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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#68 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [kate007124]
Nov 19, 2011 (3:53 pm)
Didn't see this before I posted.
I too would expect at least 30mpg if my driving was at least 30% highway. My driving is about 50/50 city/highway. I would expect about 33-34mpg.
40mpg on highway would only be achieved under ideal conditions where you don't have to stop and go before getting to highway, only use cruise control, highway is plate flat, no head or cross wind, and you don't calculate getting off of highway.
Oh, and no passing of any car where you'd have to give any throttle beyond what cruise is using.
It's a marketing number IMO, that's achieved by using the EPA rules to the manufactures advantage.
Nov 19, 2011 (6:55 pm)
OK I have posted a few times - couldn't find the car, got the car, love the car.
Then somewhere along the line a rat got in my car. It was only in there maybe 48 hours before all the "strange" things I was noticing concluded to the rat. Needless to say, I can't get the fear of a rat in the car every day I walk up to it. Has anyone heard of this before? Now I don't know if I want to keep it. Others tell me if I get another rat in the car I need to play the lottery...Thoughts?
#70 of 108 Poor MPG With Elantra
Nov 20, 2011 (9:34 am)
I bought the Elantra mainly for the supposed 40 MPG. I calculated my interstate mpg traveling at 65 to 70 mph and was disappointed with 34. My mpg instrument stated I was getting a minimum of 38 and up to 56 mpg. What a joke. You can try to justify this with some pitiful excuse, but I bought this car because I trusted this company. I have a Volkswagen diesel with 354,000 miles and it gets an average of 46.8 mpg. Exactly as it was advertised. People who say they are getting 40 are probably trusting the mpg instrument and it is not accurate.
Nov 20, 2011 (7:11 pm)
These figures on the car windows are just "estimates" really so keep that in mind. A few miles either way isn't that earth shaking now really. Enjoy the car as it's just an appliance really, a machine to get one from point A to point B. To get mad or angry is a bit over the top I'd think, get agitated about things that really matter in life, not because your mileage isn't what one had hoped. Guess I just don't get it...I fill the car when it needs it, go about my life, refill it when needed...end of story. Why must folks over think so many things...keep it simple folks!
#72 of 108 Car Mag Best Car Lists Out, Elantra an MT Finalist
Dec 03, 2011 (11:06 am)
'12 Elantra makes MT's COTY finalist list (getting a good 30.5 mpg actual result for them during their finalist testing, which is better than two other finalists (Sonic 1.4L turbo and Veloster 1.6L, both with manual transmissions). MT's has a 6-spd manual transmission. Both Focus and Civic are contenders but didn't make MT's finalist list. MT complains about chassis and steering. But they love its styling, interior quality, roominess, trunk space, and engine. Elantra fails to make Automobile's and C&D's lists, though Focus does make both.
#73 of 108 Re: Car Mag Best Car Lists Out, Elantra an MT Finalist [g2iowa]
Dec 03, 2011 (2:37 pm)
Funny, as I think the Elantra is a better car than the Focus, just wonder whose sales have been higher for the '12 model year so far. I'm betting the Elantra has the higher figure. Have yet to drive the Elantra but was underwhelmed with the Focus SE I tested and didn't like the interior at all, not as open or spacious as the Elantra's. Just from the interior, I'd go with the Elantra hands down. But we've never been Ford people...and probably never will be...the one Ford product my dad had was a disaster...had to be towed back to dealer on the 1st day! The couple of Lincoln's my mom had were just o k, her previous Caddy's were so much better!
#74 of 108 Re: Car Mag Best Car Lists Out, Elantra an MT Finalist [sandman_6472]
Dec 04, 2011 (6:00 am)
Don't know the difference in sales figures for 2012 Elantra vs Focus, but since Ford has a much larger dealership network and advertising budget, I'm assuming they've sold more Focuses overall but Hyundai has sold more Elantras per dealer than Ford has Focuses per dealer. Sales of Elantra have been outstanding so far.
#75 of 108 Re: Car Mag Best Car Lists Out, Elantra an MT Finalist [g2iowa]
Dec 04, 2011 (12:05 pm)
For CY2011, through Nov 30, Focus has sold 161,436 and Elantra 173,336.
#76 of 108 Re: Sales Figures for MY 2012 [backy]
Dec 05, 2011 (5:51 am)
Do you have the model year figures for 2012 so far? Calendar year and model year figures are two different numbers. Thinking the new Focus is a MY 2012. The '11 Elantra was brand new. So the best comparison for sales figures is MY 2012 only. CY 2011 figures would include MY 2011 and MY 2012 numbers. I'm betting the MY 2011 figures were good for the brand new updated Elantra but not too good for the then aging Focus, at the end of its too long product cycle.
#77 of 108 Re: Sales Figures for MY 2012 [g2iowa]
Dec 05, 2011 (9:25 am)
I don't. You might try doing a little research on the 'net or maybe call Ford Customer Service and see if you can get those numbers for the 2012 Focus.
Also given the low price of the 2011 Focus vs. 2012, the 2011 actually might have had decent sales numbers in the first few months of 2011. For example, there were 172,421 Foci sold in 2010. That's almost the same sales pace as for 2011 (compare to the number I posted for the first 11 months of 2011). So the older Focus wasn't too shabby in the sales department.