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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Hatchback, Sedan
#411 of 420 Touring being replaced by new GT
Feb 10, 2012 (6:33 pm)
So apparently Hyundai is killing the Touring and replacing it with what seems to be a smaller GT (familiar name). Here's a link to an article from the Chicago Auto Show. Very disappointed, since the new model seems to have much less cargo room (51 vs 65). I really wanted to see Hyundai come out with something that looked like the Elantra sedan (or better yet, the Sonata) but in a hartchback.
#412 of 420 Re: Touring being replaced by new GT [misterbill]
Feb 10, 2012 (8:42 pm)
I wish I could find the article, but I read that the "new" Elantra GT is actually the new European I30. Hyundai decided with the body change the I30 would be rebaged as the GT instead of the Touring. Read this in one of the automobile journals, but cannot recall the correct name.
#413 of 420 2010 Elantra Touring GLS Side Marker Light
Apr 15, 2012 (1:18 pm)
#414 of 420 2010 Elantra Touring GLS Side Marker Light
Apr 15, 2012 (1:18 pm)
How can I access the right front side marker light to replace the bulb on a 2010 Elantra Touring GLS? It isn't discussed in the owners manual, and there doesn't appear to be an easy access to the socket. I hate to have to take it to a dealer just to replace a light bulb, but I don't see how you can gain access without taking the fender liner out, or dropping a lot of panels under the car. What am I missing?
#415 of 420 Need new tires
Jul 24, 2012 (5:41 pm)
I have an 09 with the 17" Alloys. I hate them and the stiff ride, but at the time I wanted a sunroof and this was the only way to get it. Can anyone recommend specific tires that may offer a slightly smoother ride? I've also considered switching the wheels to smaller steel ones to get a smoother ride. Has anyone done this? Thanks for any feedback
#416 of 420 Re: Need new tires [eba55]
Jul 25, 2012 (2:27 am)
I bought the Touring with 15" tires after reading road test after road test stating that the 17" model had a stiffer ride. I was surprised to learn directly from Hyundai that there is absolutely 'No difference in the suspensions of the two models'!!! You might test drive a Touring with 15" wheels, however I believe that it won't give you a less stiff ride.
#417 of 420 Re: Need new tires [canoenut]
Jul 25, 2012 (3:19 am)
if you do go to a dealer for a ride comparison, make sure you take a tire guage with you to ensure the tires are set at 34 instead of the 50+ pounds they are set at from the factory for shipping. Many dealers forget to lower the pressure. You then have a miserable test drive experience. Certainly the 15 inch tires provide a nicer ride. To figure out whether you can switch to the smaller wheel+tire, you will have to determine if the bolt pattern is the same, as well as the offset. You can do a search on the internet using elantra-touring-bolt-pattern as your search terms and read all the banter.
#418 of 420 New Transmission Time
Nov 28, 2012 (2:53 pm)
The installation process will begin on tuesday; wish me luck. I am uncertain whether I am getting a new unit (since it took over 3 weeks to get the part) or a refurbished unit. Either way, I am most concerned about whether Hyundai techs have figured out why so many 2010 ET transmissions are failing (valve body?) and if the answers will be incorporated into the new unit i will be getting, or will it be as Roger Daltrey sang: "meet the new transmission; same as the old transmission"
#419 of 420 Re: New Transmission Time [maxx4me]
Dec 06, 2012 (12:19 pm)
the dealer got it installed in one day. So far, it seems just fine. With only 44,000 miles, I guess I have 56,000 left to go on this transmission. I had a Sonata Limited as my loaner. I'm missing the automatic backup camera already. Very nice car except for the lines of sight.
#420 of 420 Battery Size
Jul 08, 2013 (3:31 am)
The owner's manual does not list the series/size of the battery. Mine is dying after only 3 years and 3 months. I am now 3 months out of warranty according to the warranty manual. Does anyone know the proper series? I have queried several auto parts websites, but they come back with conflicting numbers. I'm about to go to Costco and look in their books. Anyone know?