2004 Hyundai Elantra
There are 3 user reviews for the GT 5-Door trim shown below
- got sunroof +heated leather 4 same price as corrolla which had neither.
- motor blew at 152000 7 years old, computer quit at 60,000 km
Purchased As New
Was absolutely thrilled with my Elantra until the motor blew for no apparent reason at 152,000 km. All services were kept up, just had sparkplugs changed, oil changed & oil was full at time of fail. Mechanic said it "spun a bearing". I babied this car! 7 years old and 152000km is NOT a good lifetime for this car. Guess I should have got the Toyota after all, at least it would still be running.
Wrote to Hyundai who basically told me I don't have a hope of getting anything out of them.
Bought a used motor out of a bit newer car (2005) - it only has 41,000km on it - for $675.00 plus about $1000.00 for installation it was still cheaper than buying the extended warranty at purchase time for $2200.00. (& who knows if they would have covered it, if say I couldn't prove all my service schedule was absolutely correct.) Of course I only have 90 days warranty now but this might help someone else decide what they might want to do when purchasing one. Oh yes, and the "main" computer in the car quit completely at 60,000 km which was just past its warranty period. At that time they took pity on me saying "that NEVER happens" and took a computer out of a car on the lot and gave it to me for free.
Was not happy with the level of road noise on the highway. Sound system a bit crappy - hard to read the stereo display at night.
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