2006 Hyundai Elantra Top Comparisons

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2006 Hyundai ElantraReview
W49C5100 writes:
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This car is a very reliable car. It needs to be well maintained such as oil changes and keep up the fluids up to date. If you maintain this vehicle as the company specifications, it will last you a long time as were any other car that needs to be maintained.

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Guru94WJ4R writes:
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The price and selection was great nice cars low miles reasonable proces

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allanavella writes:
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We bought the car for our Grandson. Very good for such an old car

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback FWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

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

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback FWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

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

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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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

Pros: Good handling
Fun to drive

Cons: Small trunk
Under powered
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11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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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

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

Cons: Weak acceleration on highway, no standard ABS, little quirks

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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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

Pros: Good gas mileage, good warranty, comfortable

Cons: lackluster acceleration

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWDReview
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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!

Pros: It runs

Cons: It wont start

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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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

Pros: Excellent car, no real issues with it because i maintained it.

Cons: Depreciative value

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Guru9YP74N

The features are great, they work well when driving and definitely makes the car worth it. Read More

2020 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Errine

I think this model should come with push button start. We also did not get a keyless fob from the dealer. We have to buy one ourselves. Read More

Review By Guru9XPPZB

I bought it , staff was amazing , everything was great . Read More

2019 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Tia.

The features on this car are very cool and exciting love the safety features and the interior and exterior lighting and also the color. This car is a great value. This car isnt missing anything it ha... Read More

Review By Dymond

It was in my price range. I asked a tow driver who is also a mechanic and he stated that he rarely towed them or worked on them so I guess that would make them pretty reliable. Read More

2018 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Guru9CXVP7

We were driving an older Hyundai Elantra model and loved the driving experience. This newer model has all newer features to help driving. Read More

Review By Montrealautoprix

Voiture en parfaite etait , tres propre, manuel mais pas chere Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Guru9TCKZZ

Reliable car. Very close to Honda Accord. Very good value Read More

Review By Guru9THSNF

The 2017 model has some nice upgrades compared with the previous generation. Different front appearance. It also has a better gas mileage and a more sophisticated entertainment system. I would have lo... Read More

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