Last post on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM
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Hyundai Elantra Touring, Interior, Hatchback, Sedan
#15 of 34 Re: You must have missed my reviews [strei007]
Aug 19, 2010 (11:05 pm)
The stiffness in the supension gets much better after a few thousand miles and a few heavy loads.
That's good news. How heavy? Should I carry sand bags in the back to get the suspension to settle down a bit? Does it ever learn to absorb minor imperfections in the road, or does it just soften and still remain bouncy?
#16 of 34 Re: You must have missed my reviews [jlflemmons]
Aug 19, 2010 (11:10 pm)
For whatever reason Hyundai has, the 2.0L engine when coupled with the 5spd has no throttle action between idle and 2K rpm.
I didn't notice that, but I suppose I don't keep it below 2K.
I like the fit and finish inside. Drive by wire is not bad either, as far as that goes.
#17 of 34 Re: You must have missed my reviews [hwyhobo]
Aug 20, 2010 (5:06 am)
Well, it isn't a "true" drive by wire as the accelerator is connected directly to the throttle plate. But the sensors for throttle position, MAP, etc all give input to the ECM controlling the fuel injectors and ignition, so in that sense it is sort of a hybrid set up. The computer just ignores the throttle position sensor until it is past a certain point. Only on the manuals from what I have seen. I would suppose in the automatic it can compensate with the torque converter "slipping" until the torque comes on.
The only time I have an issue with it is in stop and go traffic, or trying to run 30mph in 5th gear. "Pearl" really, REALLY doesn't like that, so I just stay in 4th below 40.
#18 of 34 Re: You must have missed my reviews [jlflemmons]
Aug 25, 2010 (3:16 pm)
"The only time I have an issue with it is in stop and go traffic, or trying to run 30mph in 5th gear. "Pearl" really, REALLY doesn't like that, so I just stay in 4th below 40."
Ive found with the auto tranny on occasion will shudder between 20 - 25 mph.
Talk about a slushbox... lol. BTW no resolution on the pulling. Though my low tech abilities of putting between 1-2 psi more in the right hand side tires helps about 30% or so.
Im officially more disenchanted with Hyundai than the car itself.
#19 of 34 Re: Suspension (was: Lesson learned) [hwyhobo]
Jan 12, 2011 (4:41 pm)
The bounciness was my problem with my 2009 Touring, which led to my decision to trade it last night for the sedan. I just didn't feel comfortable in it. In October I started having kidney stone issues and still suffer from some soreness. Every time I would hit a bump with the Touring I felt as though my internal organs would fall out.
#20 of 34 car sick
Jan 29, 2011 (10:37 pm)
a close relative of mine just traded a 2008 civic for a 2010 hyundai elantra , i must say this is honestly the worst car i have ever been in.
even my race cars ride smoother than this thing , it literally bounces for days after a crack in the street.
the seats are awkwardly positioned which leads to everyone complaining , which just makes things worse.
downshifts feel like the car is about to break
i do like the xm radio , but whats up with having to stretch to reach the volume knob
?( if you werent using the wheel controls )
ALSO , i searched online minutes ago (which led me to this thread / forum ) just to see if anyone has had this same issue. There is no way that im the only person that feels this.
PS : this car is the first car that has ever made me car sick ( with me driving even! )
hyundai , who are you ?
were you designed by monkeys?
it also blows my mind that this same relative bought this car and said " i love how smooth it rides" haha
#21 of 34 Re: car sick [jb2090]
Feb 05, 2011 (2:34 pm)
You must be an old woman or something. I've had this car (GLS w/popular package) for a month. I like the way it rides and handles, stiff and flat. You could wip this thing around corners. It has eight ways to adjust the drivers seat, you can't find one comfortable position?? Lots of interior room and the electric power steering feels true and in control
#22 of 34 Re: car sick [mrh4]
Feb 05, 2011 (10:15 pm)
You drive an automatic, but you call someone else an old woman, and then you talk about "whipping this thing around corners". Funny.
For your information, part of the problem with GLS with a stick is the horrible seats with next to no adjustments. Huyndai does not offer popular package on GLS stick, only on an old woman version.
#23 of 34 Re: What is stranger... [hwyhobo]
Mar 30, 2011 (7:30 am)
Having the same problem here with the suspension. I am considering this might be a problem with some tourings but not all... in which case a trip to the dealer might fix the problem. Anyone try to get this fixed?
#24 of 34 Re: What is stranger... [mike567]
Sep 28, 2011 (7:42 am)
I do not know know if there were any changes or tweaks in the 2012 Elantra Touring SE from earlier models, though I suspect not. In any event, I find the seats comfortable, the ride stable and smooth, and the handling precise and predictable. (For the sake of comparison, our other two cars are a Maserati Convertible and a Chrysler Crossfire Convertible.)
One thing I can confirm is the tightness of the MT especially in 1st gear. I've stalled it a couple of times even though I've been driving MTs in most of my vehicles for 42 years. I live on a canyon side, so uphill stops are a common occurrence, and that's tougher to do with this car than any other I've owned.