2006 Hyundai Elantra Top Comparisons

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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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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Hatchback FWDReview
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There Is Verry Little To This Car, It Has The Essentials. — it is SMALL!!! there is barely any acceleration it doesn't hold well in the corners, the car has not needed a repair as of yet, however, it currently has only 22,000 Miles on it, it looks like an old SAAB and its not that fun to drive... its more work to drive than it is worth. the clutch is too soft and FREEZES up in the winter...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Mileage

Cons: too small

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Good Car For The Ammount I Paid And Would Fix It Up To Keep It Running For A Long Time — i love my car its simple looking it has a nice stabce and body disgien. As its getting more and more miles i need to fix alot more but up 115000 mi its been good just normal maitnce. deffinetly would buy another one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: love the gas miles on it and the warrnty i had

Cons: small trunk space once i had my kid had to remove my subs to fit a stroller in

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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Pretty Damn Good Car. — Like it a lot, quick, comfortable, good on gas, and a four door hatchback is awesome so I can lay all the seats down and have a queen size bed in my car! Very reliable, never gives me any problems that can't be blamed on the driver :D. Also has a decent, stock component speaker system. The only complaint is that the clutch might be going, but then again I do drive it pretty hard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I nice mix between price, reliability, luxury and being fun to drive.

Cons: Just watch the clutch!

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Good — performance : handling apperance : interir and exterior good fun factor : good 2 drive but ouful accerleration with air condition over all it is a good car and i like it and i like dirving it and it can take a large number of people

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: shape

Cons: acceleration with aircondition

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWDReview
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Its Awesome! — Breaking is amazing, Never need repairs, Interior an Outside are HOT, easy to maintain, it is built awesome trust me i know, this car is amazing! This car is really funny to drive! I am in love with it! I bought the car new an its in awesome condition!

Pros: It is good on everything, but a lot less money then other cars when you buy it bran new!

Cons: NONE!

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2006 Hyundai ElantraReview
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Good But Uninspiring —

My family bought a 2006 Elantra sedan and I have had the experience of driving several thousands of kilometers in it. It strikes me as an excellent vehicle for people who don't care about cars. Let me explain. The build quality, in terms of interior materials and panel fitting, is quite good. There is a weight to the instruments that is missing from American-made competitors. The interior does feels a little cheap or dowdy compared to a Toyota Corolla's, but I think the Elantra surpasses the Corolla in terms of outward visibility, acceleration and handling. That is not to say that this vehicle is rewarding to drive, because it isn't. Performance is merely adequate. It's a good thing this car came with an MP3 player, because the driving experience sure isn't going to keep me entertained. Like the rest of the car, the styling is decent. It's not a stunner, but then stunners are rare in this segment. Cost of ownership? This is where the Hyundai wins. Gas mileage is fine, the car was cheap, and from what I'm told parts and labour are cheap. It's like shopping at Winners- it's an affordable car, and what you get is just as good as the name brands. So this is a great car for going from point A or B with no events or drama. If a car is a practical necessity for you, a tool, an Elantra won't disappoint. For other people the drive is an event in itself- and for these people I recommend something else.

Pros: Low price, build quality, economy

Cons: Boring

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback FWDReview
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Hyundai Elantra — Performance is not bad could have more power, The cars lines all match up no large gaps between panels. Its got nice leather intr and very comfortable seats, enough room for four. I like the looks reminds me of a Saab 9-3. I have been averaging around 33mpg with the upgrades that I have done. Handles well and now better with the custom built strut bar. I love to drive this car.

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: lack of aftermarket go fast goodies

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2006 Hyundai ElantraReview
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A Not Very Good Car Back Then, A Terrible Car Today Because Of Its Successor — The old Elantra...this car was one of the first ones I had to drive for work. It didn't give me a good impression of Hyundai leading me to believe they wouldn't catch up to the Japanese at that rate. Well onto this car. This car was just not very involving to drive. The engine was rather unrefined so it was noisy but it wasn't very powerful either, its a Mitsubishi design too. Handling is merely average and thus nothing really worth noting. The interior is really where this car didn't help the unsatisfying driving experience. The car's beeper noises are very annoying, it will be the first thing you'll notice. The interior is nothing but bland and unappealing. The build quality is so-so, it seems the Koreans only build a car well when they believe in it...this wasn't one of them. The exterior wasn't very good looking particularly the front. Some of the colours Hyundai offered were especially terrible particularly the green. This is a Hyundai from the past, considering how much better they are now its just not worth considering this one. This particular car is best left forgotten.

Pros: Nothing about it was too awful like a Sebring for instance

Cons: Unrefined, styling, beeping noises, a lot of terrible colour choices, today's Hyundais are superior

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2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Gilgamesh — It looks sharp with the tint, no problems at all yet (2.5 years); it's roomy for a compact car; the stereo is pretty good; decent ride; comfortable for a newer car. It's been very reliable. The trunk dips a bit so you can't see it when backing up. It has a dorky alarm that only malfunctions. The breaks aren't the best (in all the Elantra's we tried). It needs snow tires to handle well in the snow (first car i've had like that). It has a slightly high centre of gravity but it's easy to get in and out of. It hasn't developed a personality yet.

Pros: sharp tint job (Apple), factory stereo/mp3, reliable

Cons: breaks, half spare, rain handling, generic bubbletop, factory alarm

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Reviews From Other Years

2023 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Amber

It has good value for sure, but i always gravitate towards the sonata. The elantra is just very compact. it doesnt feel like your protected, where the sonata feels like youre in a tank and protected ... Read More

Review By Guru9HG98F

Great car with very good fuel economy . A great value! Read More

2022 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By GuruD5CZJ

This car is stunning. I test drove the N line model (6 speed manual transmission) and it is more powerful than expected. Sleek exterior and interior. Very smooth. Read More

Review By Danae

Best value great warranty I didnt used to like Hyundai until 2016 when I bought an Elantra best car and great price drives like a expensive car great torque and speed. Love it Read More

2021 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By Anthony

I love this car! Rides so smooth and has power too. Gets great gas mileage and feels like u are in a much more expensive car. The seats are comfortable and it truly is a very pleasant driving experien... Read More

Review By Guru91NM7Q

I love the limited!! It’s super nice and clean looking. Has some dope ambient lighting in the interior and you can change the colors. I upgraded from a 2012 sonata and I couldn’t be happier. Read More

2020 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By victor

I loved the color, the steadiness, and how comfortable the car is. Read More

Review By Minase0Gebre

I got it in a very convenience price. smooth, steady car!! I recommend it. Read More

2019 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

Review By jasendu

This is an awesome car and we love it. Read More

Review By Guru9PXS58

Hyundai Elantra 2019 is such a beautiful car. Thanks to Mr Ramadan for making my dream come true and getting me into the car I wanted. It drives really nice. Thanks and highly give to Ramadan and all ... Read More

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