Perfect Pizza Delivery Vehicle
2003 Hyundai Elantra gls
I bought my 2003 Elantra used with almost 130k miles on the odometer from one previous owner, which was fairly low for being a 16 year old vehicle. However, the vehicle was not cared for very well in the past. Upon further inspection I had to replace a cracked radiator, the axle shaft assemblies for worn out CV joints, rotted timing belt, and a weak fuel pump. Small things were tightened and fixed here and there and now the vehicle is running extremely well. I have driven it for almost 10k miles in the last 3 months delivering pizzas and I feel I could easily go over 200k without major problems. It is easy and affordable to maintain and a good starter vehicle for someone who is learning how to work on cars. The only problem that currently bothers me is the stiff ride because the shocks require replacement, but I don't want to spend too much money on this car apart from preventive and routine jobs. Sometimes the automatic transmission will take time to go from third to fourth, but nothing too alarming for an older vehicle. I like having power windows, air conditioning, and sun glass holder on a base model, however it was a big shock trying to adapt without cruise control. The trunk space looks huge for such a small sedan, the turning radius is excellent, and I appreciate the good gas mileage. Overall, it is a bland looking vehicle without anything special, which is just the way I like it. It will serve me well as long as I take good care of it.