2003 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

2003 Hyundai Elantra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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Good gas mileage, reliable, handles well, has some power

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doesnt look too sporty

mandigom
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Overall A Good Quality Car — I like a lot about this car. It is great for commuting back and forth from work. It gets good gas mileage. Reputable make and model. Good car for someone who doesn't want to pay a lot in repairs. Very reliable and rides well. It has power and gets you from point a to point b with a piece of mind.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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gets about 27 mpg

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Not Reliable
Bad Engine
Really Loud
Clanking Noises

captainmj
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Not Reliable! Terrible Car! Money Pit! — This car is a total piece of crap! I bought it for my college car. I've spent more money fixing this car then I paid for the car. I keep thinking what else could break? But it keeps surprising me... Throughout the 2 years that I've owned it i've replaced the following: -Engine: Leaked oil like crazy. So much that you'd fill it up and drive it to the repair shop and it would already have the oil light on. -Front Axils Twice! -Timing Belt -Roters & Brakes -All four Struts/suspension -Ball Bearings for both front tires -The inside is also falling apart. bolts falling out of the ceiling. Crack in the dashboard, etc... I faithfully change the oil every 3000 miles, rotate my tires every 6000 miles. I'm a clean freak and keep the inside so clean. I am not an agressive driver. I'm single and usually drive alone to work so kids don't even wear it down. This car is very loud. Whenever I drive people places they always comment on it. It also is making a weird clanking noise whenever I drive over bumps...ugggh I don't even want to take it in to see what this problem is. I've been saving my money so I can buy a different car. I will never buy this car again and I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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great MPG!!!, Purple neon lights

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tiny scratches on , only 2 owners

william201523
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Awesome — Car is fun to drive at night because of neon lights.!! Smooth Handling Recent Brake check Excellent suspension 2 owners Fantastic commute car Acceleration is average, V4 engine. 5 seating capacity shiny silver hub caps!! Reliable vehicle MPG 23/30, good on highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Very reliable, haven't had to put much into it. No electrical or stereo problems still runs quiet. Love it!

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Car uses a lot of power to run air conditioning. Cheap inside door handles.

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Not A Racecar, But Good For The Long Haul. — I recommend it or any other Hyundai for that matter, they make fantastic cars.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great gas mileage, comfortable

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Not a winter car

eazyeafro
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Great On Gas, Low On Acceleration And Driving In Snow — I like the good gas mileage, the good standard speakers and radio. It gas nice set up in the car on how the dash panel is displayed and organized. Its got good size cup holders and the car runs nicely.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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good car

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small, repairs take alot of work

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Good Car, Just Keep Up On Matinence — its small but a gas saver. brake system is good, handles well. replecing the thermostat is a job!!! lol i get 38 miles/gallpn with mine, i have heard of some getting better, some worse. i love my car its fun to drive just small.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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fuel efficiency

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bad if you are trying to make a ricer

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Good Family Car If You Have No More Than Two Children — this is a great car for a first driver or a family, but for a driver who is used to going fast this is not the car for you. Don't get me wrong i love taking this car on long drives with the family but space it does not have and sitting long periods makes a tall person cramped

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Good: powertrain, ease of use, ride quality, reliability

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Bad: brakes, gas mileage

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A Great Car For Daily Commuting. — This car has adequate performance for its class. Transmission is smooth enough, and engine is adequate for daily commuting. Handling is secure but not too involving. Ride quality is decent. Brakes are the car's weak point since it's not equipped with ABS. Build quality is decent with good fit and finish, but interior materials could be better. Gas mileage is horrible for such a small car, with about 17 mpg in city driving/30 mpg hwy. Appearence is, well, easy on the eyes, still makes me smile after the carwash.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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idk nm

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only 140 horses

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Dece — wish i could afford a mazdaspeed 3. needs more power. good seats. had to replace radiator at 80000 miles. NEEDS A FIVE SPEED TRANSMISSION INSTEAD OF A FOUR. dull driving and steering. good for my first car. i like it more that i could a corolla of the same year

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Cheap.

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Overall lack of anything memorable.

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As Generic As It Gets. — It's hard to imagine a duller car than the Elantra. I test drove one, and, let me put it this way. If you've driven any boring econo-box made in the last 15 years, you,ve driven an elantra. The engine was blah, the suspension and tires were so-so, you get the point. I wanted to test drive a new one, but the sleazy salesmen wouldn't let me. They kept saying "What's wrong with the used one?" Nothing, but there was nothing right about it either.

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