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2002 Hyundai Elantra

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2002 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 890 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Not a bad investment

By on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "A good investment"

Cons: "Not enough storage space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Cons: One major flaw is going fast uphill on freeways or roadways marked at higher speed limits 50mph and above such as real inclines not just hills, with only automatic driving(The car has some options for shifting manually, which is described in the vehicles description page on this website) Other flaws depend on how its driven and used, such as alignment issues*(although I have heard most cars have to deal with that regularly every few months too). Pros: Good handling, speed increase and speed decrease such as acceleration and deceleration are superb(With proper upkeep). On icy roads with proper handling has awesome control(its very comfortable driving in Oregon in most locals). Another pro it is fun to drive!"

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best car I've had

By on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price and never doesn't crank."

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Followed manufacturer's maintenance and warm 4 min. before driving, like new, Will last 250,000 miles dealer said. I care for the interior even floor mats good because i have a mat over mat that came with the car. Brakes did go 75,000 miles. As I live alone I automatically replace the battery every 3 or 3-1/2 years to avoid being stranded. Put Michelins on my car, 2nd set. For reliability you can't beat a Hyundai if you take care of it and change oil frequently. I love it and wouldn't buy anything but a Hyundai in the future."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Entire underbody is completely rusted out.

By on Friday, September 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "With 5 speed manual tranny, is fun to drive"

Cons: "rust rust rust rust rust rust rust rust rust rust"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Entire underbody is completely rusted out with only 112k miles. Trying to get some satisfaction from the manufacturer. Found 5 safety recalls that I was never notified of. Had front seat belts "repaired" under warranty that still don't work."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

best vehicle I've ever owned

By on Monday, August 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best price on new car and good pickup"

Cons: "I'm 4'11" and need a pillow to sit on."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this vehicle because of the warrantee they offered at the time. 100,000 miles or 10 years. Well as you can see I've not hit 100,000 miles and can honestly say I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a dependable and comfortable car. This car has never let me down and I never had to call into the office and tell them my car won't start. I purchased this car brand new because I was tired of having a beautiful car that was always in the shop. This is an attractive car, a comfortable car, a roomy car and I'm only sorry it doesn't have all the gadgets the new cars have. I intend to purchase another Elantra when I decide to get a new car. Oh, my granddaughter went out and purchased a brand new Elantra without telling me. I guess she liked mine also. The only reason I don't purchase a new Elantra is because I'm retired and on Social Security."

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

224,000 miles of AWESOME-NESS!

By on Monday, August 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 224,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "long-lasting 224,000 miles! Irreplacable"

Cons: "some parts difficult to find, O2 sensor sensitive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this car! We've been through so much together (224,000 miles!). It's been such a trooper... so many seasons of rain, snow, sun and fun. I don't know where to start. I've taken my car on frequent 3-6 hour trips to visit family in the Midwest. Lots of country driving as well as city driving It's been a beast in the snow and sleet. I've only gotten stuck in the snow twice (but that was due to a small ditch that I didn't see.) I've kept up with oil changes, tire rotations and basic maintenance. I'm sure that's helped with the success of this car. The 02 sensor sets off the check engine light more frequently now, even though it's been replaced. I'm starting to worry about when the car will break down. My front two boots are cracked and there is a leak in the exhaust(all totally fixable). Did I mention that it's at 224,000 miles? If I could afford one, I would buy the exact same car, just a 2015. I highly recommend the Hyundai Elantra."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Reliable, safe and a great price

By on Thursday, August 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Reliable, great price, reliable, reliable..."

Cons: "not the most beautiful car, basic interior"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought my 2005 Elantra new for like $16k. I've had it for 10 years and have put 108,000 miles on it. Besides regular maintenance I've never had any major issues. The car has always been reliable and great on gas. The interior is basic, nothing special there. I had limited features; just power windows and door, cruise control. The paint job didn't hold up well, especially since I live in Arizona. Besides the looks/features, this was a fantastic purchase. You will get a great, reliable car for the money."

10 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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