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#275 of 419 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS
Jun 07, 2010 (7:29 pm)
I discovered that the bottom of my center divider has a false bottom (where you plug in iPod) . There is only a sheet of some flimsy material that covers the bottom of the divider. This cover will not prevent items from falling into the bottomless hole. Is this normal? Or did someone on the assembly line fail to add a solid bottom part here? Any knowledge about this would be highly appreciated.
#276 of 419 Re: 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS [crowheart]
Jun 07, 2010 (8:22 pm)
Mine has a panel there, but the bottles of juice I carry in there don't seem to cause a problem. It may be that is the access to the rear console mounting bracket?
#277 of 419 Re: 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS [jlflemmons]
Jun 08, 2010 (6:42 am)
I believe you are right. The only reason I noticed it was the panel for some reason had moved and I had to put it back in place. Since I have put it back it seems like it will hold up.
#278 of 419 Re: stiff ride, tight seats, high RPM, [strei007]
Jun 09, 2010 (7:46 pm)
Update. Got 3000 miles now. The rough ride is better. The shocks and springs must have broken in alittle. I'm getting use to it. My wife isn't getting car sick either. I'm very happy with everything now. I watch my gas mileage very closely. I just got 38mpg this tank. The driving is back and forth to work on freeway and running errends but I like quick starts. Not too shabby for an EPA rating of only 31 HWY. I used it to tow my 700 lbs boat. It worked great. Hardly knew I was towing. Gas mileage with tail wind was 28 mgp and only 20 mpg with strong head wind and AC on.
A few tips
I added valve stem extenders on tires for $1.
I'm using the lid of the CD storage compartment (just in front of shifter) to mount my Garmin GPS. Work perfect there. I can release the suction mount and throw the whole works into that compartment and shut the lid. No one is the wiser.
#279 of 419 Re: stiff ride, tight seats, high RPM, [strei007]
Jun 09, 2010 (8:37 pm)
I have been getting really good city MPG(28) with the Touring so far, I drive very sensibly though.
You know what? Funny you should mention valve stem extenders, I checked the air on my tires today and had a hard time getting an accurate read because of the way the stems are positioned with the wheel cover.
I think I will look into getting valve stem extenders as well. I have never heard of them before, but this car really needs them. Send a suggestion to Hyundai.
Jun 15, 2010 (11:29 am)
I see a lot of people mentioning the GLS with the preferred package #2, can someone explain that? I've only seen the "popular package" and only on the AT, is there anything I can add to the manual?
#281 of 419 Re: Preferred Package #2 [richardmnixon]
Jun 15, 2010 (1:16 pm)
As far as I know there isn't any options available with the Base GLS Manual Touring.
I have the GLS Auto with the Popular Pkg 2 which adds a lot of nice extras, it is well worth it IMO. The Popular Pkg 2 adds roof side rails, fog lights, telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls, trip computer, illuminated ignition, premium cloth interior w/cloth door trim, driver seat height & lumbar adjustment, sliding sun visors w/dual illuminated vanity mirrors, front setback pockets, cooled glove box, and retractable cargo cover .
The Base GLS Manual doesn't have cruise control either as far as I know. I would opt for the Auto with the extras. Good Luck...
#282 of 419 Automatic acting weird
Jun 16, 2010 (10:51 am)
I have a 2010 ET with auto. I noticed that when braking, I feel the transmission gearing down. I have never felt this in any other car. It's almost like gearing down in a manual. Is this normal for a Hyundai automatic? It's a weird sensation when braking.
#283 of 419 Re: Automatic acting weird [goosey1]
Jun 16, 2010 (11:18 am)
Does it do it noticeably on hills or grades? If so, its likely something in the transmission computer designed to aid braking.
I can't say for sure about the Elantra Touring, but Hondas have been doing this since the mid-90s, sometimes coming down into third gear as high as 50 MPH. Noticeable but helpful in preventing brake-riding/warping.
#284 of 419 Re: Automatic acting weird [thegraduate]
Jun 16, 2010 (1:02 pm)
I notice it everytime I brake. Even when it's a flat surface. I assume it's just the way it's programmed. Odd feeling though when your coming to a stop and kicks down a gear. You have to adjust the force you put on the brake.