Last post on Nov 12, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#18 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [backy]
Aug 28, 2007 (4:49 am)
I just got a 2005 Hyundai Elantra on Aug 9, 2007.Its an automatic. Still checking it out. So far I like the way it rides, nice and smooth. Very quiet.
I like the fact it still has the remaining warranty on it, but the dealership wasnt clear on what is remaining. Now I have to find out about extended warranties and gap insurance. Does anyone know about these things? What is the best one to get?
#19 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [nkmonty1]
Aug 28, 2007 (9:37 am)
Check with your car insurance company about GAP insurance.
It may be surprisingly inexpensive compared compared to what a dealer would charge.
#20 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [bhmr59]
Aug 28, 2007 (11:28 am)
Unfortunately I did try, but they dont do it. So now I have to find a reputable company that can do both extended warranties and gap. There are alot of companies that just want to take you money and I already had one bad experiene.
Hopefully someone on this forum can recommend one or both of the insurances to me.
Thanks for your reply
#21 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [nkmonty1]
Aug 28, 2007 (2:24 pm)
Use google to check gapinsurancequotes and warranty direct.
#23 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [nkmonty1]
Aug 28, 2007 (8:18 pm)
Maybe you should check with other insurance companies regarding your auto insurance and the availability of GAP insurance. Check coverage by coverage and the GAP price, then like buying a car, compare the bottom line.
If you have an independent agent call him, he can probably help. It's those one company agents or direct sellers that often work strictly on price, often without telling the customer that they are getting less coverage.
#24 of 56 Gap insurancies, and extended warranties.
Aug 29, 2007 (2:25 am)
I have already checked with my car insurance and they dont do that.I have checked so many companies but you really dont know who to trust. Being a woman and buying these types of insurances you have to be careful that they are not ripping you off. I have come to find that if you make sure that you know what you are talking about when trying to find out about insurancies you are more likely to find someone who tries just a little bit harder to help you.
As far as my car goes. It is one of the best vehicles I brought. The engine purrs and it is so quiet.
I really didnt like buying an Hyundai was good. But let me tell you, if you want a great car that is great on gas even in the city look at the Hyundai.
#25 of 56 Re: Gap insurancies, and extended warranties. [nkmonty1]
Aug 29, 2007 (7:53 am)
You can get lots of information in this discussion: Gap Insurance. It's not Elantra specific, but that doesn't matter, neither is the insurance.
#26 of 56 New owner impressions - SE trim
Sep 08, 2007 (2:07 am)
I got a black SE and put in a sunroof aftermarket since I could not find an SE with one.
I am getting some good comments about the look of the car. The Euro-flange alloy wheels, 4-disc brakes shining from behind the Euro spokes and muscular stance is quite impressive looking especially from the rear 3/4 view. The black is sexy (when it's clean).
My first impressions is that the cabin feels spacious, comfortable, and also mildly sporty and elegant. You FEEL like you are in a nicer car. Ergonomics are pretty intuitive. Climate control knobs are big and easy to get to, though how to adjust the fan speed was not the same as my old car, so it took a while. The cloth seats in light colors attract dirt fast; I only had the car 3 weeks and I have spot from semi dirty hands. I am considering seat covers seriously.
I like the stereo, it comes with 3 months of XM. Have not tried the MP3 jack. Rear speakers are in the doors, so when you open the doors you can hear the music very well. Bass could be deeper a tad.
Trying to get used to the light accelerator and elecrtronic steering. I like a little more feedback from both...my previous car is a 93 Geo Prizm so I am new to electronic steering. When taking quick turns I am concerned about oversteer. It does have decent pep, but sometimes I think it shifts too early when accelerating from a dead stop.
Suspension is soft and you will be startled by some potholes and train tracks. But that is not because of super harshness...more so because at other times the car is so smooth and quiet.
Gas mileage is not quite to spec yet, but I see it creeping up as I drive more. I have 500 miles on it now. I will be dissappointed if I don't average at least 30 mpg overall by 1500 miles. My first tank of gas I avg under 24mph and I drive pretty easy-going. This is based on not just the gauge but how much gas I refilled into the tank.
Lots of new features to get used to. To access fold down seats you need to push a button in the trunk first. At first I thought it was so valets can't get in the trunk, but there is an electronic trunk release in the front seat and there is NO valet key. So maybe it is a secondary escape route in case you get locked in your trunk by your bookie's muscle. The primary escape method is glow in the dark handle which opens the trunk from the inside.
Will submit a real review after 1500 more miles.
#27 of 56 High beltline and trunk look nice, but...
Sep 08, 2007 (2:21 am)
Wanted to add to my previous post that the high trunk doesn't fit my bike rack very well. Also the rear window is kind of small and high so visibility is not as good as older boxier compacts. The three rear headrests don't help matters. You really have to be a little more careful and turn your head more to drive safe in this car. Let's see how long it takes me to get good at this.