Almost perfect car let down by head restraint
I test drove this car overnight, but when I got it home, I never took it out as the head restraint had given me a migraine. It slants forward in a way that is very uncomfortable and it pushes your head forward too much. I loved everything else about the car. That one simple thing - uncomfortable head restraint - meant I wouldn't buy it as why would I willingly by a car that caused me pain?
The head restraint needs to be able to move back. It thrust my head down and made me sit in a hunched way.
Mundane small car for the masses
After trading in our beloved Renault Clio, in preparation for our first baby - my partner sort the purchase of new Hyundai Elantra SE sedan.
Inside the Hyundai was huge - plenty of room in the back seats for a baby capsule and nice big boot for the pram.
Aside from that - I really struggled to find anything else I liked about the Hyundai. It was under powered and dynamically uninspiring. The 'woody' steering feel and road noise was a particular highlight in its raw basic nature.
Inside the interior was awful with fake cheap leather seats, ...poxy sound system and cheap feeling power window buttons etcetc. After some 2 years and just over 9,000 boring KM's I could help myself but TRADE IT IN... Being like new and with low KM's I didn't get a bad trade in ($14k).
Purchased in February 2016 for $21,490.00.
11/11/2014 purchased with 153,633 k’s
7/3/2015 needs a new radiator. $380.00
17/11/2015 (173,192 k’s) Handbrake cable needs replacing $226.81
25/8/2016 Rocker cover gasket needs replacing $163.85
23/3/2017 Needs another radiator $340.00
Sold vehicle in April 2017 approx 187,000 k’s
Top of radiator is plastic and it is crimped to the metal radiator core. Radiator heats up and cools down and after a while plastic top can separate from core and allow coolant to run out.
Performance was good and fuel wise it was cheap to run.
needs repairs from time to time, although has been a good car .. space seems to be less at the back boot is big and nice but the blue tooth dies very often twice replaced.. :( that was painful...three times replaced is too much broken now I have decided not pay any more on that.. as they told 150 for defect detection...
Some finishing and comfort issues
If you are the driver be prepared for low visibility, permanent blind spot, and road noise. Because this car is low to the road,out get alot of road noise. The passenger is worse off, with this front passenger seat non adjustable. This seat is really low, so much so that a shorter person cannot see above the dashboard. I have also found that he carpet, seating and door trims are difficult to clean, don't wear very well and show stains easily. There is also limited legroom in the rear, and therefore I wouldn't recommend it for ten angers or adul...ts in the rear. The plus for this car has been reliability and good fuel consumption per trip. The boot is also very large and takes a lot of luggage. June 7th 2018 Update: Too close to the road, uncomfortable seating While a test drive was good, later as a passenger in the front seat was awful. The driver seat has options to raise or lower the seat, however the front passenger seat sits extremely low, so much so that one cannot see over the dash. This makes a trip incredibly you comfortable, as the passenger almost sits on the same level as he tyres. Road noise in general is high, as is the rattles of the doors. Carpeting and seat covering is very basic, and door trims mark easily, and carpet underfoot wears thin in areas. Seats are easy to stain also. This car has advantages of being cheaper to run, and is very reliable. Visibility is relatively poor, and the small rear window gives way to a bigger blind spot. Paintwork is thin, and interior of the boot for example is basically just an undercoat. Good looking car on the road. Driver must take care of parking near gutters or barriers as the front and rear bumpers have strips which are easily dislodged.
Not powerful engine
I am not satisfied with the performance. The engine is not as powerful as what should be. It's very noisy when you want to accelerate however, In terms of Physical Appearance, I could say , It could be in luxury and beautiful cars category. 5 years Manufactory warranty is another positive thing about this car
Gets the job done automatically with less financial shock.
10000Ks . Plusses; Standard unleaded.Very comfortable seats.acceptable highway performance with auto transmission, fuel consumption OK,Good interior space up front.big boot terrific,(but a long reach to the back).Looks very sporty in white (she loves its swoopy lines..)Faults;-Sun makes legs hot through very angled front window,even with air conditioning.Air conditioner noisy.Suspension/ride could be better. Better tyres than the hankooks would be nice.Full size spare tyre should be easier to put air into,(valve on boot bottom).Boot cover just bare minimum .Average interior hard plastic Appearance , but easy to wash.So, good value for not big money , $21000.
2010 Elantra - Good initially, get rid of it after 4 years
I got a used 2010 Elantra SX in 2011. Only 35,000 kms had been done, with record history and all, serviced every 6 months. Initially I was in awe about it's looks and feel. Great car to zip around in, and it does take off really quick and the handling is pretty good.
At 55,000 kms that is when the problems started, the brake rotors needed to be replaced, it was done under warranty so all was good. I noticed the ESP light on the dashboard would randomly light up sometimes while driving, this turned out to be a faulty electric problem which was...
Has given us troubles
We have had this car for over a year that we bought second hand. We travelled from brisbane to melbourne which took 22 hrs over 2 days and it got us here with no problems or difficulties however have since had mechanical problems which have been expensive to repair and are close to spending more on repairs than we paid for the car. However we do still like it as it is our only car and gets my husband to work every day and me to work every night
Expensive, ongoing problems
My vehicle is a 2005 FX auto hatch, which was first registered in April 2006. I purchased it in January 2007 with 13400 kilometres on the clock at an auction in Perth. It has now done just over 21000 kilometres. On the advice of a work colleague who used to sell tyres I had the wheels rotated at 20000 k’s and will do so every 10000 k’s.
Before purchasing this vehicle I did my own research to find out which vehicle best suited MY needs – a late 50’s single male who required a reliable, fuel efficient mode of transport that wasn’t going to cost ...
Love the Car, my first car and its fantastic!!
Quiet, love the dashboard lights
Loses power when you turn the aircon on.
Questions & Answers
There are three colors available for the screen background. How do I find the appropriate control screen to do this. I would like to change color just for the fun of it.
I'm looking at getting another car and have narrowed it down to an Elantra. Could anyone please tell me if there is much of a difference between a 2014 Hyundai Elantra SE Auto and a 2015 Hyundai Elantra Elite Auto?
Thanks so much
Hi I really am happy with this 04 elantra 2hvt. I have a need to replace the pollen ac filter. Any tips help in taking the glove box out? And advice? Bushfires here in NSW Australia. Thanks Mark
|Category||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans||Cars and Sedans|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||15" Alloy||15" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||7.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L||50 L||50 L||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||112kW @ 6200rpm||112kW @ 6200rpm||112kW @ 6200rpm||150kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||192Nm @ 4700rpm||192Nm @ 4700rpm||192Nm @ 4700rpm||265Nm @ 1500-4500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Feb 2018||Feb 2018||Feb 2018||Feb 2018|
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