2003 Hyundai Elantra Overview

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GL
GLS
137 national listings
GT
30 national listings
GT Hatchback
29 national listings
VE

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3.65 stars

Based on 21 reviews

Reliable, Cheap, And Eventually Fun To Drive by Steven
 — Cheap brake pads cause rattle when worn. Handling style is great if you figure out how it can be driven. Acceleration is adequate for daily driving. Gas is 25mpg. Could have a stronger blower fo... Read More
Up To Date by Amber
 — I simply love my car!! Its gets me where ever I want to go and it a Stick!! Which i blieve is most amazing when I girl can drive a stick!!! And the car only cost me to 7000 and it is so fun to drive!!... Read More
Great Car! by Brian
 — Great Car, good quality, very reliable. Handles great, good gas mileage. Read More

2003 Hyundai Elantra Overview

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2003 Hyundai Elantra

The 2003 Hyundai Elantra comes with a single engine: a 135 hp, 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine.  Two transmissions are available: the standard 5 speed manual or the optional 4 speed automatic.  Gas mileage is around 25 miles per gallon city miles and 33 highway miles.  Certainly not a powerful car, the 2003 Hyundai Elantra has plenty to help drivers get from point a to point B.

Compared to luxury, touring sedans, the 2003 Hyundai Elantra may seem a little sparse, but there is plenty of comfort for the price.  Air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and power locks a CD player, a trip computer, a leather steering cover and leather seats are all available, either standard or optional, depending on the trim, of which there are now three.  The 4 door GT adds the lineup in 2003.  In case the worst happens, driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on all three trims.  

Owners seem to have a lot of great things to say about the 2003 Hyundai Elantra.  The gas mileage is raved about, as are the few problems that the Elantra has.  People like the way it looks and the way it drives.  Like all cars, however, there were some commonly recurring issues.  Due to the small engine, there is little acceleration.  The interior parts and anything made of plastic aren't anything special, and the 2003 Hyundai Elantra doesn't hold resale value any better than a colander holds water.  But if you can live with minor problems like these, then the 2003 Hyundai Elantra could be a fabulous commuter vehicle.

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Hyundai Elantra Questions

Terry Egan
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Why Do I Have To Push The Pedal To The Floor To Start?

I HAVE A 2003 HYUNDAI ELANTRA, 2.0L. I HAVE TO PUSH THE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR TO GET IT TO START IN THE MORNINGS.

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liz24nv
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Headlights On 2003 Hyndia Elantra Not Working. High Beams Work, Back Lights...

Back lights work, high beams work, back brake lights work. Just not both head lights. They were fine and then both not work. If it is the bulbs. Is it hard to replace and expensive on this model car.

9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
jsw227
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'03 Elantra, Did A Cam Swap, Vvt To Non-vvt. Car Dies At Engine Idle Speed

I bout an '03 Elantra with a rod knocking. This car did not have variable valve timing. I put an engine in from an '04 with vvt. Now I have swapped the cams from the vvt to the old non-vvt from the ...

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gabrielleon2
5

Does A 2003 Elantra Have Antilock Break System??

11 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
lizzzard3
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Dome Light Not Working On A 2003 Hyundai Elantra

i have changed the light bulb

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