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Hyundai Elantra, Car Buying, Hatchback, Sedan
#44 of 93 Re: Really like the Touring .... but... [lightfootfl]
Feb 20, 2010 (2:14 pm)
We found color choices dismal. But then, we were giving our nice yellow Toyota Matrix to our son (we miss it dearly). The yellow was a nice yellow - not the construction color you see on other manufacturers models. However, when looking to buy an E/T we found two choices, Black with Black interior or White with Black or tan interior and finally Black with Tan interior. You cannot imagine how dismayed we were with the color choices and not having time to order one in vivid blue - the only color we really would have chosen to begin with. We ended up with the Black Pearl (aughhhhhh) with tan interior. Tell ya what - NEVER again will we buy a black car unless they wash it for free on a weekly basis! What a mess! All the manufacturers need to step up to the color wheel!
#47 of 93 2010 Elantra
Apr 01, 2010 (6:33 am)
I purchases a 2010 Elantra one month ago. I love the car but one thing I notice is the brakes make noise after it rains which lessens after I drive the car but some noise still remains when I apply the brakes. I have 1600 miles on the car and am thinking of having the dealer check brakes when I get first oil change. Has anyone else noticed this noise on their new Elantra?
#48 of 93 Re: 2010 Elantra [mikey88]
Apr 01, 2010 (6:53 am)
Is it a low rumbly/grinding type noise?
#49 of 93 Re: 2010 Elantra [thegraduate]
Apr 01, 2010 (4:24 pm)
yes, sort of, especially when it's wet out, but it gets much quieter after I start driving although I still hear slight noise when braking. I asked my mechanic and he said it's nothing to worry about. I'll keep an eye (or ear) on them though. I wouldn't expect brand new brake pads and rotors making any noise.
#50 of 93 Re: 2010 Elantra [mikey88]
Apr 01, 2010 (4:50 pm)
Typical of oxidation on the rotors. When it rains, the moisture causes a bit of oxidation (rust) to form on the surface of the pads. If you look on a new car lot you'll see lots of brake rotors looking rusty. When you apply the brake the rust is eliminated and the sound diminishes.
Apr 01, 2010 (5:13 pm)
Just like after coming out of a car wash...the brakes need to dry off. But same idea actually. Brakes should be just fine on such a new vehicle.
#52 of 93 Re: 2010 Elantra [thegraduate]
Apr 03, 2010 (4:13 pm)
That makes sense. The brakes have been quieter since we've had dry weather. Thanks.
#53 of 93 Re: 2010 Elantra [mikey88]
Apr 04, 2010 (8:21 pm)
The issue will prove more noticeable during the humid summer months here in Birmingham, AL.
Enjoy your ride!