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Old 2nd May 2008, 18:34   #1
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Default Hyundai Elantra 1.5 years ownership report

It is one and a half years since I bought an Elantra CRDi after consulting members at team-bhp, and here are my comments

- The car has given me least problems except I am a little unhappy with the kind of service provided by Kun Hyundai in Chennai. They failed to replace parts during the warranty period or always say that theyr'e out of stock.
- The car gives excellent mileage and is comfortable for both city and highways but it is really a highway star
- The car drives well on the highways - has amazing stability and is very fast as well - speedo top speed of 185 +
- The mileage on highways is also better than most sedans at 14kpl
- The suspension could have been better, so could have been the back seats but overall it is a great car and would recommend a used Elantra (now that the new one has stopped selling) to anyone.

Hyundai could have done a better job with Elantra..but then..I guess we're done with it

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Old 2nd May 2008, 19:05   #2
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Hi Asif,

Nice to see a review on the Elantra.

I belive we would also like to get more details like:

- Total KMS logged so far

- In city mileage

- Service costs for regular service & big services like at 20k, 40k kms etc

- Any major issues or plus point apart from what you have already mentioned.

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Asalamu Alaikum Asif,
Nice to see a review of Elantra.
I have the same questions which Technocrat has asked. It would be great if you can give this information.
Hope you will have a long term trouble free affair with this car. Enjoy!!
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We have another Elantra CRDi owner who drives the pants off his Elantra. Decent sedan which, unfortunately, could not dent the Octavias sales due to Hyundai's over optimism. As TSK requested, we'd love to have a more detailed review of your car.

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They failed to replace parts during the warranty period or always say that theyr'e out of stock.
The eternal problem with cars that have not met success in the market.
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Elantra is a very nice car with a torque engine. However, the only reason IMO for its failure is its extremely dated looks ( including interiors). Post more details about your car and also some pictures would be nice.
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Somehow I feel that Hyundai has an image problem with their larger cars - which I think is a bit unfair but such is reality. The phrases like - built like a tank, doors closing with a solid thunk, built to last etc which one associates with German or even European cars is missing here and this factor plays havoc in the higher segments. As I said before, it is rather unfair because their vehicles do stand the test of time (and kilometers) and are reliable. I can vouch for that because I know Santro and Accent owners who have had their cars for over 8 years and have been perfectly happy with the performance, costs etc.
Coming back to the Elantra - I think it is a very good car, just a bit low slung and not as comfortable in the rear as should have been but as I mentioned before - the brand image (for the segment) was weak.
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Somehow I feel that Hyundai has an image problem with their larger cars - which I think is a bit unfair but such is reality. The phrases like - built like a tank, doors closing with a solid thunk, built to last etc which one associates with German or even European cars is missing here and this factor plays havoc in the higher segments. As I said before, it is rather unfair because their vehicles do stand the test of time (and kilometers) and are reliable. I can vouch for that because I know Santro and Accent owners who have had their cars for over 8 years and have been perfectly happy with the performance, costs etc.
Coming back to the Elantra - I think it is a very good car, just a bit low slung and not as comfortable in the rear as should have been but as I mentioned before - the brand image (for the segment) was weak.
I agree Wilful, having had a Santro with us since 1999, Hyundai cars are reliable and provide trouble free service.

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i agree too. I drove to mumbai from b'lore with 5 adults and a dog with luggage in excess of 50 kgs in 12 hours, i was constantly doing 120 kmph @ 2500 rpm with a whooping milage of more that 16. In fact i touched 195 and then had to give up into a curve. I had two stops of 1 hr each after every 300 km of drive

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Azifali Put some more details & pics.

Though Elantra is an excellent car, somehow it did not get the momentum.

Otherwise, it would have been continued like Accent.

I am surprising that, almost everybody who owned elantra, loved the car.

So, what is the exact reason of its failure?
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Today morning, I got a call from my brother-in-law asking details for new Linea/Honda city. As he is mostly out of station, his usage is occasional. I suggested him an Elantra CRDI which my friend said few days back

Hyundai Elantra CRDI 2004 Oct
White color
Single owner used
98000 kms
Excellent condition/Dealer serviced
Owner/Driver : Personally known to me
Fancy number/air bags

For me, the deal can be closed within 325K in Cochin.

I never drove an Elantra before. Please share how is this vehicle and its maintenance costs/overall opinion about going for this vehicle.

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Hyundai Elantra CRDI 2004 Oct
Single owner used
98000 kms

For me, the deal can be closed within 325K in Cochin.

Thanks,
DOnt you think thats a bit on the higher side considering its almost 10000 on the board?

When the Elantra was launched,had TD-ed it and had liked the petrol engine,interiors were OK,suspension could have been a bit better.

Unfortunately,didnt like the the narrow grille(which was changed later).
So my dad had gone for the OHC Vtec instead of the Elantra.
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hi I would like to add to the following as comments
- The car has given me least problems except I am a little unhappy with the kind of service provided by Kun Hyundai in Chennai. They failed to replace parts during the warranty period or always say that theyr'e out of stock. - i never faced any problem with the service at Trident in Bangalore.

- The car gives excellent mileage and is comfortable for both city and highways but it is really a highway star - very true and I frequent between bangalore and palakkad and also drove to Baroda - 1500 kms. Bangalore-mumbai 12 hrs 968 kms with 2 hrs break with my mom 66, her sister 63, 2 cousince 16 & 18 along with a dog.

- The car drives well on the highways - has amazing stability and is very fast as well - speedo top speed of 185 + i touched 195+ between Kolhapur and Pune.

- The mileage on highways is also better than most sedans at 14kpl - 16 to 18 almost and did drive up and down Bangalore to Mysore (without crossing 100kmph) and i got more than 19.

- The suspension could have been better, so could have been the back seats but overall it is a great car and would recommend a used Elantra (now that the new one has stopped selling) to anyone - I would like to put and underscore to the statement.

Hyundai could have done a better job with Elantra..but then..I guess we're done with it

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coolclouds:Smells fishy, better to stay away from it.Though it had clocked 100K mark it server you well till 150k. But not a great deal to own. Scout out for one below 50K,would server you well.Else this would cost you an arm & leg to maintain.
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