Last post on Jan 12, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Exterior, Paint, Hatchback, Sedan
#11 of 15 Re: 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - paint [doohickie]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:32 am)
I love the car...the price was great and it had low miles. It's exactly what I want, except for the side moldings. So, I can live with it like it is, but if I can paint them or replace them with fiberglass, then even better.
#12 of 15 Re: 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - paint [melindaki]
Nov 13, 2007 (10:06 am)
Don't know if this will help any, but the black trim is there on purpose to make the car look more "European", e.g. like a Saab. In fact the Saab hatch appears to be the car Elantra was targeting when they styled the '01-'06 hatch, IMO. I like the black trim (my car is red), not only the looks (kind of sporty I think) but I like the fact that if someone hits the trim, it doesn't put a gouge in paint as with painted trim. Think about it... that white-painted trim could quickly get all nicked up, and with black below the paint it will look... well, not too good.
#13 of 15 hyundai elantra factory dents in doors
Nov 13, 2007 (11:02 am)
my 2002 elantra came with small creases in the tops of the doors and a faint crease in the side of the door,( i bought it new) you only see htem at the right angle but they are all there, i saw it was a problem with most 2002 elantras that were made before the problem was corrected in the welding of the door panels together. i went to dent pros but they couldnt get at them due to the safety re enforcement in the door panels.
does anybody else have this problem.?? did hyundai do anything about this problem
#14 of 15 Re: 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback - paint [melindaki]
Nov 16, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I actually own an 07 Elantra and WANT black side body molding for that sporty look on the XD. Having a hard time finding them. All I can find are the same color style moldings, go figure.
#15 of 15 Rust on the disc brake calipers
Jan 12, 2008 (9:49 am)
I only had my 07 Elantra SE since August. The alloy wheels make the disc brakes very visible. I've noticed an amount of rust on both of the front disc brake calipers. Looks like insufficient galvinization. Should I be concerned over this? Is this under warranty? Thanks guys/gals for any info.