The little car that could: a review of a 2005 Hyundai Elantra sedan.
The vehicle I am currently driving is a blue 2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 door sedan. It was actually purchased by me in 2013, used, for my daughter as her first vehicle. She drove it for the next 5 years during which there were no major issues with the vehicle. Routine maintenance was provided to the vehicle during this time period. Overall, the vehicle show signs of wear and tear in it is interior and exterior that I believe are about average for a car of its year. The paint is wearing off in some spots, but not too noticeable. The interior of the vehicle is nothing fancy and not what it used to be but I find it fairly comfortable. Everything works as it should inside of the vehicle. I have been driving the vehicle for 3 months now because mine was totaled in an accident. It is not what I am used to driving but it is reliable and gets me from point A to point B. Compared to other cars I have driven, it is decent on gas and mileage. It has been relatively easy to take care of and only has required routine maintenance since I have been driving it. I do find that it accelerates very slowly and requires a lot of effort to do so, especially if going uphill. It accelerates even slower when running the air conditioner almost to the point of stalling. For this reason, I do not use the air conditioner. I also do not take it on the freeway or any roads that are fast paced because I do not think it would be safe. In general, it is not something that you could take on a cross-country trip, but more suited for short trips to work, school or the store.