Last post on Dec 07, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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#3 of 5 Re: 2002 hyundai elantra 187,000 miles should i buy? [kirstie_h]
Sep 29, 2010 (8:28 am)
I would say that if you can't afford $75-100 to have the car checked out, you can't afford a car at all.
With any used car purchase you should automatically set aside 10-20% of your total budget in order to cover any unexpected repairs. If $2300 is everything you've got to spend on a car, you should be looking for an $1800 car.
#4 of 5 Hyundai used car buying indecision
Dec 07, 2010 (1:02 pm)
I bought a 02 Elantra GLS, with 72K miles, 7 months ago for $5K. It ran nice and looked very clean when I bought it. Second day out the warning lights came on. Intermittently the CEL and the brake/ABS lights would come on, all, or both. The lot where I bought it (under warranty) tgried everything, even taking it to Hyundai dealership. Still they come on. They are offering me an even trade to a 06 Elantra hatchback, 60K miles. Its not as clean (taken care of ?) as the 02, no TCS (traction control?) or woodgrain trim, may or may not have ABS but it does have all the necessities.
I saw a little water in the trunk. Should i be worried about that? Should i do a carfax? Are there any tips/advice you can give me before i tear out what remains of my hair !
#5 of 5 Re: Hyundai used car buying indecision [wabi]
Dec 07, 2010 (6:09 pm)
If it doesn't have TCS, it doesn't have ABS either.
Have the dealer run the Carfax for you, but it's not foolproof. Water in the trunk is not a good sign. How much water? A little as in, the hatch could have been left open, or a lot sloshing in the spare tire well?
Can't they just refund your money?