The 2nd generation of the Elantra has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.3. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1997–2000 Elantra model years have sent in 23 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the windows (26%) followed by the electrical (17%) and the fuel system (13%).