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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Great Car! — Great Car, good quality, very reliable. Handles great, good gas mileage.

Pros: Good MPG, Great ride and suspension. Very reliable, very well put together

Cons: none

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Highly Reccommended In That Price Range — for the price it seems an excellent value, and I would buy another if needed. Good safety ratings, runs smoothly, decent gas mileage, and quite reliable.

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: price and durability

Cons: cheap cosmetically interior, slow pick up,

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Reliable, Cheap, And Eventually Fun To Drive —

Cheap brake pads cause rattle when worn. Handling style is great if you figure out how it can be driven. Acceleration is adequate for daily driving. Gas is 25mpg. Could have a stronger blower for the heating and air conditioning Revised- September15, 2012 105,000miles Found spark plugs to be worn on 2 particular plugs and replaced the whole set or 4. MPG rose to 27. Engine power and throttle response increased through the whole range. Also replaced the air cabin filter. Improved ventilation system function dramatically. 108,000 miles Found exhaust manifold nuts to be loose and were causing build up in the engine bay. After correcting the problem found that the car drove completely different. Performance affected by this problem involves overall driving dynamics. Handling and ride over bumps became more predictable and correct on feel. Tracking on road became linear instead of feeling darty left to right. On center feel of the vehicle shifted changed. Brake pedal response through the whole stroke became more responsive. Engine power and acceleration changed through the whole rpm band. Transmission operation of shift points and smoothness of shifts corrected from variable and inconsistent to proper timing engaging smoothly instead of a bit harshly. Believe the car was like this since new and over time nuts either came loose or were loosened by someone at the dealer. If these issues were addressed or never occurred my mother would not have purchased a Toyota instead. Revised 6/13 Did a transmission fluid service and the car runs much better. Also replaced an axle with a bad boot. Throttle response has improved as a result and handling has changed due to the axle replacement. Revised 4/13/14 After changing the timing belt at 127k miles the car runs and handles completely different. The dartiness I felt at 108k must have been related to the timing belt as well since now the car tracks thru a corner with less steering effort and concentration. I have reason to believe the 60k timing belt service was no done correctly at the same Glendale dealership now... Never thought something like this would effect ease of steering or handling on center feel so much. This and a set of great tires on the back wheels transformed the car. Not sure why the braking performance as degraded but may be due to need for factory pads and/ or some new drums and rotors that are out of spec or are just warped.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Hated how it drove for 2 years until i figured out how to modulate the light pedals and get the feel for the handling with the light steering wheel response.

Revised- Sept 2012

Great car now that exhaust manifold nuts have been properly torqued down to spec. Stated before that getting acquainted with the vehicle driving dynamics was an issue and took time. Correcting the exhaust manifold nut torque will correct this issue.

Cons: Dealership car preparation before sale. Sold to us without rear brake operation leading to an accident. Also Quality control from the factory regarding engine exhaust manifold nut torque being improper. That or the Glendale,California dealership sending my mom out in the desert after complaining about an issue with the car stalling to a halt ocassionally. When on the way to Las Vegas the car had the same problem and was towed to Planet Hyundai. Suspecting the fuel pump was the problem we asked them to test and replace it. They claimed that was not the problem since they could not replicate it. It took 3 days of waiting until we asked them to replace the fuel pump immediately.

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2003 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWD Review
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD Review
Nicholas says:
Not the best for room for heavier tools/ big objects, but runs great. So long as everything is kept up to date and done when suggested, very reliable. Bought one that was forgotten and lost to time, fixed it up and it runs great. Handles around corners great, never left me stuck.
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD Review
MFatt says:
I have owned three Elantra’s. One was a 02 and the other two were 03. Each one were excellent little cars. The 02 had over 200k which I gave to my step son, big mistake. Car was totally destroyed within 2mo. The 03’s I ran the hell out of them and all three lasted over 200,000 miles. Not to say they all had basic maintenance needs which I made sure The p.m. services and regular where repairs were completed. These are excellent cars because the repair costs are low they are simple and basic yet comfortable and dependable. So take it from me a 30 year mechanic fully ACE qualified, that I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that I care about.
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2003 Hyundai Elantra GT Sedan FWD Review
Nicholas says:
Drove one before. More features than the GLS but same car really
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2018 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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