I am currently looking to purchase a car. I cant decide between the 2007 Corolla or the 2007 Elantra. I have never driven a 2007 Corolla in my life, yet again Im only 20. I have rented a 2007 Elantra when I went on vacation last summer and it was great and I fell in love with it, but I dont know how reliable they…
The Hyundai Elantra has the following Consumer Reports’ Reliability Verdicts for corresponding model years:
2008: Much Better Than Average
2007: Much Better Than Average
2006: Better Than Average
2004: Better Than Average
Consequently, the Hyundai Elantra delapidates rather quickly, but not nearly as quickly as a GM product nor as severely. (For example, General Motors’ V6 Chevrolet Impala has not one Reliability Verdict greater than Average and has five model years with a Reliability Verdict of either Worse Than Average or Much Worse Than Average.)
By contrast, the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic sedan are both excellent choices. Here are their respective Reliability Verdicts.
… … … … … Toyota Corolla … … … … … … Honda Civic
2008: Better Than Average … … … Much Better Than Average
2007: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2006: Much Better Than Average .. Better Than Average
2005: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2004: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2003: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2002: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2001: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average
2000: Better Than Average … … … Much Better Than Average
1999: Much Better Than Average .. Much Better Than Average.
Also, both the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic sedan are on AutoOnInfo.net’s list of the Best of 2009.
Hondas generally are peppier with better acceleration, so they are often said to be more fun to drive.
In 2007, we bought a brand new Hyundai Santa Fe. We were very skeptical at first, but since we have had our car, we have about 22k on it and not one problem has arose, It has been great!
However, now that the Elantra is off the list (and yes, I’d be a bet reluctant to buy an Elantra as well) its between the Corolla and the Civic. I personally have not had an encounter with a Corolla but I know that they are good cars.
However, I used to have a 1995 Honda Civic LX and there were absolutely NO problems with it at all – besides a stuck door lock at 98,000 – we had no problems. It made it to 130,000 miles and we sold it in 2005 due to wanting a larger car, and purchased a 2005 Toyota Camry LE (which also has been very good, at 50,000 miles now, no problems besides sometimes having soft breaks, which were fixed easily with a free adjustment by the dealer).
Speaking of Hondas, my Aunt had a 1998 Honda CR-V, which they had for 180,000 miles (they towed it with a boat, and I’ll admit, it could barely do it, but still, with that, it lasted) and traded it in for a Honda Pilot due to the growing size of their family.
I know in the 2002 year or around that of Civics, there was this one transmission they used of which was extremely unreliable and in return, many complaints were pointed towards Honda. However, I think they fixed this with the new Honda Civics, including the 2007.
To be perfectly honest, its a toss up. Pick the one that you think looks better/rides better/prices better, whichever. Both are very good cars.
If you dont like the interior of the corolla than you should definetly check out the corolla xrs, or even the type s. Great car for the money.
You get excellent gas mileage, very reliable, looks good and sporty, and has decent power for a four cylinder.
Ive heard very bad things about hyundais, i would definetly not buy one because you will be spending thousands of dollars to keep it running. Plus it lacks power, and the style is boring and old.
I would pick reliability over the look of the interior. Also think of the resale value, the Corolla will hold its value, the Elantra will depreciate like a falling rock.
choose the Corolla
corolla its more reliable and the resale value would be a lot better
I’m all for the Corolla. They’re amazing. I drive one and they’re really good.
But it’s whatever floats your boat =]
I have worked on both i personally would not own a Hyundai
Please do not buy a hyundai. They are rejects. You should stick to a rolla. I have a toyota highlander and I love Toyota 🙂
wow this is easy,,,,buy the toyota