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    Thread: Doubled down on Hyundai, wifey got an Elantra

    1. 10-06-2012 11:53 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Wifey loves it, so I'm happy
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      10-06-2012 11:54 PM #27
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      Such clever acronyms. Really, troll harder.

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    3. 10-06-2012 11:59 PM #28
      Congratz.

      But H&K are still polished turds.

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      10-07-2012 12:01 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Why does everyone give so much credit to the Cruzes interior? I have been trying so damn hard to like it but it is not very good. The steering wheel, stereo and AC buttons, AC vents, and shifter particularly have a real cheap feel.

      The shift lever on the auto feels exactly the same as the shift lever from the last Aveo and even has the same fake aluminum plastic (hopefully they've improved it from the Aveos where it wore off to its white plastic in about a year).
      No interior at the Cruze's price point is above reproach, but overall it exceeds class averages. The dash plastics are low sheen, nicely grained and soft where you expect. The fabrics/leathers feel high quality. And the doors close with a nice solid thud not commonly found in cars below $30k.

      BACK ON TOPIC:

      I look forward to hearing more about the car as the miles rack up. As a prior owner of that generation Civic, the Elantra is a HUGE step up in terms of tech and refinement. My 2002 EX Coupe was mechanically reliable but ridiculously loud under acceleration or on the highway. It also would vibrate quite badly at idle with the AC on and had an irritating rattle somewhere in the back parcel shelf that the dealer never did fix.
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      10-07-2012 12:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      I too have recently looked at the Sonic, but was turned off by the plastic fantastic interior.
      Agreed. I guess we don't care much for the interior... the Sonic is a clear improvement over the Corvette interior, haha.

      Hyundai cars are really well equipped for the money, no doubt about it. We really wanted a Golf, but the 2.5L's fuel efficiency and premium pricing really kills the deal.

      OP, the car looks great and you got a great deal. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it.

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      10-07-2012 12:16 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by jwaters943 View Post
      No interior at the Cruze's price point is above reproach, but overall it exceeds class averages. The dash plastics are low sheen, nicely grained and soft where you expect. The fabrics/leathers feel high quality. And the doors close with a nice solid thud not commonly found in cars below $30k.
      The doors close nice and the fabric is nice but every thing else is not that good.

      I mean its not bad but it is worse than the Elantra, Focus, VW Golf, Dart, Impreza, and those are just the ones I checked out the last two weeks since I am in the market for this class of car. The Verano sitting next to the Cruze was like a massive step above it (considering the Verano is cheaper than a Cruze LTZ).

      And the Cruze is now in the premium compact price category.

      Also I checked out the forums on Cruze talk and there are tons of reliability issues with the car, enough to make me run away even though I like GMs and they have some killer pricing. I know forums aren't a scientific measure but I do it for every car I consider.
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      10-07-2012 12:21 AM #32
      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?

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      10-07-2012 12:26 AM #33
      congrats on the new car. About time to change your username huh?

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      10-07-2012 12:35 AM #34
      Congrats. Gotsta keep the lady happy.

      I do like the Hyundai transmission in the Elantra. And I think the Elantra is one of the nicer profile and proportions in the compact class.

      I remember tolerating my 91 Si's 4k roar at 80mph... for about 12 years and 200k+ miles, because it drove like a gokart.

    10. 10-07-2012 12:43 AM #35
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      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.

    12. 10-07-2012 02:00 AM #37
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      Well, isn't it obvious?

    13. 10-07-2012 02:24 AM #38
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      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.

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      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.
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      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.
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      10-07-2012 06:51 AM #41
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      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!

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      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

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      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.
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      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."

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      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!

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      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...
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      10-07-2012 10:41 AM #48
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      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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    24. 10-07-2012 10:42 AM #49
      Congrats Mazda 3s. Hope the Elantra serves well as the Sonata has.


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