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Cons: low wing
Advice: make sure you check the paint as well.I bought a 2003 tib gt v6 and have had only one issue with the seat not locking all the time on the passanger side. I am hoping this is not normal for this type of car. But otherwise the car handles the road extremely well and gives me enough power.
Pros: Lots of power, leg room, GREAT stereo
Cons: Wish that the handles above the passenger windows weren't so loose.
Advice: Check this car out before you buy a Corolla or Civic, better bang for the buck.I have owned three Toyotas, 2 of them, a Corolla. The Elantra GT is a fast, quiet car. This has a lot more leg room than any compact car I have been in. The quality in the Elantra GT is top noch, very clean looking. Super stereo system, way better than I expected. I drive freeway most of the time, I get 33 mpg with this car, which averages 400 or so miles to a tank of gas. I have 12,000 miles on my car already, and it has been just fantastic. A very fun car
Pros: CD player
Advice: This car is a great deal all around! Get a lot of bang for your buck!Smooth handling and power make this car a great one to drive. Power steering and cruise control are two features I didn't have in my previous car, and I'm growing to love them!
Pros: The looks
Cons: No ABS without a sunroof on the automatic
Advice: Make sure you don't need room for more than one adult or teenager. Back seats are for small packages and pets only.Sharp looks! I get lots of second looks and every kid in a tuner wants to race me, it seems. I haven't given in to the urge to compete....yet. But this car will surprise many people. It is fun to drive and very responsive. I keep reading where testers think the car is slow or underpowered. I beg to differ. It is a bit heavy for it's size, (over 3000 lbs curb weight), but compare it's low end torque and sophisticated engine to any American sports car and you'll be pleasantly surprised. No,it won't blow the doors off a Mustang or Camaro V8, but it will certainly hold it's own against stock Celicas, Probes, Civics, Eclipses and Acura RSX types. I like the spartan interior. It reminds me of German styling and I find it refreshingly simple. It doesn't flaunt it'as style like so many similar car interiors, which I find overdone and plastic. The one professional review here complains about the hatch being hard to close. If he'd looked closer, there's a recessed grip at the lower right of the inside panel, that makes grabbing the spoiler unnecessary. This car's handling is very tight, although it does exhibit a fair amount of understeer (easily compensated for once you get a feel for it) due to the heavier V6. Torque steer is also evident at lower speeds in lower gears, but is manageable. Overall, I love to drive this car. Plenty of punch in it's stock form, above average handling, and the stare factor is very cool!
Cons: feels cheap and possibly less safe as some others in its class.
Advice: Just getting to and from places at a low cost buy the car.98 thousand miles not a single problem except for a master slave clutch cylender covered under warrenty. I've abused this car and it has not sought retrobution. I've only change dthe oil 5 times and replaced the front brak pads once. The car still seems to be going strong. For the price it cant be beat. Going up hills it passes the Hondas and other subcompacts. It may be the fuel injection. It revs out with noise at about 80mph but can go to 90 or 95 without a problm for short periods. For the price and reliability and function of getting from point a to b its a great car.
Pros: 140 hp
Cons: stereo is less than i wanted. I'll upgrade
Advice: List the things you want from a car before you buyI have 1200 miles on my Elantre and it definatley has some get up and go when needed. Rap the accelerator and it takes off, in town or at expressway speeds. Just right for the daily comute. I chose it over the competetion for this and the little bit of extra leg room it has. The transmission seems to get confused when the car is cold at low speeds, and the am/fm cassette sound system is marginal. The trunk is one the mafia would be proud of. Lots of room. A good choice for the price. And what a warranty.
Pros: The many convenience and safety features of the car.
Cons: The poor quality of the fit for interior trim and components has been an onging problem.
Advice: Test drive and exam the vehicle you intend to buy. Do not accept a substitute.The 2.0 liter engine delivers plenty of power, but the transmission seems unable to find the right gear at speeds lower than highway cruising.