2013 Hyundai ElantraChristie Johnson - Raleigh, NC08/27/2015
I transitioned from a SUV to a car which I wasn't sure if I'd like. I was looking for an affordable car with good gas mileage. Surprisingly, I'm enjoying my Hyundai Elantra immensely. My 13 year old son loves when I pick him up from school in the car as he enjoys the sporty look with the additional spoiler. I will be holding onto the Elantra as long as possible as my son will inherit once getting his license.
Solid commuter vehicle.
2012 Hyundai ElantraPatrick R - Wichita, KS06/03/2016
I bought this car three years ago and it's been a great change from my '91 Buick Century. I considered other compacts but landed on the Hyundai for its gas mileage, low cost of maintenance, great manufacturer's warranty and modern styling. It has nice amenities for even the basic trim and gets good gas mileage (not as advertised by still superior) for the class. I've done regular maintenance every 3k miles and only had one issue so far that was taken care of by the manufacturer. If you're looking for a commuter vehicle or just a daily driver this is a great vehicle. The space is great for the compact class as well, I play in a band and can move all of my equipment in the backseat/trunk with a passenger very comfortably.
Engineering is present where it counts. DOHC with variable valve timing plus 'sport mode' shifting. Premium gasoline plus full synthetic oil changes on the reg give me about 18 more horsepower than Hyundai says i should be getting. My creature comforts include back up camera and Bluetooth audio. Other cars in this class were all about 4 grand more expensive because they were different makes. Hyundai has done very well lately and quality has surpassed anything else they used to do. Also got 4 star safety rating and up in every test.
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