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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback
#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?
#11 of 94 Re: xm radio [chickrae]
Mar 22, 2012 (8:27 am)
There's a cargo cover so your stuff in back is always hidden (unless you choose to remove the cargo cover)--but there's more cargo capacity in back than with the sedan or coupe.
#12 of 94 Re: xm radio [bpizzuti]
Mar 22, 2012 (11:52 am)
ok great xm radio. I guess I missed reading that.
So is there a sedan in the Elantra GT? Or is it a hatchback only.
I guess I need to wait till it comes out and test drive it, or just get the 2012 Elantra GLS like my gut feeling is telling me.
#13 of 94 Re: xm radio [chickrae]
Mar 22, 2012 (12:10 pm)
It's hatchback-only. That's the whole point of it. The Elantra is the regular sedan. The Elantra Coupe is the 2-door with a trunk. The Elantra GT is a 5 door thing-that-isn't-a-hatch-because-Americans-don't-buy-hatches.
If you're one of these people opposed to non-trunks, I suggest checking out the Elantra sedan and Coupe. The Coupe should have slightly sportier suspension than the sedan. The sedan is probably more geared towards comfort.