The 1st generation of the Elantra has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.34. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1991–1996 Elantra model years have sent in 8 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the hvac (12%) and the exhaust (12%).