I am in the insurance business (Allstate) and the reason why your insurance costs so much is the turbo motor, that immediately puts your jetta in the sports car class and that combined with your age. Did you check what the insurance cost would be with the wimpy 2 liter motor, just for a comparison. Actually the V6 motor would probably have resulted in lower insurance costs and is actually faster than turbo (no lag). I test drove 2 elantra's the GT and the GLS back to back and also a Lancer (dealer had both makes). Lancer sucked , very tinny and seats were not comfortable. GT was the better drive all around. Steering felt tighter (it is according to Hyundai manual) and ride was just like GLS, the only differences are the roll bars are slightly larger in the GT(front and rear). The GT is a better car (4 wheel disk brakes) than the sedan and the interior is much nicer. My question is has any of you bought the Hyundai extended warranty and if so how much did it cost? By the way 02 has trip computer which I don't thing the 01 GT has. The brochure the dealer gave me also had a pic of the new ferrari knockoff the tiburon, v6 (181 hp) and 6 speed, big duals out the back, very sharp. I am serioulsy considering buying the GT, but have never bought Korean before, this car would be in addition to my 1992 nissan sentra, 161,000 trouble free miles, never burned a drop of oil, and still cruises at 80-90 easily, just replaced clutch at 150K. Your advice/opinions would be appreciated.
I had an Allstate insurance on my 240sx. Anyway, don't worry about Elantra breaking down on you. Hyundai has made great strides in improving the quality of its products and they are as good as Japanese vehicles. Unless you plan to carry people in back seats often, I would say 2003 Tiburon (AKA Tuscani in Korea) is more fun car to drive than Elantra. Tuscani is based on Elantra platform and it is available in a v6 engine and a 6 speed manual. Heard it is going to debut soon.
..quoted me $318 a month for the same coverage State Farm charges me $236 a month for. I pay enough already, thank you. Also, I had a comprehensive claim last year on my policy, and SF did not raise my rates. I was shocked.
Okay, it is time. My mothers Grand Am now has 200k miles on it. It has not ONCE given her a problem, but she is officially "freaking"...
She actually really likes the new Elantras. And obviously, the warranty is right up her alley. My question is:
Do you all find that ABS equipped automatic Elantras are out there, WITHOUT sunroofs? Is that a lot to ask? I called a couple local dealers, and it seems like to find an automatic, ABS, NO SUNROOF, is an issue. Are they full of it, or is that the case?
Any reason here why someone would NOT recommend their Elantra to their Mother? They seem safe, and have a nice selection of airbags.
Justin, If you want abs you have to get the sunroof . there is no way around it . If you could have that is what i would have done . i don't really like sunroofs:(.
Frank, I can only speak from past exp , but i also have a 95 accent and it has 158k on it . It was very trouble free. Even after crashing it 2 months after buying it , I still had no real problems with it . I didn't buy the extended warranty when i got mine for the reason that my accent never gave me any major problems . But you can add it later if you like ( least thats what the dealer told me ) if you would like . with 158k on my accent and never haveing any problems with it i didn't see why i should pay the extra k for the coverage . Hope this helps and good luck .
I'm probably wrong here, but...I thought package 4 was the package that had the sunroof--keyless, cruise, cd player and sunroof. Package 5 was the package with ABS. Keyless, cruise, cd, ABS and TCS--no sunroof. I thought that was what the web site said, but I guess things could have changed in real life. I was at a Hyundai dealer a couple of weeks ago and the only package 5 (ABS/TCS) Elantra they had did not have the sunroof.
#2227 of 5569 To frankpcb re extended warranty cost
Jan 09, 2002 (5:24 pm)
I priced the Hyundai extended warranty (the one that extends the bumper-to-bumper to 10 years and makes it transferrable) late last year for my almost-year-old '01 Elantra GLS; you have to get it before the one-year/12,000 mile mark. Anyway, I checked three dealers in the Twin Cities and got quotes ranging from $995 to $1195. I passed. I don't know if the price is lower if you buy the warranty when you buy the car, but from my experience it pays to shop around for the warranty.
I parked beside a new Elantra today. I know that the cars are pretty cheap, but man....was it ugly. Is it due for a redesign anytime soon? The Sonata is not so bad. In fact, I like the rear end of the Sonata; the front doesn't seem to match. But this Elantra definitely got hit by the ugly truck.