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: Final Advice (01-06 Elantra)



arom5000
01-11-2011, 09:06 PM
I want to go sit down with a dealer this weekend to try and get something worked out.

The dealers ad says it's a 2003.. but the car looks like a 2004. Is this normal?

The ad doesn't list cruise control. If the car doesn't have cruise control how much would it cost to have it installed? (If it's possible).

The car is pretty much what I've been looking for, it looks like an 04' GLS/VE, it's about $3500 Canadian, Manual, Silver. It has 156'000 kms but it's my first car and I'm on a budget so I don't think that's too bad.

Overall, what do you guys think?

Pete03GLS
01-11-2011, 09:13 PM
its deff an 04-06 model elantra. body seems to b in great condition. cruise control kits r cheap, n u can do it your self. getting a unit installed by a dealer will probably cost u alot of money. so u gotta figure out if its worst spending the extra money or not.

overall id say its a great first car.

LeShadow
01-11-2011, 09:43 PM
This car is a 2004+ my friend...

If u wanna be sure, look at the 8th caracter of the VIN (car serial number)... u should see a number between 4 and 6. This the year.

arom5000
01-11-2011, 09:51 PM
I have some leverage with this one as well:

It has 199'000 km but is $2900 Canadian and one car owner with cruise control and "warranty included".

Should I be more interested in the other car with 43'000 km less? (even though it's more expensive ($600 before taxes). )

LeShadow
01-11-2011, 10:23 PM
Look at both, mate and make your choice.

Consider that u'll have the Timing belt to change on the second one, almost right now...

My guess... Try to deal the silver one

bdiggy
01-12-2011, 12:28 AM
The 04 style was brought out in the second half 0f 03 in some of the late 03 models, so it could be an 03. Like he said above, check the VIN.

mtlelantra
01-12-2011, 01:32 PM
The photos are definitely an 04+ Canadian model, VE came standard with cruise control, heated mirrors, AC.

Compare the records of the vehicles (+ carfax) and look at which one has better maintenance records... Like LeShadow said, if there's no record of a very recent timing belt change on 199,000 km one, you'll want to get it done ASAP. You'll also want to make sure the silver one had it done at 96-100,000 kms.

arom5000
01-13-2011, 06:40 AM
thanks guys, I'll keep these things in mind.

After thinking for a few days and settling down a bit I think I might want to learn how to drive a stick before I spend a lot of money and decide don't want it or can't drive it (that would be horrible). There are some automatics but I seriously want to give the stick a try first.

Ugzz
01-13-2011, 12:23 PM
go to a dealership and tell you you REALLY want a stick but don't have much exp with one. they will take you out on one, or at least they should as ive had multiple friends and acquaintances do that

arom5000
01-13-2011, 01:32 PM
go to a dealership and tell you you REALLY want a stick but don't have much exp with one. they will take you out on one, or at least they should as ive had multiple friends and acquaintances do that

I was thinking the same thing. Don't want to break/screw with their clutch or anything but it wouldn't hurt to try it out.

arom5000
01-21-2011, 08:03 AM
It didn't work out at the dealer. So I'm looking to pay cash for something less expensive.

How about this: 2003 Hyundai GT, asking for $1500, "inspected, new clutch, new struts, ty rod ends, "berings exc", few scratches","needs gone as he bought another car". I'm worried though because his price is a bit low in my opinion. I also looked at another ad of his on kijijii where he is looking for a 1999 subaru impreza transmission... which makes me think he drives cars too hard and there may be something wrong with the elantra.

http://novascotia.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-2003-Hyundai-Elantra-needs-to-go-1500-W0QQAdIdZ251241639

LeShadow
01-21-2011, 08:40 AM
New struts, bearing, clutch... at 110K (60K miles !) i do beleive that the guy is hard on cars...

Plus... consider a timing belt.

I'd say... no go !