rhino: thanks for the tip about the locking lugnuts. I may invest in a set for my GT. Do they look odd once they are on the car?
pgh_elantra_gt: the "pgh" in your username wouldn't signify "Pittsburgh", would it? I grew up there but relocated to NJ in 1992. I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Steel City and I still follow all the mighty Black & Gold sports teams. Looking forward to the Steelers season -- Cowher Power!! Nice to have a Pittsburgher in the thread.
I find it interesting that some GT owners are having problems getting Hyundai-spec parts to fit their cars. Could it be that the GT and GLS are not so similar after all? I've had my GT for over a month now and I keep noticing small differences between the two:
-- The GT front grille insert (sloped bottom) is slightly different from the GLS (straight);
-- I think the front and rear seats are shaped differently in the GT and not just leather-covered; and
-- front (obvious) & rear fascias are different on the GT.
You wouldn't happen to be near Ft. Myers, would you? I'm in Central Fla. near Tampa, and I can't find a dealer with a 5 speed Pewter GT with moonroof and ABS. Wondering if you, or anyone else has heard when Hyundai expects to begin shipping these in higher quantity, or if I should just go locally and place an order for one....
I would recommend that you ask a dealer/salesperson at one Hyundia dealership to see if they can locate the exact car you want on another dealer's lot. If this dealer seems unwilling to make the effort, go on to the next Hyundai dealer and let them know about your experience at the previous dealer and see if they can locate a car for you.
I used this ploy. Although I ended up buying at the original local dealer, the other dealer (about 50 miles away) found the exact car I wanted by checking around. Give the dealer a few days and they'll likely find what you want.
Thanks for the suggestion. Interestingly enough, this afternoon I was able to locate the exact car I want -- only about 50 miles away. Worth the drive to me so that I can possibly get it this weekend... I'll post if I end up getting the car. Sure am going to miss my Saab though....
We love our GT! There is one recurring problem: The cd player often refuses to eject. Error 2 shows up on the display briefly. When this happens, I can't listen to the cd either! Very frustrating. With a little tinkering it eventually ejects. Anyone else have this problem? Oh and we got our first "ding", on the hood. I wanted to kill somebody, but I've gotten over it. The first dent is the WORST!
I bought mud flaps from my dealer's parts department and had no trouble fitting the rear ones. They did seem to fit easier if I put the inner most bolt in first and then the others. I think the rear flaps were specific to the GT (5 door) on the paperwork that was in the package. The front flaps had both sedan and 5 door listed together. As for the air deflector problem, I am going to the dealer on Monday. The parts manager called Hyundai and they said to install a deflector for the Sonata. I hope this one fits correctly. Keep you posted.
You must not have looked at the results yourself. What is so "marginal" about the whole thing? The structure was rated good, just like the Honda Civic. The only problem was the airbag. Sorry, look at the test again. You were mistaken. If the airbag had performed properly, the car would have been rated acceptable. Anyone else getting tired of people pretending to think they know how a car performs when all they look at are a few red dots and refuse to see the whole picture? I know I am.
#676 of 4930 Hyundai offering $100 to GT owners for hatch release
Jul 28, 2001 (2:27 pm)
I remember a couple of people writing posts about the missing remote hatch release on the GT. I received a letter in the mail today from HMA that says the following:
"HMA determined that an error was made on some 2001 Elantra GT Monroney price labels. The Monroney label, as was posted on the window of your vehicle, indicated that your 2001 Hyundai Elantra GT is equipped with a "remote hatch release". The Elantra GT is not equipped with this mechanism. We regret this error and wish to compensate you $100.00 for an inconvenience this may have caused."
It asks for a signature and says HMA will send the check in 2-4 weeks. While it isn't a $500 dollar rebate, I'll take it. I knew there wasn't a remote hatch release when I bought it. For those who have bought your GT in the last few weeks, is the remote hatch release still on the sticker?