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Hyundai Elantra: Reviews & News from the Pros (Edmunds, C/D, CR, MT etc.)



  • In its Jan 07 issue, Automobile has a half page review of Elantra. It's all positive.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,681
    That's pretty significant. Automobile positions itself as a mag for enthusiasts and has a policy of "no boring cars."
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Elantra Review Day by Day Canadian Driver

    Should be interesting to see how the Elantra fares. I expect it to be positively reviewed.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    Elantra Test Drive Canadian Driver

    We really like the way the new Elantra behaves, and we can live without a high-tech interior and edgy styling, but we're not sure if we'd be willing to give up the extra standard safety features that Honda and Mazda offer in this class. Many young families rely on cars in this class for safe transportation. Why should they have to pay extra for that peace of mind?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,681
    Yes, it's really too bad (for the Canucks) that Hyundai chose not to offer standard ABS and side bags/curtains on the Elantra sold up there, as they do in the U.S. In the U.S. at least, the Elantra is actually superior to most Civics in standard safety features (if you count 4 wheel disc brakes as a safety feature) and is superior to some Mazda3's in that not all of them offer standard ABS and side bags/curtains.
  • Geez does Hyundai cut corners on the Canadian version. Bare metal trunk, no lumbar support, nor ABS on the tested model. Why anyone would buy this thing in Canada over a Mazda3 or Civic to save a few bucks beats me. Is Hyundai trying to fail?

    Despite the firmer suspension, the car's seemingly taut structure makes for a rattle-free drive even over rough roads.

    Give it time my friend (exactly 4350 miles). It wont be long until it sounds like my '04, buzzes and rattles galore.

    p.s. love those classy painted plastic door handles. Hyundai for life!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,681
    I think you are fogetting that the 2007 Elantra is a new design with a much stiffer structure than your '04.
  • That's Hyundai: "our previous generation of cars is great...don't look at last year's cars for any indication of future issues"
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,681
    A 49 percent improvement in stiffness from '06 to '07 is a significant change. In other words, the 2007 Elantra is a much different car than yours. It may not act the same.

    In fact, other '04 Elantras don't act the same as yours. Mine is tight and rattle-free. Pretty good I think, considering the pot-holed streets I drive over every day.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    your 04 elantra sounds alot like our 05 civic, rattles galore and parts that fall off. Lucky it was under warranty when it happen but no longer-exceeded the mileage. We have no rattles with our 05 elantra with 46,000 miles.
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