My friend Hyundai
I own my Elantra 2009 for almost 3 years by now, drove about additional 30000 miles on it with reaching overall respectful 170000 plus milleage. During this time I have never had any issue with this car. It is extremely reliable, always starts with a half turn of the key, all mechanisms work perfectly well, it has a good driveability, very maneuverable, easy to drive, it does not take much space on the road and is great for parking, though is quite spacious inside and has a very good trunk. Its fuel consumption is commendable, I drive 300 miles at least until the fuel tank signal lamp starts to blink, after that I can go additional 50 miles I guess.
I use it for business trips and leisure, both short and long runs, once it performed great making a 4-days journey from Texas to New Jersey, fully loaded. I wondered how much stuff it could take onboard given it's modest external dimensions.
It looks nice also, its design is even more appealing to me after some time I own it. Paint still looks great, no corrosin anywhere, and, despite realtively solid age, it still looks appropriate among any vehicles it can happen near to be.
In conclusion, I recommend this particular model and the brand Hyundai to anyone who likes cars and want to have best of those - you will find all you want and need and even more! I am happy that I have such a good friend as my Hyundai Elantra.