in Missouri, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling
I love the sporty look of the Elantra. The body molding is what originally drew me to the newer Elantras.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy
This is one of the most disappointing aspects of the 2012. The Active Eco is no longer anautomatic feature, and I've found I don't get the great gas mileage that I used to. I would consistently get 40mpg highway, and about 30 mpg in the city. Now I get 32 highway, 28 city. My parents live an hour and a half away, and I have other family living further away. I find it frustrating that I don't get the great mileage I did previously, especially since gas prices just keep going up.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Color choices, Safety & braking, Reliability & durability, Past personal experience

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Quietness, Driving position & visibility, Dealer practices

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11/13/12

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  Rating of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback
A member in Wisconsin, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Feature availability
Compared to other cars in its class, the Elantra offered more standard and available features at a lower cost.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Feature availability
My car did not have anti-lock brakes or any of the new braking technology. Blue-tooth & navigation was also not available.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Past personal experience, Reliability & durability



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09/14/12

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy
After the first 10K miles, the AVERAGE MPG has risen from the low 20's to the high 20's on my average commute, but is nowhere near the advertised efficiencies. NOT a happy camper with this!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Reliability & durability
Very high rating, superb warranty, and the free rodaside assistance is great!

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Reliability & durability, Powertrain performance, Controls and instruments

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Controls and instruments, Ride smoothness

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06/28/12

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A member in Tennessee, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Warranty, maintenance cost
10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain AND bumper to bumper coverage

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Audio & nav systems
Nav system needed replacement under warranty.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Price or payments, Fuel economy

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Reliability & durability, Quietness

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06/22/12

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A member in Iowa, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Handling
I found the electric steering on the Elantra to provide much better response and control.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Warranty, maintenance cost, Safety & braking



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11/28/11

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A member in Texas, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy
Impressed with fuel mileage, and I\'m getting better than touted. Couldn\'t do that with the last car, unless I could find pure gas (no ethanol). With the Elantra I\'m getting 40 mpg mixed driving with ethanol.

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Cargo capacity, Interior styling, Exterior styling, Interior styling



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11/28/11

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A member in Ontario, Canada

Best Reason Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Handling
steering is numb and handling is unpredictable.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Front seat support & comfort, Brand reputation & image

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10/19/11

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A member in Pennsylvania, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Exterior styling
Sleak, up to date, great lines from any angle

Other Reasons to Buy the Hyundai Elantra: Fuel economy, Interior styling, Ride smoothness, Feature availability



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