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> I got rid of my'03 Elantra yesterday
post Jul 2 2017, 08:36 PM
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Well today sadly I parted with my 2003 GLS.

I bought this little car brand new in NJ with only 7 miles on the odometer.
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We moved to Virginia & she served my wife & me well for 10 years with zero problems. she had a few upgrades like custom fog lights & Sonata mags.
The only issue I ever had was the headlights fogged over.
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I replace the headlights rather inexpensively from EBay.
She had over 100K trouble free miles when my kid started driving her too.
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After the kid graduated we moved to Tennessee. 4 months later IT HAPPENED!
My son got into a 45 MPH head on with, ironically enough, a 2013 Elantra.
Both cars were totaled, both kids walked away with scratches.
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I spent the last few months dissecting my little 2003 for parts. My son bought himself a 2002 GT and now has an entire carload of spare parts. I picked her clean. She did her job & saved my son's life. Bottom line: BEST $13,000.00 I EVER SPENT, & best car I have ever bought. She was towed away yesterday. RIP!
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post Jul 3 2017, 09:24 AM
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Wow! Yes I'd say the little car has done it's job, and well! Glad to hear your son is fine.


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post Jul 4 2017, 06:04 AM
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Wow what a good story with a great ending. Happy your son is fine. thumbsup.gif


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post Jul 4 2017, 08:21 AM
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Got your money out of it for sure.


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Extra impressive that there was so little left of it after you parted it out. Definitely got every last penny out of it.


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That is a tremendous story. The car sure proved to be reliable and safe. No doubt, the XD gen Elantra is the car that started to turn things around for Hyundai.


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