2003 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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    195

    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

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

    Cons: doesnt look too sporty

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

    Pros: gets about 27 mpg

    Cons: Not Reliable
    Bad Engine
    Really Loud
    Clanking Noises

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

    Pros: great MPG!!!, Purple neon lights

    Cons: tiny scratches on , only 2 owners

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

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

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

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

    Pros: Great gas mileage, comfortable

    Cons: Not a winter car

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GT Review
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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

    Pros: good car

    Cons: small, repairs take alot of work

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

    Pros: fuel efficiency

    Cons: bad if you are trying to make a ricer

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

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

    Cons: Bad: brakes, gas mileage

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: idk nm

    Cons: only 140 horses

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    2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Review
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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.

    Pros: Cheap.

    Cons: Overall lack of anything memorable.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

    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

    2014 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

    Great All Around By ElantraSell864

    I give this car an overall Five star rating. This car is ideal for small families Or a very dependable first car. super affordable for High school and college students. The cars performance is on poin... Read More

    Initial Review: First 50 Miles By Kenny

    On friday I decided, after an exhausting search for a new car for the wifey, on a new 2014 Elantra Sport. My initial thoughts after the first 50 miles are that this is a car that can stick around i... Read More

    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

    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

    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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