Last post on Nov 25, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#1625 of 1634 Re: LOOSE DRIVER'S SEAT [backy]
Jul 15, 2008 (8:44 am)
I heard that straight from the parts department at my Hyundai dealer when he looked it up. I tried finding one from auto parts wholesalers but haven't had any luck with my model yet. Is the new touring edition similar to the Kia C'eed or something sounding like that? I kind of like the compactness and the height of the Rondo so I am eager to see what the touring edition brings to the table.
#1626 of 1634 Re: LOOSE DRIVER'S SEAT [mpgman]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:24 am)
More like the C'eed than Rondo.
#1628 of 1634 Re: 2007 Hyundai Elantra Cabin Air Filter [palal1]
Sep 13, 2008 (9:58 am)
My wife figured this out, the procedure listed is correct.but we found that we need to change it more often than required.Takes about 5 minutes to do.They could make it easier to disassemble, that is for sure.
#1629 of 1634 Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra
Sep 22, 2008 (7:47 am)
So, the Civic forums saved me from an ill-informed (dare I say impulsive) purchase of a 2006 Civic..over-priced, too.
I'm not really seeing a consistent "theme" of what to watch out for in the 2007 Elantra. I'm considering a used one (prior rental) and am seeing if I can overcome my conditioning for reliable brands..such as Toyota and Honda.
Any tips for what to be careful of...or even just informed about..before making the leap would be appreciated.
#1630 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [leonfam]
Sep 22, 2008 (9:02 am)
There's really not much to watch out for on the 2007 Elantra--they have proven to be reliable and (based on used car prices) desirable cars. One thing to note is the early 2007s did NOT have XM radio. You can tell pretty easily if it does--it will have a roof antenna vs. a stick antenna on the rear fender.
You might also look for a 2006-8 Sonata GLS I4. The price might actually be a little less than the Elantra, for comparable miles, and the FE is not that much lower than the Elantra. And the Sonata has the important advantage of ESC, which was not added to the Elantra until 2008 and then only on the rare SEs. A lot of the used Sonatas have power seats too.
#1631 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [leonfam]
Sep 22, 2008 (5:20 pm)
Just wanted to say that I have a 2000 Elantra wagon with 153+K miles. So far it has been running almost perfectly. The only issue I have had was a cracked exhaust manifold at about 120K miles. Turns out Hyundai got a bad batch of exhaust manifolds that was susceptible to cracking. They replaced it free of charge.
Daughter has a 2002 Elantra wit 102k miles and has had to only change the radiator.
Happy with the car, hope to have it a few more years with it and happy with Hyundai. They have earned my repeat business.
#1632 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [backy]
Sep 22, 2008 (9:46 pm)
Did a little reading on the Sonata. I'm surprised by the statement from backy re mpg. Sonata at 23 and Elantra at 27. And appears that Elantra has capability for much higher. (see the realworld mpg forum). Am I mis-reading the info in CR?
#1633 of 1634 Re: Watch out for ....what...in the 07 Elantra [leonfam]
Sep 23, 2008 (6:01 am)
The difference in EPA ratings is pretty small, especially on the highway rating. I think the 2008 Elantra is 25/33 and the 2009 Sonata I4 is 22/32. So especially on the highway there is little difference. If you drive a lot of miles in town, it could be a significant difference.
Note also that to my knowledge CR has not yet tested the 2009 Sonata, which has improved fuel economy for both the I4 and V6. For example, the 2009 I4 has a 5AT vs. a 4AT on the 2006-8.
#1634 of 1634 So far mostly good
Nov 25, 2008 (5:55 pm)
I bought a 2007 Elantra 5-speed w/ XM just about a year ago. I just hit 10,000K and have had no problems. My only issue is that the ride is not as smooth as I would like. I live in a small city with some bad streets, and I feel every bump. Shifting also seems like it could be smoother. Otherwise it's been quite nice.