The radiator was replaced twice, the thermostat twice. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. Additionally, its cabin is relatively spacious. 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. General Comments: On the whole I love this car. The Elantra has come a long way. I officially need a new engine and Hyundai will not do anything about it because I am the second owner.
No wind noises on the highway. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. Compared to luxury, touring sedans, the 2003 Hyundai Elantra may seem a little sparse, but there is plenty of comfort for the price. . Certainly not a powerful car, the 2003 Hyundai Elantra has plenty to help drivers get from point a to point B.
Hyundai says it added the sedan in response to customer requests, but we prefer the more daring styling and increased carrying capacity of the hatchback. Sales began a steady decline until they reached 90,217 in 1998, and the fat lady began warming up her vocal cords. Like all cars, however, there were some commonly recurring issues. The list of standard equipment is as long or longer than that of cars that cost thousands more, and includes side airbags. Faults: Black paint coming off in spots. The engine block and the transmission are cracked.
The car is perfest for my wife, 2 kids and I. General Comments: This car appears to have fatal flaw in throw out bearing travel. Never will I even consider buying a Hyundai. Switches for the headlights, wipers, and cruise control are mounted on stalks. The rear seats in the Elantra sedans are roomier and more comfortable than those in the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Mazda Protege, and Ford Focus sedans. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
I wish I would have bought a couple more for the price they were selling for in 2003-04. From the front doors forward the sedan and hatchback are identical, featuring a distinctive chrome-lipped grille and prominent twin trapezoid headlamps angled back in a black background. Model year 2003 Year of manufacture 2003 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 2. General Comments: Otherwise I have never had an issue with this car at all. The power steering pump going twice is making me somewhat nervous of how the car is going to be from miles 50,000 - 100,000, however, the first 50,000 miles I have few complaints. The lamps were designed to cast a broad pattern of light.
A moonroof is one of the exterior options available for 2003. Its interior is crafted in a modest manner, taking practicality as its primary goal. In addition to being practical and roomy, the Elantra is also comfortable. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission is available. They are large and neither too soft nor too hard, providing adequate support without inflicting pain. The Elantra is smoother and quieter than ever thanks to a front subframe, hydraulic engine mounts, an eight counterweight crankshaft, a ribbed engine block, a cast-aluminum oil sump and an integrated intake resonator.
Door seals replaced, tires yearly, brakes front twice a year with rotors. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? This started with-in the first 6 months. The interior parts and anything made of plastic aren't anything special, and the 2003 Hyundai Elantra doesn't hold resale value any better than a colander holds water. Yes Review Date: 5th October, 2009 Faults: Front strut broke at 45K, replaced under warranty. Even the shift knob and steering wheel are leather-wrapped, and the instrument lights glow purple Dude! It would be a decent car if it cost thousands more. Hyundai also provides original Elantra owners and their immediate family with limited powertrain coverage for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
General Comments: A solid car for the small amount of money your spending. With its big hatch opening and split folding rear seat, the five-door is remarkably versatile for a car its size. This is reflected in the price tag, which will grab the attention of even the thriftiest people. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. At first, it appeared to be just poor transmission performance, and was checked twice by service stations without their recognizing the problem.
In case the worst happens, driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on all three trims. Both 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual are available. In contrast to the previous version we tested, this model was a very good car with a lot to offer. It can run with comparably equipped competitors in nearly every respect except the size of the monthly payments, where it runs ahead. The five-door design makes particularly good sense for young families that own only one car and must use it for multiple tasks.