The Hyundai Elantra is a feel-good success story that we can all relate to. Anyone who has ever attempted something new is well aware of the mistakes we make prior to getting it right. That’s the story with the Hyundai Elantra. First introduced in 1993, the Elantra was an economy sedan that was a little tacky in appearance and quality; but give the folks at Hyundai their credit, because they recognized this fact and improved it greatly so that today, the Elantra stands among the leaders in the economy sedan market.
Today, the Elantra has a smooth ride, has excellent reliability, performs and handles quite nicely, and has a long list of standard features. All of this adds up to an excellent choice for under $15,000. And oh, did we mention that the interior is about as roomy as you will find in an economy sedan?
In other words, in today’s economic world, for a family looking for an inexpensive way to tool around town, the Elantra has to be considered when buying a new car. The exact opposite can be said when considering the older models of the Elantra. Sure, you can find one of those early ’90s models for under a thousand, but do you really want to? We admit there are much better choices for a secondhand car. But seriously consider the Elantra as a new model choice.
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