what is the avg top miles on an Elantra

Asked by bittasquirt Mar 04, 2012 at 09:54 AM about the 2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan FWD

Question type: General

I'm thinking about buying an Elantra with about 130,000 miles on it for $3500, how many more miles could be left on the car?

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if was taken care of timing belt done all that ive seen them up to 250000

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I would say about 70,000 without any hitches. But it depends mostly on how well it's been driven, and how well it will be.

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Original owner here, I currently have 304 000 kms on it and still going strong :)

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With reasonable maintenance ours is going strong at 160,000 miles, and the last 40,000 of those have been mostly city driving.

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I have a 2011 Elantra 405+++miles.. Yes 405 thousand miles... and rising daily. Original...

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I got 650,789 miles and still runs like a champ

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162,463 miles on mine and purrs like a kitten

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495000 km and beats the hell out of some top range new cars

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My 2009 just flipped 224,000 and is running great :)

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my elantra flipped 923, 989 and its still in great shape

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My 2006 Hyundai Elantra only has 65000 miles I bought it last year it runs great and is like brand new so I suppose it's going to last me a long long long time from what I've read here. I got it for a stunning price of $3,000 I hope it lasts the rest of my life as I am disabled and don't have a lot of money. My question is to the one person who said something about a timing belt at what point is one expected to change that timing belt?

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I got my 2005 Elantra at 140,000 miles, have it for nealy 7 months and it has 148k miles. Had to replace the drive and timing belt, rear bushings, valve and a front CV axle. But, that was because of the previous owner. Also replaced the engine oil, transmission, break fluid, coolant, power steering fluid. It runs great, purs like a car, so far so good, I am super happy about my car!

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To GuruTCD3J: Right around 65k-70k miles just check it and if it doesn't look great replace it

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My 04 Elantra just hit 177,777 miles today and it’s still running like a champ!

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2009 Elantra Touring. 230K km. Still runs like a top with as much power as when it was new. Body has zero rust and I live in Montreal. I never wash it but get it oiled every other year. 300K km should be no problem and I plan to maintain it to reach 400K km. Had timing belt done at 200K km.

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I have a 2008 Elantra with 190,000 miles and no sign of quitting. I change the oil every 3000 miles. Breaks and tires and that's it. It hasn't needed any major repairs. Still gets over 30 MPG. I love this car!

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My 2007 has 280,000 with only regular maintenance

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I have a 2013 Elantra with 192k miles on it. I runs like it was just off the new car lot. I'm thrilled with it.

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Don't buy 2013 elantra.worse ones out there. I needed a new engine at 120 k miles. And of course the warranty expired. I kept up with maintenance.ends up this year elantra had many many engine issues There's a class action suit against hyundai for this. My elantra was brand new and I had all kinds of major repairs done. Its 6 yrs old now with new engine parts. Hoping it last few more mths Then it's toyota here on

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We had a one with 324,000 and still going strong! It was TBoned in a accident and totaled.

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i had a great experience driving it for almost 200.000 miles ., and still running smoothly

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I've got 257,+++ miles on my 2012 Elantra and it's still driving like new...

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My 2016 Elantra SE Has 335k went to Florida, Northern Ontario and all highway kilometers and only ever needed regular maintenance , anyone interested in purchase?

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2010 Elantra 250,000 KM, regular maintenance and gets better gas mileage now than when it was new! Great little car.

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I’ve got a 2007 Elantra with 230,000k on her. This car has been great to me. Just regular oil changes and had to replace an O2 sensor (did it myself for $40 bucks, very simple). No signs of her dying anytime soon. Hyundai has a customer for life with me. They are great!

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My 2005 Hyndai Elantra Hatchback ran great with routine maintenance. The only extra repair was replacing the cruise control at around 120,000 miles. She threw in the towel two weeks ago on a 95 degree day. The radiator broke and engine overheated cracking the engine block. But only after 230,000 miles of reliable service. I would buy another in an instant.

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im the original owner of a 2014 Elantra, it currently has 173,xxx and counting, daily driver. No issues with this vehicle what so ever and have heard horror stories even from dealer mechanic but he said it’s like the lottery that year some bad some good, it’s far from all motors. I’m pretty confident if you’ve hit 130k you’re out of the woods as far as having an engine with issues from new.


Second owner of my 2006 elantra and we're about to push 200,000 miles and she runs amazing. Especially considering I'm in MN

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I have a 2013 Elantra GLS that I bought with 40,000 miles on it 4 years ago, and I'm just about to hit 120,000 miles on it. My very first car was a 2006 Elantra Limited (bought with 90k on it) which I traded in a couple of years later since I already had plans on getting a newer vehicle around that time. I have only had a few issues here and there with my 2013, but nothing bad enough that required me to take it to a shop and spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars for something that I could've done myself or with my friends help. He's a diesel tech but is always working on everyone else's cars in his spare time, and has helped me diagnose a few problems that ended up being a cheap, easy fix every single time. The only real concern I've had in the past with my car is the rough idle that my specific model year is notorious for. I've swapped out my spark plugs, all the ignition coils (the plugs and coils needed replaced at that point anyways), used fuel cleaner, bought higher quality air filters (both for the cabin and engine), changed my driving habits, and now my car is riding better than ever. Using higher quality oil/oil filters has helped significantly with its performance as well. As long as you keep up with the regular maintenance that is ALWAYS expected when owning a vehicle, and you're smart about how you drive it around, then it will definitely last you a long time.

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I have a 2007 Elantra (4th gen) I’m pushing 200,000 miles. So far I’ve only had the struts done and a wheel bearing. It was a bit expensive but it’s well worth it considering the engine still runs like a clock and still gets 30-35 mpg. One thing to look out for, though, is the timing belt. It is an interference engine so make sure the belt is good before you drive it too hard. 300k here we come! For anyone looking for a little run around car, a Hyundai Elantra will be great for you.

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i had a 2013 Elantra my engine blew at 150,000 km even though the dealer said to do the timing belt at 200000k but that wasn't the fault the engine blew cause they made the engines incorrectly in the years 2011- 2016.i wouldn't but one in that year they have so many recalls it's unbelievable. get a newer model or another brand .

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Well guys, mine is 2008 and only has 133,800 miles with cero problem. I will never trade it for a new, sorry but not even a Toyota or Honda, or Mazda or Nissan o BMW or Lexus or Tesla. If I ever lost it I will buy another 2008


my '04 just hit a quadrillion miles on it last year, and we're still kickin it!

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I just bought my I just bought my 2010 Hyundai Elantra for an unbelievably cheap $1,000 she has 222495 kilometres on and it's still driving brand new I love my little car sees great

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240,000 miles on my 2004. I’ll Deff buy out my 2018 Elentra sport. Wha my great cars !

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My Elantra is a 2014. The only issue I have had was that that the first year, the car intermittently wouldn’t start. I had to be towed twice. The mechanics and dealership were perplexed because they had t seen that issue before. Then a recall for a relay switch came out. They said my issue wasn’t related that that but I haven’t had that issue since the recalled part was fixed. My car now has 176k plus miles on it and I haven’t had any issues. The battery cable gets corrosion on it that affected the connection (usually in the summer) but that is easily fixed when scrubbed off with a toothbrush

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I have a 2013 Elantra GLS with 86K bought new in May of 2012 as a 2013 from South Korea. Have had NO issues so far. Today I bought a CRC MAF cleaner and cleaned out the MAF sensor plus the throttle body. My car is now idling like smooth butter and has a little better throttle response when I gun it! Also a trick I learned was to disconnect the battery for a while which makes the computer reset often fixing minor issues just like rebooting your smart phone or computer. The car also ran better when I did that several months ago. This is a couple items which might improve your smoothness of your engine. The cleaning out of the MAF sensor and throttle body is a MAINTAINENCE ITEM of which so many forget or don't know about. It's not a big and there are videos on youtube to show you how.


I have a 2013 Korean made GT that I bought new in 12-2013 that now has 145,xxx miles on it. I never abused it, never skipped or cheaped out on the service manual intervals. Next week I am going to have the ORIGINAL brake pads replaced.

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