Hyundai Elantra 2012 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai Elantra 2012 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Hyundai Elantra 2012: Should Hyundai pay for a faulty engine in full?
The Elantra’s 1.8-litre engine has reputation for piston slap and ticking noise, hence the offer to cost of the parts. Carmakers will often make an offer like this, they pay for the parts, and you pay for the labour. They usually argue that you have to bear some of the cost because you’ve had the use of the car for a period of time. If you want to pursue it try to convince Hyundai to come around to your way of thinking by direct negotiation, or enlist a government body like the ACCC to help you.
Ford Focus 2012: Is it good on the highway?
The Focus is a good car with a serious flaw; it has a dual-clutch automatic transmission that gives trouble. I would happily have a 2012 Focus with a manual gearbox, but I wouldn't buy one with a dual-clutch auto. I'd be looking at a Japanese or Korean brand and going for something like a Mazda 3, Honda Civic or Accord, Hyundai Elantra with a good record of reliability.
Good price for a 2012 Elantra?
The guide for a private sale is $18,000 to $20,500 ; the price you would be offered as a trade-in is $14,000 to $16,500. While the price the vendor is asking is at the low end of the private range, I would be trying to get it down to around $16,000.