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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#1115 of 4930 On the verge
Nov 29, 2001 (11:51 am)
"...of buying a 2002 Hyundai Elantra GT, silver (pewter), auto, moonroof, ABS/traction (in other words...loaded!) for $100 over invoice."
I have the same car as the above, including the ABS/TC/moonroof and got it for the same price.
Go for it.
I have had the car for about a month now and am just about to complete the 1200 mile unofficial "break-in".
Mileage is increasing slightly and is now up to 29 mpg on a daily commute regimen here in NW Houston, at typical freeway speeds (70 mph).
This is my 4th Elantra (1989 Sonata, 1993 Elantra GL, 1996 Elantra GL) - forget about Hyundai's reputation. Detractors are usually not speaking from personal experience, but from hearsay. This is the best Hyundai in terms of fit and finish and performance and so forth, that I have owned to date.
#1116 of 4930 Gas mileage
Nov 29, 2001 (11:55 am)
post2 said --
"Hi all I have had my GT for about a month now and I'm wondering if anyone besides me has noticed that the gas mileage on the sticker does not even come close to what I actually get."
When I picked mine up from the dealer it was getting 26 mpg. One month and almost 1200 miles later, it is getting 29 mpg on the trip computer, and this agrees with hand calculations.
As new engines wear in, the become more loose and hence friction losses in the engine decrease, and more of the power is used in moving the vehicle. This tops out at the rated level, although mileage will vary from car to car, driver to driver.
#1117 of 4930 Trip computer readout
Nov 29, 2001 (11:59 am)
"Does anyone else have difficulty seeing the trip/mpg/odometer readout? No problem at night when the dashboard is illuminated, but impossible to read during the day unless the sunlight is coming over my shoulder."
This is because the trip computer is a LCD (liquid crystal display) which requires either reflected light or background light in order to be readable. This -- as opposed to an LED, or light emitting diode, which is what the clock uses.
All GTs will have this problem.
#1118 of 4930 GT pricing ($X over invoice)
Nov 29, 2001 (12:02 pm)
I have a question for those that have quoted prices of $X over invoice (e.g. $100 over
invoice). Did you see the actual dealer invoice? Were there any line items that you weren't
expecting? In particular, was there a line for regional advertising? If so, how much was it
(and where are you located)? Thanks!!
#1119 of 4930 I saw the invoice on my GLS,
Nov 29, 2001 (2:38 pm)
it was identical to the figures that Edmunds had, dollar for dollar including accessories. I've used Edmunds for previous purchases and their figures have always been right on.
Nov 29, 2001 (3:01 pm)
ochizon - One input to the setting of the insurance rates is the data from this table
showing, injury, theft, collision for various models. I'm very interested in what you find out if you can get your insurance company to explain the rate they picked.
#1121 of 4930 4 comments...
Nov 29, 2001 (6:42 pm)
peterwonsky - MPG computer illumination
The LCD trip computer is a bit difficult to see in certain lighting. I would like to warn against wearing polarized sunglasses as they make it VERY difficult to see LCD displays.
shado4 - On the Verge
I have had my GT for a little over a month now and I could gush about a lot of things. I owned a 1994 CivicSi for about 8 years before the GT and never looked back. The car has blown me away with quality,performance and value. The fact that Motorweek has clocked the 5-speed at 8 seconds for 0-60 (1/2 second quicker than my old Si) really makes me elated.
uryourword - Finish of rear Lenses
My rear lenses are fine. Rotating the front tires to the back will get rid of the shimmy (I did it last week).
ochizon - Hoping to join you
Insurance costs :
My old 94CivicSi was $800.00
My new GT is : $1400.00
Company is State Farm
#1123 of 4930 gt prices
Nov 30, 2001 (7:38 am)
I am interested in buying a GT elantra possibly in the few months. I live in Ohio. A dealer close to me has a 2002 pewter GT with automatic transmission, moonroof, antilock brakes, traction control, and mud guards. With destination charges, they are asking 15,999 for the car. Edmunds TMV for the car is 15,460. The same dealer also has a 2001 red GT with the same options. They are asking 15,499 for that car. Since I am not in a rush to buy a new GT, I will see what some other dealers are asking for the car. I was wondering what are the prices like in the other parts of the country.
#1124 of 4930 Re: gt prices
Nov 30, 2001 (10:14 am)
brc3, call around to other dealers and ask if they will sell at invoice. I'll waiting for a specific GLS to come in. I called around the Dayton/Cinci area and found two who would sell at invoice. If you are near the Dayton/Columbus area, check out Jeff Wyler in Springfield.