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2009 Hyundai Elantra

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 413 Ratings for the 2007 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.0/10
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Excellant car. Not so very OK for tall persons

By on Saturday, September 20, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Traded in for a new car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I owned it for seven years and it never gave any troubles. Only thing I did was change oil and filter. I only put about 3000 miles per year. I once drove it from SC to CO and it behaved very beautifully, and I enjoyed the ride and the drive. Used less than 50 gallons of gas for 1600 miles of drive."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Good basic car

By on Thursday, August 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Mechanically holding up well"

Cons: "Interior, exterior quality is lacking"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"This car has been solid mechanically. However, it lacks comfortable seating and things in the interior break rather easily. The door handles peeled leaving sharp edges that cut my son. I just peeled all the silver off instead of investing in new handles. Covers in the corner of the windows have fallen off. Small things like that have happened on this car that I never experienced when I owned other vehicles. The car shimmies when I go over 60. I have had everything checked. Apparently this car isn't designed to cruise well on the interstate. But it is a good basic car if you are budget conscious."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

35 mpg

By on Sunday, August 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "Road noise"

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

"Need more sound proof"

Very reliable and well built

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very reliable, well-built, good value"

Cons: "Mediocre handling, no ESC in the GLS model"

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

"I purchased my 2008 Elantra GLS in January 2009 for under $15,000. For the price, I expected a good car, but my Elantra has been extremely reliable. It had no "from the factory" defects, and I've had no mechanical problems since then. Other than a minor fender-bender on ice, the only work that's been done to the car has been routine maintenance. The car's not perfect--handling is "meh," and I'm sorry that I allowed the salesperson to convince me not to buy the SE model with Electronic Stability Control, which would have enabled me to avoid the fender-bender."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, low mainenence, good gas mileage"

Cons: "Steering challenged in windy conditions."

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

"Enjoy the low maintenance, reliability and good gas mileage. Steering difficult in windy conditions and on elevated ramps. Otherwise, good turning ratio, comfortable ride."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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