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#5374 of 5565 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [fushigi]
Jan 16, 2009 (8:45 am)
The timing belt replacement is not labor free as it is considered normal maintenance as will other belts, wipers, oil change. But if you don't replace it or don't keep up with what would be considered a regular preventive maintenance schedule as recommended by hyundai on the vehicle, you could risk having your your 10/10 warranty voided. I recall receiving a paper that made me aware of that when I purchased the car. In other words, if the timing belt went bad before 60K you would have a strong position to cover engine repair under the warranty. If it goes at 75K and you hadn't replaced it, as recommended, you may be out of luck.
#5375 of 5565 Re: Hyundai 2001 Elantra - Timing Belt [elantraowner]
Jan 16, 2009 (8:49 am)
The timing belt replacement is not labor free
I never said it was. I said the other belts should be labor-free. I've done timing belt replacements several times and have always had the other belts replaced at the same time for nothing more than the parts cost.
Agree on the warranty coverage. That was my main point in posting - you need to provide adequate maintenance as prescribed by Hyundai (not necessarily the dealer) to maintain warranty coverage. Basically RTFM.
#5376 of 5565 advice on 2005 GLS
Jan 16, 2009 (3:51 pm)
Im about to purchase a MINT condition in and out 2005 ELantra GLS in
Beige with only 16700 miles on it!. The final price was $9400.00, plus
NJ sales tax.
This car looks like it just came off the showroom floor.
Is this a good deal??
#5377 of 5565 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [nodule]
Jan 16, 2009 (4:31 pm)
Hatch or sedan? AT or stick? ABS and/or moonroof options?
Assuming it's an automatic sedan (most common type of Elantra) with no other options, KBB for a car with those miles in excellent condition is $9885 retail and $8010 private party. So if you are buying the car from a dealer, the price is pretty good. Not very good if it's from a private party. Used car values are depressed right now, just like new car prices, so there may still be some room to negotiate if this is from a dealer. While shopping for a used car recently (including Elantras), I found many excellent units at well below the KBB value.
#5378 of 5565 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [backy]
Jan 16, 2009 (6:50 pm)
Don't forget to check values on nada.com also.
N.A.D.A. has equal recognition (or better than KBB). KBB usually, but not always, lists higher prices for the "same car" than NADA does.
#5379 of 5565 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [bhmr59]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I've found the NADA values are typically inflated out of real-world realm compared to KBB and Edmunds. But as I noted, even KBB prices are on the high side now--maybe they can't keep up with the deflation in used car prices?
#5380 of 5565 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [nodule]
Jan 17, 2009 (6:27 am)
You might also ask over in the Real-World Trade-In Values discussion. That's an excellent source of pricing on used vehicles. Just be sure to provide all the information requested at the top of the post box.
Good luck to you.
#5381 of 5565 Re: advice on 2005 GLS [backy]
Jan 17, 2009 (10:42 am)
Maybe it's just the cars you were researching. Or maybe it's a regional difference. In CT, across a broad spectrum of clilents' vehicles, I have usually found the KBB "retail" values to be higher than NADA.
Just like the car mags emphasize different factors when rating cars, maybe the used car guides weigh things differently.
The CT general statutes provide:
"Sec. 38a-353. (Formerly Sec. 38-175y). Calculation of settlement amount on totalled motor vehicle. Whenever any damaged motor vehicle covered under an automobile insurance policy has been declared to be a constructive total loss by the insurer, the insurer shall, in calculating the value of such vehicle for purposes of determining the settlement amount to be paid to the claimant, use at least the average of the retail values given such vehicle by (1) the National Automobile Dealers Association used car guide and (2) one other automobile industry source which has been approved for such use by the Insurance Commissioner. For purposes of this section, "constructive total loss" means the cost to repair or salvage damaged property, or the cost to both repair and salvage such property, equals or exceeds the total value of the property at the time of loss."
(Good luck keeping warm. We're up to 17* at 12:30 pm. You guys have been getting clobbered .)
#5382 of 5565 04 elantra timing belt
Jan 17, 2009 (9:11 pm)
just bought an 2004 elantra with almost 100,00 mi. is there anyway to find out if the timing belt was changed at the 60,000 mi service thanks bob48
#5383 of 5565 2001 Elantra 120K repair info
Feb 13, 2009 (10:46 pm)
I would like to share possible repairs coming down the line for Elantras over 100k miles (mine is at 120K ). The repairs below were required during the past 6 months.
- replaced the front two rotors - worn with grooves - and pads
- replaced the rear drums (worn and rusted + making metallic grinding noise) | shoes + replaced 1 leaking cylinder
- replaced the two front wheel bearings - due to airplane like noise coming from the front around 40 mph or higher (Shimmy problem may have contributed to early demise of the bearings)
- replaced manual trans fluid at 120K at the dealer.
The total repair cost was around $1,000
Other than the engine noise getting louder with the age and the shimmy problem that never goes away completely, the car's okay.. so far.
FYI - I had my timing belt replaced at 90K. at the dealer (did not replace the water pump which is still working great).