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Old 03-23-2005, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about purchasing a used hyundai elantra. It is a 2001 with 99000 miles on it. I have a friend that works at a car dealership, she told me that a hyundai normally begins to have problems at 75000 miles. Does this seem right to you people that own a hyundai? This will be the first hyundai that i own and i dont know much about them. I dont want to buy a car that wont last long so please write a reply to help me out. Thanx.
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Come on People!!! Please help me out!!
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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my 1990 Sonata lasted 436k km (272K miles) without any engine repair, and spend +-$ 3500.00 on maintenance work in a 12year periode. I am now on my 2nd Sonata (Y2K) and done 122K km (62K miles), and so far need to do maintenance only.
a car will last as long as one looks after it.
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats Great!!! I plan to take care of my elantra as best as i can. thanx for the help. I plan to go and pick up the elantra tommorrow.
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, props to you, but if the other guy didn't do the maintenance then it's not gonna last very long. that why, i never buy used cars.
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Old 04-10-2005, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Excelent performance for Sonata! But Bankstone asked for life expectancy of Elantra's, not Sonata's, isn't it true?

I've got a friend who owns older Lantra RD 99 1,6l with 225.000 km (cca 150.000 miles). He doesn't drive his Lantra as formula pilot and changing all parts as necessity. Most filters,liquids,sparks,brake pads. He never changed entire 1,6l engine, although he had some not so cheap service faults. Especially clutch and neverending timig/drive belt changing after every cca 75.000 km. Already older Lantra's have fully galvanized upper body, so huge corrosion appears only on chassis and around wheel corners.

I agree too, Sonata's are probably the most following Hyundai car through. More than E(L)antra's,Accent's and XG's/Grandieur's.

New Elantra 200x is better than older Lantra's, so go for it! And increase this Hyundai forum.

PS: brand new 1,6l engine for older Lantra's 99-00 costs 85.000,- CZK in my country (=cca 3.800,- $ now). New CVVT Elantra's engines will be expensive
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have more that 165K miles on my '00 elantra. It's the original engine, although the 'tranny (automatic) went out a few months ago. If you do have to get your transmission rebuilt, go to a shop that you trust, and make sure that they replace the pump. I made the mistake of going to a large franchise chain, paying fill price for a rebuild, only to have the the pump grenade right after the warranty turned into a pumpkin. Naturally, the pump took everything else with it when it died. I've had a few other problems (o2 sensor, exhaust manifold), nearly all of which were repaired under warranty. I did have a small problem with mice gnawing on the electrical harness, but that could happen to any car.
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