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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#83 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [backy]
Jan 26, 2012 (8:15 am)
I see these postings and really wonder - I purchased the 2012 Elantra in June 2011 - six speed box - and now have 12,000+ miles on the thing, on the hwy, a constant 40 to 44 - constant - measured by fill-up or the inbuilt readings - in the City 33-34.
So two options - you have a lemon and should have taken the car back - or you drive with a heavy foot - after 12,000 miles I have a lot more data than most - so I really do wonder about this - what Hyundai did so well here is use a simple basic 1.8 liter petrol engine - no weird and wonderful mods...enough said
#84 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [zunni]
Jan 26, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Stick or automatic?
#85 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [zunni]
Jan 26, 2012 (4:17 pm)
You silly little boy. 499 people out of every 500 complain about their gas mileage. I would guess that they are grown up and many, if not most, have a lot of driving experience. And you imply that our bad mileage is because we do not know how to drive conservately. I doubt that anyone would send notes to this forum if they not were trying to drive as conservately as possible and get good mileage. You got a lucky break - forget the hubris.
#86 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA
Jan 30, 2012 (4:37 am)
Have any of you really looked at the average miles per hour the trip computer will display??
Consider that if you dont see a number 55 MPH or above...its not likely you'll get 40 MPG as you're not really doing highway driving.
I'm convinced that many people think they do more highway driving then the actually do. My average is between 29 and 40 MPH. I'd like to get 40 MPG but dont see how I will achieve that if I am not driving in a manner that will allow that to happen.
To the prius buyer above. You got significantly less car for more money. Took a hit, yes you did and you likely gave away all of your fuel savings in the process. Also, lets not forget that the prius is a hybrid and supplements battery for fuel usage.
Historically only the prius and the civic hybrid have shown savings for the consumer over a five year period. And only if you dont pay a premium for the car.
Now I am not trying to belittle your choice to move to Prius, only put some perspective on the decision as I am not sure you will save anything in the long run.
#87 of 108 Re: POOR GAS MILAGE 2012 ELANTRA [eweiner]
Jan 31, 2012 (6:43 pm)
Your point about average speed is well taken. Most people think their average speed is higher than it really is.
Every week I meet a friend for Sunday lunch. 15.1 miles each way. 1.3 miles from home to expressway (with 2 stop signs & a traffic ight) and then moderately excellerate to 60 MPH & set cruise control. Then exit ramp to connect to another highway (have to disengage the cruise for a curve) which is about 45 to 50 MPH for a mile and a half to the next connecting ramp to another highway. Once on this third highway I hit the "resume" on the cruise. This section of highway is about 6 miles. Then on to a 35 MPH road(with traffic light at the end of the exit and one additional stop sign).
The trip is 3.3 miles local and 11.8 miles highway and take 22 to 25 minutes depending upon length of time at stop sign or traffic light. A lot of people would think they averaged 60 MPH and were using the cruise. They forget about the few miles of local roads with stops & starts, and the cut-off of cruise on the connecting ramps. But the best average speed for this trip is about 41 MPH according to the math.
#89 of 108 Re: Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback pics released! [tenpin288]
Feb 08, 2012 (9:06 am)
Yay! My 2004 Elantra GT hatch has been a great car for us (my son uses it as his college car now), and I had pushed the Elantra way down my shopping list for my next car (summer 2013 purchase) because it was sedan-only, vs. hatches like the Mazda3, Focus, Impreza, and Golf.
But NOW... suddenly the Elantra vaults way up my list because of the GT. Can't wait to see/drive it. Glad to see it will be offered with an MT. I hope Hyundai has one at the Greater Twin Cities Auto Show next month. I think that's very possible because I know HMA has used the same cars in the past for Chicago and Twin Cities... in fact my 2004 GT was one of those cars!
#90 of 108 Re: Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback pics released! [backy]
Feb 08, 2012 (12:55 pm)
I just looked at the 5 minute video included in the full Media Kit (available via link above). A few things I noticed:
* The center stack looked richer than on the current sedan.
* The back seat folds FLAT, with the seat bottoms folding up also--just like on the old Elantra GT hatch!
* The stick shift knob is snazzier than on the sedan.
Also I see that there's a panoramic sunroof. I am hoping that isn't standard. I noticed there's a lot of equipment on this car, including standard front seat heaters and 17" alloys. So I am hoping the base price isn't too stratospheric. If they could keep it under $20k with cloth, MT, no options, that would be pretty good. But it would bump up against some other fine hatches, including the Mazda3i Touring, Impreza Premium, Focus SE, and Golf.
FWIW, my 2004 GT listed at $17.4k with every option available at that time, including moonroof, ABS/traction, 15" alloys (standard), and leather (leather was standard back then). The new GT has much more equipment, however. My price was $13.2k + TTL. Don't think the new one will be anywhere close to that!
#91 of 108 2012 Elantra Door Panel issue
Feb 13, 2012 (3:36 pm)
#92 of 108 2012 Elantra Door Panel issue
Feb 13, 2012 (3:36 pm)
Has anyone noticed how the passenger door panel doesn't line up to the dash board?
Contact your dealer!