...Hyundai introduced the Elantra GT as a mid-year addition. Configured as a five-door hatchback, the GT is designed to appeal to those who might have purchased the discontinued station wagon model, as well as buyers who desire the utility of a hatchback configuration. The GT gets rear disc brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, alloy wheels and a host of other standard items such as leather seating, a CD player and fog lamps. Elantra also comes with an outstanding warranty. Called the Hyundai Advantage, this buyer-assurance program is a great incentive to buy a Hyundai over one of the many other...
Source: MSN Autos
...It's so well equipped that the only options are anti-lock brakes and an associated traction-control system for $525 and a $650 power tilt-slide sunroof. However, those desirable items aren't priced as separate options and must be ordered in a $1,175 option package. Still, standard equipment includes leather upholstery (unusual in a low-priced car), air conditioning, side front airbags, AM/FM/CD, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, remote keyless entry, fog lights and power windows, door locks and mirrors. An annoying flaw: It's easy to accidentally activate the rear power windows instead...
...The gearbox and clutch are well matched to the engine, which permits a gentle engagement for easy takeoffs. But engaging Reverse can be a chore at times. Except for a slight growl during acceleration, the Elantra is quiet on the road. Naturally, an automatic transmission is likely to sap some strength from the 140-hp engine. The Elantra manages to whip through corners and turn with ease ? almost with a passion that is uncommon for a car of its class. Some body lean is evident in curves, but not enough to be troubling. The ride is pleasantly easygoing for a small car, as the Elantra?s...
...Air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and power locks a CD player, a leather steering cover and leather seats are all available, either standard or optional, depending on the trim. To ensure everyone's safety, driver, passenger and side airbags are standard on both trims, with anti-lock brakes and traction control was safety options. The quality of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra seems to have improved from the previous year, at least as far as owners are concerned. The number of terrible ratings was noticeably less, and the problems were not as drastic. The biggest problem was that the...
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