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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback
#1 of 94 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
Mar 21, 2012 (9:03 am)
This car is coming soon, and supposedly Hyundai has made sporty steering and suspension this time. I had just about decided on a Mazda3 SkyActiv hatch, but first I think I'll head to the NY Auto Show in a couple of weeks to check the GT out up close. Release is sometime this summer (no date yet). Any thoughts about this vehicle?
#2 of 94 interested in it
Mar 21, 2012 (11:44 am)
I don't know much about it but it makes me want to wait before getting a 2012 Elantra in about 3 weeks. I also am interested in the mazda3 skyactiv and a couple other cars. I guess I am really undecided. I don't really like hatchbacks so it may not be for me.
#3 of 94 Re: interested in it [chickrae]
Mar 21, 2012 (12:31 pm)
I won't buy anything that isn't a hatchback myself. I bought a 2004 Mazda3 hatch, and have since sworn off trunks as too annoying. My current ride is an annoyingly anonymous Elantra Touring, and it doesn't really live up to "sporty" handling. The suspension is on the stiff side, but it doesn't quite handle well enough to make up for it. And the steering, while weighted OK, is completely disconnected from the road. Now, i hear the new Elantra is supposed to be an improvement, but I haven't driven one yet. Mostly because I refuse to buy something with a trunk on it.
#4 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT [bpizzuti]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I hope Hyundai has the GT for you to see at the New York Auto Show. They didn't have one at the Greater Twin Cities Auto Show, which surprised me since it already debuted in Chicago weeks earlier.
I've owned a 2004 GT hatch for 8 years and it's been a great car. My son drives it to/from college now. I have the 2013 GT on my shopping list for my next car, which will probably be a hatch (unless I'm smitten by the new Dart).
I am hoping there's a low-end GT available without all the doo-dads, just a nice dollop of useful equipment such as 16" alloys, Bluetooth, cruise, maybe audio controls on the wheel. Leather covered wheel and shifter would be nice also, since it's a GT and the old GTs had that standard. Also I hope that the sport-tuned suspension isn't too hard.
#5 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT [backy]
Mar 21, 2012 (2:03 pm)
I want everything. Except that panoramic greenhouse thing, i could do without that. But if the thing is bowing this summer, the thought that they'd skip NY...wow, that would be truly evil. Maybe I can find out ahead of time though...
Mar 22, 2012 (12:23 am)
I don't see xm radio listed. I am assuming it doesnt have it.
The hatchback is a deal breaker for me. I like my things hidden in the trunk.
It's a nice looking car however.
#8 of 94 Re: xm radio [chickrae]
Mar 22, 2012 (5:07 am)
Autonet 172-Watt AM/FM/XM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers (two front-door-mounted speakers, two tweeters and two rear speakers) STD
180-Watt (45 X 4 channels) 7” Navigation system with High Resolution Touchscreen with rearview camera, AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 Audio System1 OPT
It's on both stereo options. Nice to see a manufacturer make it available globally rather than forcing you into an upgraded stereo. Or worse, forcing you to buy navigation like Subaru...and they force you to buy a sunroof just to get the navigation system, so to get XM you have to buy a sunroof so you can buy the navigation system so you can get XM.
#10 of 94 Re: xm radio [tenpin288]
Mar 22, 2012 (6:36 am)
Plus there's always the sedan, right?