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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#661 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [backy]
Nov 17, 2012 (1:41 pm)
No way! The last time I got a free wash (a few weeks ago when they fixed the heat shield) they did a horrible job! They missed a bunch of places and then didn't fully dry the car. I'd rather spend money on the car wash down the street!
#662 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [sarah2175]
Nov 17, 2012 (6:14 pm)
That sucks. I am lucky both the Hyundai dealer I use for my two Hyundais and the Nissan dealer I use for my Sentra have great washes. The Nissan dealership has a hand wash. The Nissan dealership is paired with a MB dealership so not only do they offer free washes, anytime you want, but also free chair massages and free manicures on specific days of the week. I haven't tried those yet.
#663 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [backy]
Nov 17, 2012 (6:34 pm)
Free chair massages and free manicures? Nice! Maybe I'll drive to your dealership instead!
#664 of 774 Elantra MPG
Nov 18, 2012 (3:43 am)
My wife purchased a '13 Limited in September. It now has 1,500 miles on it. According to the onboard trip computer the most she has achieved is 36 mpg. That's 70 - 75 mph, no air-con driving Hwy 101 from Thousand Oaks to Carpenteria CA.
We both love the car and did not purchase for MPG. Still, you can't help but notice a 10% shortfall.
#665 of 774 Re: Elantra MPG [deanb01]
Nov 18, 2012 (5:00 am)
70 to 75 is not the most common speed limit so imagine how bad it is for those drivers.
The Elantra is a terrible city car be glad you have more highway than city.
#666 of 774 Re: Elantra MPG [deanb01]
Nov 18, 2012 (5:42 am)
36 mpg, or 2 mpg under the EPA highway number (4 under the old number) is actually pretty good at those speeds. FE drops off over 60 mph or so.
#667 of 774 Re: Sorry Hyunthere are numerous things I really like about the ai- You Blew It [ajfinoak]
Nov 18, 2012 (6:50 am)
I've read the numerous messages about the EPA MPGs not being achieved by most drivers, but I think there is one big factor that isn't being acknowledged, and that is a new engine will not achieve its best mileage until its been "broken in"; usually about 10k mileage. Also, other factors have to be taken into consideration: driving habits and the percentage of hwy vs city driving. Unless you're driving a hybrid the city driving will always have a negative impact on the mileage. Also, if you're driving most flat, straight road you're most likely to achieve the highest mileage, whereas if you're dealing with alot of hills, and twists'n turns, you're going to see mileage affected because of the change in RPMs - straight, flat lanes your RPMs are going to be consistent and therefore achieving better MPGs. I've got about 650 miles on my 2013 GLS-PZEV Elantra, and have averaged 32.6 mpg - but I also that I most of my commute driving is hwy and not during regular commute hours, so I'm able to maintain a consistent speed 60-65 - using both the ECO and cruise control. Give the cars a chance to break-in properly, and don't drive agressively, and you should see an improvement in your mileage.
#668 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [sarah2175]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:01 am)
We are only getting back an estimated $40 after driving 10,000. I would hardly call that a reimbursement.
That is about 1 fill up or about 320 miles. If they were off by 2 mpg and are adding an additional 15% for inconvenience then I would think I should be getting back, at a minimum, enough to purchase 1000 miles of fuel.
I guess they are offering this as a cheaper alternative to facing lawsuits.
#669 of 774 Wikipedia "fraud"
Nov 18, 2012 (11:39 am)
Found on Wikipedia, "fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual". In the case of Hyundai, damage to other auto manufactures resulting in Hyundai market share gain. Or, would they have sold 900,000 units without mistating MPG.
10 years ago Hyundai "mistated" horsepower ratings on the 2002 Santa Fe. Their mia culpa then was debit cards and 1-year increased warranty protection.
They are getting good at this, but we keep buying their products anyway.
#670 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [mikewallace1]
Nov 18, 2012 (3:58 pm)
Yeah, that sounds about right. I'm getting back about $65 and I have almost 17,000 miles on my car.
You're right and I 100% agree. I wouldn't call that a reimbursement either. I'm really starting to be very disappointed with Hyundai. My first Hyundai was a 2010 Elantra in which the transmission blew a month & half after I bought it (brand new) and now this.