Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM
You are in the Hyundai Elantra
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#676 of 774 Re: Sorry Hyunthere are numerous things I really like about the ai- You Blew It [ajfinoak]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:20 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 774 Re: Motor Trend's test results [eweiner]
Nov 19, 2012 (10:58 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.
#678 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [sarah2175]
Nov 19, 2012 (5:46 pm)
I would like to join a class action law suit.
They way I see it we are averaging 25 mpg in mainly stop and go driving. That is 4 mpg or 14% difference so give me my 14% back.
10000 * .14 = 1400 miles / 25mpg = 56 gallons * 3.65/gallon = $200 per 10k miles driven.
I would accept $200 per 10k miles as fair and would way my right to sue.
$40 per 10k is laughable.
#679 of 774 Re: Fuel reimbursement [sarah2175]
Nov 20, 2012 (5:51 am)
Well, all dealers low-ball used car trade in offers when you purchase new. Maybe your $65.00 "reimbursement" is the Hyundai "misstated" low-ball.
#680 of 774 Re: Sorry Hyunthere are numerous things I really like about the ai- You Blew It [matthewg4]
Nov 20, 2012 (9:04 am)
Ater 10,700 miles no improvement...still averaging 24 combined. I'm up here in NYC area should have parked it by the beach so Hurricane could have taken it away.
#681 of 774 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [backy]
Nov 21, 2012 (6:46 am)
I agree about lost future sales and not the penny-anny MPG debit cards. They should also extend warranty protection as a good faith gesture.
Krafcik and his counterpart in S. Korea should fall on the knife, but won't.
#682 of 774 Re: Hyundai & Kia admit false fuel economy [deanb01]
Nov 21, 2012 (4:48 pm)
I am really surprised Krafcik is still there. Any other self-respecting leader would have resigned by now.
#683 of 774 my mileage
Nov 22, 2012 (4:38 am)
last week my wife and i took a ride. we drove from tucson az. to sierra vista az. don't remember the miles and didn't fill and check gas used. if anyone is aware of the topography in southern az. you know that you are always going uphill or down. we drove on i-10 to 90 south to sierra vista, fry blvd. to bypass 90, 90 back to i10, i10 t0 kolb rd. at which point the computer said 44.2 m.p.g. the vehicle is a 2012 elantra limited. my average speed was 50 m.p.h. the car has 18000 miles on it. if you on't get a reasonable mileage something is wrong, either with the car or your driving.
#684 of 774 Re: my mileage [rld72]
Nov 22, 2012 (7:07 am)
That's just it, something IS wrong.
#685 of 774 Re: my mileage [deanb01]
Nov 22, 2012 (7:14 am)
so many poster's say the dealer says nothing is wrong, no codes, maybe the techs need more education?