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#60 of 69 Accelerator changes
Dec 24, 2007 (8:16 am)
I also have the overly snappish acceleration from a stop. My car is an '06 LX (V6).
This is called throttle tip-in. From the immediate response of my local service writer when I brought it up that "they all do that" and "we can't do anything about it" I am forced to conclude that "they all do that" and "they won't do anything about it".
My wife's car is an '07 V6, and it doesnt "do that", so I guess they have changed the programming. Unfortunately, these cars are drive-by-wire (no throttle cable), so we can't do anything mechanical under the hood to change the tip-in.
It's just like the dimmer switch for the dining room chandelier, we can't train it, so we have to be trained by it
#61 of 69 Re: Accelerator changes [kimweigel]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:35 am)
i also put a billet grill on mine from billet anything.com,it looks great,and a wing,i had to paint it and install it ,it also has a third brake lite,set the car off nice ,and thanks for your imput on the wheel opening moldings.
#62 of 69 Re: Accelerator changes [sprayer1944]
Dec 24, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Where did you buy the wing? I have the M3 lip spoiler but am growing tired of it. Maybe a change is in order.
#63 of 69 Re: Accelerator changes [craigbrooks]
Dec 24, 2007 (1:17 pm)
i bought it at (wooddashexperts.com),when you get on the site click hyundai and it will take you to the page i bought the wing,it was$ 99.00 plus shipping,good quality construction.since i worked in body shops for over 40 years,it was no trouble for me to prime and paint it here at home.i'm not sure if you can get them already painted from this site.if you have any trouble finding this site ,let me know ,i'll try to help you.
by the way thanks for the site you sent me ,i found wheel opening moldings there,merry christmas!
Jan 20, 2008 (10:30 am)
I own a 2008 GLS. A lot of things that are standard on the SE aren't on the GLS, and I wish I had them...but you get what you pay for (telescoping wheel, audio controls on wheel, alloys, auto headlights, trip computer, lumbar support). But here's what I think should be on the GLS and isn't:
1. Deeper cup holders--like the guy in I think post #4 said.
2. I like the 5-speed manual, but I understand it's going away in 2009--they should keep it.
3. Darker interior colors to help hide interior wear-and-tear as the vehicle ages. I bought fabric protection, hope it does the job on my silver interior.
4. MP3 player input jack.
5. I like the blue backlights, like on Elantra.
#65 of 69 Re: 2009 wishlist [southsider1]
Jan 20, 2008 (10:40 am)
That would be a shame if Hyundai drops the MT alternative for the Sonata.
FYI, it's been reported that the 2009 Sonata will have an aux input jack and I think I remember seeing it would have a USB port (like the 2009 Elantra Touring) but I'm not sure about that. Also it's been widely reported that the gauges will have blue backlighting, like other Hyundais. Don't know about darker interiors but the photos I've seen of the 2009 Sonata interior (gray) looked darker to me than the current interior--but I think they were leather.
#66 of 69 Wishlist Changes
Apr 03, 2008 (6:01 am)
After driving my '08 Sonata SE V6 for a week (in order of preference):
- Improved AM reception
- Longer center armrest in the front
- Move the on/off switch for the blower controls to the blower speed knob
- Display of exterior temperature on the dash
- Dual trip odometers
- MP3 (IPOD-type) jack
- Cup holders in the rear armrest that will hold a coffee mug with a narrow bottom
- Skip the ashtray/cig lighter - replace with more storage
- Improve the appearance of the gauge needles
None of these things would be deal-breakers, just nice changes.
#67 of 69 More Wishlist Changes
Apr 03, 2008 (6:17 am)
Oops - forgot a couple:
- Daytime running lights
- Security alarming works like other systems - audible signal when arming/unarming without having to press the button twice when arming
#68 of 69 Re: 2009 wishlist [southsider1]
Apr 04, 2008 (12:14 am)
Most of your complaints seem to have been addressed with the 09 model. Things I would like (but am unlikely to see) include:
1-diesel engine for better mpg (although am not sure if further mileage would offset price spiral on this fuel). So, if not that...
2-Hybrid, possibly at a price somewhat lower than the Prius.
3-Station wagon version. Despite its roomy trunk, like most sedans nowadays the actual trunk opening is too small to allow sizeable objects into it. I'm aware that Hyundai builds several SUVs, but am hardly enamored by their mileage ratings. The closest I could get to what I want would be a Kia Rondo. But that has less mileage and power. And I'd really have to overlook its dorky styling...
#69 of 69 Re: 2009 wishlist [oinktrnt]
Apr 04, 2008 (9:15 am)
Stay tuned for the Elantra Touring which seems to be based on the European I30. For a look it can be seen on the Hyundaiusa.com website under "future/concept" vehicles