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Horrible Vehicle by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/27/2004. Trim: 1993 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned 10 years.
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Cons: We used to have this car, it was in the shop more than I was able to drive it. The transmission failed twice, the speedomoter cable broke, the catistlic converter went out, the engine had to be replaced, the battery failed contantly, plus many other smaller problems. All of this happened to the car before it had even 40,000 miles on it. I would absolutely NOT recommend it to anyone. WE DID NOT OWN IT FOR 10 YEARS, WE SOLD IT AND TOOK A LOSS AFTER HAVING IT JUST OVER 3 YEARS. I will never own another one again.
Overall review: Horrible vehicle experiences. Would NOT advise anyone to purchase one.
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Very detailed review: '92-'93 Elantra by big_bad_joe_ from Springfield, MO on 02/25/2004. Trim: 1993 Hyundai Elantra Base, Owned 3 years.
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). Gets great gas milage, but the 16V DOHC engine makes it fun to drive. Handles great. Tight turning radius. Seats recline all the way back. I LOVE the outside air option on the outermost air vents. Easy to install GLS options on base model (cruise, tilt, etc). Pretty easy to work on. Lightweight, so easy to tow behind RV (or push out of the snow). HIGHLY modifiable (Mitsubishi engine and most parts).
Cons: REPLACE THE TIMING BELT if you buy it used with over 75K, even if the seller says it's been replaced. If it busts you could really mess up your valves ( = expensive engine problems). This doesn't cost much. Some very minor electrical difficulties, and replaced some bad sensors. Rides really rough. Bad resale value + great quality = bad for seller + good for buyer. Not a good accident rating. The transmission "went out" in my '93 GLS despite proper maintenance around 100K. Base model is pretty stripped of cool stuff.
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). I swaped the bad 1.6 out of the '92 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 200 horsepower 2.0 turbo) but the Elantra is 4-door, lighter in weight, and has more interior room than these other two. Looks AMAZING with some new wheels, tint, and a paint job (I saw one once). Lots of potential for a sporty import, but fine as is.
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standard of value by roger sunspirit on 07/01/2003. Trim: 1993 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Just about everything but...
Cons: the reach into fifth on the manual shifter.
Overall review: A real thriver as a sales/field rep's work car in the concrete jungle of NYC. Smart looking, solid, comfortable, dependable, & fun to drive, truly the standard of value in the urban/suburban environment.
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Good car for the money by Scottimus from Minnesota on 08/19/2002. Trim: 1993 Hyundai Elantra Base, Owned 6 years.
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Overall review: I have owned quite a few cars and I love this car. If I were in the market for another small car, I would definitely look into another Elantra or Hyundai in general.
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disposable car by Faisal from Detroit, MI on 08/04/2002. Trim: 1993 Hyundai Elantra Base, Owned 1 year.
Pros: before it broke up, i used to thought it is so good value of my money. its handling was good, power steering works nice, seating is better or same as corolla, but still its a small car. brakes are good too. as long as its running its worth something.
Cons: engine broke down at 80,000 miles. also burns oil, repair estimates to almost half of its price, or other way is to replace the engine which is mitsubishi and pretty expensive. manual window stuck in the middle. resale is almost nothing and nobody wana buy it. i heard hyundai started making better cars from 98 onwards. i dont believe them.
Overall review: its ultimate waste of money, actually it sounds like a disposable car, i m never ever buying hyundai again, whats the use of being good looking when engine is junk. buy toyota or honda or may be GM, if u care of yr piece of mind, good quality and reasonable resale value.
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