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2008 ELANTRA

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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I Love My New Hyundai Elantra

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Mar 15, 2009 - Updated Mar 27, 2009 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: good looking, good gas mileage, handles well , easy to park
Cons: none
The Bottom Line: The Elantra is the perfect car for two people and it is big enough for a family.  The gas mileage is excellent.  I would recommend this car to anyone.

My new Hyundai Elantra is a fantastic car!  We bought is solely for the gas mileage, which is 37 mpg around town and 40 mpg on a trip.  When we bought it, gas was $3.00 or more per gallon and we needed an economy car, so we traded in our ... read more

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best for the dollar

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Aug 4, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: everything about this car
Cons: did not want xm radio, but no choice.
The Bottom Line: definately would reccomend this car. great mileage, quiet and comfortable ride

i have owned the elantra gls for about four months. cannot say anything bad about it. gas mileage is great, comfortable ride, great looking. i was told by a friend that the 2007 and 2008 hyundai are being investigated by the nhtsb for fuel pump problems. ... read more

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Good value for the money

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Jul 20, 2008 - Updated Oct 22, 2008 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Seem to have gotten everything right.
Cons: Don't put the key fob in your back pocket and sit on it. Trunk opens.
The Bottom Line: This is about the most you are going to get for your money.

Update:We have now driven some 8,000 miles. No complaints. One note however. At speeds above 60 mph in intermittent crosswinds the handling is a bit "dodgy". Nothing bordering on dangerous, but you will notice a bit of a dip and swerve if you ... read more

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2008 Hyundai Elantra...BUYER BEWARE!

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Jul 19, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: None
Cons: Poses a serious safety issue...also poor Hyundai service
The Bottom Line: Do not purchase! Serious issues with these cars dying in the middle of the road without warning (see other forums).

PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS BRAND!!! I have contacted the BBB and will pursue having the dealership/Hyundai corporate return my car and pay off my loan. I had my brand-new Elantra for about 26 hours (I had driven it 100 miles since I bought it), when it ... read more

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Hyundai Elantra

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Jun 17, 2008 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fuel Economy Large and Roomy interior Roomy trunk
Cons: The back panel of the driver's seat has popped out of it's sockets
The Bottom Line: I would recommend purchasing this car. It is a good investment because of its good fuel efficiency.

After owning our old car for 10 years, my family decided to purchase the Hyundai Elantra. My family had purchased this car in the beginning of the year and we have enjoyed it very much. The car has excellent fuel efficiency and a roomy interior and ... read more

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Elantra: Efficient, Edifying, and Evolved!

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May 16, 2008 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Simple, clean, and attractive exterior, coupled with nicely appointed interior features.
Cons: Cord attached to gas cap is too short - that's it!
The Bottom Line: This is a very good car, featuring nicely equipped trims for a great price. The Elantra is an outstanding value. In fact, it feels more refined than one would expect.

I purchased a 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS automatic in the middle of April. Since then, I have been very pleased with this product. Prior to the Elantra, I owned a 2002 Sonata GLS, which was a very nice car that I was quite happy with. Though I ... read more

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Incredible car for the money!

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Apr 1, 2008 - Updated Apr 2, 2008 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Value, Quality, Features, Comfort, Space, Warranty.
Cons: None
The Bottom Line: Do yourself a big favor. Overcome your bias about the Hyundai name and give this car a look. This car is a tremendous bargain.

When shopping for an automobile most people overlook a brand like Hyundai due to the reputation of earlier models as being poorly designed, prone to mechanical problems, and having poor resale value. However, there is much information available which ... read more

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Great car at a great price!
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Apr 22, 2009 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: economy car without the economy feel. comfortable interior. great gas mileage. price.
Cons: air bags in seat backs. if you want seat covers you need custom made.
I bought this car in feb09 it was the last 2008 SE that they had on the lot. Ialready have 3500 miles on it. i love driving it! i was considering the Honda civic but i would have paid $4000.00 more for a comprable model. if you live where ... read more
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Worth a look if you want creature comforts for a bargain
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Nov 16, 2008 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Nice interior, great creature comforts for an affordable price, quiet cabin.
Cons: Brakes so responsive the car feels jerky, child seat anchors not available.
After test-driving the 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Hyundai deserves far more credit than it currently receives. The cabin is roomy enough for passengers, including an infant carseat, the features are newer, the interior seems much more sturdy, the ride is ... read more
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Worth the investment
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Aug 31, 2008 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 
Pros: Affordable.
Cons: Quality issues.
I own a hyundai elantra. Its slowly falling apart. I now believe for the extra $2000 that I need to spend to get a Toyota would be worth. It costs more because Toyota is a better quality vehicle than ... read more
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Love my car!
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Jun 20, 2008 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Gas mileage, trunk space
Cons: A little small if you've got more than two adults and two children.
We bought our Elantra last August and we've been in love with it ever since. It gets AWESOME gas mileage... and so far, we've had absolutely no mechanical problems. There is adequate trunk space, which is often lacking in smaller cars. I love the fact ... read more
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Great bang for the buck
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Dec 3, 2007 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: XM factory radio, fuel economy, warranty and interior room.
Cons: Not exactly a sports car on twisty roads.
Could not be happier with my 2008 Hyundai Elantra SE. I was convinced a new Honda Civic was in my future until I started to read consumer reviews on the Hyundai and check the warranties on both cars. Had I taken the Civic equipped the way my Hyundai ... read more
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