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Hyundai Elantra 2001-2006



  • dunn3dunn3 Posts: 29
    Intial quality has improved tremendously. The sonata is right around the average for the industry and the redesigned Accent does much better than it did previously. The Elantra and Tiburon don't fare so well, but I'd say that is due more to their dated designs ('96) than to the quality of the company as a whole. I'm sure that when the new Elantra and Tiburon come out, they will do very well; this goes for the Santa Fe a nd Gradeur as well because they have delayed bringing those vehicles here specifically because of intial quality probelms. Once they're on sale, I'm sure they'll be great : )

    Check out the new 2001's. They look like Saabs
    or BMWs. No wagons yet of course.

    I may still prefer the 2000 wagons. They have a classic look.
  • Is there still $750 rebate for Elantra sedans? And when will it expire? Thanks.
  • Hello everyone, I have had my 2000 Elantra 5-spd wagon for 10 1/2 months and have put 21,000 miles so far. I still love this car!!! I agree the paint is a little cheaper and it certainly isn't a VW, but for the price, you can't go wrong. Just wanted to let everyone know because I drive my car harder than most and it holds up well. We'll see what the next 20,000 miles brings.
  • I am new to this post. My Elantra has about 24K on it. The car is a blessing. I have previously owned a used Topaz. The car tried to kill us several times. It had so many problems from day one Fuel pump, ignition cut out when you flipped the high beams on (along with the rest of the electrical system), transmission issues, idle speed motor problems, throttle positioning sensors (2), mass airflow sensor, EGR valve problems, in addition to the regular stuff, 2 alternators, water pump, shorts in the electric harness, poor grounding and on and on. I get into my Elantra and drive. Once in a while I put gas into it, maybe windshield washer fluid. It has more power than the Topaz and it hasn't compromised my life in intersections. I'm sorry to hear about some of you with power features. I didn't want any of those, just a simple car that wouldn't try to kill me everyday or need a personality adjustment.
  • I've had my Elantra for about two weeks now. It's a five speed. My daughter is just getting the hang of the manual transmission. She really likes the idea of a moonroof and cd player, etc. So far so good. I hope we can say the same after several thousand miles. It's pretty zippy and fun to drive. Couldn't beat the price compared to other sedans in its class. Good Luck to all those who take the Hyundai plunge.
  • can you do me a favor and remove the forum "Hyundai Elantra GLS 1997" from the selection list on the elantra page? I ask you this cause I created a chat called "2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS vs. Ford Focus ZX3" and it got taken off; maybe its because there is no room for it on the selection part. But that 1997 hyundai forum is pointless. no one has posted something in it for 2 years in it and even if we wanted to, its frozen. So its really just taking up space. I'd appreciate you taking it off and putting the "2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS vs. Ford Focus ZX3" back up. People were posting a lot in there until it was taken off and now it can't be found unless searched for. Thank you very much!
  • L8_ApexL8_Apex Posts: 187
    I don't maintain the links from the pricing pages. I'm not sure if they are generated automatically or somebody actually selects and inserts them. I can remove the 1997 topic but I don't know if that will make the comparison topic show up...
  • baberbaber Posts: 96
    According to the Kelley blue book the 2001 Elantra is $700 more for the 5 speed and $750 more for the automatic over the 2000 models. I don't really see the reason for such an increase. Also, you have to pay $400 now to get cruise control becaues cruise control is now a package that includes the keyless entry. I think we will keep our 99 for a few more years. The 99/2000 Elantra looks better then the 2001 anyway (my opinion).

  • elantra00elantra00 Posts: 225
    the 2001 elantra is much more refined. i mean, look at the interior. it looks more stylish then the 2000. the headlights are better. its been redone. i think the front end kind of looks like a chevy impala squshed down a bit and the back end like a nissan sentra. its nice, but i like mine better. maybe if they swapped interiors, then we have a perfect car!
  • bluewindsbluewinds Posts: 100
    Wheel base is changed........
    more roomy than before........
    also... weight is heavier.......
    Elantra has a three kinds of suspension.
    One is for Korean market--> very soft
    The other is European market--> very very hard.
    The third one is for NA market--> I don't know..

    Hyundai guys think that quality is as same as Honda....

    Well.. it is sold in Europe now.
  • elantra00elantra00 Posts: 225
    the elantra isn't as good of a deal as it use to be! Eventhough its canadian dollars, basing it on saying its the same base price; you lose some standard options that were with this years model, you lose power windows, locks, mirrors and only gain 15" rims vs. 14" which are this year. Not worth giving up those power options to me. It now cost 17,000 fully loaded. id rather have a vw jetta for that price. Glad i bought mine this year :) Best deal there ever was and probably will be!
  • bri70bri70 Posts: 147
    According to a magazine ad. For that reason alone I think it is worth the 750 dollars.
  • I have the opportunity to buy a 1999 Elantra for $8500. It has 9500 miles. I just want to get a feel as to whether or not it is a good deal. It has PW, PL, Pmirrs, Rear Def, AC, AM/FM Cass, 195 tires, Cruise, 5sp (I would not consider automatic... personal preference). Anyone know of any problems with the manual transmission?
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    That price is too high. I got my 5 speed 2000 Elantra brand new for under $10k in August. They depreciate fast. I would say somewhere in the $6k range is fair.....

    The car is great though.
  • Where did you get a 5-speed 2000 Elantra under 10K? I'll consider going there and buying one. Let me know. No such luck for me in the northeast to date.
  • justinjustin Posts: 1,918
    fairfax hyundai in Fairfax VA. They had one in the paper for $9998. When I got there it was gone....but they gave me the one I wanted for that price. I got a 2000 base Elantra...

    Standard tranmission, A/C, power windows/locks, AM/FM cassette, all the normal stuff. I did not get cruise control or alloys....but it comes with 140hp engine and height adjustable drivers seat with lumbar adjustment too. The only thing I wish it had was a CD player - but I already put my own in....

    They had lots of them in stock, they have like two or three lots.

    Hope that helps.
  • elantra00elantra00 Posts: 225
    i think that recall only applys to cars with automatic transmissions. ive heard that only occuring in cars with autos. i have 6,000 miles on my elantra and not once has it stalled on me yet.
  • dunn3dunn3 Posts: 29
    Has anyone bought one yet?? They look OK and seem much better than their counterparts (fit & finish, transmission (5speed), etc.) I'm curious to see what people think about them
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