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#166 of 419 poor radio reception am/fm
Nov 19, 2009 (6:09 am)
Canadian model 2009 elantra touring GL . I have a MP3/WMA/USB CD PLAYER AM/FM RADIO. Don't know if this is the basic model or some upgrade. It just came with the car. (It's different from the car manual shown models however).
I get very poor reception for both AM and FM. My 1997 Ford Escort had way better reception with the old pull up antenna! This one is a short roof mounted antenna.
Hyundai service says there's no fix. I have phoned a couple Car Audio stores that basically said the same. They say I might change the antenna but no guarentee it'd help and it'd be expensive. They also say Hyundai radio systems are known to be of poor quality.
Any suggestions? Are there any adjustments? Some form of booster? Different antenna? Change radio? I'm not wanting to go satellite, etc. I just want better reception!
thanks for any help
#167 of 419 Re: poor radio reception am/fm [newbie40]
Nov 19, 2009 (6:52 am)
I leased a 2006 Hyundai Sonata.Radio worked great.I own a 2006.5 KIA Optima,great radio.Some manufacturer I believe.I get great local reception, and pick up AM Chicago stations here in Kewanee,150 miles away,just great.Are you expecting longer range reception?
Dec 01, 2009 (5:17 pm)
After driving the touring for the last 6 months I have to admit it leaves something to be desired as far as ride is concerned. I complimented the car when I first got it, but the last few months have turned me off. As I mentioned in my first review, fit and finish super, great safety features etc. But boy or boy the ride is something else. Stiff suspension with jarring impacts that will jar your teeth,somewhat jittery on the highway, growly engine, road rumble and suspension noise. If the Europeans like this kind of suspension then keep the car there. Hyunda would have a gem if they changed the suspension favorable to American Drivers. Traded the touring in for a great Ford Fusion a terrific automobile that is giving me the same mileage as the Touring.
#169 of 419 Re: guarg [guarg]
Dec 01, 2009 (5:25 pm)
maybe you should wait a few months before you analyze your fusion..
Dec 04, 2009 (4:35 pm)
Don't have to wait a few months to evaluate my Fusion. been driving my neighbors SE for the last 6 months and it sold me.
#171 of 419 My second Elantra wagon
Dec 11, 2009 (9:36 pm)
My 2000 Elantra wagon automatic has 110,000 and I still love it. The car has only been back to the dealer 3 times. Once at 1500 miles for leaking oil filter, again at 50,000 for fuel pressure valve leak, and at 95,000 for bad spark plug wire. I change my own oil, filters. I finally changed the tires (Michilin NRG) at 95,000 last year. The original brakes are still good. Oh I had to change the battery a few yrs ago too. Some rust starting to show. I call it my covered pickup truck. I tow a small boat with no problems. My only complaint is that the doors dent too easily. Paid $12000 back then.
My 2010 Elantra touring base 5sp is quicker. The ride, sound system, road noise all the same as my 2000 model. The trackshon control, ABS and tire pressure monitoring are new. Hope these new systems hold up because I really don't need them even in Minnesota. I noticed the new wagon is 500lbs lighther than my older one. Maybe the automatic transmission weighs more. Paid $14990 with $1000 rebates. Should get another $1000 back on my Fed taxes too.
#172 of 419 Car Seats for 3?
Dec 12, 2009 (11:26 pm)
I've heard that the back seat is spacious... but does anyone know how many car seats you can fit in the back seat of the Elantra Touring?
I want to use it as a family car --- I would need to fit two booster seats and a car seat.
#173 of 419 car seats
Dec 13, 2009 (9:32 am)
I'm a Car Seat Tech, so I've installed 3 across in many vehicles. Usually you need at least a midsize sedan for it to work, but I've seen it work in compact cars before. It will definitely depend on which types of car seats you have. If your boosters are the narrower type (Graco Turbo Booster, Evenflo Big Kid) and your car seat is a smaller convertible seat (graco comfort sport, evenflo Titan) you should be able to pull it off. I would suggest taking everything to the dealer (without kiddos!) and trying it out. First install the younger childs seat in the middle and then see if you can close the vehicle doors with the boosters on either side of it. If you really love the car and your car seats are huge you could probably switch to smaller ones and make it work. GOOD LUCK. I hope they fit. I've got three kids (but only one in a car seat) and love the Touring!!
#174 of 419 Re: Car Seats for 3? [donnyrose]
Dec 13, 2009 (9:33 am)
173 is a reply. sorry I posted wrong.
#175 of 419 Re: Car Seats for 3? [donnyrose]
Dec 18, 2009 (12:00 pm)
If you can, take those specific car seats to the dealership. They should let you try and put them in if they want to sell the car, because it sounds like a deal-breaker otherwise.
Just a thought.