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2000 ELANTRA

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.0

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I loved it!

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Jul 2, 2012 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great gas mileage, cold a/c
Cons: wheel barrings, axel barrings
The Bottom Line: I would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking to get their teen a reliable car!

My junior year of high school, my parents decided to buy me a new car since I had recently wrecked mine. My stepdad worked at a dealership and ended up buy a 2000 Elantra from one of his coworkers. I soon found out that the car was excellent on gas ... read more

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I'm pleased, for the most part

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Mar 9, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: - Power for weight - Plenty of room
Cons: - Aweful CD player that doesn't last - Some colors look absolutely aweful!
The Bottom Line: Don't rely on the factory CD player. Otherwise, great!

I upgraded to the 2000 Hyundai Elantra from a '93 Ford Taurus. I loved my Taurus! It had power EVERYTHING. But the fact is, it was 14 years old and the littel stuff was about to go. I purchased the 2000 Hyundai Elantra for about 2 grand with 110,000 ... read more

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After 6 years, still an excellent car

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Aug 25, 2006 - Updated Aug 30, 2006 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: excellent performance, great warranty, long-lasting quality, excellently priced, good fuel efficiency
Cons: clutch burn-out issue, undercarriage rust
The Bottom Line: I don't think I will ever buy a non-Hyundai car again. It is that good and reliable for over 6 years!

My husband bought his 2000 Hyundai Elantra new at the end of 2000. When he and I started dating, the car was already 4 years old, but handled just like new. Two years later, the car is reliable, handles better than most cars, and gets a reliable 30-35 ... read more

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A Hyundai to be known (Updated)

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Aug 22, 2005 - Updated Feb 6, 2009 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Engine Sound, Spacious, Comfortable, Hot Look, etc.
Cons: The paint, bearings, speaker system, Exhaust, Winshield Wiper Nozzles
The Bottom Line: This car is great. Has something for everyone. Has a great feel, has lots of power, and plenty of room. Great if you don't mind a few problems.

This car has blown me away. I only ever looked at Chevrolets, Toyotas, Honda and Dodge. I never thought that Hyundais were any good. But having this car has changed my mind about them. This car is overall great with some minor inperfections. ... read more

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I LOVE MY WAGON

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Jun 5, 2005 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Gas mileage, stylish, roomy for hauling, great price, reliable.
Cons: Possible repair in the first five years. Low crash test rating on back seat.
The Bottom Line: I highly recommend this car over any other car in this price range. I have thoroughly enjoyed this car on many roadtrips, reliable, great on gas.

I bought my 2000 Hyundai Elantra Wagon brand new. I absolutely love it! I have had a few people stop and ask me where I got it because they wanted one and they are not made anymore since they came out with the Santa Fe. I have also been teased being a ... read more

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More than I ever expected!

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Apr 15, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Excellent fuel economy, Fun to drive, GREAT value, more than ample power.
Cons: Climate control, noisy on the highway, cup holders are in the wrong spot
The Bottom Line: An excellent deal. Excellent handling and driving ability. A fun ride all around.

After researching several cars (Honda, Toyota, Ford) I decided to check out Hyundai. My girlfriend has a 1991 Hyundai Sonata and it has driven her around flawlessly for years. With this in mind, I proceeded to our local Hyundai dealership. After ... read more

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Excellent! Doesn't drive, or feel, CHEAP!

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Dec 5, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Very dependable,Looks nice, Drives nice, Key Hyundai (Jax) is excellent and sticks to warranty.
Cons: Only mechanical problems have been caused by me.
The Bottom Line: Recommend for any practical person. This was my first car purchase and garuntee that I will buy Hyundai again, unless I hit a jackpot! :)

I am extremely pleased with my sandlewood Hyundai Elantra. I drove it off the lot with 30 miles on it in Feb. 2000 and even at Nov. 2002 and 65,000 miles later, I am still smiling. I purchased and deal only with my dealership, Key Hyundai, in ... read more

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Peppy Efficient Fun drive (College student or small family)

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Aug 13, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Peppy Drive, Fairly quiet engine
Cons: Braking- just ok(?), girly styling
The Bottom Line: Its a good buy for the price, especially if you get it with all the power options and sunroof. Buy with warranty.

I purchased a 3 yr old 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS recently after considerable testing and comparing wi ... read more

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Why would you buy anything else?

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May 7, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: All options included. Great Price. Terrific Warranty (not that you'll need it!)
Cons: Stereo system could be better.
The Bottom Line: I would highly recommend this car to anyone who wants a reliable car with all the necessary extras!

The elantra has everything that I wanted in a car for a great price - auto locks, windows, air. It gets great mileage. I've had it for 3 years and I haven't had any problems. There is plenty of room for what I need - generous passenger room for 2 ... read more

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Family Car with Family Value

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Mar 29, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Price, size, features
Cons: Cramped in the back
The Bottom Line: For the amount of money you spend, you get a quality, reliable car with many features.

We were expecting our fist child in 2000 and realized our 2-door sporty cavalier was not suitable for getting infant carrier in and out of the back seat. So, our search began. We figured we could only afford used vehicles and found one that was 3 years ... read more

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A real Civic/Corolla beater!

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Mar 8, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Strong engine. Great price. Nice standard equipment.
Cons: Poor leg room. Armrest too low and too small.
The Bottom Line: Very comparable to a Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, if not better. Excellent warranty and Excellent price! A winner!

I have the 2000 Elantra GLS wagon. I bought it new in 2000. I found the shape especially appealing. And the cargo room was a big plus. At around $14,000, I couldn't believe all I was getting. the car is loaded. Power windows, locks. AM/FM cassette (I ... read more

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Must be this short to drive

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Dec 26, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: MPG cupholders and auto locks
Cons: headroom
The Bottom Line: Handles awesome,mpg hwy 30-32. $10 in gas a week. DO NOT GET THIS CAR IF YOU ARE ABOVE 5'10 OR YOU WEAR YOUR HAIR UP ALOT! :)

I am 5'10 and I have no head room. I always have to tilt to the side. It's also hard on my back driving like that. I suggest that you be under5'8 to drive this car comfortably. That is my one and only problem with this car.(Thats why I'm trading it in ... read more

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Unreliable car but thanks to the Warranty ..

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Sep 24, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Roomy, faster and more features than Honda Civic. Nice Warranty.
Cons: Not ideal for long distance driving. Bad quality or reliability.
The Bottom Line: I would not recommend the Elantra if you plan to stick with it for a long time.

Bought my 00' Automatic Elantra during Nov 99. I have about 24K miles on my car which is well below the average consumption for three years. I still have not got my first major engine tune up done ( due for 27K miles ). However, I have made quite some ... read more

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Nice 4-cylinder car

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Aug 3, 2002 - Updated Aug 4, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: runs excellent, nice design, roomy inside.
Cons: sun is melting the body paint, default starting cable.
The Bottom Line: this car is a nice inexpensive car to drive and own.

My mother owns the 2000 Hyundai Electra GLS, 4-door Sedan. After experiencing costly engine problems with her 1994 Hyundai Sonata, which was a nice powerful V6 car, she purchased the Electra in May of 2000. Even though the Electra’s 2.0-liter DOHC 4 ... read more

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Air Conditioning Condensor

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Jul 3, 2002 - Updated Jul 5, 2002 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: the cost
Cons: the warranty if you are a high mileage driver
The Bottom Line: Don't waste your money!!! If Hyundai Corporation is not going to stand behind their product by making good on something they built bad, then stop robbing the innocent consumer!!

I purchased a brand new Hyundai Elantra in November of 2000 thinking this was a great buy since I was a professional career minded woman and far knowledgeable of the mechanic work on vehicles. In June of 2002, the air conditioning stopped working in the ... read more

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Hyundai Elantra-Great little car

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Mar 8, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great car for the price.
Cons: none
The Bottom Line: You can't find a better car for the price. you can't find any car for the price.

I bought two Elantras six months ago. Where else but Hyundai can you buy a car for 12,000 dollars? Or two for 24,000 dollars? And this car is fully equipped. It has power windows and lock, keyless entry, cruise control, automatic transmission, ... read more

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I love this car!

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Mar 4, 2002 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great car, great warranty.
Cons: Paid too much. Console too small.
The Bottom Line: I know it sounds like a commercial, but sometimes I take the long way just to drive the car. What more do I need to say?

It was the warranty that sold me on the car but, knock on wood, I haven't had to actually use the warranty yet! It turns out that the car is fabulous in its own right.What I didn't like was my less-than-successful haggling with the ... read more

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This car is a great buy!!

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Jul 19, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Very attractive car, nice ride, reliable, and good power
Cons: The gas gauge reading isn't very accurate. The center console is rather small.
The Bottom Line: This is a high quality car offering comfort, power, reliability, and good looks all at a great price! Anyone looking at a reasonably-sized sedan should definitely consider this car.

Although I have only owned my 2000 Elantra 4-door sedan for only about 1 month, I am extremely happy with this investment I have made. The car itself comes across as very attractive both on the inside and out. It has no problem driving up steeper roads ... read more

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Elantra "sounds" neat, too

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Jul 19, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great MPG, a dream to drive, pretty car, gutsy car, too.
Cons: cup holders usually too small and in an inconvenient spot
The Bottom Line: This car is very comfortable, easy to drive, great gas mileage and is "snappy" looking.

What do you do when a credit card company foolishly sends you a check good for $10,000? I called them to be sure, then.. since our trusty old Audi was falling apart... we headed for the local VW dealership. Just to look around! We were ... read more

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Hyundai does not honor its warranty

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Jun 12, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Power for its size
Cons: Will not honor warranty Numerous Quality Issues
The Bottom Line: Hyundai has a great warranty that they do not honor. If you enjoy dealerships and loaners, this car is for you! Otherwise, avoid it.

I have had my Elantra for 6 months now and have had a number of problems with it already. The worst of these is a stalling problem when pulling up to red lights. I have had it in the dealer a number of times for this problem. Because the dealer claims ... read more

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