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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Hatchback, Sedan
#144 of 419 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring [woofbarkboo]
Aug 17, 2009 (4:58 pm)
What's your area and how many Hyundai dealers are within 50 miles of you? You should be prepared to drive at least that far...Hyundai knows not to put dealers too close together, otherwise they end up competing with each other.
If there's dealers within 100 miles you could work phone/email, and just tell them you're quite distant, and that you don't want to waste the trip unless they have one for somewhere near the right price, to make the trip worthwhile for you.
#145 of 419 16" alloy wheels are gone!
Aug 30, 2009 (4:02 pm)
I test drove an '09 base model and an '10 SE. I liked the '09 better. Then I saw a new '10 base model at another dealer. They don't have alloy wheels anymore! Just crappy plastic wheel covers. That's how they knocked $1800 off the price. Too bad because I think the 16" wheels ride and handle better than those ghetto 17" ones.
#146 of 419 Re: 16" alloy wheels are gone! [raderator]
Aug 30, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Aftermarket wheels? (would cost a lot less than $1800)
#147 of 419 Re: 16" alloy wheels are gone! [backy]
Aug 30, 2009 (4:24 pm)
I think they knocked some other stuff off too. All the mags are acting like it's some great deal (none noticed the missing 16" alloys).
One good thing, they now have a roof rack. It's quite solid. I think it's part of a $700 package. Tie a couple of boards across it and you could carry a couple of kayaks or maybe a canoe. A car this low should have a roof rack. The cargo area ain't that big.
The hatch height is fine if you are 6'1" or less. The hatch latch is protected with plastic so it won't kill you if you are taller. I noticed that the cargo light has no off switch (is it timed?). There is a DC outlet there tho.The floor is level with the bumper. Your dog will probably want to go in that way rather than the side door since the seats don't fold flat. You'll need a bumper guard.
BTW, I don't think the bluetooth works thru the radio. If not, just get a Garmin. Tho it may be hard to find an SE without it.
#148 of 419 Re: 16" alloy wheels are gone! [raderator]
Aug 31, 2009 (9:48 am)
I have the 09 Touring with 16 Tires and it handles well. I would like to have roof rails installed I wonder if you can get them for the 09. Cost would be a factor.
#149 of 419 I hope this isn't a sign of things to come
Sep 04, 2009 (2:09 pm)
I was driving home yesterday, when all of a sudden it sounded like the rear end of the car was going to fall off whenever I hit a small bump. I drove the car directly to the dealer. 15 minutes later, they tell me my car is fixed. I was told that "a nut fell off the rear stabilizer bar". While I was happy that my car was fixed quickly and easily, I'm not happy that a brand new cars has nuts and bolts falling off.
Sep 20, 2009 (11:32 am)
I need to replace a windshield on my 2009 Touring and the glass shop says it will take at least a week to ship in town, if then. Has anyone had to replace one before and is this delay something that is normal?
#151 of 419 Re: Replacing Windshield [brokejumper1]
Sep 22, 2009 (11:28 am)
My wife's 01 Elantra needed a replacement a couple of years back. Gerber had it in stock (somewhere around Chicago) and did the repair next day. They even come out & do it at no extra cost. Call your insurance agent. Even if you're not filing a claim for the glass they should be able to recommend good & reasonably priced shops.
#152 of 419 Re: Replacing Windshield [brokejumper1]
Sep 22, 2009 (5:21 pm)
It is probably normal for a relatively new model that has been sold in limited quantities. It takes time to build up the parts inventories. I'd bet the windshield on the Touring won't fit the Elantra sedan, which has been around in current form for 3 years.
#153 of 419 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring
Oct 10, 2009 (10:25 am)
Just bought our ET (manual) a week ago. Manuals are hard to find in Florida. We traded a Honda for it, to the surprise of a bunch of people. We weren't that impressed with our Honda Civic (gas mileage was about 24-25 mpg, combined driving). We paid $15500 for our black pearl w/beige interior ET. We like the interior space, with the hatchback capabilites. I feel that the dash "creaks" more than it should but spouse says it isn't that big of a deal. The best part of the ET is the gas mileage we are getting. With the first tank of gas, we are getting about 28.5 mpg---and this is very mixed driving. Not too bad and makes the "creaks" seem insignificant.