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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#1869 of 4930 Fram Suredrain
Apr 03, 2002 (11:48 am)
I bought Suredrain for my Accent yesterday, but I haven't installed it yet. Seems pretty nice, though I kinda thought the hose attachment would be longer, it is about a foot long. After thinking about more, though, this seems about right to make sure the oil flows out properly.
Anyway, there was only 4 different Suredrain sizes total, SD01 through SD04. They didn't have my 2001 Accent listed in the book (it is the same as the 2000 anyway), but EVERY Hyundai (Accent, Elantra, Sonata, you name it) from 2000 back to about 1993 all used the same plug, SD02, so I am fairly confident it will work for you all. It seems like Hyundai maximizes cross-platform parts whenever possible to keep costs down.
Hope that helps, I will give more impressions when I have them.
#1870 of 4930 Comfort Suspension vs. Sport-Tuned
Apr 03, 2002 (3:06 pm)
OK. My purchasing saga continues...
I went in to the dealer today and got all the way to the financing guy before I noticed that they had jacked my price up to close to 15k for the 2001.5 5-sp w/ Opt 10 and floormats. I laughed and almost walked out right then and there.
After much hemming and hawing on their part, they offered me 13k for the car. That's almost $1,000 under invoice for the 2k2, but I don't know whether that's a good deal considering the 2001.5 year model. What's the consensus out there???
Adding to my frustration over what should have been a quick and painless deal, I noticed for the first time that the car had comfort suspension. I liked it when I drove it, but I've heard nothing but good things about the sport-tuned suspension. Has anyone out there driven both???
Man! What a let-down to think you're going in to sign a few papers and drive away with a new car and then all this stuff comes at you. I guess that's my welcome into the wonderful world of auto buying.
#1871 of 4930 Re comfort suspension
Apr 03, 2002 (4:56 pm)
Drive the car with the comfort suspension and one with the sport suspension back to back and see which you prefer, and if it's the sport suspension decide whether it's worth the extra bucks. You'll have to drive it for a long time, so get what you want.
#1872 of 4930 Transmission Slippage
Apr 03, 2002 (5:48 pm)
In the past posts I think I've seen mention of slippage in (automatic) trans between 2nd & 3rd. I've looked back but couldn't find anything. Sorry to be a "repeat post" but if anyone could help me out w/some info I would really appreciate it.
Thanks for all the past information.
#1873 of 4930 I've noticed the slippage also..
Apr 03, 2002 (7:12 pm)
on my 2002. not much of a concern, but we'll see if it gets worse. It's very slight.
I did see a post that listed a service bulletin (01-36-025), but I don't know what exactly that's for.... haven't seen the actual paper work on it.
#1874 of 4930 RE: Transmission Slippage
Apr 03, 2002 (11:13 pm)
I have a 2002 GT with 1600 miles on it that has the same issue. During gentle acceleration, it revs hard between second and third. I can always reproduce it by using a light foot on the accelerator. It never seems to happen when I accelerate quickly.
It actually seems to be getting more noticable with time. I've seen *lots* of people mentioning this here. Some people have suggested that it is an issue in the '01 ECM that can be fixed with a software update. Did that help anybody? Would it still be here in the '02 model?
Other people say it's normal and it will go away. Has anybody who has experienced this seen it disappear with time?
This could probably be a FAQ!
#1875 of 4930 RE: Slippage/Suspension...
Apr 04, 2002 (7:01 am)
As far as I know only the very early cars had the Comfort Suspension. Having said that, It seems to me they have had that car in inventory for a very long time. This would account for their drastic price drop after you noticed. I agree with backy. Drive both and see what you like. Personally I wouldnt buy any GT other than the sport suspension (but thats me). If they dont have a car with Sport Suspension in stock dont buy until you drive one.
This has been addressed many times and is called "shift flair" in the automatic. The official fix is to take the car to the dealer and they will reprogram the ECM. I have a friend at work who has the GLS and after his visit to the dealer his "shift flair" was gone.
Apr 04, 2002 (9:05 am)
I am really thinking of buying a new GT. These cars are very cute and cool cars. My original choice was VW GTI but with all the stories that I read online and few of my friends having horrible time with their VW's I am leaning towards GT more and more.
Question,,, I thought that all GT's have the sport suspension? GT's brochure states so??? is that true?
#1877 of 4930 2002 GT's all seem to have the Sport Suspension.
Apr 04, 2002 (9:46 am)
I think the GLS suspension may have been used in the first (earliest) GT's (in USA). Probably to get them on the market ASAP. I like the taught feel of the GT.....just need more side bolster in the seats to feel better (to me).
Apr 04, 2002 (10:14 am)
I was looking at some parts sheets I have for the 2001, and noticed electric seat heaters (GLS?). I don't remember this being offered on the GT, but I like the idea! Does anyone have them?
I use to think they were silly...why heat your ass when you have heat in the car?.... but they are more comfortable, and you don't need the heater blowing warm air in you face when using them. You can use that heat for the windows where it's needed! I wonder if it would be much trouble to add them to the GT?