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#32 of 94 Re: xm radio [backy]
Mar 25, 2012 (12:30 pm)
Ok I was going by the brochure and the site, don't want to go to the dealer here until I'm ready to buy, they always make me feel like i need to spend an hour in the shower afterwards.
I like the Blue Sky Metallic though it's a little light for me, and I don't think beige interior is the right choice for that exterior color (I think a grey or black interior would work MUCH better).
If the Indigo Night is also metallic that would look GREAT with a grey interior like with the sedan. I could see the Red Allure working with beige, black is getting a little boring. But I hope that's also a metallic.
How dark is the grey? I hate silver, but a gunmetal-style grey might be nice. I just can't see myself driving a beige car with a beige interior though.
Now watch them decide that in the GT, all interiors will be black because black is considered "sporty." They could end up with an entirely different set of paint options for the GT also, I guess.
#33 of 94 Re: xm radio [bpizzuti]
Mar 25, 2012 (2:57 pm)
There could very well be unique paint colors for the GT. I wouldn't mind orange metallic, ala what Honda offers on the Fit.
Re beige cars--I've had "champagne" cars before, and the great thing about them is they hide dirt well. But kinda boring. The Desert Bronze is not beige; it seems like in-between grey and brown. And it is pearlescent so it looks great in the sun and takes on different hues depending on the light. The photos on the Web don't do it justice. Still, probably a better color on the sedan vs. the GT. Might not even be offered on the GT.
#35 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT [winwin3]
Mar 28, 2012 (5:25 am)
Thanks for posting that review! Although it's not directly comparable to what we'll get here since we'll be getting a different engine (the 1.8L GDI vs. the 1.4 GDI and the TDI in the UK car), it did answer some questions for me, such as:
* Is the load floor flat, with the flip-up rear seat bottom? Apparently not, as the reviewer said there was an incline. Will have to see how obtrusive it is. I'd prefer a flat load floor, ala Focus.
* How's the stick shift? That got positive remarks from the reviewer. Hopefully we'll get the same setup.
* How's the interior quality of the base model? Seems very good, although no way to tell if the UK base model is what we'll get as the base model.
* How's ride quality and noise? Seems like a smooth-riding, quiet car, at least with the 16" wheels (which is what I'd get).
* How's the Bluetooth? Seems to work very well. That is an issue on some cars.
Interesting that the reviewer thought the 1.4L was peppy, since it has less power than what we'll get here. So the 1.8L should be just fine for people like me who have no need to grossly exceed legal limits with regularity.
The issue with the FE meter peaking at 50 mpg is weird... I've never seen a limit that low. My Sentra maxes out at 60, and I often peg that out when coasting, going down grades etc. I've seen others (including on a Grand Caravan I owned!) that maxed out at 99 mpg. It's not really an issue for average FE, but certainly for instantaneous mpg.
#36 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT [winwin3]
Mar 28, 2012 (6:11 am)
Looks like the improved the steering some, that's a concern of mine. Sounds like the ride with the standard suspension and 16 inch wheels is good and sporty, I'm guessing the 17 inchers and extra sporty suspension might be too stiff (and I'm not sure I want that monster heavy sunroof anyway). Gauge cluster looks nice. I wonder when they'll release 2013 brochures, this is bound to be in there.
#37 of 94 Just thinking out loud...
Apr 04, 2012 (8:29 am)
...but wouldn't an Elantra GT Turbo with the 1.6L Turbo out of the Veloster Turbo be SOO VERY NICE?
#38 of 94 Re: Just thinking out loud... [bpizzuti]
Apr 04, 2012 (10:51 am)
Hyundai needs to save something for 2014.
#39 of 94 Re: Just thinking out loud... [backy]
Apr 04, 2012 (11:32 am)
You know they're going to announce it right AFTER I buy my Elantra GT, right?
#41 of 94 Re: Just thinking out loud... [bpizzuti]
Apr 04, 2012 (3:24 pm)
I'll be sure to tell you how fun it is when I buy one in mid-2013.