2005 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

2005 Hyundai Elantra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"roof" 2 reviews

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Timothy writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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My Car — Eh. Not much about my car. Except that it gets me to where i want to go and it gets me home. The gas mileage is great, 30 MPG..these days you cant ask for much better. The car we got in 05 and it'll be paid off in january of 09. So thats good :P. But all in all its a great car for now.

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Roxie writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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Very economical

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tin canish

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Worth Every Penny. — Nice vehicle, good warrenty, would not hold up to a major crash. Excellent engine/transmission for a manual. Excellent gas mileage, cheap payments, actually paid this one off pretty fast. Fun to drive, heck yes. Handled very well. Len was a speed demon in this one.

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

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Evan writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Fun — It doesn't look fast, but it's 2.0L DOHC engine with 140 horses geared high on the 5-speed manual, and a car weigh-in of 2700 pounds, it's got potential, very fun. Great stock sound system. Plenty of room for three more friends. Great cargo. Great lighting. Will have many years of fun with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sharon writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Great gas milage

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It to falls apart..

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It Was A Car..reliable Not What I Wanted — Gave it to my little sister....it doesnt hold up well in accidents though...

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Danny writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Review
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practical and useful!

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not flashy...

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Get This Car!!! — like: good gas mileage and very reliable! Haven't had a more reliable car ever! dislike: not good at racing and it's a cheap mode of transportation. This car will never break down... so I expect to keep it for a very long time!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Molly writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Quick pick-up w/out A/C on, smooth handeling, great gas milage

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Loss of pick-up when A/C is on

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Highly Recommended For The Avg. College Kid Not Looking For A Sports Car — This is a great little car for anyone who just wants to go places.. It has nice pick-up, smooth handling, and has pretty good gas mileage. AVG MPG is around 26 in the city and close to 34 on the highways. I own the manual, which is a lot of fun. The clutch is really smooth and the control is excellent. The only major downside is that there is a great loss of horsepower once the A/C is turned on.. makes the acceleration slow down a lot from a stand-still.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Evan writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Most everything

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Heat does not blow warm at rest.

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Great Job — I like the simplicity of design and the easy driving. The performance beats most all in its class, and is easily maintained and customizable. This car is well worth the money, especially those on a budget. Well done Hyundai. Word.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jaid writes:
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She's a great little car. We expect a lot out of her & she delivers. Good comfort for myself and 3 kids. Great fuel economy.

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Back seat not good for 2 car seats +1 child. Definitely not for tall/big people or anyone with knee conditions- getting in and out could be difficult.

jaid
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Zippy! — I have been pleasantly surprised at the handling and performance of my mom-mobile. Weather we are loaded up for a long trip or zipping around town we get there quickly. I have driven lots of vehicles: sports/performance cars, wagons & minivans, a dual-axle pick-up, & econo cars. They all have their pros & cons but this is a happy medium!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nicholas writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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It drives. It has 4 seats, a gas pedal, and a steering wheel. I think it has a brake, but I'll have to check and get back to you on that one.

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It is slow, and generally mundane and unexciting.

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It Works. I Guess. — Yeaaaaah. This car, uh, it's good. I guess. It drives. Kind of. It's reliable, and it gets decent gas mileage. It is comfortable enough. So what's not to love? Hmmmm.... sooo, it's not the best looking car out there. I mean, it's not ass ugly like the Pontiac Aztek, but it's not exactly what we call a "looker." The driving characteristics are pretty crappy. It's slooow, and the ride is a bit choppy. I notice that the thin, small tires cause the car to wander in my lane on the freeway. [And, I do have sufficient reason to say that rear visibility is a bit poor. But we won't go into details now, will we?]

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lewistheman5 writes:
2005 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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4

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really good car drives really well awesome family car, it's got a spoiler which makes it kind of sporty looking.

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well to be honest with you i realized i made a mistake, as i was younger and naive. I came to realize that when it comes to Hyundais i am not satisfied.

lewistheman5
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Awesome Car — This car was almost never in the shop except for new axles. The brakes are really good, and the handling, it drives like a dream. This car is a family car, it has never failed me. I've been on trips to the beach, parks and it got me there with ease. Most importantly this car was used for work and school only.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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