Review: Hyundai Elantra (2001 – 2006)


Cheap now and packed with creature comforts.

Generic styling. Lacklustre crash test rating.

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22 July 2006

Hyundai Elantra replaced by Accent Atlantic Read more

17 February 2002

2.0-litre diesel added to the range with 111PS and 235Nm (173lb ft) torque at 2000rpm. Zero to 60mph takes 11.4 seconds, while top speed is 118mph. Combined consumption is 44.1mpg and CO2 emissions 169g/km.... Read more

12 March 2001

Elantra saloon and hatchback replaced Lantra model. Range starts with 1.6-litre engine with 106PS, which takes the car to 113mph. The 2.0 reaches 128mph and reaches 60mph in 9.1 seconds. ABS, air conditioning,... Read more

Hyundai Elantra (2001 – 2006): At A Glance

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Why are used prices for the Hyundai Elantra so much higher than valuations I've seen online?

Hi, I'm looking to buy a diesel Hyundai Elantra, but most cars advertised on Autotrader seem to be selling at 20-35 per cent above the suggested valuation at and Parkers. Could this be because the dealers have optimistically overpriced this model and I will need to negotiate the price down, or are the valuations wrong?
The prices you see on those valuation sites are the price you should eventually pay - not what you should see cars advertised for. There should be plenty of room for negotiation on the price the dealer is advertising the car for. Dealers expect you to haggle and factor this into the price that they're advertising the car for.
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