"When I met my husband 7 YEARS AGO, he introduced me to his 1996 Elantra, the "Green Bullet".... here it is 2008 and HE STILL HAS THAT ELANTRA!!
This car runs GREAT, no problems except some slight road rash (rock dings and scratches) and aging interior. This car starts on the first try in 0 degree and 100 degree weather, STILL gets over 30mpg, handles well on the highway, and requires little to no yearly maintenance (MUST DO OIL CHANGES EVERY 3000 miles)!! He still washes and waxes the "green bullet", and the sucker still shines like the day he got it!!
I said when it hit 100,000 miles, we'd trade it in - he dragged his feet in picking out a new vehicle, kept running the Elantra, and now we're going on 170,000 miles!!
I brought home a Jeep Grand Cherokee last week, with the hopes we could donate the Elantra to charity, but he still refuses to give up the car!!
So now, with the new Jeep for some of the driving, we're just prolonging the life of the Bullet... he now wants to see just how long it will go before it finally DIES!!
(At this point, it has become a contest to see who is around longer, me or the Elantra!!)
This is a great car for the money - nothing fancy, just a hard-core commuting vehicle, and with today's (and tomorrow's) gas prices, YOU CAN AFFORD NOT TO HAVE ONE!!
How long have we owned this vehicle???
TWELVE YEARS !!!
(Perhaps it will be the first one registered as a "classic"?!)"
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