2004 Hyundai Elantra User Reviews

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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Afforadable, Reliable Hatchback — It's from Korea!!

Pros: lots of room, great mileage

Cons: cheap feel to the interior, rough ride, bad paint job.

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Reliable And Keeps Going — great on gas, gets me from point A to point B. Trys hard, but just doesnt have the power i would like, but if it did then the gas milage would suck.

Pros: good on gas, easy to handle

Cons: not a lot of power, not real good in the snow

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Sedan FWDReview
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Like The Car Not The Dealers — I think it is a very good car for the money. Good gas milage and little "extras" that I couldn't afford in other cars.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Good gas mileage, like my six speaker music system, comfortable ride and good pick up.

Cons: In 35K miles, I have replaced two headlights and now need to replace the parking lights. Paint is almost as thin as nail polish

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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Cheap, Relatively Reliable Day To Day Driver. — Pretty good car at a good price. Power is respectable for the year - at the time of purchase it was in the upper half of the market power wise, but since the compact market has upped the ante performance wise. Shifting is good, if a bit thrashy, but preferable over the rubbery action of the 2007-8 models. I also prefer the hydraulic steering over the electric steering of the new Elantra - it's overboosted and feels like a video game. Handling is pretty good, given the type of car. Love the hatch too, but at times you can feel the structure is weaker because of it. Quality issues suffered mainly have to do with a leaky hatch and a few other issues with the body. No mechanical issues as of yet, except for the motor in the driver's side mirror quitting.

Pros: Pretty good power for the year and class of car.

Cons: Quite a few body related problems from the factory.

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Its A Car You Can Tweek And Make Amazing — It has its advantages, one is the torque, and the other, the handleing, i had a 1995 Mercury Cougar V8 and it handled worse than the elantra.

Pros: Torque, handling

Cons: its a friggin elantra!

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Nice Car, Handles Good, Good Mileage, Plenty Of Hp From Its 4 Banger. — Only had the car two months but the more I drive it the more I like it. It a relatively small car but has plenty of room inside for my large (fat) 6'2" bod. A lot more room inside than most of the other Asian imports that I drove. Handles well, good on the gas (getting about 21 mpg in the city, haven;t done any road trips in it yet) and has good pickup. I also like the fact that it doesn't have a lot of those "moron" devices in it (like the cars that LOCK your door when you put it in gear, or the ones that think they know when you need to turn your lights on for you, or not being able to crank the motor without your foot on the brake, etc...). Overall rating 8.5 out of 10.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Great car for the price.

Cons: Rear headrest tend to block a portion of your rear view.

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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A Great Car With Some Style-needed A Hatchback, Love The Leather Seats, The Sunroof And The Cruise —

I have been driving high mileage cars for a long time - spend a thousand or 1500.00, run it for a year or so, replace it. I am a musician, so I love the hatchback - really don't want to waste the gas on an SUV. I am 6'4" tall and 270 pounds - the headroom is a little tight because of the moonroof, but the seats are very comfortable. Took a 5 hour drive - the seat is adjustable and made for a pleasant ride. 80 MPH most of the way, the car handled it nicely. (It has 75,000 miles on it.) Car now has 140,000 miles on it. At 90,000 took it from WI to Washington and Portland and back. Absolutely no problems, and handled the Montana and Idaho mountain curves VERY well (was driving 10 - 20mph faster than posted speed limits). This past year, strapped 2 kayaks to the roof with a cheap roof rack, added a trailer hitch for a two bike rack, and went camping several times. I just found out it needs front end work, (tie-rod ends, a wheel bearing and a new radiator, but I think that is to be expected at its age. I put just a wee bit under 200,000 miles on the car before it was stolen. Other repairs that were needed between 140,000 and 200,000 were the two O2 sensors, the flex pipe in the exhaust system, the evaporative canister. It needed various suspension and steering parts replaced, but I live in a city that thaws and freezes often,creating a minefield of potholes. The one thing that failed that I didn't think was appropriate was the radiator developed a crack in the plastic filler pipe. Time to replace the car, I am on a budget, so I see if there are any decent/inexpensive Elantra Hatchbacks available.I find a few 04-06 hatchbacks, but they are are overpriced. I end up buying an 02 Mazda Protege 5. Its just too small, and I go back on craigslist just to see if there are any new listings. 2 hours away I locate an 04 Elantra GT with 98,000 miles, a new clutch and a new water pump/timing belt. I borrow some money and go take a look. Its in absolutely beautiful condition. My used car expert says buy it. I drive it back from Chicagoland, getting 33 miles to the gallon at 75 - 85 mph. It is in better shape now than the car it replaced when I bought that one 7 years ago. Looking forward to hauling kayaks again!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The hatchback, the seats, the sunroof, its a nice car for the money. I test drove quite a few different cars. Certainly a better value than a Nissan Sentra.

Cons: Had to buy the manual online - no Haynes or Chilton's available.  The ride is rougher than I am used to, but I guess that is the GT stands for. You need to be near a Hyundai dealer to get parts.

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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A Basic Commuter Car, But Poor Economy — Its a fairly good looking piece of basic transport. (black with dark tinted windows) Tinting the windows really helps this car. I have had a lot of issues with trim pieces falling off, all minor stuff but annoying. The fuel economy is terrible. I cant recommend this car and would probably by a golf hatch or something similar instead next time. Just lost the tranny (auto) 140 000kms approx. 3k to fix...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: holds a fair bit of my stuff.

Cons: fuel economy and trim pieces falling off.
Tranny issues with this model. even suggested extra tranny flushes didnt help. :(

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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWD Review
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Light, easy to drive, lots of room, very smooth.
vs2004 Ford Focus
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Front Seats Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"Much roomier, front layout nicer."
Value Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"Much nicer to drive, not sluggish or heavy. Very smooth ride."
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWD Review
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Family Car Ranked 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWD worse.
"Its fast, great on gas, durable, relatable, looks great too. Big on the inside..way better than my 2000 Cougar that thing was hell."

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