2002 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

2002 Hyundai Elantra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"cheap car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews

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shrimpy812 writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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4

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Good gas mileage, sunroof, no engine problems, very comfortable seats

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Often replacing break lights!

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Perfect First Car — I love my little Hyundai. It's inexpensive to repair, though a lot of minor parts wore out, gets awesome gas mileage, has little to no blind spots, really comfortable seats and has lots of storage(enough for me to keep all of my random stuff plus minimum of 6 yoga mats at all times) for a little sedan. I couldn't have asked for a better first car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joel writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Good reliability ratings

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Low miles per gallon, bland styling

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A Middle Of The Road Choice. Practical Above All Else, But Nothing Unique About The Car. — I have been driving this car for less than a month. Bought it used with 116,000 miles. The car has a soft ride, which is fine for commuting to work. The gas mileage is quite poor for a 4 cylinder small car (I have an automatic). But it came recommended by Edmunds as a good used car choice, and so far there is little to regret.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Will writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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Very economical to drive and own.  Very verastile little car and surprisingly roomy.

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Some replacement parts cost way too much money. For example, $890.00 bucks for a replacement rear qaurter glass.

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The Little Car That Could — This little car has been a great addition. It has been a solid little performer since day 1. I think Hyundai has come a long, long way from the days of the Excel. I've put on 12 years worth of mileage on this car in less than 6 so I have had the opportunity to get to know this car real well. Mind you, this car is no race car, but it will confidently cruise at 80mph all day long and not miss a bit. Considering this car cost less that 15k when I got it, it was very well equipped, with leather interior, a very nice sounding stereo, comfortable seating, and even some nice extras like heated mirrors and foglamps. This car has been a godsend, because of it's low cost to own and drive, and because it has been a very capable little vehicle. It is a 5-door version of the Elantra and with the rear fold down seating which is 70/30 split, there are different options for carrying a mix of people and cargo. I've driven this car cross country and it has consistently delivered 32-34mpg on the highway, which has given us a range of about 380 to almost 400 miles per tank without us really worrying about pushing it. Of course keeping the car well maintained has been a key factor, but definitely those are good numbers for a car that was rated at 26mpg city/31mpg highway.

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Patrick writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Nice car to drive, easy maintain and customize.

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Too slow straight from factory.

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Hyundai Elantra Gls — Was a good car to drive. Never had any problems out of it the whole time I owned. Easy to keep clean and running well. Great gas mileage and fuel efficiency. Very spacious and very comfortable to drive. All of the extra features were useful and conveniently place for satisfaction.

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Debbie writes:
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Good performance and gas mileage

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Body is weak

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I Love It!!!! — Body is weak...I mean if Stevie can fall into it hip first and put a major dent in the side, then it is definitely weak. It is a blast to drive....great in the snow. She works great so long as you are not mean to her.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ritchie writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Low Maintenance

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Poor Acceleration

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Decent Car, But Not The Best — Poor acceleration, and not that great on gas for being a 4banger. over all appearance, the paint faded a lot in the sun. it is relatively low maintenance. I love it tho because it is a manual transmission! The trunk is a little smaller than what I would hope for but it works gets the job done.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
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there are none

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it's a lemon

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I Don't Like It — It suicks, I have nothing but problems with this car. I paid more for repairs then I did for the car. If you need a timing belt ($600) new hoses and belts ($500). Tires($300), breaks, plugs, break line and other stuff($1000). Don't buy one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jamesfarrar5 writes:
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5

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Just about everything.

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batteries only last 4 years (MAX), clock messed up

jamesfarrar5
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A Truly Economical Car — Tires on the expensive side, (low profile 15's and tend to wear out at about 25, 30,000) 11 years old no squeaks or rattles, still drives like a new car. Anyone who drives it, loves it. Even peolple who HATED the idea of a foreign car made in Korea.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Christen writes:
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Good gas mileage, nice look for year of car, easy to drive

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No CD player, foggy front right headlight

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Good First Car — All-in-all this car has been great. It has it's faults being an '02 but nothing that affects the safety of the vehicle. I can't speak for the life of the car before I owned it in 2007, but I never let issues go unserviced and have always treated the car with care. It's been great for me.

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Meghan writes:
2002 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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It has great gas mileage and it's a manual which I love to drive.

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It needs a new clutch right now and the parts are $250 :(

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An Awesome Amazing Powerful Little Car — I love my Hyundai Elantra GT so much, it has great amount of power with a 4 cylinder and a two-liter engine that can max out at 140 which btw is so much fun. This car is fun to drift with on gravel, back in VA I would do that all the time with my bf. You should try it sometimes. She's still running smoothly after 7 years.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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1992 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Very Good For A Vintage Korean By olepAL

This 16V 4 cyl. DOHC engine delivers speed, reliability and econmy in gas, Very fast 4 cylinder. Runs pretty good and patrs are easy to get. This sleeper import will be a classic soon, You can buy one... Read More

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1994 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Was A Good Car By Jeremy

Car was fun to drive, could fit all your friends, and overall didn't look like a grandma car. Car was great on gas, cause engine was small, stock sound system was decent, and the greatest part was wh... Read More

Very Good By Mustafa

very good car over all performance is good handling is very good luxury interior yes this car fun to drive acceleration in not bad need more Horse power to be wonderful car 113+80 @ 1600 Engine any... Read More

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1995 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Takes A Beating And Still Runs! Amazing By Cody

I bought it for 300 dollars.. and its been running good. ive added 20xxxkm onto it.. Read More

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1996 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Buy Something Else. By Ben

Everything about this car is very 'meh'. It's acceleration isn't too bad. The 1.8 litre DOHC 4 cylinder engine can get you from 0 to 100kmh in about 12 seconds, which isn't horrific for a small/med se... Read More

Nice One To Drive. By Belybeth

It was black, comfortable, economic, had enough of space for people and cargo. Read More

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1997 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Runs Great By sdiaz81594

This car runs great look ok has a great interior. This car has great tires and a strong engine for a little car. Everything's in great working order. The car goes fast for s little old car. Very relia... Read More

Most Successful Car In Hyundai's History By Philip Jin Hyup

it was my second car. I liked it a lot bcuz it could go fast enough, and at the same time it had good gas mileage. I didn't spend much money on the car but it always gave me good performance. I think ... Read More

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