Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Links back to The Car Lounge (opens in same window)
    Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
    Results 36 to 70 of 99

    Thread: Doubled down on Hyundai, wifey got an Elantra

    1. Member dopaz's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 17th, 2002
      Location
      Mechanicsburg, PA
      Posts
      964
      Vehicles
      [Current:] 99 Civic [Past:] 84 Rabbit, 85 Quantum, 87 Jetta, 97 Jetta, 96 Passat
      10-07-2012 01:11 AM #36
      I would like to know the real world mileage you get out of it, and how you like it after six months. I think Hyundai has finally reached the level of quality that Honda was at in the 1990's, and I mean that as a compliment. The best Hondas were built in the 1990s, and perhaps the best Hyundais are being built right now. Couldn't see buying a new Civic or Corolla over the Elantra.

    2. 10-07-2012 02:00 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post
      I am a moron.
      Well, isn't it obvious?

    3. 10-07-2012 02:24 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      It's crazy to me the kind of prices Hyundai is commanding these days. Our '07 Sonata with the premium package (auto headlights, power seat, leather steering wheel/shifter, trip computer, blah blah) cost $16,100 in July 2007.
      The new models are head and shoulders above the old. Come into the now.

    4. Member SAV912's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 28th, 2005
      Location
      Savannah, GA
      Posts
      1,974
      Vehicles
      '99 Ford SVT Contour/'06 Scion tC 5MT
      10-07-2012 02:46 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      http://www.hyundaiforum.com/< Just thought i'd help you here!
      Apparently, you still don't ****ing realize that this isn't a Volkswagen forum. This is The CAR Lounge, many sites link to it, and there's a sizable group of people here growing by the second that supports you taking your twin German beige Jettas and getting the **** out.

      OP, slick buy. I like the Elantra Limited best in sedan form actually but don't care for the fact that the 6MT is banished to the lower end models. At least the Elantra Coupe can be the loaded up SE model with the manual. Pops just picked up a loaded off-lease '12 Sonata Limited 2.0T and I find that the power of that thing in midrange is just ridiculous.
      GeorgiaBulldawgs!
      Quote Originally Posted by Biz
      If someone from a car dealership texted me to tell me they'd be dropping off an Odyssey at my house at midnight, I'd be texting them a picture of my dick and telling them to deliver it at a normal hour.

    5. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      21,021
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      10-07-2012 05:17 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
      Really nice car. I've always had a sweat spot for these cars. Also starting to like all Hyundai's in general.

      Without getting too much off topic, how's the Sonata holding up after 2 years?
      Sonata is still doing wonderfully. Unlike my old Mazda 3s, the paint still looks factory fresh after 26k miles. Fuel economy has been getting better with age. No squeaks/rattles, interior is still pristine, and I still love the car.

      My only major problem with the car is that I didn't get the backup camera, and backing it into parking spaces is a pain because I can't see s*^t. I always have to end up hanging my head out the window to judge/see where the car is going/situated.
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    6. Member Dandbest's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 11th, 2003
      Location
      NY
      Posts
      2,084
      10-07-2012 06:51 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      HYUNDAI
      Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable And Inexpensive


      EPIC FAIL >
      Hey, I like this. I have one for you too-- Virtually Worthless
      Eh? Not bad huh?

      To the OP. I had one of these as a rental in Vegas, and I was impressed by it. Could never reach the mileage ratings, but it was otherwise put together nicely. I'm sure it will serve you well, and hey, happy wife happy life!

    7. Member 2.0_Mazda's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 3rd, 2010
      Location
      Montreal, Quebec
      Posts
      2,222
      Vehicles
      2008 Mazda 3 GT - True Red
      10-07-2012 07:54 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Sonata is still doing wonderfully. Unlike my old Mazda 3s, the paint still looks factory fresh after 26k miles. Fuel economy has been getting better with age. No squeaks/rattles, interior is still pristine, and I still love the car.
      That's good to hear. These new Hyundai's come with so much tech and features for such a small price, and I've been somewhat skeptical about their reliability and durability. Nice to see they've put a lot of effort on the small details.



      Congrats on your purchase

    8. Senior Member .:1of1500:.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 18th, 2003
      Location
      Allentown, PA
      Posts
      21,126
      Vehicles
      4.2, 2.7TT, 3.2
      10-07-2012 09:18 AM #43
      Hyundais (at least in the looks department), have come a long way in my opinion. They are actually fairly good looking vehicles.

      As to drivetrain and ride quality, I cannot speak to that as I've never drive a-one.
      2007 Audi RS4 l FS: 2002 Audi S4 MT6 l 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6

    9. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      21,021
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      10-07-2012 10:00 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
      That's good to hear. These new Hyundai's come with so much tech and features for such a small price, and I've been somewhat skeptical about their reliability and durability. Nice to see they've put a lot of effort on the small details.



      Congrats on your purchase
      I was skeptical too of the reliability too at first before buying my Sonata. But the 5-year bumper to bumper, 5 year roadside assistance, and 10 year powertrain sold me.
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    10. Member Volksboy's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 8th, 2000
      Location
      Canada
      Posts
      1,152
      Vehicles
      1986 Subaru GL, 1993 VW Passat GLS VR6, 2001 VW Golf GL, 2009 VW Jetta 2.0T
      10-07-2012 10:18 AM #45

    11. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,510
      Vehicles
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      10-07-2012 10:21 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      Really a Hyundai? Wow next time don't go car shopping on crack!

      EPIC FAIL

      Most teens try to act like they are older and more mature when in the company of adults.

      Pssst. You are failing miserably.
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    12. Member 2.0T_Convert's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 23rd, 2009
      Location
      We-Haw-Ken
      Posts
      12,631
      10-07-2012 10:41 AM #47
      Congrats on purchase Elantra is still a looker in this class

      Even more so with your wife driving it.... boo yah...

    13. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      21,021
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      10-07-2012 10:41 AM #48
      Daytime shots:



      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    14. 10-07-2012 10:42 AM #49
      Congrats Mazda 3s. Hope the Elantra serves well as the Sonata has.


    15. Junior Member Smarty_Kirkland's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 22nd, 2011
      Location
      Philly Suburbs, PA
      Posts
      62
      Vehicles
      13 Ford Focus; 98 Jeep Wrangler Sport
      10-07-2012 11:23 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      That red Jetta...oh god why?

    16. Senior Member .:1of1500:.'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 18th, 2003
      Location
      Allentown, PA
      Posts
      21,126
      Vehicles
      4.2, 2.7TT, 3.2
      10-07-2012 04:53 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Smarty_Kirkland View Post
      That red Jetta...oh god why?
      Because donks, yo!
      2007 Audi RS4 l FS: 2002 Audi S4 MT6 l 2006 Volkswagen Touareg V6

    17. Member SteveMKIIDub's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 6th, 2003
      Posts
      12,987
      Vehicles
      2013 Toyota Corolla, 2010 Toyota Corolla.
      10-07-2012 05:16 PM #52
      Looks really good. Hyundai really has read Toyota's playbook and exceeded it. More and more I'm surprised by the level of quality and design in their cars.

      "I don’t want the company to be driven by numbers. I want it to be driven by making better cars and contributing to society. That will turn into profit, which we can use to develop better cars. That should be the cycle, and that will, as a result, build a company with a strong foundation."
      -Akio Toyoda

    18. Swallow Doretti
      Guest
      10-07-2012 05:32 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by what View Post
      to Korean currency manipulation and protectionism!
      Which is relevant to a car built in Alabama...how? Also, you do know we resolved that with a treaty a year and a half ago, right?

      Hyundai's ability to sell a car like the Elantra for less than competitors has nothing to do with currency manipulation, and everything to do with the fact that they mine their own iron ore to press their own steel, which means they don't pay mark-up and don't have to worry about fluctuations in the steel market.

    19. Member Mike!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 17th, 2002
      Location
      Ontario & Ohio
      Posts
      12,505
      Vehicles
      2010 Mazda6 GT-I4
      10-07-2012 05:46 PM #54
      A lot of hate in this thread for no reason. Yes your wife got a neutral econobox, but it's no worse than a beige Corolla or brown Jetta 2.5. I'm sure it will serve her well.

    20. 10-07-2012 07:07 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Daytime shots:

      I don't always like beige interiors, but when I do, they have a two tone dashboard.

    21. 10-07-2012 09:39 PM #56
      These Elantras remind me of a 2006-2010 civic taken to the next level.

      They just look so sporty and elegant at the same time

    22. Member caj1's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 16th, 1999
      Location
      Washington, DC
      Posts
      7,335
      Vehicles
      2013 BMW 335is
      10-07-2012 09:50 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post

      Hyundai's ability to sell a car like the Elantra for less than competitors has nothing to do with currency manipulation, and everything to do with the fact that they mine their own iron ore to press their own steel, which means they don't pay mark-up and don't have to worry about fluctuations in the steel market.

      That and a $23 design budget.

    23. Geriatric Member Turbio!'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2005
      Location
      San Antonio, TX
      Posts
      40,335
      Vehicles
      '13 Subaru Outback
      10-07-2012 10:02 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      HYUNDAI
      Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable And Inexpensive


      EPIC FAIL >
      Oh, bless your heart, are you 12?
      IPRO Meat-Director and High Minister of Terror-Grilling

      Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Man View Post
      The Terror Grill: Part restaurant, part amusement attraction, part gladiator arena, all profit.
      ARE YOU NOT SATIATED?!?!?!

    24. Member child_in_time's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 9th, 2006
      Posts
      230
      Vehicles
      2011 328i
      10-07-2012 10:20 PM #59
      Should have kept Honda and put $500 into the savings each month!

    25. Member MangoBurnout's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 24th, 2011
      Location
      ON, CA
      Posts
      235
      Vehicles
      AE86, E30/36
      10-07-2012 10:38 PM #60
      did the wifey atleast double down some **** for that

      gobble gobble.

      i'm sorry. its canadian thanksgiving and im just feeling festive.

    26. Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 16th, 2005
      Location
      Tennessee
      Posts
      63,510
      Vehicles
      88 F150, 04 RX8
      10-07-2012 10:43 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by MangoBurnout View Post
      did the wifey atleast double down some **** for that

      gobble gobble.

      i'm sorry. its canadian thanksgiving and im just feeling festive.
      Canadian Thanksgiving?
      Is that a celebration of when the natives brought you denim and beer?
      |˙˙ʇǝuɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ uo ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn ɯopuɐɹ pɐǝɹ noʎ :ǝɯıʇ ǝǝɹɟ ɥɔnɯ ooʇ ʎɐʍ ǝʌɐɥ noʎ ןןǝʇ oʇ ʍoɥ˙˙˙|http://hotlinktest.com/

    27. 10-07-2012 10:48 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by child_in_time View Post
      Should have kept Honda and put $500 into the savings each month!
      Ok, trade in your car enthusiast card and get out of here. The financial lounge could use you.

    28. Member MangoBurnout's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 24th, 2011
      Location
      ON, CA
      Posts
      235
      Vehicles
      AE86, E30/36
      10-07-2012 10:54 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Canadian Thanksgiving?
      Is that a celebration of when the natives brought you denim and beer?
      and the weed, yes.

    29. Member
      Join Date
      Apr 29th, 2007
      Location
      Chicago
      Posts
      1,543
      Vehicles
      2013 Volvo C30 6mt
      10-07-2012 11:07 PM #64
      OP, how about some daytime pictures of your wife?

      Anyhow, nice car. I took Hyundai (and Kia) off my list due to not having a spare tire option.

    30. Junior Member ijen0311's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 20th, 2012
      Location
      Jacksonville, FL
      Posts
      55
      Vehicles
      2013 Jetta Sportwagen TDI
      10-07-2012 11:30 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by .:1of1500:. View Post
      Hyundais (at least in the looks department), have come a long way in my opinion. They are actually fairly good looking vehicles.

      As to drivetrain and ride quality, I cannot speak to that as I've never drive a-one.
      I always thought this too, but was disappointed when I drove my ex's 2012 Sonata. It felt like a tin can on wheels and was super floaty.

      But I'm glad the OP likes the purchase. I'm sure it will last many years

    31. Senior Member Mazda 3s's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 12th, 2003
      Location
      Garner, NC
      Posts
      21,021
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited
      10-08-2012 01:21 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by dirtyfingers View Post
      OP, how about some daytime pictures of your wife?
      Here ya go, vultures. You only get ONE

      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction
      Have you ever popped the hood on a powerstroke E350?
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW
      No, I got good grades in school

    32. 10-08-2012 01:58 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      I lack originality in my attempts at insults.
      Speaking of obvious...
      Bowtie wearing, tattooed, Mustang driver

      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I was more annoyed with the implication of being a Browns fan.

    33. Senior Member Son's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 10th, 2000
      Location
      Finland, The EU
      Posts
      28,586
      Vehicles
      '09 VW Golf VI 1.4 TSI, '09 Cannondale Six 105, '13 Trek Fuel EX 9.8
      10-08-2012 03:12 AM #68
      I saw one in Canada on those wheels and really liked it. I also drove a brand new rental Elantra but behind the wheel it wasn't to my liking. The steering was wayyyyyyyyyyyy too light.
      Previously known as Son of a B...5er!

    34. Member someguy123's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 30th, 2005
      Posts
      15,129
      Vehicles
      a Lexus Hybrid
      10-08-2012 03:14 AM #69
      Brand loyalist

      Driver's seat already wearing?

    35. Member rlfletch's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 11th, 2000
      Posts
      3,183
      Vehicles
      MkV R32, Focus Electric
      10-08-2012 03:28 AM #70
      Pretty car, pretty wife. Life is good.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      Mercedes typically makes awful manual transmissions and fantastic auto transmissions. Choosing the stick would be like saying, "Y'know, that Natalie Portman is pretty hot, but if she grew some hair on her legs and had a dong, she'd be just right."
      Quote Originally Posted by jnm2.0t View Post
      Was it parked on the curb on garbage day?

    Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •