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2003 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

2003 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 895 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

Best Car Value I have ever owned in 30+ years

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nice looking, work horse, great value"

Cons: "A bit noisy and has a "small car ride""

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

"In 2003 When I first saw my Elantra on the dealer's lot I knew it was the car for me. I was right - it was under $4000 and it has been extraordinarily low maintenance and highly reliable. The only repairs were tires, my various fender benders (I spent A LOT of time on the road), and occasional routine maintenance. Had I maintained it as scheduled on a regular basis - it would have been like a classic car - looks and reliability. My little hatchback was a wonderful "work horse" for the past 13 years! Thanks Hyundai!!"

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "well built"

Cons: "no cons"

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

"As good or better then any car in its class. With a 100000 mile warranty they build them to last like a Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic. Great value. I use the best oil no matter how expensive and keep maintenance up and in return it gives me worry free fun driving. Seats are leather and comfortable and it handles wonderful."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Good work car. Nothing special.

By on Monday, May 2, 2016

I don't own this car

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Good mileage."

Cons: "Poor paint job from the factory and dented doors."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"Good mileage. College student driven. Poor paint from the factory. Nothing special, just transportation."

2 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best car I have ever owned

By on Friday, March 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very reliable"

Cons: "A bit tinny."

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

"I love this car, and it loves me. I love it because it never needs repair, just the usual oil changes, etc. It loves me because it doesn't cost me any money repairing it! Really, this car is incredibly reliable. Worth every dime I spent buying it!"

1 person out of 7 found this review helpful

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!"

18 people out of 30 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."

15 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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