Last post on Sep 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#89 of 107 Re: Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback pics released! [tenpin288]
Feb 08, 2012 (10:06 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 107 Re: Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback pics released! [backy]
Feb 08, 2012 (1:55 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 107 2012 Elantra Door Panel issue
Feb 13, 2012 (4:36 pm)
#92 of 107 2012 Elantra Door Panel issue
Feb 13, 2012 (4:36 pm)
Has anyone noticed how the passenger door panel doesn't line up to the dash board?
Contact your dealer!
#93 of 107 Will it void my warranty?
Mar 30, 2012 (2:55 pm)
We bought a 2012 Elantra GLS my husband hit a racoon and the front radiator support, dust cover and the lower front grill was damaged. My question is if I take it to my neighborhood( the guy is good and not so expensive) shop to fix it instead of the dealer will this void the car warranty in the future?
#94 of 107 Re: 2012 Elantra Door Panel issue [jamie1putt]
Apr 02, 2012 (11:52 am)
Gee, this is a production built vehicle, not hand built, maybe you should buy something that will cost more, still find fault with. To me, it kinda of a nit picking which a lot of people have when they have buyers remorse, all I can say is go buy a Cruze, I see where there starting to burn down to the ground for some reason, you might be happier.I bet your dealer just loves to see you come in. NOT
#96 of 107 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [sivicman]
Jul 02, 2012 (5:36 pm)
I agree with you sivicman. GDI is the way to go. I have a feeling Hyundai yanked the GDI engine for the Elantra because it would outperform another model of it's cars, the Sontata perhaps? When I plunk down multi-thousands for a car I too want the latest technology, not some "stay is high gear" tweeked computer program. As for MPG I have three vehicles. A 93 3.0 V6 12 valve Ford Ranger that gets 30 on the highway (on Regular), a 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 24 valve V6 that gets 30.2 highway (on Regular, and is AWD) as well as a 2003 Miata with a 1.8 (rated at 29 hwy) gets 40 highway (10.1 gallons, 420 miles on mid-grade). Only change is Mobil 1 synthetic oil in each (synthetic fluid in tranny on the Jag too). My MPG is achieved using cruise & doing 70mph. None are new & I can't complain about fuel economy.
#97 of 107 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra Released [tomtom59]
Jul 02, 2012 (6:21 pm)
The adoption of DI has been a little uneven, but it usually accounts for 10 more HP. I fail to see why they didn't put DI on the 1.8L version of that engine, since the 2.0L version has it (in fact, it's sitting in the Kia Soul, it's already federalized).