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2005 Hyundai Elantra Question: Reliability and repair costs



NSX, Corvallis, OR, June 24, 2009, 18:51

What are people's opinions of the 2005 Elantra's reliability, particularly in terms of its transmission and engine?

This website seems to suggest the tranny might have issues.

Also, what are repair/maintenance costs on the Elantra like in terms of price?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, June 24, 2009, 21:37

    My personal opinion favors the Toyota Corolla but Hyundai cars seem to be getting better and better and are a good value for money. WHere I work we do not service as many Hyundias as we used to but no longer have a dealer in our area. The ones I do service seem reliable and cost no more to maintain than a Toyota, Nissan, Honda or Mazda. Many rent a car agencies have them in there fleet, perhaps rent one for a weekend and see what you think of them for your self. One of our customers that was going to buy a new car that I suggested renting one first for the weekend was glad she did and ended up buying another make of car.

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