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Hyundai Elantra, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#502 of 582 Re: the Touring [lightfootfl]
May 19, 2011 (4:41 am)
Hyundai is releasing a "Sonata wagon" called the I40 in Europe. At this time I don't think there are plans to bring the I40 here. I would encourage everyone looking for an "upgraded" Touring to contact Hyundai & tell them to bring the I40 to the US.
There are plenty of pictures out on the web of the I40. I have owned two Elantra hatchbacks (a 2001 with auto and 2007 with manual ) and I currently own a 2007 Sonata. I love hatch backs but I traded the 2007 Elantra hatch for the 2007 Sonata because I needed a bigger car.
After driving the Sonata I felt the "perfect" car for me would be a slightly smaller Sonata hatchback that had a firmer ride. Based on what I have read about the I40:
-It will have a ton of room.
-It should get at least 30+ on the highway depending on what engine they put in it. In Europe Hyundai will offer several engine options including a diesel.
-It should have a "bigger car" ride than my old Elantra hatch.
If you like wagons or hatches check out the I40 on the web & let Hyundai know you they should sell it in the US.
#504 of 582 Re: New IIHS Top Safety Picks [tenpin288]
May 28, 2011 (9:05 am)
I saw it reported in the paper yesterday. Really great news for small-car fans--several others made the Top Safety Pick list too. The Elantra has come a long way since it regularly got "Poor" ratings on some of the IIHS tests i.e. side impact. I am glad to see Hyundai stepping up its game in crash protection on even its small cars.
#505 of 582 Re: Door Locks [idoc2]
May 28, 2011 (9:26 am)
I don't want my car locking and unlocking on its own. It's just one more thing to malfunction in the future (and it will), and I can certainly press a button to lock and unlock myself. I think the cars are getting carried away with gizmos and gadgets. I want a car that is solid, reasonable cost, rides smoothly, low cabin noise, reliable, good appearance, nice upholstery and interior, and gets decent gas mileage. With all the new gizmos, I get a picture in my mind of me driving down the road with doors locking and unlocking, windshield wipers wiping on their own (or stopping on their own), a/c turning on and off on its own, and a host of other things altering on the car as I drive along, with me not being able to do much about it all. All of that seems irritating to me. I'd rather be in control of all those things.
#506 of 582 bpollan
May 28, 2011 (2:40 pm)
MAN FEEL BETTER NOW SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF RANTING AND RAVING THERE, WHY NOT JUST ENJOY YOUR NEW CAR OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BY THE WAY YOUR DEALER CAN FIX THAT DOOR LOCK PROBLEM FOR YOU.
#507 of 582 Re: bpollan [hhr06]
May 28, 2011 (10:34 pm)
BY THE WAY YOUR DEALER CAN FIX THAT DOOR LOCK PROBLEM FOR YOU.
heh...sure can. I think the point was you'll need to fix it...
#508 of 582 Re: bpollan [hhr06]
May 29, 2011 (5:08 am)
I didn't take it as a lot of ranting and raving. He was just expressing his opinion on what he looks for in a car that their getting carried away with gadgets. I can totally relate to what he is saying. I had the same problem with my 2007 Civic when I brought it home it had the automatic locks and I felt trapped. The nice thing Honda tells you in the owners manual how to disable it without taking it back to the dealer.
May 29, 2011 (3:27 pm)
HOW DO U FEEL TRAPPED? JUST UNLOCK THEM YOURSELF B 4 U START
#510 of 582 Re: locks [hhr06]
May 30, 2011 (10:38 am)
Why don't you just hit the "caps lock" key off before you post then? It's really easy. Looks like you're shouting at everyone.
#511 of 582 Re: spare and stick [backy]
May 31, 2011 (1:01 pm)
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