If you’re captivated by low-mileage cars that were never intended to be collectible, as I am, you’ll know that the holy grails are early Korean cars: the earliest Kia and Hyundai models, which were rare, not tremendously high-quality and never, ever preserved. They’re impossible to find today in nice shape, to the point where all we have to remember them by are brochures and articles from the era.
But this car is different. This is a 2000 Hyundai Elantra that somehow managed to survive to 2019 with just 11,875 miles. This car has lower mileage than most Ferrari models from this time period — and it’s a truly impressive time capsule that shows us what Hyundai was like 20 years ago.
This Elantra is finished in red with a gray interior, and the fabric pattern is wonderful — very reminiscent of the era when this Elantra came out. Interestingly, Elantra models from this era had a healthy 140 horsepower, and this car has a lot of features modern drivers would like in a simple, around-town car, such as an automatic transmission and air conditioning.
If you’re interested in a true time capsule Hyundai, this Elantra is offered by Deals on Wheels in Pennsylvania for $4,495, which strikes me as a bargain — especially because it likely has a lot of use left in it. Find a Hyundai Elantra for sale