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#1597 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [backy]
Feb 11, 2008 (3:45 pm)
(can't vouch for low maintenance yet, but the maintenance costs on the two prior-gen Elantras I've owned were very reasonable)
I'll back you on that one, my 2000 wagon is pushing 150K and so far I have paid just for routine maintence. The only other issue was a cracked exhaust manifold at 120k+ that Hyundai replaced free.
I will also state that I have taken the wagon on a few 1000+ miles in one day trips and found it more than comfortable enough. I would suspect that the newer ones would be at least as good if not better.
#1598 of 1634 7500 mile maintence for 2007 Hyundai?
Feb 14, 2008 (6:01 pm)
Hi, I've misplaced my maintenance schedule for my Hyundai 2007 Elantra.
But I know there should be something for 7500 miles. Might someone be able to tell me what's supposed to be done at that point?
'and if it's all even necessary?
I vaguely recall there be a suggested oil change for 7500 as well. If I'm correct then why would I do that if I'd already done it at 6,000 miles?
Thanks in advance.
#1599 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [backy]
Feb 14, 2008 (7:55 pm)
I read someplace that the Elantra Touring will have 8-way adj. driver seat. I wonder if they call the lumbar adj. 2 of those. Backy you stated that you were told at the Chicago auto show that the Touring should be out later this month? I can't get a straight answer anyplace. Hope you are right.
#1600 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [inharmsway]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:25 pm)
No, I read a report from the Chicago Auto Show which stated the 2009 Elantra Touring would be out later this month. But that could mean it will start being available, and maybe not in all areas.
I really don't know how marketeers figure the "ways" on the driver's seat adjustments. My 2001 and 2004 Elantras were said to have "8-way" adjustable seats. The adjustments were:
2. Seatback recline
3. Forward cushion height
4. Rear cushion height
5. Lumbar support
6. Headrest up/down
So where does "8-way" come from? Now in the marketing blurbs for the Elantra Touring, they are talking again about "8-way" seats. But from what I can tell, they will have fewer adjustments than the old Elantras:
2. Seatback recline
3. Cushion height
4. Lumbar support
5. Headrest up/down
Unless maybe they are counting the headrest fore/aft (?), which would make 6 total adjustments. But 8??
#1602 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [backy]
Feb 15, 2008 (6:08 am)
Each "way" counts separately.
Not fore/aft as one way; it is 2 ways.
3. Recline back
4. Unrecline etc. and so on.
#1603 of 1634 Re: 7500 mile maintence for 2007 Hyundai? [pat]
Feb 15, 2008 (9:12 am)
Thank you pat for that link. But I'd finally found at least the main manual for my 2007 Elantra and it mentions a bit more than what's mentioned there. Soooo, I called two different dealership's service dept's and they said it would be totally fine to hold off until 9,000 miles to do all those other things considering how my last oil change was done at 6,000.
I mention this all just for anyone else who might curious.
Forgive me for my own lack of knowledge since it's my first time ever owning a brand new car.
#1604 of 1634 Re: 7500 mile maintence for 2007 Hyundai? [cyberfyber]
Feb 15, 2008 (10:26 am)
Here's another site to check out:
Hyundai USA Owners Personal Website
If you register there, you can have access to all pertinent info on your Elantra. You can view maintenance schedules, record service work done yourself or other shops, and even download the owner's manual in electronic form. It's a nice feature available to Hyundai owners.
#1605 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [jaxs1]
Feb 15, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Then I guess I drive a car with a 12-way driver's seat:
3. Forward seat cushion up
4. Forward seat cushion down
5. Rear seat cushion up
6. Rear seat cushion down
7. Seatback back
8. Seatback forward
9. Lumbar in
10. Lumbar out
11. Headrest up
12. Headrest down
We'd best not pass this along to the Hyundai marketeers, though, or else they'll be talking about the 10-way seats in the Elantra Touring.
#1606 of 1634 Re: 2008/2009 Elantra Good For Long Road Trips? [backy]
Feb 15, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I don't think that the lumbar and headrest adjustment are counted in the total number. My 2004 GT has 8 adjustment but also lumbar and of course headrest adjustment. I also read that the touring will have shiftronic. Great.