Last post on Feb 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#4921 of 4930 Cost of 30,000 mi. checkup for Sonata
Feb 29, 2008 (9:28 am)
I have a 2007 4-cylinder Hyundai Sonata. My checkups costs from the dealer have pretty been right on the money according to what they predict. My dealer in the Tidewater area of Virginia gives free oil changes and free state inspections for life. (Their labor charges are $95 per hour.) My 5,000 mi. checkups have been around $32-38. In the booklet, it does say that the 30,000 mi. checkup is a "biggie" and starts around $225. I asked the service manager after my 25,000 mi checkup last month the cost for the 30,000 mi. checkup and he quoted $518. This seems excessive to me. I will call them again before I take it in and check with another dealer as a basis...even at $95 per hour, how many hours of check up would this take and what is being replaced?
#4922 of 4930 fabric or leather?
Jun 24, 2008 (9:00 am)
We are having trouble finding an Elantra in Montana.
We have a choice of Back with "black" leather interior,"purple rain" with black leather interior, or "dark gray" with dark gray FABRIC interior. Price range is about 1k more for Elantras with the leather interior. How to decide?
#4923 of 4930 Re: fabric or leather? [montana7]
Jun 24, 2008 (2:28 pm)
Really comes down to whether you like leather or cloth better and if leather is worth $1000 more to you. I have cars with both (including a 2004 Elantra with leather) and overall I prefer cloth, but some people swear by leather. One thing to note: is the grey Elantra with cloth an SE or GLS? If it's a GLS, then you might want to go for one of the SEs with leather since the SE has stability control.
Jul 01, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Does anyone have the bluetooth option on their 2008 Elantra SE? Ours came with about everything but that option. It has on column controls for the XM and radio ect and LEATHER. I just wonder how to get the factory option for bluetooth.
#4925 of 4930 Re: Bluetooth [montana7]
Jul 01, 2008 (2:14 pm)
There is no factory option for Bluetooth on the 2008 Elantra for the U.S. You might be able to find a dealer-installed Bluetooth unit, ala the one for the 2009 Sonata, or you could buy a portable GPS with Bluetooth.
#4926 of 4930 2002 Elantra GT - Hairline Crack on Manifold -
Aug 23, 2008 (12:21 am)
Yesterday, while driving my car to work, the check engine ligth came on. My Elantra has 93,500 miles and never had a problem with it until now. Went to a Hyundai dealer in Florida, and was told that the check engine light came on as a result of a hairline crack on the manifold and it would cost $403.56 plus tax to replace the manifold and gasket, plus an additional 133.46 plus tax for an O2 sensor on bank 1 if oxygen sensor is stuck when replacing the manifold.
I felt the dealer's service department was overcharging me for these repairs and therefore declined the repairs until able to do a little research. I am not sure if my vehicle was made before Jan 31, 2002 (to be covered by the recall as described in other posting in this forum).. My question(s) are:
1. Can I get a reliable replacement of the manifold and sensor for less than 571.92?
2. Or is this something I can do myself?
3. Are there other alternatives to replacing the manifold, such as welding?
Thanks for your assistance and advice...
#4927 of 4930 Re: 2002 Elantra GT - Hairline Crack on Manifold - [aventura1]
Aug 23, 2008 (10:43 am)
The first thing to do is verify the car's manufacture date. It will be on a label on or near the driver's door, inside back edge (could be on the door jamb). No sense paying for the repair when it would be covered under the recall/extended warranty.
#4928 of 4930 Re: 2002 Elantra GT - Hairline Crack on Manifold - [aventura1]
Aug 23, 2008 (3:55 pm)
If you are the original owner of the car, it is covered under warranty. 10years, 100K miles.
And there was indeed a recall for that very problem. If the dealer keeps acting like a jerk, contact Hyundai.
Nov 28, 2008 (7:11 pm)
I have a elantra 06 model with the hvt engine dose anyone else have a rattle when
they first start and if they take the revs up to about 1500 then let go sounds a bit
like a tappet. I noticed that they have gone to the c v v t engine now maybe there
was a problem. I am an ex mechanic but disabled now after car accident so I know
the noise is out of place.
#4930 of 4930 Re: Factory alarm [wmoses]
Feb 19, 2012 (12:53 pm)
You can get a wheel lock club also. It is just another way to slow down the theft. If you do lost the club key, locksmith can unlock it. The 2012 Elentra GLS also has an engine immobilizer.