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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#668 of 752 Re: Fuel reimbursement [sarah2175]
Nov 18, 2012 (9:01 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 752 Wikipedia "fraud"
Nov 18, 2012 (12:39 pm)
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 752 Re: Fuel reimbursement [mikewallace1]
Nov 18, 2012 (4:58 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.
#671 of 752 Motor Trend's test results
Nov 19, 2012 (1:00 am)
According to Motor Trend, if you keep your avg speed below 65 mph, 40 mpg is attainable.
#672 of 752 Re: Motor Trend's test results [gman4911]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:58 am)
You need a very long stretch of road. Flat conditions. Good weather.
Most who experience higher mpg do so at higher sustained speeds.
Also be sure to reset your mpg before you test. The cars mpg is not point in time but a measurement since the last reset.
While i am sure the elantra can hit 36 to 40 (point in time), It cannot do so enough to counterbalance the terrible local mpg. Thus you do see a high mpg on the computer.
I drive 82 miles a day highway and my computer reads 28 to 29. Where's my 40?
#673 of 752 Re: Just terrible [knocker81]
Nov 19, 2012 (7:35 am)
I thought I was the only one, just purchased a Hyundai Elantra after carefully considering the Honda Civic and Toyota Carolla, both of which we own. This had the best gas mileage ratings which ultimately was our determining factor. So I've been getting 28-29 MPG average open road and around town in the Eco Boost mode. I have been checking it manually because my AVG. on my display even goes down to 24 mpg. I was told there was a "break-in period" so I was waiting to take it back to the dealer for my first oil change to look into this then we got the letter this weekend. I am so disappointed! They are way off on their calculations. I just filled out the mileage estimator re-imbursement calculator that they sent the link for and wow it says a whole $9.98. That makes me feel much better since I just spent $22,500.00 on this car!!!!!!!!!!Is there anything else we can do? HELP!!!
#674 of 752 Re: Just terrible [lmar1]
Nov 19, 2012 (8:12 am)
Definitely, start or join a class action. There is one in the CA courts now and another just started after Hyundai's admission in I believe Ohio.
They are going to have to step up with more than $9.98 in a lot of cases. I'd be interested in warranty extension. They did so in addition to debit cards 10 years ago when they "misstated" horsepower claims for the 2002 Santa Fe.
Good luck and happy motoring.
#675 of 752 Re: Motor Trend's test results [eweiner]
Nov 19, 2012 (9:40 am)
I've tried it and best I can do is 34 MPG going 65 and all highway. Seems like many others have tried and are not getting close to EPA claims. Can I trade my Elantra in for the one Motor Trend used?
#676 of 752 Re: Sorry Hyunthere are numerous things I really like about the ai- You Blew It [ajfinoak]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:20 am)
I am in the same boat. I got my 2013 Elantra GT in September and the mileage has been lackluster at best. With about 60-70% city driving, I would expect to be getting more than 25-26 average per tank. And as with many others, one main reason for getting this care was the mileage. And like many others, my previous car (1998 Honda Civic) got better mileage with more aggressive driving and lower overall mileage ratings (at the time I bought the car). Also, I am tired of driving like an old man/lady trying to eke out a few more miles per gallon. I'm going crazy.
Something we can do is get data out there on the performance of these cars. On www.fueleconomy.gov, you can record your mileage and fuel consumption online and let everyone see it. If enough Hyundai owners do this, maybe it will become clear how far off this car company is in their mileage claims.
I don't want to take a big financial hit trading this car in, but I also don't want to burst a vein with every tank fill. Massachusetts has a lemon law for car purcahses - I wonder if this qualifies?
#677 of 752 Re: Motor Trend's test results [eweiner]
Nov 19, 2012 (11:58 am)
What's your avg MPH? As you can see in the chart, you need to maintain a speed between 35 and 65 MPH to get 40 MPGs. Also, your driving route needs to be flat. Neither the EPA nor the Motor Trend test is on hilly terrain.
Do you reset the MPH calculation (in addition to the MPG calculation) everytime you do the test? If not, you need to.