Mechanic said it was most likely due to the low mileage. The dash vents feature separate controls. With the manual transmission, the Elantra accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in the mid 8-second range, which is quick for the class and more than adequate for most traffic conditions. That means you'll need to work the transmission, shifting to get the most from the power plant. These things are cheap and should last you quite a while unless the previous owner just did no maintenance to it which should be obvious. The front shoulder belts are height adjustable, a feature shorter people will appreciate.
Elantra's continuously variable valve timing allows more complete combustion of nitrous oxide in the exhaust. They are large and neither too soft nor too hard, providing adequate support without inflicting pain. Driving ImpressionsThe Hyundai Elantra is among the quickest cars in its class. That was replaced under warranty. The window, side mirror and central locking controls are located in the driver's door panel. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site.
The ride is comfortable, especially on the highway and the cabin is quiet. Just as significantly, the engine is mounted with hydraulic attachments in a new front subframe, greatly reducing the amount of drivetrain vibration that reaches the cabin. There, it comes out ahead. Just as significantly, the engine is mounted with hydraulic attachments in a new front subframe, greatly reducing the amount of drivetrain vibration that reaches the cabin. Think I should've stuck with a Honda.
It's good, and it can run with comparably equipped competitors in nearly every respect except the size of the monthly payments. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. A five-speed manual transmission is standard. The hazard-light switch is located square in the center of dash, where it's easy to find. Our test car was finished in dark gray and basic black, and we found it quite appealing. Driving Impressions The Hyundai Elantra is among the quickest cars in its class. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c.
And a small, slide-out felt-lined storage bin is located below the driver's side vent. Moreover, we found the flashing, multi-color graphics annoying when driving at night. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. With the manual transmission, the Elantra accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in the mid 8-second range, which is quick for the class and more than adequate for most traffic conditions. I saved up for years for a car and this one was definitely worth every penny.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are adjusted with rotary controls, which are easier to use than the sliding type. However I will probably trade it in sooner rather than later, rather than wait and see what other issues crop up. Creates premature wear to rear brake pads. The Hyundai Elantra is more enjoyable to drive than many of the name-brand cars in its class and there's little about it that feels cheap. New Car Test Drive correspondent J. Primary Use: Family transportation Worth Every Penny.
Hyundai has made big gains in reliability and build quality, and any concerns in that regard are eased by a comprehensive warranty and roadside assistance plan. A set of speed-rated performance tires would further improve handling though at the expense of faster tire wear. The car seemed to be incredibly well assembled. With the 2005 addition of a five-door hatchback at the base trim level, Elantra now comes in twelve different permutations of body style, trim level, transmission, and emissions rating. My friends are all a little in love with it for its cuteness and reliability. Len was a speed demon in this one.
I wish Hyundai makes again a new car as the same as Elantra 2005 specs. After all that, I still like this car. With less than five feet of rear hip room, outboard rear passengers will be happier if the center spot is empty, but that's true in all compacts. . The Elantra's interior is nicely finished and more comfortable than many subcompacts, including the big name brands.
It's also on it's third set of tires which were changed at 210,000 miles. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2011 Engine and transmission 2. Primary Use: Commuting to work Highly Recommended For The Avg. It's remarkable what you can squeeze into the Elantra hatchback's cargo bay. The car is still so wonderful and reliable and has not needed any other repairs since the clutch and radiator and I have driven 8 thousand more miles and taken 2 more long distance trips.
Yes Review Date: 8th February, 2011 Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 2. Elantra's continuously variable valve timing allows more complete combustion of nitrous oxide in the exhaust. The hazard-light switch is located square in the center of dash, where it's easy to find. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. With the rear seat in place, the hatchback provides 26. I've grown to accept the soft handling and appreciate the smooth, quiet ride that comes in return.