Last post on Dec 18, 2006 at 2:59 PM
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#115 of 119 Re: Elantra GL Test Drive [moparbad]
Dec 18, 2006 (9:36 am)
Geez does Hyundai cut corners on the Canadian version. Bare metal trunk, no lumbar support, nor ABS on the tested model. Why anyone would buy this thing in Canada over a Mazda3 or Civic to save a few bucks beats me. Is Hyundai trying to fail?
Despite the firmer suspension, the car's seemingly taut structure makes for a rattle-free drive even over rough roads.
Give it time my friend (exactly 4350 miles). It wont be long until it sounds like my '04, buzzes and rattles galore.
p.s. love those classy painted plastic door handles. Hyundai for life!
#116 of 119 Re: Elantra GL Test Drive [germancarfan1]
Dec 18, 2006 (9:54 am)
I think you are fogetting that the 2007 Elantra is a new design with a much stiffer structure than your '04.
#117 of 119 Re: Elantra GL Test Drive [backy]
Dec 18, 2006 (9:58 am)
That's Hyundai: "our previous generation of cars is great...don't look at last year's cars for any indication of future issues"
#118 of 119 Re: Elantra GL Test Drive [germancarfan1]
Dec 18, 2006 (10:18 am)
A 49 percent improvement in stiffness from '06 to '07 is a significant change. In other words, the 2007 Elantra is a much different car than yours. It may not act the same.
In fact, other '04 Elantras don't act the same as yours. Mine is tight and rattle-free. Pretty good I think, considering the pot-holed streets I drive over every day.
#119 of 119 Re: Elantra GL Test Drive [germancarfan1]
Dec 18, 2006 (2:59 pm)
your 04 elantra sounds alot like our 05 civic, rattles galore and parts that fall off. Lucky it was under warranty when it happen but no longer-exceeded the mileage. We have no rattles with our 05 elantra with 46,000 miles.