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Hyundai Elantra, Car Buying, Sedan
#240 of 259 Re: As promised... [backy]
May 25, 2007 (11:00 pm)
Ahhhh....blue is nice!! Thank you!
I don't know why the interiors to cars are so unimaginative these days. I remember the blue interior to my mother's white '66 Monterey, and in the '80s had a white Mercury 2-seater with a red interior! I guess those days are long gone; maybe the black interiors keep costs down if everyone their vinyl or plastic in bulk.
I really do favor a lighter interior...tan wouldn't be the end of the world.
#241 of 259 Re: As promised... [irismg]
May 26, 2007 (9:11 am)
Let me tell you, I have the tan interior on my 07 Elantra and only wish I had the black.The tan bolster on left front seat is already very dirty in 4000 miles.I think this is a design flaw in the car.
#242 of 259 Re: As promised... [irismg]
May 26, 2007 (11:42 am)
Well, I was not sad to see the red interiors go. Blue isn't my favorite either, although I did have a Celica once with a dark blue interior that was pretty nice.
Some carmakers do black with red trim. I saw a Sonata like that in a showroom in Seoul a couple of years ago. So maybe someday Hyundai will add a little red to their interiors over here.
I think you are right on the cost factor--the fewer the interior colors, the simpler (and cheaper) the manufacturing process.
#243 of 259 Re: As promised... [ginns5]
May 26, 2007 (1:42 pm)
How can a light colored interior getting dirty on the driver's seat be a design flaw of the car?
#244 of 259 Elantra SE or Limited
May 27, 2007 (7:18 am)
I am looking to purchase an SE or Limited but I gotta have a sunroof! The dealer here has not had even one Elantra with a sunroof or even one Limited on his lot yet. Are these hard to find. Even tho my daughter will be driving this car, my wife will probably have it once in a while when she has to take longer jaunts and with fuel mileage being so crucial now, the SUV is not the best to do high mileage with anymore. So I need a sunroof.
#245 of 259 Re: As promised... [bhmr59]
May 27, 2007 (7:25 am)
I consider the interior of a car as being designed.The choice of fabric, and plastics and other materials as being PART of design.TO ME, using a seat fabric that wears prematurely is a poordesign choice.
#246 of 259 Re: As promised... [ginns5]
May 27, 2007 (7:49 am)
You said before it was dirty, not worn. Have you tried cleaning it?
#247 of 259 Re: As promised... [backy]
May 27, 2007 (4:19 pm)
That was my thought too, Backy.
If you know you are going to be wearing dirty clothes in your car, then do NOT buy one with a light colored interior. That is if you don't like to see dirty seats and/or if you don't like to clean the car or pay to have it cleaned often.
Man! Why does buying a car have to be SO hard? You have to think about so many things at once. It is just exhausting!
#248 of 259 Re: As promised... [backy]
May 29, 2007 (12:29 pm)
yes, have tried cleaning it.Remains somewhat stained.It, to me, is just one of several "design" failures in the car.I guess design is how people perceive it.(like the clock and radio face that reflect in the windshield for example)As to my clothes being dirty, no I don't buy that.
#249 of 259 Re: As promised... [ginns5]
May 29, 2007 (3:18 pm)
A couple of things:
* When it was new did you put Scotchgard or a similar stain repellent n the fabric? I've been using that on all my cars (with fabric interiors of course) for many years, seems to help.
* Did you try taking it to a professional (i.e. some place that cleans car interiors)?
Any idea how the dirt got on the seat, if not from your clothes? Maybe someone else drove the car? I have seen plenty of "dirty" beige cloth in cars. Just not in mine.