2002 Hyundai Elantra Ratings

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Hyundai Elantra 2002
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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Versatility! love to fold down the seats and jam it up w/ everything i can possibly think of!!

    Cons: Recirculation air button turns off when the car is turned off then on again...??? what's up w/ that??

    Advice: worth waiting for the exact model u want....may take a while but well worth it!

    This must be the absolute best car i've ever owned. i had a '98 Mazda protege ES before this Elantra GT. I'm so much more satisfied w/ the first 3 months of ownership w/ the Hyundai rather than the Mazda. This car does everything i ask w/ poise and acceptance; even moving a twin-sized box spring and matress.

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Sunroof/CD Player/Power Everything

    Cons: How much I had to Have this car.

    Advice: The experience of the test drive alone will sell you on this car!

    If you need a car with a lot of zip, great gas mileage, and a roomy interior you are going to want to consider the Hyundai Elantra. The day I purchased mine I was going to put an offer in on a Toyota Echo. I am happy I decided to just stop a take a look around the Hyundai dealership that just happened to be on the way. All it took was the test drive to sell me. The ride is quiet and smooth. The features this car offers is outstanding and the selling price is right where I wanted to be. It doesn't matter if your the biggest guy or the most petite women; this car has enough room for the former and is small enough for the latter.

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Overall Quality/Value

    Cons: No complaints

    Advice: Give Hyundai A Test Drive-You May Be Surprised

    I was looking for a reliable automobile for my 19 year old daughter who is entering her sophomore year at LSU. We looked at the Honda Civic; Dodge Neon; Ford Focus; & Nissan Sentra. After test driving the Hyundai we were amazed at comfort, interior size, and overall value when compared to the other vehicles. we took the car out on the interstate and were pleased with its' performance and ride. We have now had the Hyundai Elantra for 5 months and have had absolutely no problems with anything on the car. We average around 30 MPG. My daughter preferred the automatic transmission whereas I would have preferred the 5-speed manual. It's her car so she chose what she liked. I am cosidering the purchase of a Hyundai Sonata for my wife as a result of this experience with our first Hyundai. I recommend the test drive of a Hyundai Elantra to anyone looking for a car in this size/class.

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Great handling and style.

    Cons: Its a four banger so the a/c sucks some power.

    Advice: get a fivespeed manual and enjoy.

    I test drove many cars in this class before I tried a Hyundai. I was so impressed by this car that I bought it. I have no regrets. My friends have changed thier attitudes about Hyundais after riding in mine.

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: steering control

    Cons: Rain water sits in doorjam

    Advice: SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY TO MAX IT OUT THE WAY YOU REALLY WANT

    Car handled very nicely on highway, great steering tension auto-changing...hard to explain...it is some sort of feature though. Excellent comfort level for driving in rainy conditions...after having accident in rain a long time ago I used to get white knuckles while driving in heavy rain.

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Quality ride

    Cons: Radio and fixed antenna

    Advice: Bid the seller down and choose extras wisely

    There are still less than 250 miles on our 2002 GLS, but we're not expecting any serious problems - it seems that Hyundai are really trying to boost quality while retaining value. Fingers crossed! The ride quality is excellent for this size of vehicle (probably due to the sophisticated suspension), and there's plenty of verve (with most horsepower and torque in it's class). To counter transmission criticisms, I think that the kick-down is just a little enthusiastic. This could be Hyundai's way of giving you power on demand without having to floor it. Acceleration from standstill is OK, but the gear ratios seem to favour speeds of around 25 to 45 mph. Engine and road noise sound proofing is better than most, and intelligent power steering is a nice touch. I can see where concerns for stability at high speeds come from - the car is narrow yet long - but the power steering probably counteracts this. I have certainly not experienced this problem in our 2002 model. The look is pretty classy for a cheap car, my only gripe being the awkward shape of the rear end. In this respect, the GT is better. Overall, standard specification is generous as it includes many conveniences not found elsewhere, but let's face it, if you want manual, you'll buy a GT - automatic should be standard in the GLS. Also, the radio cassette is mediocre and the CD player upgrade is overpriced. Buy one at Best Buy. Michelin tyres are standard though. For me, this is a real benefit - you can't compromise on traction. Speaking of which, it may be an idea to upgrade to ABS and traction control. We didn't, but I suspect that it may be a worthwhile benefit. Interior build quality is impressive. Admittedly, low grade plastics are abundant, but this is not unusual in the sub-compact class. We also looked at the 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage and the 2002 Toyota Corolla and, comparatively speaking, their interiors looked bland and felt cheap. If only Hyundai would pay slightly closer attention to some smaller details. The moulded centre armrest catch, remote trunk switch, and interior dome light spring to mind. Otherwise, the feeling is one of unusually high quality. We purchased the extended 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper/road-side warranty, but, for many this may not be necessary. The standard 60,000 mile comp. and 100,000 mile powertrain warranty is the best in the biz. Overall, the Hyundai is a great buy. It even stands up to our '95 Jetta! Test drive and see for yourself. You'll be lucky to find a retailler pushing loads of options and a zero mileage car, but our guy was very helpful. Just don't swallow the ticket price!!!

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    2002 Hyundai Elantra - (M5) Hatchback

    Pros: Standard features are teriffic.

    Cons: When moonroof opens, the mechanisms are visible and it looks a bit ugly.

    Advice: Buy it before they hike up the price!!! It is the best bang for your buck in town.

    Quiet ride. Braking is responsive. Suspension feels like a Eauopean car. 2.0L and 140hp is best in its class.