Last post on Dec 18, 2006 at 2:59 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Automotive News, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Nov 29, 2006 (6:51 am)
Well, lets he honest here...why the heck is anyone
drving 80mph anyway? Last time I checked, its illegal!
Also, very unsafe and irresponsible, im my opinion.
#82 of 119 Re: 80mph? [bamacar]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:57 am)
Plus there are now many rural interstates with 70 and 75MPH speed limits. Doing 80 in a 75 would be common for a passing manuever.
I'm in Chicagoland and while the posted highway limit is 55, traffic usually moves at either 70+ or 15-. Hitting 80 is not hard to do if one simply opts to go with the flow.
#83 of 119 Re: 80mph? [nodule]
Nov 29, 2006 (3:02 pm)
I drive 80 all the time. I've even been known to do so *on* 80.
Illegal? Sorta. Usafe? Not really; it's just cruising along the freeway, at a speed comfortable for me and the car.
Irresponsible? Completely subjective.
#84 of 119 Well, anyway
Nov 29, 2006 (3:07 pm)
This is not the "illegal/unsafe/irresponsible speeds" discussion, is it.
Anyone read any more reviews or reports on the Elantra you'd care to share?
#85 of 119 about.com Elantra review
Nov 29, 2006 (5:31 pm)
In short, the reviewer says Elantra is an excellent car, except for the styling.
To be honest, 2007 Elantra looked a little out of ordinary at my first glance(especially from either side), but the more I look at it, I find it rather surprising to realize myself that it does have an understated, unassuming look to it.
Perhaps Hyundai feared that giving it a venturous styling could be more of a risk than a benefit?
#86 of 119 Re: about.com Elantra review [onlooker1]
Nov 29, 2006 (7:31 pm)
Styling is subjective, isn't it.
Keep in mind that the Sentra, praised by the cars.about.com review, was roundly bashed by C/D et. al. for its styling. And we all know how hard it is to sell cars that have boring styling. Look at the sedan sales leaders, what do you see? Cars with pedestrian styling like Accord, Corolla, Camry (more daring for 2007 but it sold great with more mundane styling), Impala, and Malibu. Hmm, maybe Hyundai saw a trend there?
#87 of 119 Re: about.com Elantra review [onlooker1]
Nov 29, 2006 (9:00 pm)
I think the about.com review is funny. He mentioned Elantra's "bad" styling so many times and called Civic/Corolla/Sentra/Elantra a "subcompact" car class.
#89 of 119 Re: edmunds review [backy]
Dec 04, 2006 (1:11 pm)
Aggressive styling? I would hardly call the elantra 'aggressive'. Lets not talk about tasteful interiors backster. You want aggressive? Look at the civics interior, its bold and very new and fresh and regardless of what you think, no one else is doing. That just cant be argued. And its one of the civics selling points, and honda has no problems selling this car despite its very original interior.
Having blue lighting is not a bad thing. I know you like inserting words here and there, but i didnt even insinutate that its a bad thing. Copying vw is lame imo. The civic has blue lighting, but it doens't copy vw.