Last post on Nov 12, 2007 at 10:44 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#7 of 56 Re: 500 miles so far on the 07 Elantra GLS auto [john_f]
Nov 17, 2006 (7:07 pm)
What brand of tires does it come with? Was there any road/tire noise? Did you floor it at any time and see if it would IMMEDIATELY downshift or if there was hesitation before downshifting for passing situations? Hesitation in the trannys response can be hazardous getting into interstate traffic. Any pulling to the left or right issues? Hope all goes well and many happy miles!!
#8 of 56 Re: 500 miles so far on the 07 Elantra GLS auto [butterflyjones]
Nov 17, 2006 (9:39 pm)
my SE auto comes with Hankook Optimo H426 tires.
#9 of 56 07 elantra limited
Dec 26, 2006 (1:42 pm)
I just bought a limited 07 elantra (w/ roof and cd changer) last friday (12/23) and i love it. It is already getting great gas milage, has a terrific ride and is ohh so very quite (even with the sunroof open, in fact i can't tell the diff with it open or closed at 50 mph).
#10 of 56 Re: 07 elantra limited [nthe]
Dec 27, 2006 (7:34 pm)
Glad to hear you got a Limited, so far none are available in my area. The dealers say it will be next month before any come in. What does your owners manual say is the correct interval for changing the timing belt?? I hate the thought of having to deal with a belt change. Does it have good pickup for passing?? Any lag in the tranny?? I assume this is an auto? Any rattles or squeaks?? Please keep us up to date on mpgs. Thanks
#11 of 56 Re: 07 elantra limited [butterflyjones]
Dec 27, 2006 (7:52 pm)
Hey! Butterfly Jones is/was a pretty sweet band. Suicide Bridge is probably the best song off Napalm Springs. When Dada reformed and toured a couple years ago (2004 I think?), my wife and I saw them at Red Eyed Fly in Austin, TX and that place was packed. I had no idea there were so many Dada fans, laboring under the delusion that I was the hippest person in Austin.
Anyhow, my wife and I just purchased a 2007 Elantra GLS today and we are very pleased with our decision. Tremendous gas milage, ABS/SAB/SAC + power windows and locks standard, and a $1500 A/C, stereo + CD player package (plus a couple extras) put us at $16047 + TT&L. The price is right for such a safe, comfortable car. With our first baby on the way, we feel very satisfied with our purchase!
#12 of 56 butterflyjones
Dec 28, 2006 (11:37 am)
smooth accel, good pickup (yes it is an auto, though i would have preferred a manual).
no rattles or squeaks, as the car if very quiet. very little to no engine noise, no road noise, and very little wind noise going 50-60.
#13 of 56 timing belt change.
Dec 28, 2006 (11:39 am)
the owners manual say 90K for normal use.
#14 of 56 2007 Elantra Limited 5 speed
Dec 31, 2006 (7:58 pm)
Hello to all, and Happy New Year!
It has been two days and two hundred miles since the purchase of our new car. The first word my wife said while driving it out of the dealership was "smooth". That completely describes the car. Shifting is incredibly smooth, and I have owned many manual shift vehicles. My only complaint with the manual is the location of reverse (lift the ring, move left and up). It's not a big deal, really, just something to get used to (without confusing it with our other car).
This car rides very nicely, mainly due to its 16" wheels and 205 width tires. Road noise/engine noise is virtually non-existent. I realize C&D reviewers complained about this issue at above 72 mph. I can tell you, having driven the car at highway speeds, that they are complaining about nothing. At no time (up to 85mph) did the engine whine or reach an unacceptable volume. At 80, the tach reads just under 3500 rpm, which is comparable to other 5 speeds I've driven/owned. The cabin is well insulated and road noise is not a factor in driving experience. In fact, it's quieter than many "true midsize" cars on the road today.
This is not a sports car, but does accelerate well, and has power on hand when you require it. We passed a car today safely and quickly without the need to downshift (our pass began in 5th gear at 40 mph, and ended at 50 mph).
Cornering and stability are well above average - again, the wheel and tire size help in this area. There is some light body roll at 80 mph, but it is nothing to complain about.
There is almost nothing wrong with the interior. Fit and finish is near perfect. The leather is soft to the touch and the seats are supportive and firm. Seat adjustment suits both of us quite well, even though there is almost a foot difference in our height. The heated front seats are excellent and all controls are well laid out for easy operation. Radio and cruise controls on the steering wheel are a nice feature and easy to use. One of my favorite features is the carbon fiber dash and console inlays. All the pictures I've seen show a titanium dash look, but the carbon fiber matches the black leather and carbon gray exterior very nicely. The back seats are equally comfortable. I rode in the back today while my father in law drove the car and I thought there was a great deal of space.
I have only two interior complaints: First, even though there are storage bins galore, none are very large, so I am trying to figure out how each should be used (most specifically, the storage on top of the dash cannot fit a CD, so what goes in there?) Second, the control area of the dash cuts into the passenger legroom in order to have symmetry in design. It's not a big deal, but it would be nice to recover that space for my knee when I sit there. Oddly enough, even though this design is symmetrical, I do not experience any problems while driving.
The only other change I would want to see is the method of mounting the inside rear view mirror. I'd rather see it mounted to the ceiling than the windshield. Hopefully, Hyundai will rectify this next year.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who is looking for more car for the money. Great looks, great ride, loads of features, great warranty, great price. I think Hyundai has a winner with this one!
#15 of 56 Re: 2007 Elantra Limited 5 speed [percussionist]
Dec 31, 2006 (9:06 pm)
percussionist: The space on top of the dash is a placeholder for a GPS-option-to-come. However, I think it'll hold an off-the-rack GPS unit fairly well.
I currently use it to hold my phone (which, conveniently enough, is also my GPS). The useless one for me is the one just below the climate control setup. I wonder what they had in mind for in there.
#16 of 56 Re: 2007 Elantra Limited 5 speed [geoelectric]
Jan 01, 2007 (7:28 am)
I put my glasses in that compartment (I put sunglasses in the ceiling compartment)