Last post on Nov 12, 2007 at 11:44 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#48 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [backy]
Oct 23, 2007 (10:47 am)
We've had our 2007 for almost a year. I just used it to drive to NJ from VA and made the trip on one tank both ways! The drive up was 45 mpg; the drive back ought to be around 40 mpg (haven't refilled the tank yet but the mileage was 483). Probably would have been better if I hadn't had to use the A/C. Awesome!
#49 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [bluecatmoon]
Oct 24, 2007 (3:58 pm)
ok guys.. got the car yesterday 2008 (its my wife's new daily driver)... she says the car is pulling -to the right and the left (all over the road)... very worried here.. the dealer says bring it in.. any advice on what may happen .. i am hoping it will be fixed in one visit... but I have a bad feeling here... make sure you test drive the exact car you are purchasing!!!! I was in a frantic hurry to get her a car and i didnt test drive it.... any thoughts or advice here.. by the way the car is really nice and if this alignment incident is a one time deal, the car gets a "recommended" plug from me
#50 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [trafficboy]
Oct 24, 2007 (4:49 pm)
I am sorry to hear that. I test drived mine but I got a 2005 and it was wonderful and still is. You know it could be a fluke. Dont get your self to crazy here. Bring it in and see. Maybe they will even switch the car for another one. What state are you in?
#51 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [nkmonty1]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:04 pm)
I am in New York
#52 of 56 Re: New Elantra Owners - Give us your report! [trafficboy]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:45 pm)
When I got my car I found it was all over the road too. But the newer car have those tendencies. They just follow the road. So if the roads aren't flat well your car will follow all the grooves. They're just coming out with stiffer suspensions these days. Also the steering wheel has no play . I wasn't use to that cause with my other car I had alot of play. With the elantra as soon as you move the steering wheel a bit the car turns. Which is good though! Have you driven it yourself? Try going on a nicely paved road to see if she pulls.
#53 of 56 Pulls Both Ways
Oct 25, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Doesn't sound like an alignment problem if it does this. But your dealer will fix it regardless.
Always best to drive a new car before buying. The mother-in-law did the same thing with us in the early '90's. Sent us to drive the car she wanted and bought it when we told her it drove straight & true. Two days later she says she can't drive it because something is rubbing against her foot. luckily the dealer let her swap into another vehicle which fit her perfectly. She just had to pay the difference and she learned her lesson about test driving the exact car that is to be bought.
Good luck and keep us posted.
#54 of 56 Picked up a '08 Elantra last night
Oct 27, 2007 (4:10 pm)
I started out convinced I was going to buy a new Honda Civic and was surprised to read some reviews of the Elantra, see the gas mileage and finally see the car. I need the extra interior space and the warranty sealed the deal.
Still under 100 miles on the car so I can't really review it yet but i will say I'm an XM radio fan already from my other car and the factory XM was a HUGE factor in my decision. The XM radio in this car has more features than the factory XM in my '06 Acura TL, I'm loving the fact that I can play MP3 discs and the AUX input for my iPod is a huge plus.
I got the leather and premium package and the features compare favorably to my TL which costs just about twice as much.
#55 of 56 Re: Love It [irismg]
Nov 12, 2007 (7:16 am)
I have somewhat solved my rear-view issues...I got a small chair pillow (like ones you will see on a kitchen chair). That's helped a little. I am starting to get used to it, though. Not that I wasn't cautious before, but now I am extra, extra cautious when backing up.
I do like the '07 look much better than previous years, but the '06 is not bad. It's not as "sporty" looking, but then again, neither was my old Saturn! haha
#56 of 56 I love my Elantra
Nov 12, 2007 (11:44 pm)
I just bought a 2007 Elantra (my first new car) two weeks ago and so far I really love it.
I was looking for a really fuel efficient car but couldn't afford a hybrid -- I was leaning towards getting a Toyota Yaris but I test drove one and I wasn't impressed with the car at all, and I wasn't happy that side curtain airbags weren't standard. The car didn't have much power either. I also test drove a Scion XD (I really hated the interior -- seemed cheap to me) and a Dodge Caliber (no power, cheap-looking interior, felt claustrophobic).
Finally some friends convinced me to look at Hyundais and I did a little research and saw how well-reviewed the Elantra was.
I decided to go take one for a test drive and I fell in love with it right away. There was a rebate on the 2007 models and I ended up taking the car home (Purple Rain color) that day for thousands less than I would have spent on a comparable Yaris let alone a Civic, Corolla, etc.
I have a five speed manual and it's a zippy little car. The interior is modern, but not trendy (like the Honda Fit or the Scions) and is roomy enough to not feel at all cramped. I really love driving it and couldn't be happier.