2008 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Elantra Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"price" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Good on gas, sporty look

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So far, nothing and let keep it that way

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The Best Car For Me — I just love my car....It's the best @ everything! It's amazing on gas and very excellent in perfomance. It's a lease and not that expensive. Excellent on the highway and amazing to drive.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Mah — Good First few gears, i hate 4th gear. Getting better seats. OVerall pretty damn impressive.(for a hyundai)

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2008 Hyundai Elantra SE Review
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Build quality, interior, performance is enough.

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Hyundai badge is still avoided by many

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A Surprise From The Company That Came Out Of Nowhere — Hyundai came to america as a cheap car manufacturer and most of the general population knew they weren't the best cars ever mostly because of mediocre at best styling and a very cheap materials feel on the inside. However, we see now that Hyundai is a very serious competitor in the market these days ever since they started putting out some very good cars. The new elantra is no exception to their new image. It is a very well made car with a lot going for it. The styling is pretty, something that women will go for more than men i would think, but the interior is just something great for a car in the under $20k bracket. The hefty steering wheel is a good start for this car, and the rest of the interior follows suit along with it. Everything seems durable and built to last. Easy to use and ergonomic, it is a very user friendly car. It drives well too, the steering could be sharper (we're not looking at a sports car or European built sedan here) but its crisp and easy. Acceleration is adequate and the brakes feel balanced, there's no travel in the pedals before you get anything out of it. The ride is very comfortable, even in the back despite the fact that there is not a very advanced suspension here. It goes around corners quite well and the seats hold you in place while you whip around. This is a very good car for commuting, and has enough space for all your shopping as well.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Ride, spaciousness, interior materials, amenities

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noisy engine while accelerating, Engine could have more power.

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A Solid Midsize Sedan For Budget Conscious Buyers. — It is a very spacious sedan, especially in its class. You feel like you are riding in a larger class of cars such as the Accord or Camry. The interior materials are generally good, and the cars driving performance is competent. There are only minor fit and finish issues. The ride is generally supple and handling is generally good.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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Roomier and has more features than most compact cars. Back seat room is adequate for three passengers of average size. 1.8L 4 cylinder engine provides very good acceleration and good fuel efficiency. Very good handling. Large trunk, with option to fold down 2/3 of back seat or entire back seat for extra room. Front ABS should provide substantially shorting stopping distances than conventional braking.

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The 2008 Elantra has been recalled due to a misconfigured driver's front air bag which has been reported to deploy too forcefully in some cases, sometimes causing driver injury. Hyundai dealers will fix this free of charge, but this is a serious problem until it gets fixed.

The brake fault indicator light switch on the 2008 Elantra also must be replaced by a dealer, although the brake light switch on this car has already been replaced. This problem causes the brake light to be lit when there is no brake problem until it's fixed.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra: Sporty Small Car With Lots Of Useful Features — This is a small car that has very good acceleration, handling, and feel. Some people say that the Elantra has a rather "numb" feel, but overall I think its handling is somewhat sporty. Its front-wheel drive provides extra traction when needed. The 4-speed auto transmission allows the driver to start the car in 2nd or 3rd gear, which provides extra traction should you find your car on unusually slippery terrain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2015 Hyundai Elantra By Rhare26

BEAUTIFUL car. Have received lots of compliments. Handles very well and accelerates decently. Gets good gas mileage- around 32 MPG. Has plenty of space in the back and trunk. Interior seats have a ver... Read More

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Great All Around By ElantraSell864

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Great Car, Many Features At A Great Price. By jagrell

Great car, many features for the price. Great mileage, low maintenance. Slick appearance. Very comfortable, roomy. Not quite as peppy as a Mazda3 (which was my 2nd choice), but peppy enough. Good hand... Read More

Great Value !! By donnie21073

l love the appearance but the handling is fantastic !! It feels much larger when you inside and I feel safe in it with all the current safety options that comes standard . This car was the perfect cho... Read More

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Great Sporty And Economical Vehicle By Menwi

I love this car! I've had it for about 1.5 years, and I haven't had any troubles with her. I get great gas mileage, enjoy the ride, the seats are comfy, and it fits all of my luggage when I travvel. I... Read More

7 On A 10 Scale By readyfortheride

Great appearance, with good fit and finish. Hyundai has come a long way in the Elantra's design and appeal over the last four model years. The build quality on the vehicle is good; However, the qual... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Awesome car....I have recommended this vehicle to my friends and family. Most of my recommendations have resulted in a proud purchase. Great little car for driving! I could not ask for anything mor... Read More

Overall A Great Car! By jtm12180

The factory tires did not last long...had to replace at 30,000 and Hyundai reimbursed me half for a new set which was awesome! The only reason I bought a new car was because I wanted a convertible. ... Read More

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