STAY AWAY - Save your time and money from this car
This is possibly the worst car I have ever had the pleasure of driving. My background comes from driving a 2016 Mazda Cx-5 as my daily for 2 years and a 2012 bmw x5. Can someone please tell me why the Hyundai Elantra has had more issues more frequently! I bought this car used (140k km in March 2023) and of course there was a few issues to handle such as breaks, spark plugs and tires. I thought to myself, I got a great deal on a modern used car. I was so mistaken. This car has been nothing but headaches. Here are a few issues I have with the car - Handles terribly - Too much noise in the cabin - Small trunk - Ever depreciating value - Weird noises occasionally - Awful in winter conditions - Uncomfortable seats - Always requiring maintenance - No onboard diagnostic monitor On the other hand the car does have a few things going for it such as - Great fuel economy - Heated front/rear seats I purchased this car from its first owner and yet as I look to trade it in now I am getting half the value in less than a year. I added 30,000 km onto the car (roadtripping and highway commute). I did everything to make sure this car would continue going safely and burned through nearly CAD$4,000 to do so because I didn’t get a warranty. Thankfully I am in a position to trade this awful car towards a dealer car that includes a warranty. DO NOT BUY. … If you would like to know I am trading my 2017 Hyundai Elantra GLS for a 2014 Audi S4. The AWD Quattro system solves my problems with snowy conditions, the car is comfortable with soft leather seats and it handles so well. Despite it being an Audi, it comes certified, with a full third party mechanical warranty. It might not be more fuel efficient (and cost me the same amount w/ trade in as buying the Elantra a year ago) but it is definitely going to be more fun and comfortable than a Hyundai. Never again shall I make that mistake.
Satisfied for the Size
I own this 6th generation Elantra and have had no issues through 70K miles. I'm one to get oil changes every 5K - 6K miles and not much else maintenance besides the easy air filter, etc. I average 26 - 30 mpg and use it mainly for communiting. Parking spaces are easy in this and backing up as well with the HD backup camera. I hope it lasts 120K like my Sonata did before this.
So happy I’m finally able to write a review on this xxx Car! I’ve had this car going on 2.5 years. I bought it with 66k miles on it and it has been NOTHING but issues since TWO weeks after I bought it. Started with a check engine light and has countless other issues with it. It has almost gotten me in numerous wrecks due to lack of reliability. My check engine light comes on every 2-3 months due to a “2nd cylinder misfire”…. I’ve had this issue fixed 5 freaking times now. I’m at the point where I refuse to even take it in anymore for the same issue. All they do is wiggle the cylinders and can usually get it to stop. I’ve done tune ups, I’ve done my regular oil changes, I take very good care of my vehicles but this car is a driving money drain. I’ve had to rent countless vehicles because Hyundai hasn’t been able ti find issues with it even though the check engine light or other lights are on. It’s died numerous times on me on different highways. It has 0 horsepower. Getting up hills sucks. I put it in sports mode and pray and hope for the best and OH, now, my insurance went from $170 to $243 a month for full coverage because Kia/hyundais are being broken into and started with USB ports so now my vehicle is considered a hazard and a high theft target. I will NEVER own another Hyundai. Not to mention the amount of recalls it’s had. Due to the amount of issues, recalls, and the theft issue, the value of my car has dropped so far down that I can’t even trade it in without owing a ton on it. So I’m stuck with it for now. If you are looking for your sign on buying a vehicle, do NOT buy this one. Don’t even go with a Hyundai. Go for a Toyota. That’ll be my next purchase.