Last post on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Sedan
#270 of 278 Updates on 2009 elantra
Mar 08, 2010 (7:58 pm)
How are people liking their car? MPG? Is the gauge pretty close to your actual calculated mpg?
#271 of 278 Re: Updates on 2009 elantra [bbb99]
Mar 08, 2010 (8:30 pm)
I like it quite a lot. Have only 3k miles on it. Only 2 gripes - not large things. First is that the road noise is VERY bad, but I knew what I was getting. Second thing is that the instrument panel lights - at their dimmest - are VERY glary on tired eyes. They should go much lower. Small thing, I know.
The MPG indicator is a touch over what I really get, but I think it is a good relative look at what you are getting versus how you are driving. I get city/road about 32.5 overall. I can't complain a bit.
#272 of 278 Brake maintenance
Sep 18, 2010 (10:39 am)
My 2009 Elantra touring has 12k after 14 months. According to the dealer brake maintenance is suggested at 24 k or 1 year. What do you think? Do I need maintenance?
#273 of 278 Re: Brake maintenance [hstepien]
Sep 18, 2010 (10:53 am)
Ignore dealer recommendations. Check the owner's manual and use its recommendations.
What kind of "brake maintenance" is the dealer recommending anyway?
For more info, take a look at Edmunds' maintenance page.
#274 of 278 Re: Brake maintenance [stephen987]
Sep 19, 2010 (2:57 pm)
probably buffing the disks to get any rust off; the pads are OK because they were checked earlier. I went ahead and did the tire rotation and wheel balancing. I left it at that. I checked your link re: maintenance. It looks great ! Thanks sooooooo much.
Sep 29, 2010 (3:02 pm)
Does the hyundai elantra have a gasket on the oil plug? Thanks for your help
#276 of 278 Re: oil plug [polemite]
Sep 29, 2010 (5:44 pm)
Yes. Why do you ask? Doesn't yours have one??
#277 of 278 Re: oil plug [backy]
Sep 30, 2010 (10:59 am)
No mine doesn't have a gasket on it. I will get one today. Thanks for you help
#278 of 278 Re: Updates on 2009 elantra [bbb99]
Sep 30, 2010 (11:34 am)
At 35k on our '09 Elantra SE commuter car, the gauge is reading 34.1mpg. 80% hwy miles. All FWIW.