Nice overall car
I like my Elantra, which I admit I bought because of the killer certified car warranty, and it's a good thing I did. It has a five-star crash rating - and feels super safe for a sedan - but it also has fuel pump and wobbly camshaft issues, both of which showed up within 18 months of owning my vehicle (I bought it when it was three years old, with 18,000 miles). When the fuel pump blew three months after I bought it, it left me stranded, which really ticked me off since the car had less than 24,000 miles on it. But Hyundai paid to have it towed to the dealer 60 miles away and fixed it. The ticking engine problem was first addressed by changing the timing chain, but that didn't solve the problem. When it became apparent the camshaft was loose, the dealer cleared it with the company for me to get a new sub-engine. We're talking big bucks! I drove it in and they gave me a rental car for three weeks while they fixed it. None of these repairs or rentals cost me one penny, and I'm guessing we're that we're talking about $6000-$7000 if it wasn't covered! My five-year bumper-to-bumper warranty expired a year ago, but I still have four years to go on my 100,000 drivetrain warranty. My advice - Elantras are nice cars that are safe and get great gas mileage, but get the warranty!