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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
Feb 22, 2002 (7:58 pm)
I would suggest that you should go for the Elantra. Your friend wont be wrong. Instead of buying an Echo or Rio or Accent (though they are fine cars) for almost the same money she will have a bigger car with the most powerfull engine in its category, the best equipped car for the price and the best warranty. I owned a Elantra 1997 GLS which I sold after about three years with more than 30K miles on it. Not a single problem. It was sold only because I moved to this country. I presently own an Elantra 2001 VE (GLS in U.S.), which I bought in july last year. I am very happy with the performance, the accesories, the smoothness, the style and after 6,000 km I only can praise it. If you want some information about the reliability check Carpoint.com. There they have reliability history for the elantra 1992 and newer models. Actually the Elantra outperforms a lot of other brands and models. I know already that some members don't believe in those reports, but I give them some credit.
If your friend likes performance go for the stick and even better go and try the Elantra GT. I did last month and for me is the best way to use your money. After trying the GT you can go and give a test to the Corolla or the Civic. Ask for the price for the same Elantra configuration and for sure you will go back rushing to the Hyundai dealer to buy it.
#2396 of 5565 Mystery Filter?
Feb 23, 2002 (6:03 am)
If you open the hood and look slightly behind the auto transmission dip stick, there is something that looks like an "small" oil filter facing up. It's not the oil filter so what is it?
I saw it on a GLS but my GT doesn't have it. Both are auto with the same beta engine.
Feb 23, 2002 (8:51 am)
Its the auto transmission filter
#2398 of 5565 Anymore News on Elantra GTS
Feb 23, 2002 (3:23 pm)
Just wondering if anyone has heard if Hyundai is going to produce and Elantra GTS (a sedan version of what the GT is)? Or was this just a rumour?
#2399 of 5565 I'd prefer to see the GTS as the v-6 Tibby version
Feb 23, 2002 (6:03 pm)
and have all three trim levels available in sedan and hatch.
#2400 of 5565 ELANTRA GTS
Feb 24, 2002 (7:43 am)
Love to see it but they may be concerned it would eat into Sonata sales. How about a Sonata GT?
#2401 of 5565 Won't hurt Sonata
Feb 24, 2002 (9:53 am)
I think people looking for an Elantra GTS won't be the same buyers as for a Sonata. The GTS would be a small, fast, fun-to-drive compact sedan. The Sonata is a smooth-riding highway cruiser, the Buick of the Hyundais (if you will pardon the expression). For example, I would not buy a Sonata because it is too big for my tastes. But I would be interested in an Elantra GTS (except that I already own a '01 GLS).
#2402 of 5565 Elantra GT sedan: the real deal
Feb 24, 2002 (10:04 am)
as per word from sr. management at Hyundai. In May 2002, that's the word I got. I'm surprised this isn't surfacing anywhere else, given the seeming believability of the information provided. I'm real eager to know just whay upgrades the sedan will get.
#2403 of 5565 Clutch noise
Feb 24, 2002 (10:29 am)
Backy and Cioran,
You may not have noticed my previous postings mentioning a low pitched squeaking noise on our 01
Elantra. Happened when the clutch was depressed or released after the car warmed up. Kept waitng for it to dissapear, but the squeak got louder. Eventually, the dealer replaced the clutch under warranty after lubricating all the linkage twice. Also furnished a car for our use while clutch was being replaced. The work was done at around 20,000 miles. We are at 30,000 now with no further problems.
#2404 of 5565 Elantra GT sedan: the real deal
Feb 24, 2002 (2:47 pm)
When I was at my dealer on Friday for an oil change I asked them if there was going to be an Elantra GTS. The service manager said that he had heard that it would come out in late spring. He said that it would come with all of the GT's goodies but leather would be an option. Also, it appears that Hyundai will offer the Tib's 6-speed as an option in the GTS and GT.
Further, I was told that it appears that Hyundai is planning an XG350S sports sedan for 2003.