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Pros: Leather Seats
Cons: A little wind noise at high speeds (not noticeable if you have the radio/climate control activated)
Advice: Purchase the extended warranty (10 yrs!)Research is essential before purchasing a new vehicle! I looked at quality, reviews, pricing, gas mileage, safety features, vehicle features, friendliness of salespeople, warranty, etc..., and the Hyundai Elantra was the best hands down! This is an amazing little car; the price was lower than any other new car, and the features included on a GT model are amazing! (Leather seats standard!) The seats can get a little uncomfortable after several hours of driving, but everything else is amazing! It even has fog lights, and I received a ten-year warranty...it does not get any better than this!
Pros: The exterior styling and interior comfort
Cons: Plastic wheel covers
Advice: Drive Corolla and Civic, then ElantraThis is without a doubt the best car I have ever owned. The fit and finish are impeccable. Interior/seats are extremely comfortable and well laid-out. Engine is powerful and the 5-speed is a blast. The sport suspension (same as the GT) is really great. Sound system is great for a factory-installed one. Mileage is 37 on the highway. Contrary to what other reviewers have said, this car is very quiet at highway speeds.
Pros: Comfortable seats in front
Cons: power surges when ac is on
Advice: Don't buy, I have a 2001 and it's a lemon so the dealership wanted me to trade up, the 2005 is just as bad. Horrible car, and nothing but MAJOR problems from day 1. Lights go out every month, major electrical problems, doors jam, and this car was babiedWhen the AC is turned on, it gives out. Pretty loud when driving, paint it already chipped in a couple spots, and it's suppose to be brand new, another known factor about Hyundai's is horrible paint.
Pros: price-quality ratio
Cons: too much plastic inside
Advice: a very good buy but treat it with careI've had my 2005 GT about 3 weeks, mainly in city driving. It has a very responsive low-end engine for this category, one of the best through the first two gears (I have the manual tranny). The interior is very nice and the body seems quite compact. I dont think I'm getting the gas mileage that is advertised, inspite of being a conservative driver. My main advice is to be careful with the little things, like the various handles and switches because they appear fragile. Otherwise, I'm very satisfied and the price-equipment ratio is such that it's a great bargain in its category. But was surprised how much insurance cost (AAA), but I saved by switching to Geico.
Pros: interior and leather and moonroof
Cons: Poor quality of doors, windshield wipers, stereo and agility
Advice: Get the manual 5 door GT with ABS, leather, CD and moonroofTest drive was good.
Cons: CONTINUALLY BEING STRANDED
Advice: DON'TTHE TEST DRIVE WAS GREAT. IT HAS BEEN THE PAST 6MONTH OF CONTINUES BREAKING DOWN AND THE CAR NOT STARTING. IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP NOW 6TIMES AND 4 OF THEM HAVE NOW BEEN FOR THE SAME THING THE FUEL PUMP. IF YOU ARE THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT LIKES BEING STRANDED AND WAITING FOR A TOW TRUCK THIS CAR IS FOR YOU. OTHER WISE RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN TO ANOTHER CAR.
Pros: The appearance of a car that costs $10
Cons: The road noise from lack of insulation.
Advice: Buy it. It costs a little more than the Accent for very little money.We test drove and bought the Elantra Yesterday. We bought the manual, 5-speed basic package. To our surprise it has air, power windows, power doors, and cassette. This thing handles extremely well with all kinds of get up and go. It gets great gas mileage, 34/27. I expected that in the Accent but not the Elantra. We drove it from Columbus, Ohio to our home, 102 miles on less than 3 gallons of gas. I also want to mention the amount of room on the Elantra is extremely good. Much better than the Accent. The only negative I have with this vehicle is the road noise. There is not enough insulation and you tend to hear the road, sometimes very loud depending on the highway.