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    Thread: Doubled down on Hyundai, wifey got an Elantra

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      10-07-2012 04:53 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Smarty_Kirkland View Post
      That red Jetta...oh god why?
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      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."
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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

    6. 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

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      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.

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      10-07-2012 10:02 PM #58
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      10-07-2012 10:20 PM #59
      Should have kept Honda and put $500 into the savings each month!

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      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.

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      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?
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      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.

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      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.

    14. 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.

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      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

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      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

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      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.
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      10-08-2012 03:14 AM #69
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      10-08-2012 03:28 AM #70
      Pretty car, pretty wife. Life is good.
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    21. 10-08-2012 09:16 AM #71
      Congrats on your purchase! I've had a few Elantra's this year for rentals. I drive my rentals for long distances, so I'd say I have about 5K miles of seat time in them. I like them quite a bit. I'd choose one over a civic/sentra/corolla.

    22. 10-08-2012 09:39 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
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      I kid... I kid...

      Nice family, nice car. Congrats!
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      10-08-2012 09:53 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      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.
      Seriously. I love when haters pep up about how "crappy" any modern econobox is. Oh really?

      Go drive a K car from the 80's and come back and say that. Corolla, Civic, Elantra etc are amazing cars from end to end - regardless of being boring as hell.

      Even my car which fits that description is better than anything made 20 years ago in any metric I can possibly think of (maybe minus mileage?). Think I don't remember my parents cars from when I was a kid? My dad would have killed for a cheap, reliable car like mine when he was commuting night shift to an auto glass plant 2.5 hours away.

      My point is you can't do wrong anymore.
      "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

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      10-08-2012 10:23 AM #74
      nice buy

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    25. 10-08-2012 10:25 AM #75
      Nice car OP. Please let your wife park in the garage though!

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