Is the 2008 Hyundai Elantra a good car to buy?
I am a nanny and i need t carry at 2 car seats in my car I currently have a 2007 accent which i want to sell. I cannot afford much. Do you think that an Elantra is good for me?
Asked By: Laur LAur - 2/11/2008
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Simply put, No. I would avoid the Hyundai Elantra for many reasons. At the very top, poor depreciation. I have seen reports from owners who have bought a new Hyundai in early 2006, put a few miles on it and tried to sell it in mid/late 2007 (just 18-20 months of ownership) and its worth less than half! In a few cases... More
Answered By: Sunny - 2/12/2008
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It is an excellent car if you are looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that has standard safety features such as ABS brakes, 6 airbags and traction control. The EPA also classified the Elantra as a midsize vehicle because of the amount of passenger room with 97.9 cubic ft. and a nice size trunk.
Answered By: Davo - 2/11/2008
The Elantra is an excellent car, but for almost the same amount of money the Sonata 4 cyl is even better. Drive and price both, either is a great choice but Sonata has much more room.
Answered By: Andy T - 2/12/2008
The Elantra is certainly bigger then the Accent. Since you are on a limited budget I suggest you buy a slightly used car like a 2006 model coming off lease, you will be getting a large discount on a car that is still basically new. You can buy a 2006 Sonata for about the price of a brand new Elantra, probably less if... More
Answered By: beavanjb - 2/12/2008
Yes, the Elantra is a good buy but as Andy T said a 4 cly Sonata is even better. A base Elantra would be cheaper if you are willing to drive without some options... More
Answered By: cjgt2 - 2/12/2008
What a surprise that Sunomo/Sunny has posted an answer here. I would be very skeptical about his answer. He just asked a question about the 2009 Hyundai Sonata and just waited until he got that one negative answer to award the best answer. Everyone who posts a positive answer on the Hyundai board is bashed by him and... More
Answered By: klj041284 - 2/12/2008
I have a 2007 - which is essentially identical to the 2008. Fanstastic car for the money. Lots of options, lots of airbags if get the right model, great gas mileage as well... More
Answered By: oasis - 2/12/2008
Nope, Agree with sunny
Answered By: jphonest - 2/14/2008
i have a 2006.... my monthly payments are under 140.... amazing car for the price.. i love it so much... it is so roomy! my dad is over 6 feet tall and he sat in the back with no problem same with my sister who is also over 6 foot... has A LOT of pep GREAT on gas i drive over 6 miles a month (lately) and get like 34-36... More
Answered By: K T - 2/15/2008
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