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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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2008 Hyundai Elantra Poses Serious Danger —

I had my brand-new Elantra for about 26 hours (I drove it 100 miles since I bought it), when it malfunctioned and died in the middle of an intersection. I tried to have it towed, but HRA was a total failure. They could not get a tow truck until the next day. I was able to re-start the car and have my husband drive it to the nearest dealer to repair it. We are now at DAY 10 of the brand-new car being in the shop. They don't foresee having it fixed until DAY 12, which is 7/21 (I bought my car on 7/8/08). In the course of these 12 days being in the shop, the car was hooked up to the computer ONLY ONE TIME that I know of. That process returned an "error code" which stated there was a misfire on cylinder 1. The dealer has then only driven my car to try replicating the problem, and checked wires & cables to make sure "they weren't loose". Meanwhile, they have put 300 miles on my car! They now say that the regional office told them to replace the fuel pump on the car. The dealer had already told me that there was nothing wrong with the fuel pump (I asked them if the fuel pump could be the problem). I don't understand why they are replacing the fuel pump now when they said it "tested" OK? This car poses a serious safety issue. My 26-hour old Elantra with about 125 miles on it lost all power and died in the middle of an intersection during a simple left-hand turn. This happened during the first 24 hours I owned the car. This car purchase was a complete mistake.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Car died the first day of ownership; in the shop for the next 12+ days!

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2008 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWDReview
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2008 Hyundai Elantra Se — I was very weary about this purchase. We got the 2008 Elantra SE in Carbon Gray. After driving it and getting used to the features, I am surprised to say I love the car. It is very user friendly, the pickup is pretty good for a car that size, and although there were a few cheap plastics, the car is built well. The Elantra gets great gas mileage and engine maintenance is easy with a spread out engine bay. While I may not like the exterior apprearance that much, but it will do. Certainly consider the Elantra if you are purchasing a small car by the end of 2008.

Pros: Acceleration, Radio, Steering, Engine Bay

Cons: Weight, Alarm System,

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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The Best Car For Me — I just love my car....It's the best @ everything! It's amazing on gas and very excellent in perfomance. It's a lease and not that expensive. Excellent on the highway and amazing to drive.

Pros: Good on gas, sporty look

Cons: So far, nothing and let keep it that way

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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Mah — Good First few gears, i hate 4th gear. Getting better seats. OVerall pretty damn impressive.(for a hyundai)

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2008 Hyundai Elantra SE Sedan FWDReview
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A Surprise From The Company That Came Out Of Nowhere —

Hyundai came to america as a cheap car manufacturer and most of the general population knew they weren't the best cars ever mostly because of mediocre at best styling and a very cheap materials feel on the inside. However, we see now that Hyundai is a very serious competitor in the market these days ever since they started putting out some very good cars. The new elantra is no exception to their new image. It is a very well made car with a lot going for it. The styling is pretty, something that women will go for more than men i would think, but the interior is just something great for a car in the under $20k bracket. The hefty steering wheel is a good start for this car, and the rest of the interior follows suit along with it. Everything seems durable and built to last. Easy to use and ergonomic, it is a very user friendly car. It drives well too, the steering could be sharper (we're not looking at a sports car or European built sedan here) but its crisp and easy. Acceleration is adequate and the brakes feel balanced, there's no travel in the pedals before you get anything out of it. The ride is very comfortable, even in the back despite the fact that there is not a very advanced suspension here. It goes around corners quite well and the seats hold you in place while you whip around. This is a very good car for commuting, and has enough space for all your shopping as well.

Pros: Build quality, interior, performance is enough.

Cons: Hyundai badge is still avoided by many

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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A Solid Midsize Sedan For Budget Conscious Buyers. — It is a very spacious sedan, especially in its class. You feel like you are riding in a larger class of cars such as the Accord or Camry. The interior materials are generally good, and the cars driving performance is competent. There are only minor fit and finish issues. The ride is generally supple and handling is generally good.

Pros: Ride, spaciousness, interior materials, amenities

Cons: noisy engine while accelerating, Engine could have more power.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWDReview
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2008 Hyundai Elantra: Sporty Small Car With Lots Of Useful Features — This is a small car that has very good acceleration, handling, and feel. Some people say that the Elantra has a rather "numb" feel, but overall I think its handling is somewhat sporty. Its front-wheel drive provides extra traction when needed. The 4-speed auto transmission allows the driver to start the car in 2nd or 3rd gear, which provides extra traction should you find your car on unusually slippery terrain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Roomier and has more features than most compact cars. Back seat room is adequate for three passengers of average size. 1.8L 4 cylinder engine provides very good acceleration and good fuel efficiency. Very good handling. Large trunk, with option to fold down 2/3 of back seat or entire back seat for extra room. Front ABS should provide substantially shorting stopping distances than conventional braking.

Cons: The 2008 Elantra has been recalled due to a misconfigured driver's front air bag which has been reported to deploy too forcefully in some cases, sometimes causing driver injury. Hyundai dealers will fix this free of charge, but this is a serious problem until it gets fixed.

The brake fault indicator light switch on the 2008 Elantra also must be replaced by a dealer, although the brake light switch on this car has already been replaced. This problem causes the brake light to be lit when there is no brake problem until it's fixed.

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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD Review
Lisa says:
My Hundai Elantra 2008 bought during a snow storm for $15,000. The engine is a dream. However, the car is very uncomfortable. I have had back aches for years due to the uncomfortable seating. Have had a few parking lot collisions but I was never injured in it. Has lasted over ten years. I am still driving it. The car still shines as well due to the high quality paint and treatments that prevent rusting. The Hyundai company replaced the transmission under warranty in 2009. I have had one serious problem with servicing the car. I brought the car in for maintenance in June 2019. I usually agree to do maintenance recommended with the exception of tires and brakes where I go to another mechanic. The Hyundai Service Department recommended that I replace my belts, including the alternator belt. My alternator belt was making a lot of noise. So I agreed to that. They did not recommend replacing the water pump which usually is done at the same time. While they worked on the car the water pump must have been loosened. Because within two weeks the water pump and alternator belt fell off. I had to pay an extra $750 to install a water pump and another maintenance item that was missed by the Hyundai dealer. Service Rating: Not good
vs2000 Toyota Corolla CE
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Front Seats Ranked 2000 Toyota Corolla CE better.
"They were comfortable. The Hyundai seating was not comfortable."
Value Ranked 2000 Toyota Corolla CE worse.
"Engine was good. No oil leaks. "
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2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD Review
Richycars2 says:
Excellent Fuel Sufficient Car
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2021 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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2020 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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2018 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Reviews

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