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#3396 of 3416 Re: 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS - Engine Replacement Questions [omatase]
Dec 30, 2011 (10:34 am)
I think it unlikely you can find a new engine for a 2000 Elantra. At best you'd get a remanufactured engine or a used engine. And it would be pricey. Putting anything other than the factory-spec engine into the car, e.g. a Honda engine, would be a tricky proposition. You might be able to get a newer Beta engine, e.g. Beta II, to fit, but I really don't know. You should check with a good mechanic who knows Hyundais on that.
If it were me, I wouldn't put that much money into a 12 year old car, one that was designed in the mid-'90s and fairly crude by modern standards. One alternative to consider is to replace the car. I just checked within 100 miles of me using a well-known Internet car locator service and found 3 2001-2002 Elantras with under 125k miles for under $4,000 asking price. These cars are a generation newer than your 2000 and IMO are far superior cars. One of these was a 2002 GT hatch, which is a very nice car for the money (I have a 2004 GT hatch). Or you could look for other cars in that price range.
#3397 of 3416 Re: 2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS - Engine Replacement Questions [backy]
Dec 30, 2011 (12:58 pm)
I had an acquaintance that had a probe (I think it was) that paid a few thousand to get a new engine in it for purposes of beefing it up. Do you think they just found someone that new probes well? Or are probes easily upgraded?
Thanks for your help
#3398 of 3416 Elantra Clutch Problem??
Jan 02, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I have a 2002 Elantra GLS with 5-speed manual transmission and 48k miles. (yep only 48k. I work from home and the car sits in the garage 3-4 days a week) I bought the car new. It has not had a hard life.
The car has developed an intermittant shifting problem. When shifting, the RPMs increase to 4000-4500+, and accelleration is next to nothing. I let up off the gas, and things recover until I shift to the next gear. It acts as though I had the clutch peddle half way down.
The problem is very intermittant. It occurs one day, then is fine for 2-3 weeks. A couple times, the Elantra was fine the first part of a shoping trip, had the problem in the middle, then was fine again the last part of the trip.
My mechanic didn't find any obvious problems during a quick inspection. We both kinda feel that if the clutch was the problem, then the problem would occur frequently. Any ideas?
#3400 of 3416 Elantra aftermarket parts???
Jan 29, 2012 (6:39 am)
I slightly bottomed out my 2012 Elantra and scraped the bottom front bumper. It is hardly noticeable, but it bothers me being a new car. The dealer can only offer me a touch up and I want it fixed right. Does anyone know of any aftermarket parts like a Bra or a front bumper guard that could be installed to hide this??? I don';t want to go through the expense of a body shop. They want to do the entire front bumper and it is costly
#3401 of 3416 Re: Elantra aftermarket parts??? [joey_c]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 29, 2012 (9:36 am)
Really to repaint it shouldn't cost more than maybe $300--$400. You should shop around for prices. The dealer also probably knows people who do it cheaply for him on his used cars.
#3402 of 3416 Re: Elantra aftermarket parts??? [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 30, 2012 (1:07 pm)
Thanks - that's exactly what I am going to do - I tried doing it myself and made things worse....
#3403 of 3416 Re: Big Problems with Hyundai Elantra [ezrateach]
Jan 30, 2012 (2:42 pm)
My mechanic told me that if I wanted to buy a car for 200,000 miles I should get a Honda. For 100,000 miles a Hyundai will do OK. Ironic isn't it?
#3404 of 3416 Protection plan for 2013 Elantra
Aug 05, 2012 (6:05 pm)
Hi....I recently purchased a 2013 Elantra and am considering buying a protection plan for the car. The dealer is offering Costguard warranty for around $1100 for a 10 year protection (with 0 deductible at the dealership). I looked up online and you can get Hyundai Protection Plan for slightly more $1600 with 0 deductible at all Hyundai dealerships (http://www.hyundaiextendedwarranty-hpp.com/PDF/HPPbrochure.pdf)
Also, is the HPP backed by Hyundai?
#3405 of 3416 Re: Protection plan for 2013 Elantra [ars1234]
Aug 07, 2012 (7:13 am)
Realize that the $1100-1600 is only buying an extension of the bumper-to-bumper warranty from 60K miles to 100K. You already have 10 years of powertrain warranty so you're paying quite a bit to cover the parts that aren't actually essential to driving.
Hyundai's plan does have one other benefit: It also makes the full warranty transferable should you sell the car before the warranty expires.
Also, you should be able to buy the extended warranty at any time up until the manufacturer warranty runs out. So you can defer this decision (and the associated expense) for awhile.
What many here suggest is this: Take the cost of the warranty and set it aside in a savings or investment account. If you need to make any repairs, pay for it out of the account. If the account runs out, then the warranty might have been worthwhile. But if the account doesn't run out, or isn't even tapped, you've got funds to devote to your next car purchase or some other expense.
I used to buy the extended warranties but have stopped doing so. Cars are generally more reliable and base warranties are improving so the odds of having to pay for repairs out of pocket is going down.