Last post on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#4 of 6 Re: Remainder of Post [eweiner]
Feb 09, 2012 (10:11 am)
- Instead of an iPod cable which is clunky to use, why not build a pop out iPod /iPhone dock into the dash
Because again, Apple goes proprietary instead of standard. USB, particularly microUSB, is a standard and is used by practically everyone else besides Apple. The better question is why doesn't Apple adhere to standards. Even Apple's USB support is problematic - the port on Apple's end is proprietary and Apple's use of USB commands etc. requires custom support from the automakers.
Also, iPhones are not the dominant phone on the market. So putting in an iPhone dock would do nothing for the Android and other phone users out there. Adding a dock would not eliminate the need for the USB port so it is a literal added cost & complexity item for the manufacturers.
- Most Bluetooth devices today can connect to each other in five seconds or less once paired. The Elantra Navigation system can take up to 30 seconds and this it too slow
I've heard that the Sonata downloads your address book every time it pairs with the phone. I would guess the Elantra does the same. It's a good/bad thing; good in that you're always up to date but bad in that it can take 30-90 seconds to pair every time you start your car and your address book probably doesn't change all that often. I prefer a manual pairing myself.
- If the heating system is OFF then the ventilation LEDs should also be off. The ventilation preference LED remains on all the time
Just because the fan is off it doesn't mean the vents aren't flowing air. If you're not using recirc then fresh air will flow in while the vehicle is in motion.
- Hyundai recommends expensive tire sealant canisters ($65) that make no sense when a product like Slime is $10 a can and can do multiple tires
Any TPMS-compatible sealant will work.
This is an area of controversy right now. Suffice to say some are getting EPA ratings and some aren't. There are many factors that influence your economy, including the weather, the way you drive, if you get "100% gas" or "10% ethanol", if you get winter-blend gas, tire pressure, and so on.
New features to consider
Opinions will vary on some of these. Some folks won't want power seats as they feel it adds weight & complexity. Ditto the panoramic roof. Solar ventilation is of limited use if you, say, park in a garage. I don't mind Hyundai offering these things as options (but not mandatory) as long as they don't get bogged down and wind up letting feature-itis take over from the car's true purpose - that of being a great car at a good price.
#5 of 6 Navigation system 2012 Elantra Limited
Mar 19, 2012 (8:26 am)
Bought this with full package (navigation, moon roof, leather seats, etc.).
I guess my simple question is, does anyone else who has this system think it is stupid?
Strictly, from a purely routing point of view, this system consistently chooses routes that are longer in both distance and time no matter what parameters are set. I have a Garmin that needs to have an update that does a better job.
I live in the Phoenix Arizona area. On a trip to Las Vegas the system insisted that the best (fastest) route was through Flagstaff. This route is 408 miles compared to 315 miles on route 93 through Wickenburg. The estimated drive time on the recommended route is 6H:36M compared to 5H:35M on 93.
Similarly, on a trip to Tucson the system suggested two routes (the first 123 miles, the second 117 miles) with estimated drive times of 2:12 and 2:15 respectively. The known route (not suggested or even acknowledged by the system) from the start point is 101 miles with an estimated drive time of 1:58 (and I know it can be done in this time without breaking any speed limits).
It's bad enough that the fuel economy is not what I thought it would be (see my other posts) but the NavSys adds insult to injury by suggesting longer and more time consuming routes.
#6 of 6 Re: Navigation system 2012 Elantra Limited [ronnomad]
Mar 19, 2012 (10:47 am)
Since I have been deciding whether to get the GLS or the Limited, do you think that it's not necessary to have the Navagation in the limited? I realize it's not an option in the Gls. I have a garmon that works fine and would rather save the money if the nav system isn't what it should be in the limited.