Hey, anyone got pictures of their Elantra? I got a couple. Either site links for them or whatever would be cool. I always enjoy seeing what other Hyundai owners did to their cars and option combination and colors that are out there.
For new Elantra owners, I'd like to share a few tips that have kept my Elantra looking the same for almost a year now (showroom condition), especially for those that are black, these ideas really help.
-Never, ever bring it to the automatic car wash. Better leaving it dirty then doing a "quick fix"
-Dry the car with a shami or the "Water blade"
-Use Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover. It works wonders and gives the car a real brilliant shine.
-Armor all orginal shine on the interior. protects the dashboard from cracking and gives it a nice shine
-Either Armor all tire foam or Turtle Wax Wet'n Black for the tires.
-Dont use wheel cleaner on the rims. It can take the finish off.
-Armor all auto class cleaner...keeps those windshield wiper marks from forming
This has been time tested too. I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic with 100,000 miles on it. I have been doing what I have said above throughout its life and the car still looks brand new. And it sits out in the rain and snow or whatever decides to fall from the sky
Thats about it. Anything else anyone can think of please share!
My local dealer advertises 01 Elantra every weekend... prices change every week.... 11,888... 11,488... 11,188 and this weekend 11,249.... I think sales are pretty slow. I am wondering if I should wait for a bigger rebate or make the purchase now? I see that Toyota is starting rebates in my area. Anyone have thoughts.... everything I hear seems to point to slower sales and bigger rebates coming soon!!!
I live in central california... stockton... my dealer.. Go Hyundai is advertising under invoice prices... if you include the $500 rebate. My advice is offer 500 under invoice... make sure that the sales manager understands that you are a informed buyer... My test drive salesman was talking 13,700 for base Elantra... when I went inside the dealership... I just started talking about 2 to 3 % holdback... internet dealers.... ran down the option list numbers and complained that I couldn`t get an option 3 with ABS... didn~t take too long to get to the sales managers office. I was using a e-loan bank draft... just like cash. Like I said, my dealer was willing to take 11,188 for a base Elantra.... I am going to get an option 3 with stick, so my target price is going to be 11,800 unless those rebates go up!
I posted a few weeks ago about how I was in an accident with a '98 VW Jetta. Well, on the 26th of January, I called the insurance company, found out that oil had leaked all over the engine, which essentially destroyed it. This pushed the repair bill to over $10K leading the insurance company to declare it a total loss.
Since I had already test driven the Elantra and knew what I want, I went over to the dealership the next day and found one with the options I wanted and with the color I wanted. (Option 4, Midnight grey, stick).
So far, I've really enjoyed the car. It looks smart, drives exceptionally well, has more than enough power, and provides a good ride. The only problems I've noticed are the engine buzzing, and the wheel will shake a little bit around 70mpg (Tires might be a little low).
Thanks Barry, yeah...after the input I've gotten, I went back to the site and checked each cost to be sure they were all accounted for and also noticed that the rebate wasn't calculated in the Carsdirect price. I guess I should have checked before negotiating, which explains why I was like $500-$600 above invoice mentioned by ral2167 because I based the price on that. Oh well, hope no one overlooks that like I have. Hope everyone had a good day.
The back speakers are 6 X 9s. I tried to remove the rear grilles to put new speakers in the back and ended up cracking one in half. the way you take them off is there are clips underneath the rear dash holding the grilles in. VERY DIFFICULT to remove. I had Hyundai put the new grille in for me. You have to take the whole rear deck out to get to the speakers.
By the way, were you the one talking about upgrading your stock CD player to the Hyundai CD/Cassette deck? If you were, how much was that? Thanks
The drivers door light was out and it needed its first oil change. When they went to fix it they noted that the connector had corroded! So the car needs to have a good portion of the electrical work replaced. They have reported this to the manufacturer and set me up with a rental (Ford Focus). Lets hope all is well, maybe first year model jinx??