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#451 of 515 2008 Hyundai Elanta custom made seat covers
Sep 08, 2008 (10:25 am)
My husband and I have been searching all over for covers for our Elantra's especially since he spilled soda in his one front seat.
We finally found a custom website. I tried to copy the link but it won't drop into my message so if you go to:
and then search for your vehicle you will come up with all the seat covers they make.
They know there is a 60/40 back seat and they charge for 2 headrests and give you the third one free. They also make the front seats with the side opening to open for airbag deployent and also put back packets on the back too of the bucket seats to make up for covering the ones already there.
They say it takes 2 weeks to get them as they are custom made since the 2008 universal ones are not available from Hyundai or in stores yet.
They even have a space to track the order number and it comes by UPS.
Just passing on some info for any Elantra owners. I see they also sell other items too.
#452 of 515 2008 Elantra Pricing
Sep 15, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I know that there is a separate category for pricing, but after reading some of these posts, I had to reply with my pricing experience.
My Elantra listed (MSRP) for about $17.2K including destination charges. After the $2K rebate, that brought the price to $15.2K. Knowing that the "dealer cost" was about $14.6K, I offered $100 above their cost and emphasized the fact that there is a 2% hold back. I ended up paying $14.8K with 3 free oil changes. I started negotiations at $14.7K, 5 oil changes, and a FREE extended warranty. By giving them a lot of demands, they had to withdraw them one at a time (knowing that the free extended warranty was just a dream on my part) and settled on my above stated price.
Never negotiate for a single item, such as a vehicle w/o any other options/extras; always include at least 3-4 items in your offer and make THEM withdraw them. If you want an extended warranty, include that in your initial offer. Never buy it after you have agreed on a price. Think of negotiations as a circle with pebbles inside the circle. Always include "many pebbles" in the circle and have the dealer trade/withdraw each pebble, knowing that most of these pebbles are not obtainable for the price you offered. You will eventually get them to agree on the single "pebble" for the price you want.
#453 of 515 Re: 2008 Elantra Pricing [riguy]
Sep 21, 2008 (9:58 am)
i like the advice about many pebbles to negotiate. i wish i would have done that when i bought my elantra a few months ago. even though i got a really good deal, it wouldn't have hurt to get some oil changes, other accessories, etc.
Sep 23, 2008 (9:25 am)
I bought my 2008 Hyundai Elantra SE in June and although I've been taking immaculate care of it (more so than any other care I've owned), I was shocked to discover it has, somehow become scratched on the interior passenger side panel. Anyone else have this problem or know how I could go about fixing it? Thanks in advance!
#456 of 515 Hyundai Quality
Sep 25, 2008 (12:29 pm)
I have a 2000 Elantra with 98,000 miles on it. I also have a 2000 Taurus with 92,000 miles. We've owned both cars since they were new. The Elantra is much more solid feeling at this point, and has given me these problems: drivers side power window motor at around 40,000 miles - covered by warranty. That's it for the Elantra. The Taurus: AC fixed twice, not working now. Starter at 88,000 miles. Oxygen sensor at around 80,000 miles.
In my opinion, both cars have given me good service, but my point is, Hyundai was building pretty darn good cars in 2000. I will not hesitate to buy another
#457 of 515 Hyundai Warranty on Paint
Oct 27, 2008 (8:58 am)
I just had someone hit me car, causing scratches and other marks on the drivers side, the local Hyundai dealership told me to go to an auto body place, where I got an estimate of around 1500$, does the warranty not cover paint and other things, as it is a 2008 Elantra that I've only had since middle of July. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. It is only cosmetic work, other then that everything is fine, an I did not find out who the person that hit my car was as it was at a grocery store at night an no one saw who did it.
#458 of 515 Re: Hyundai Warranty on Paint [rjeran1]
Oct 27, 2008 (6:46 pm)
The factory warranty covers defects in paint, not damage due to a collision. That is what insurance is for.
#459 of 515 Normal behavior or problem?Help!
Nov 11, 2008 (8:09 pm)
I just bought a new Elantra 2008 L automatic, seems like it doesn't have a coasting mode, whenever I release the gas pedal, the cars slows down slowly and steadily,just like I press a bit of braking (kind of engine braking?). It is quite different from my old 1998 Elantra. So I have to press the gas more to keep the car moving at the same speed. Can any other owners tell me this is a problem or not?
Thanks a lot.
#460 of 515 Re: Normal behavior or problem?Help! [lpeagle]
Nov 12, 2008 (12:44 am)
I would call up Hyundai (the main number) and tell them this. They will write up a case and give you a case number and then tell you to have it checked out as you have a yr for adjustments. I am having a clicking noise in my drivers side door. Hubby thinks its the mechanism for the locks. It just started. I am also hearing a noise in the back on the drivers side near the back door. It started after they fuel pump was changed. I have an appt. to have this checked out in a week. Anyone else having the same clicking noise like me? And my emergency brake is not keeping the car from rolling.