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#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!
#54 of 93 Hyundai getting serious on crash safety
May 17, 2010 (4:58 pm)
I am glad to see Hyundai is finally getting serious about crash safety of their sedans. The Genesis and Sonata are IIHS Top Safety Picks, and the 2010 Elantra would be a Top Safety Pick if it had been tested for rollover by the IIHS (which it hasn't yet) and scored well on that. Elantras made after November 2009 have design changes to improve side impact protection, which was Marginal and now Good. Also the whiplash protection is Good for 2010, up from Average in 2009. It's good to see Hyundai not waiting until the next-gen Elantra, which is right around the corner, to make significant safety improvements. Would have been nice if ESC had been added to the GLS at the same time, but that will come with the redesign for sure due to federal regs.
#55 of 93 Steering stiff to me
Jun 02, 2010 (1:31 pm)
I test drove the Elantra last week and was surprised at how stiff it felt. The DH tried it, too and said he noticed it, too. Currently, he's driving a Nissan and I'm driving a Toyota. Has anyone else had this experience? If so, does this seem to be the same for all Hyundai models?
Thanks for the feedback.
#56 of 93 Re: Steering stiff to me [kinch417]
Jun 02, 2010 (1:43 pm)
Check the tire pressure and maybe drive again. Often, cars come from the factory with tires that are grossly overinflated. This makes the ride seem harsher than it truly is.
#57 of 93 2010 Elantra Navigation System Overheating
Jun 07, 2010 (5:02 am)
I bought a 2010 Elantra about three months ago - brand new.
My Navigation system locks up when I believe the temperature in the car, after sitting in the sun, is high. When I start the car, the navigation system starts up, but even with AC running, after awhile I see a fuzzy image and every half inch I see a blue vertical line and the whole navigation system locks up.
When I say navigation system, I am including the radio, XM radio, GPS, and the Blue Tooth phone (the whole electronics package in the one unit). So all those functions quit working. While the car is still on, I can push the on/off volume control and the unit does turn off but comes back to its previous locked state when turned on after pushing the on/off button.
The only way to reset the navigation system is to turn the car off for over 5 minutes (not sure on exact time). I have turned off the car completely for 30 seconds and the navigation system comes back locked up.
Wondering what should I do ? And wondering if anyone knows a button combination that will allow me to reset the navigation system while I am driving (versus turning the car off on the side of the road for five minutes) ?
I was going to take it to the local dealer I bought it from. But I get the feeling over the phone they have never dealt with any Navigation system on the 2010. Meaning I am scared to take it to them in case something else goes wrong while they "tinker" with it. For other than the above everything in the car runs fine.
#58 of 93 Good price for 2010 Elantra?
Jun 13, 2010 (2:48 pm)
I was at a dealer today, and looking at the 4 door GLS, and list price was $17,810, they gave me a price of $15,461 not including taxes, final price with taxes and everything else was $17,179
Is 15,416 the best you think I can do? Or i can negotiate to get it lower?
I am still going to look at the Kia Forte, to compare I heard good things about that car but not sure.
#59 of 93 Re: STEERING in 2010 GLS vs SE 4 dr sedan [tommiez]
Jul 04, 2010 (9:49 am)
We just picked up my wife's SE yesterday (7-3-10). The SE steering may be a little stiffer, since it has sport tuned steering and suspension. So far my wife hasn't found it to be an issue. She went from a 2003 Elantra GLS to the 2010 Elantra SE.
Keep in mind, they do have electronic power steering, so on the highway, they will tighten up.
#60 of 93 Good Deal?
Jul 04, 2010 (10:37 am)
I got a 2010 Elantra GLS for 13500 OTD price. they tried to be a stickler for my trade-in offering me 500 below blue book fair value. I said I would leave because that was just insulting and started to leave but then they stopped me and said they would give me 200 below blue book fair value if I reconsidered. I estimated that 13500 OTD was probably +500 for me so that would make up for the -200 below blue book fair (although I would put it in between fair and good but who knows i'm not an appraisal expert). I got 3.9% financing though Hyundai for 60 mo. This is in the Northern VA area. Thoughts?
#61 of 93 Re: Good Deal? [jblah]
Jul 04, 2010 (12:24 pm)
So the OTD price includes or does not include the value of your trade? If the trade is included, how much did the dealer give you for it? What was the price of the car before taxes and fees? It's hard for others to compare deals w/o knowing facts like that.
#62 of 93 Re: Good Deal? [backy]
Jul 04, 2010 (4:23 pm)
the OTD price does not include the trade. it was 13500 OTD. it only includes tax, tag, title, freight, and all that stuff. i got 200 below bluebook fair price for the trade. i estimated the trade value to be between fair and good but i might have sentimental value for the car so i guess u can put it as fair. so it was 13500 - trade $ for the total price i paid.