2006 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

2006 Hyundai Elantra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 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:3.9 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
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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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"ride" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"price" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2006 Hyundai Elantra reviews.

MableX writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback Review
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5

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Designed like a Saab hatchback, this car has a sleek and European feel when you drive it.  Good car for traction on snow and ice. Cool comfortable air conditioning.

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Sets lower to the ground and could be a change for former SUV drivers.

MableX
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Comfortable And Stylish Commuter Car — Reliablility and keyless entry are tops. Hatchback great for urban shopping in tight spaces. AM/FM CD player works great and additional 9V outlet synchs well with my MP3 converter. Peppy engine and great gas mileage for compact car of its size.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MableX writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback Review
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Comfortable for long drives. Lumbar support on driver's seat. Cool air conditioning. Front wheel drive and distance to the ground overall made it a controllable car on snow and ice.

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Sporty lower passage in and out of car. Not for those used to SUV heights.

MableX
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Commuter Car Good In Snow — Economical to maintain. Never broke down for any reason. No hidden clanks or irritants. Last year Hyundai made the Elantra designed like a Saab styled hatchback. Airbags and steel sided doors made me feel safe while driving. No blind spots.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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3

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Good handling
Fun to drive

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Small trunk
Under powered
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Its A Good Starter Car — Decent little car. Not much leg room, and not a lot of power going up a hill, but over all a good little beater. I put about 5 grand into mine, but the previous owner didn't stay up to date with maintenance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kchal writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS SULEV Review
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4

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Good fuel economy, safe car, good visibility, lots of bang for the buck with standard features

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Weak acceleration on highway, no standard ABS, little quirks

kchal
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Was A Great Car Overall — Overall, I loved my 2006 Elantra, and would still be driving out had it not been totaled in an accident recently. I bought it new, and with exception of a couple of annoying quirks, it treated me well. It was good on gas, even with all the junk that had accumulated in the trunk. It was reliable, and held up very well when I unavoidably rear-ended another vehicle on the highway at approximately 35-45 mph. The car was a total loss - airbag deployed, front smashed in, hood crumpled, windshield cracked, but the interior was fully intact, so definitely a safe car. The only problems I had (the quirks) were 1.) Small door-mounted speaker cover somehow broke, 2.) Driver side windshield wiper loosened while driving in a snowstorm (this happened twice, both times the snow being heavy & wet), and 3.) brake light switch failed causing brake lights to stay on constantly, even when car was not running. (Fortunately this happened when the bumper-to-bumper warranty was still in effect). Overall, I would highly recommend buying this car as a second around-town car, as a commuter car for a college student, or as a first car for a young driver.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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lamar89 writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Good gas mileage, good warranty, comfortable

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lackluster acceleration

lamar89
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Good Economy Car — I enjoyed driving this car. Took it on many trips to upstate NY and got gas mileage was good and fairly comfortable with 4 people in the car. It's a little tight with 3 larger people in the back seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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khueston writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra Limited Review
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It runs

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It wont start

khueston
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Not Bad! — I got this car because I had a 1999 Nissian Quest Van that constantly broke down until one day it was totaled in a motor vehicle accident - This was a good deal at the time - But I really prefer a SUV Type Vehicle - I guess we learn by our mistakes!

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Jacqueline writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Excellent car, no real issues with it because i maintained it.

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Depreciative value

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Dependable — Love my car, plan to keep it for family members to use when needed. Car has been dependable and the maintenance has been minimal. Changed all of the drive belts and the manufactured parts are long lasting. No real issues.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback Review
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Gas Mileage

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too small

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There Is Verry Little To This Car, It Has The Essentials. — it is SMALL!!! there is barely any acceleration it doesn't hold well in the corners, the car has not needed a repair as of yet, however, it currently has only 22,000 Miles on it, it looks like an old SAAB and its not that fun to drive... its more work to drive than it is worth. the clutch is too soft and FREEZES up in the winter...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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love the gas miles on it and the warrnty i had

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small trunk space once i had my kid had to remove my subs to fit a stroller in

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Good Car For The Ammount I Paid And Would Fix It Up To Keep It Running For A Long Time — i love my car its simple looking it has a nice stabce and body disgien. As its getting more and more miles i need to fix alot more but up 115000 mi its been good just normal maitnce. deffinetly would buy another one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nate writes:
2006 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback Review
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I nice mix between price, reliability, luxury and being fun to drive.

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Just watch the clutch!

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Pretty Damn Good Car. — Like it a lot, quick, comfortable, good on gas, and a four door hatchback is awesome so I can lay all the seats down and have a queen size bed in my car! Very reliable, never gives me any problems that can't be blamed on the driver :D. Also has a decent, stock component speaker system. The only complaint is that the clutch might be going, but then again I do drive it pretty hard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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