Last post on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#734 of 774 Re: 2011 Elantra GLS 6A 25,000 mile Update [pflyer]
Apr 25, 2013 (10:34 am)
I have no problem with you doing what you need to do to maximize mileage. On the freeway, unless it's an emergent situation, I "drive" with the cruise control, too.
Last weekend, I went with a co-worker to trade her 2012 Elantra for a Honda CR-V. I hadn't been in an Elantra since trading my 2013 for an Accord. While at the dealership, I went outside to move the car and was shocked by how cheap and crude the interior materials are, how rough the engine was at idle and how unrefined all the switchgear felt compared to the Accord, and even the 2013 Civic I had for a day before taking delivery of the Accord. While that's all subjective, I can't feeling like the Elantra after a year feels like an 8-10 year old car.
I am glad for Hyundai, however, you and clearly many others are happy with their cars and are having positive ownership experiences. If mine was representative, they would go out of business.
#735 of 774 Pzev/mileage question
May 06, 2013 (7:28 am)
Does the extra warranty on the emissions on a pzev car make up for the loss of hp and I'm sure power/gas mileage? I also read that the gas tank in a pzev car is metal vs plastic...can anyone confirm this? What about rust threw on the metal gas tank after the rust threw warranty expires? Does anyone that has a pzev car notice a differance in gas mileage than the sticker says? Thanks
May 14, 2013 (11:48 am)
I am a victim, like many others, of the MPG crisis with the 2013 Elantra. I have now owned this car for well over a year and have never averaged over 30mpg. I do not trust the mpg that the car tells me either. If I put in 10 gallons of gas and only drove 240 miles, that's only 24 mpg; it is simple math. I drive mostly city driving with occasional trips on the freeway. The best combined MPG I have seen is 24 mpg. On a tank that is strictly city it is more like 20 mpg. I never get over 300 miles on a single tank either, usually the gas light is coming on around 240.
I even have tried driving at a slow acceleration rate wherever I go and went an entire tank not exceeding 2 rpgs stopping and going. Before anyone says it is my "driving habits", trust me I have tried all the tricks of the trade.
To make matters worse, the entire reason I bought this car was because my 2012 Sonata was getting even worse mileage and I drove that car mainly freeway. Needless to say, in order to get out of that car, I had to roll over some negative equity into this car which I didn't mind because I was promised the mpg would be much better. I am now stuck with another Hyundai with about $3,000 of negative equity that does not live up to the advertisements or the promises I was given.
Hyundai lied to me twice; fool me once shame on, you fool me twice shame on me. I will never recommend Hyundai or Kia to anyone. I hope and pray every day that someone hits me and totals my car or someone steals it so I can get out of this P.O.S. I would rather walk to work with no car and a broken leg then continue paying anything for this vehicle. I would love if someone shares my situation and had some advice?
#737 of 774 Re: Terrible MPG [daddys2dab]
May 14, 2013 (12:33 pm)
Sorry to hear your Elantra's mileage is even worse than mine. The only way out of your situation is to eat the negative equity–which is what I did, although I had a healthy downpayment, so that was only about $700 for me–which was worth it to no longer be driving around as a rolling billboard for Hyundai in an Elantra I'd come to detest any longer than I had to AND to get into a car that is subjectively more satisfying AND beats the hell out of the Elantra's real world fuel economy on its way to often exceeding its own EPA fuel economy ratings. I hope you find a way out soon.
BTW, unless you purchased GAP coverage with your Elantra, totaling the car isn't likely to make things much better than trading it in now and carrying forward that "negative equity" because the value of the Elantra that the insurance will pay you is very likely less than what you owe, and the difference is going to remain your responsibility.
#738 of 774 Re: Terrible MPG [daddys2dab]
May 14, 2013 (4:01 pm)
I'm in the same boat, never more than 24 combined, it's just ridiculous. Im halfway through a 3 year lease and can't wait to unload this P.O.S.
#739 of 774 Sorry ....don't believe those who state they are getting 38+mpg
May 14, 2013 (5:52 pm)
I think that's HIGHLY unlikely. Unfortunately there are shills on these boards. I would suggest that those who are feeling 'victimized' by these lies by Hyundai take it to small claims court or join a class action. Hyundai has gone out of its way, or course, to head off these claims, but this one isn't over yet. Stay tuned.
#740 of 774 Re: Sorry ....don't believe those who state they are getting 38+mpg [roadscholar3]
May 14, 2013 (7:49 pm)
38+ on the highway is easy to attain. And plenty of people are getting 30+ combined. Just check the logs at fuelly.com. Or maybe you think they're shills too?
Maybe you need to read up on the test procedures to understand why you're not getting 38+ on the hwy.
#741 of 774 Tire wear & tear issues
May 16, 2013 (4:56 pm)
We have a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Bought it brand new. It has 23,xxx miles. I had the tires rotated at 14k and 22k miles.
Our car is now sounding like a monster truck with big knobby tires and vibrates so much it shakes the seats, not to mention the steering wheel and everything else.
I've not had it to the Hyundai dealership as it's a 1.5 hour drive to one and a 2.75 hour drive to where we bought it. I've gone to our local automotive shop only.
I have now found out that ALL four of the tires are bad.
Has anyone else had any issues with their Elantra factory-issued tires wearing out like this. I do drive it approx. 75 miles round trip weekdays for work. 90% of the time, that means 4 miles of gravel road, unless I go the town route, and then it's only 1 mile of gravel.
Should tires REALLY wear out this fast? No, I have not had an alignment. Just rotated. I'm just disappointed with the performance.
#742 of 774 Re: Tire wear & tear issues [rufener]
May 16, 2013 (5:13 pm)
The tires on my car were wearing very well - meaning they were on track for a long life. I rotated every 5K miles. Given the conditions of your daily commute are rather severe, I think your rotation interval is overlong and you may be suffering the symptoms of uneven wear. What does the tread LOOK like? Abnormally worn on the outside or inside?
#743 of 774 Elantra MPG
May 17, 2013 (4:24 pm)
I to was fooled by Hyundai's false MPG adds. My 2012 Elantra Limited with 12000 miles averages between 24 and 27 MPG, city and highway. I live in a flat state and check mileage by dividing gallons into miles driven, not using the dash MPG gauge