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#1001 of 1634 Re: corolla [nodule]
Sep 07, 2006 (4:10 pm)
By the way, my fellow employees at work laughed at me when
I purchased my 2005 GLS in Dec of 2005. They said.."thats
an old ladies car...why did you buy an old ladies car??"
So skip the Elantra and step up to the plate with those other Advanced Studies Folk: prove your Machismo by getting an Hummer H2, let at least a gallon of gas spill down the side when you fill the tank, and crush the Hyundai a la (note my subversive French influence, evil New York Liberal that I am?!) MONSTER TRUCK MADNESS!!!
#1002 of 1634 Re: corolla [nodule]
Sep 07, 2006 (6:26 pm)
If more people bought cars "they" liked rather than worrying about other people's perceptions or the perceived image of the car, we'd all be better off. I could care less what people think of what I drive when I buy a car.
#1003 of 1634 Elantra Info (or lack of)
Sep 07, 2006 (7:40 pm)
It's good to see all the positive comments about the current & upcoming 07 Elantra!
Just wanted to say that at this point pricing hasn't been released to the dealers, but is expected soon - also as mentioned above, there have been a few price increases in the '06 Elantra one about 500 & a more recent 200 one - so hopefully the 06 vs 07 pricing with the new safety features standard won't make quite such a glaring increase. As for availability, talking with a regional rep from Hyundai, in early August, he was saying Oct - Nov...but with the late arrivals of the 06 Accent & Azera, I'm thinking a few may start to trickle into the dealerships the end of Nov but more likely Dec before having any selection to choose from. If I hear any definite information, I'll keep ya updated.
#1004 of 1634 07 elantra or 06 sonata?
Sep 08, 2006 (2:47 pm)
looking to get a new ride this fall, latest by end of year. my sister has the 06 sonata and it is one nice ride. so i dont know if i should look for a good deal on 06 sonatas while they last or wait for the 07 elantra. styling wise they are both nice. car size, i'm indifferent. price - aiming for $15-16k before TTL. any thoughts?
#1005 of 1634 Re: 07 elantra or 06 sonata? [line3]
Sep 08, 2006 (3:18 pm)
You will get a lot more car for your money with the Sonata, if you can find a GL or even GLS at a closeout price. I think rebates and big discounts will be hard to get on the new Elantra right off the bat. Elantra will have better fuel economy (estimated 28/36, vs. 24/33). Sonata also has stability control and traction control standard--nice safety features. If you like the styling of both and don't mind the extra size and space in the Sonata, and the lower fuel economy, why not go for the Sonata, if you can find a good deal?
#1006 of 1634 Re: 07 elantra or 06 sonata? [backy]
Sep 09, 2006 (9:04 am)
Don't forget that Sonata cannot be had with a 5-speed any longer, though.
If ya like to row thu the gears, you have to get the Elantra as all US Spec Sonatas are now autos ( ).
#1007 of 1634 Re: 07 elantra or 06 sonata? [sonatabean]
Sep 09, 2006 (9:44 am)
Why then does the HMA web site allow you to configure a 2007 Sonata GLS with a stick shift?
Also, every Sonata SE and Limited has a 5-speed, and lets you row through the gears if you wish.
#1008 of 1634 Re: 07 elantra or 06 sonata? [backy]
Sep 09, 2006 (11:10 am)
Sonatabean is correct about the '07 Sonata transmissions.
In a surprising move, Hyundai will not offer a manual transmission on any trim level of Sonata in '07 model year.
"Row your own" fans will have look elsewhere.
#1010 of 1634 Re: 07 elantra or 06 sonata? [backy]
Sep 10, 2006 (7:57 am)
Oops - Looks like I had some misinformation. Backy's links show the base GLS with a 4 banger can still be had with a stick.
To get back on track - I still prefer what I see with the new Elantra. I hope Hyundai updates their website soon so we can "Build & Price". I'm hoping a loaded Limited model comes in around $18K with a stick.