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$12,899 - $13,699
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L (120.5) DOHC MFI 16-valve 4-cyl inline engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Fully independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P195/60R15 all-season SBR Michelin tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" x 5.5" steel wheels w/deluxe wheel covers
  • Full wheel covers
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr-assisted dual diagonal brake system
  • Ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Aerodynamic halogen headlamps
  • Pwr heated body-color mirrors w/timer
  • Tinted glass w/sunshade band
  • Variable intermittent wipers w/washer
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/adjustable headrests, multi-adjustable driver seat, lumbar support
  • 60/40 split fold down rear seat
  • Deluxe full cloth seat trim
  • Front center console w/armrests, covered storage box, (2) cup holders
  • Front door integrated arm-rest w/cloth inserts & door map pockets
  • Deluxe cut pile carpeting
  • Color-keyed 4-spoke tilt steering wheel
  • Gauges-inc: tachometer, trip odometer, coolant temp
  • Warning lights-inc: door/trunk ajar, low fuel indicator
  • Pwr windows w/driver side express down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote hood/fuel/trunk door releases
  • Electric rear window defroster w/timer
  • Air conditioning
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette w/4-speakers
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Digital quartz clock
  • Lockable glove box
  • Vinyl headliner
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist grips (3)
  • 12-volt accessory pwr outlet
  • Center dome lamp
  • Dual front map lamps
  • Cargo area illumination
  • Driver footrest
  • Full carpeting in cargo area

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger front airbags
  • Driver & front passenger side impact airbags
  • Passenger presence detection (PPD) system
  • Driver 3-point ELR seatbelt
  • Front passenger 3-point ELR/ALR seatbelt
  • Front height adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts (3)
  • Rear child safety seat anchors
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • 5-mph bumpers

2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Reviews

92 Reviews
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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.

- Luis Almeida

Great safe family car. Low maintenance and very reliable.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

The car is a reliable, spacious and economical mode of transport. It is no looker and the interiors are dull and grey. Build quality is at par with industry average but surprisingly the car does not feel tinny. The 4 cylinder is very smooth but gets buzzy at high revs and power delivery is linear as expected from a compact sedan with economy in mind. The ride is neither too harsh nor too plush. It is somewhere in between. Handling is abysmal in tight turns through the steering is well weighted. Fuel economy is good. All electricals work seamlessly. It is very reliable and starts at the first crank every time. Cheap to own and run as well. Overall a perfect car on a shoestring budget!

- Sarah K

Nice comfortable car. Great on gas.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

It's been a reliable car. Had to do a tune up recently. Great on gas mileage. Easy to drive. Handles curves very well. No hesitation with throttle. Plenty of room in the back of kids or adults. Has a fairly good size trunk big enough for a good grocery haul or bicycle if you turn it just right. Good insulation from road noise so it's not a noisy ride going down the interstate. Good suspension that's not too rough over bumpy areas. Nicely designed pretty looking car.

- Christine M

Hyundai, rough around the edges, but gas efficient

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

While due to past owners lack of maintenance, there have been a lot of issues with the engine and specifically the radiator. But past that, it's a very reliable car, once I got the radiator fixed it's been in great shape. The sound system is really good, and the seats are comfortable. It also only takes about 45 to fill my tank which isn't too bad with current gas prices, and with how often I drive the tank lasts me about a week to a week and a half.

- Drew M

The car at least gets me to where I am going.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

I bought the car as is at a used car dealership. I have had the car for 5-6 months and the power steering has a leak so it has never worked. The gas gauge is never accurate and I have run out of gas on more than one occasion. The interior is comfortable. I am thinking about getting a new radio/stereo system because it only plays cassette tapes.

- Noelle H

It's damaged by the sun. Needs an overhaul.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Battery died often. Needs shocks. No air conditioner. Good gas mileage. Can travel long distances. Roomy and spacious. Known to overheat. Needs brakes. What else can I say it's old, needs a tune up. Reliable but old. Would buy the same model. Good for road trips outings camping. Going here there everywhere.

- rose T

The Hyundai Elantra is a safe and efficient vehicle to buy and own.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

My car is very great shape after 16 years of service. It runs well with excellent mileage. No major problems. Just maintenance, clean and go. It is very reliable and dependable. It is the best make and model l have owned. Buy Hyundai. You will enjoy it for a long time and with minimal maintenance.

- Cassandra D

2003 silver Hyundai Elantra

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

I have only had the car for about 6 months and I got it from a friend of a friend when I got into a car accident. It is a very reliable car and I love the way it drives. My check engine light just came on about a week ago and I need new spark plugs but other than that the car is a great car

- Sabrina C

Amazing shape and very reliable

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

The shape and model are very nice. It's a pretty car to look at and it's very comfortable on the inside. The only issue I've experienced is a bad crankshaft on it. Great on gas and mileage. It's very reliable otherwise and goes very fast. I definitely recommend the car to buyers.

- Samantha T

Would Recommend this Car to Anyone

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Very reliable. We got it used and the only issue we've ever had was fixed by replacing the spark plugs. Has other issues, but only due to age, not any issues with the actual make or model. It's a very good car from a reliable company. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

- Destiny T

The car. I were very happy to own this car because it is very faithful.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

My car works very good. I needs four shocks after all it is works great. It has average mileage but is good on gas for long distance. The seat are in great condition also the other interior of the vehicle is immaculate. The steering column has a slight lean to the right.

- Yolande D

Follow recommended maintenance schedule and vehicle will last beyond its years

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

At 16 yrs old this car needs a catalytic converter. I do not know of damage to it. I believe it's worn and needs replaced. The AC is inop. Besides normal wear and tear car is in great condition. Just purchased used from the first owner. Could not be happier

- Cherie O

Not a bad car for a grand.

2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS

- Tom F

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