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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Hatchback, Sedan
#202 of 419 Re: 2010 ET SE Auto [petulo]
Mar 05, 2010 (4:57 am)
I have a 2009 black ET and I like it except that the ride is much bouncier than my 2008 Elantra SE. I'm also in NJ and the potholes here are awful. How does the 2010 differ from the 2009? I don't have heated seats or a roof rack. Would love to know where you bought it. We got both our Elantra's from Brad Benson's and theu were awful to work with. I did get a great price at the time on the Touring. It had just been out two weeks, and I got it for essentially $16,000 OTD ($13,000 trade on my 2004 Toyota Sienna Ltd and $3,000). I probably cound have gotten $1,000 or $2,000 more selling the Sienna privately, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of a private sale. I walked into the dealer, expecting just to test drive it, and 8 hours later (yes, 8 hours because of all their haggling and making me wait in between price changes) I emptied out my Sienna and left with my touring.
If I had to choose between my 2008 Elantra SE (which is now in the body shop because my dear twenty year old daughter hit a pole at college during a snow storm and did $3,500 worth of damage to the car) and the Touring, I would pick the Elantra SE. I guess I'm more of a cushy, quiet ride driver. My rental car now is a 2010 Toyota Corolla and I can't say I feel totally safe driving it. Before purchasing my Hyundais, we were always a Toyota only family.
#203 of 419 Re: 2010 ET SE Auto [marlenelin]
Mar 05, 2010 (1:44 pm)
I bought mine at Town Hyundai in Denville. I live 40 min south of there but it was worth it. No hassle and a decent price. Potholes can do it to any car and at least Hyundais parts are not as expensive as some of other cars' parts. I have Acura TL and that one has a firmer ride than ET SE and to be honest, I enjoy the ET better overall: it's utility, driving position, gas mileage, etc. I'll give it to my son soon...
#204 of 419 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring [bpizzuti]
Mar 20, 2010 (10:36 am)
There are 4 Hyundai dealers within a 30 mile radius here in Oklahoma City metro, 3 of which are owned by Automax. Drive a little further and there's a 5th Hyundai dealer in Stillwater, Oklahoma owned by ex-football star Barry Sanders.
#205 of 419 front tires wearing uneven
Mar 28, 2010 (3:17 pm)
Help, I own and 2009 SE touring with 17" with 6k miles and when I looked at my front tires the other day, the inside tread is very low, more on the drivers side. About 1/32 at the very edge, and then gradually more tread toward the outside edge. I know front tires wear faster then the rear, but it seems especially fast. I took the car to the dealership and they said a tire rotation is due and did a alignment and said it checks out fine. I'm worried that even with rotating tires, the next time around, those same tires come back up front and within another 5-8k, they are going to be shot.
#206 of 419 Re: front tires wearing uneven [zipsarecool]
Mar 31, 2010 (2:41 pm)
Sorry for your troubles. I'm considering buying the GLS model in order to get steel wheels. What type of tires are used on the 17 inch SE?
#207 of 419 Re: front tires wearing uneven [zipsarecool]
Apr 02, 2010 (7:57 am)
There are a few things you can check (feel) as to the alignment. Does the car pull to one side on the highway? Does it go straight while you applied brakes at speed? Front wheel drive cars do make the front tires wear faster as front tires bear all the weight while also do the steering while making turns. Tire rotation is a must for such cars. If the dealer checked the alignment and considered it within specification, you may not have to worry about it. Just for you to know, the tires on the touring are just mid-quality, so you may want to replace them after a while. Replace them with better tires will vastly improve its handling.
Hyundai designed the touring in Europe, thus with emphasis on handling, not living room type of comfort as most cars in its class.
#208 of 419 $50 gift card from Hyundai!
Apr 03, 2010 (3:02 pm)
I got an envelope in the mail today from Hyundai and was pleasantly surprised to find a $50 Visa Debit card inside as thanks for my recent purchase. Have others received this? I bought my car in January.
#209 of 419 Re: $50 gift card from Hyundai! [misterbill]
Apr 04, 2010 (11:27 am)
Now that's a nice surprise! Do you have to spend it on Hyundai accessories or is it for anything?
#210 of 419 Re: $50 gift card from Hyundai!
Apr 04, 2010 (11:41 am)
Nope, it's a normal Visa Debit card that can be used on anything! It's only good for 90 days, however.
#211 of 419 High RPMs at shift
Apr 05, 2010 (10:47 pm)
Hey all, just curious when those of you with an automatic transmission are getting your shifts. In other words, watching the tachometer, where are your RPM's when your car shifts into 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear.
I'm getting some pretty bad mileage. Mine wont shift before 3K Rpms no matter how I drive. Its translating to 17 mpg city, even worse sometime in my 09' ET with 4K miles on her.
I am very anxious to here where others are getting there shift's.