1992 Hyundai Elantra

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1991 junker by asdfghjkl on 12/07/2005. Trim: 1992 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned more than 10 years.
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Pros: Cheap, runs decently, Brakes well.
Cons: Gas smell in vehicle, doors and pieces fall apart. Funky clutch in 5spd. Awful torque steer for such a weak gutless car.
Overall review: Ok for such a cheap car. Gets as good of gas mileage as my wifes 1997 Mustang Cobra with 4.10 rear gears (combined 23mpg cobra). Accelerates just as slow from 4000rpm all the way up to 6000rpm. Gas gauge is not working correctly. Idle suges up and down (probably timing belt about to blow). Has 74k miles and looks like 200k. Shifter is sloppy as a noodle. Getting it into the gear you want is like playing a slot machine. The windows fog like a bathroom mirror with the shower on. For those who say 92 is the first year, its not! I own a 1991 elantra in Korea. They had more than enough time work out the bugs. Newer Korean cars have much better build quality and have come a long way since the early 90's. Watch out for the older ones. Its hit or miss...
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Please, just go away little car by WA state on 03/30/2004. Trim: 1992 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned 9 years.
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Pros: Seeing it leave the driveway for the last time
Cons: The engine is art form piece of junk. The timing belt stripped at that was worst engine to repair. All valves valve guides had to be replaced, just lucky to reuse the head. Finally had to complete overhaul the thing. Window motors went out and door trim falls of by the ton. There wasn't enoung money from two incomes to keep the thing running.
Overall review: Don't ever get involved with a Hyundai product.
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Well rounded car: fun, practical, reliable, and full of potential. by big_bad_joe_ from Springfield, MO on 02/25/2004. Trim: 1992 Hyundai Elantra Base, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: Borderline sporty but practical. Inexpensive. Interior defies the laws of physics (small car, so fits in tight parking spaces, but tons of trunk space and room inside...I'm 6'6", 300lbs. and fit great). Great gas milage, but fun to drive. Handles great. Tight turning radius. Seats recline all the way back. Easy to install GLS options on base model (cruise, tilt, etc). Pretty easy to work on. Lightweight, so easy to tow behind RV. HIGHLY modifiable (Mitsubishi engine and most parts).
Cons: The transmission "went out" in my '93 GLS despite proper maintenance around 100K. If you don't replace the timing belt when you buy it, DO IT if the car has over 75K (and that goes for just about any car with a belt-driven timing system) or you could really mess up your valves (=expensive engine problems). Base model is pretty stripped of cool stuff. Some very minor electrical difficulties, and replaced some bad sensors. Rides really rough. Not a good accident rating.
Overall review: Bottom line: great car for a small price. Perfect for college kids (like me). I bought a '92 base model 5-speed out of a field with a bad engine (timing belt broke) and swaped engines with my '93 GLS's 1.8 and got some extra horsepower out of it. Almost all parts under the hood, including the engine, are interchangable with Mitsubishi Eclipse/Eagle Talon models of '90-'93 (including the 2.0 turbo) but it is 4-door and has a lot more interior room than these other two. Body reminds me of a cross between an Impreza and a Jetta. Lots of potential for a sporty import, but fine as is.
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92 Elantra by A CarPoint Consumer on 10/02/2002. Trim: 1992 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned 6 years.
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Pros: Inexpensive and stylish...lots of standard features
Cons: Had transmission rebuilt around 100,000
Overall review: My last car was a 92 Elantra. I liked it so much that I bought the 99 Elantra. When I bought the 99, the 92 had 144,000 miles on the original motor. Now my sister has the car. It now has over 155,000...original motor and still some original parts. Not bad for the first year of the car.
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NEVER BUY ONE by Mr. Mister from Georgetown, TX on 09/12/2002. Trim: 1992 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: Started out fine when I bought it @ 64K miles. Had a good 6K miles of reliability.
Cons: At about 70K things started to go horribly wrong. Radiator kept leaking (bought a new one), harmonic balancer went out (350$ replacement), oil leaks, AC went out, center console broke off, passenger visor broke off, passenger door handle broke, passenger window motor burned out, radio stopped working, etc. etc. I've ended up putting more money into it than I bought it for. Now @ 100K and it stalls everytime I come to a complete stop. I'll try to sell it for 500$
Overall review: ----------------very very bad---------------------
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