Overview of the Hyundai Elantra
In 2001, the third-generation Lantra became known as the Elantra in Australia - matching up with other markets. Today, this small car is essentially the sedan version of the i30 hatchback. As with all Hyundais sold locally now, the Elantra benefits from local engineering input to ensure it suits Australian roads.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA GENERATIONS (SINCE 2001)
2.0L 4-cylinder: 7.1 to 7.2 litres per 100km
1.6L 4-cylinder turbo: 7.2 to 7.7 litres per 100km
= Highly economical.
= Good economy.
= Average fuel use.
= Heavy consumption.
Every 10,000km or 12 months, whichever is sooner. Each service currently costs between about $269 and $640. Hyundai Elantra parts and accessoriescan be found on Gumtree.
SIMILAR MODELS TO HYUNDAI ELANTRA
WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HYUNDAI ELANTRA (2011 TO 2015)
Plenty to like about the Elantra from a reliability point of view, backing up the reputation that Hyundai was trying hard to forge at this point in history.
On the interior, check that the steering wheel leather hasn't started to peel and make sure the silver highlights scattered around the cabin haven't begun to peel or flake off.
Check that the brake lights are working properly, as this was another problem for various Hyundais at this time. This was eventually traced back to a switch terminal in the wiring loom and could also lead to other problems including non-starting, inability to select a gear in the automatic version and even the cruise-control refusing to work.
Hyundai dealers were fitting a revised terminal to eliminate these problems.