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      04-18-2017 09:19 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      You drive not only a Nissan, but America's cheapest car and you are questioning Hyundai reliability? Does not compute.
      I think you're confusing my hatchback with the sedan with only five forward gears and a smaller, 1.6 engine. It listed for $5,000 less than my car. It's always best to know something about the subject you comment on in the internet...

      And my six-speed hatch has gone 71,000 miles without a hitch....

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      04-19-2017 07:14 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by AQ View Post
      These new Elantras seem to be pretty sharp cars. I certainly think it looks sharper than the latest Civic.

      If I were to get one, I'd go with the Value Edition. Power moonroof, power driver's seat, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, leather wrapped steering wheel, etc.

      I wonder how the legroom and thigh support would be for a six-foot driver.

      I've been eyeing the 2017 Sonata, with $4000 cash back on the Sport and $6000 cash back on the Limited 2.4 and Sport 2.0T this month. The latter cars can be had for $19,500 to $21,500. MSRP is around $28K.

      ...
      I'm 6'4". These seats are pretty good.

      Also, that's a great deal on the Sonata. A great car, but it didn't fall in my budget range.

      Quote Originally Posted by BetterByDesign View Post
      LOVE the interiors of current Elantras and Sonatas regardless of price.

      $185/month lolwut.
      Yeah, the dash design is super classy. Simply, easy to use and should age well.

      And yeah, that monthly lease price is pretty astounding.

      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Nice deal, OP. I am really growing to like these as well and I was mad anti-Korean forever. Out of curiosity, did you price out a Sport?
      I didn't dig in too deep. They were talking $21k and after seeing all the deals at $17.9, I decided to get what I felt was the most car for my money.

      Quote Originally Posted by TJSwoboda View Post
      Nice pickup, and great car for the price.
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      My wife has a Limited and loves it. Apart from feeling like the rear end is underdamped, it's a nice full-featured economy sedan.
      Yes! I totally noticed that! I imagine that will rear its head when I get it loaded down with people and lots of gear.

      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      I found there is hesitation when you hit the go pedal.
      I found that it mostly disappears when you put it in sport. We drive it in Eco almost 100% of the time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Merckx View Post
      And my six-speed hatch has gone 71,000 miles without a hitch....
      I hope so. I was always impressed with those cars when they came out. The hatch has so much room!
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      04-19-2017 08:06 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by dr whos it View Post
      Anything but....

      Again, there are many good things about current day products but also many BAD things. When it comes to the overall
      durability, and cost and ease of serviceability questions, plus things like nimble handling, light weight, better controls like steering,
      dry cable clutches...I'd say the older late 80s and 90s products are far better.
      LOL No.

      Quote Originally Posted by dr whos it View Post
      I'm all about the blunt truth feelings and PC be damned.
      Here's some bluntness for you: There is no truth in anything you posted, your statements are unsupported by facts, and your opinions simply illustrate your ignorance.

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      04-19-2017 08:11 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Crispyfritter View Post
      a new Elantra
      I've had a couple as rentals. Given a choice of the Elantra, a Corolla, or an Altima, I'd rather drive the Elantra. Compared to a Cruze, though.... I'd rather drive the Cruze (though the rental places rarely have them). Curious if you cross-shopped it with the Cruze, although I'm sure the $ on the Elantra is nearly impossible to beat.

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      04-19-2017 08:40 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by AQ View Post
      These new Elantras seem to be pretty sharp cars. I certainly think it looks sharper than the latest Civic.

      If I were to get one, I'd go with the Value Edition. Power moonroof, power driver's seat, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, leather wrapped steering wheel, etc.

      I wonder how the legroom and thigh support would be for a six-foot driver.

      I've been eyeing the 2017 Sonata, with $4000 cash back on the Sport and $6000 cash back on the Limited 2.4 and Sport 2.0T this month. The latter cars can be had for $19,500 to $21,500. MSRP is around $28K.

      ...
      I had a Sonata as a rental. I didn't particularly car for the driving dynamics (yes, I am aware of what car I currently own ) but the seats were VERY comfortable and overall it's a great highway cruiser/commuter vehicle. It is huge, although it doesn't feel huge while driving it.

    6. 04-19-2017 09:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      LOL No.



      Here's some bluntness for you: There is no truth in anything you posted, your statements are unsupported by facts, and your opinions simply illustrate your ignorance.
      Yes indeed, those qualities I mentioned concerning late 80s and 90s vehicles ARE completely accurate when it comes to comparing
      main stream models that most consumers would have purchased and purchase currently.

      Unfortunately you seem to be quite defensive in your reply which can mean many things, and I understand that you don't like
      being incorrect, but realize that you ARE in fact incorrect.

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      04-20-2017 11:24 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by dr whos it View Post
      Yes indeed, those qualities I mentioned concerning late 80s and 90s vehicles ARE completely accurate when it comes to comparing
      main stream models that most consumers would have purchased and purchase currently.

      Unfortunately you seem to be quite defensive in your reply which can mean many things, and I understand that you don't like
      being incorrect, but realize that you ARE in fact incorrect.
      That's your appraisal of this situation, huh?

      Anyone got any black kettles around?
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      Panache, bruh.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ernie McCracken View Post
      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

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      04-20-2017 12:44 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by OOOO-A3 View Post
      I've had a couple as rentals. Given a choice of the Elantra, a Corolla, or an Altima, I'd rather drive the Elantra. Compared to a Cruze, though.... I'd rather drive the Cruze (though the rental places rarely have them). Curious if you cross-shopped it with the Cruze, although I'm sure the $ on the Elantra is nearly impossible to beat.
      I did. I dearly love the Cruze, but it simply doesn't fit me as well as the Elantra.

      My dad just got a new Cruze hatch, and that is a nice driving car, just doesn't have the room we needed. Way better driving car, IMO than the Elantra through.

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    9. 04-20-2017 12:53 PM #34
      Nice car for the money. It would be nice if Hyundai would put the IRS in all the trims, not just the sport.

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      04-20-2017 01:19 PM #35
      Nice choice! I agree that the new Elantra is actually a pretty handsome car. I'm very interested to drive a Sport in a few months. Plus the pricing for it seems like a bargain. I know its a humble economy car, but I still look twice whenever I see one on the road. Especially because of the front-end.

      I rode in Limited model that my budy test-drove a few months ago. I was extremely impressed with the interior and all the tech goodies. The drive wasn't too impressive though, the engine felt way underpowered and it seemed to kind of wallow around. Hence why I'm interested to drive a Sport, since the engine and suspension changes seem like they'd make the car damn near perfect.
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      04-20-2017 03:42 PM #36
      Good choice Chris. I really think the new Elantras are sharp. I sat in the new upcoming GT at the NYIAS and was very impressed with the interior.




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      04-20-2017 03:54 PM #37
      My wife drove a 2008 Elantra for 8 1/2 completely uneventful years. It never gave any problems that weren't due to her driving it infrequently (tire rot, mostly). The Elantra is an excellent budget conveyance that I would not hesitate to recommend.

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      04-21-2017 08:34 AM #38
      When is the new Elantra GT supposed to be in showrooms??
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    14. 04-22-2017 09:29 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Good choice Chris. I really think the new Elantras are sharp. I sat in the new upcoming GT at the NYIAS and was very impressed with the interior.

      Not sure why Hyundai is using such different interiors on the two cars, but I prefer the sedan's dash to the GT's floating tablet infotainment screen.
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      04-22-2017 09:49 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Not sure why Hyundai is using such different interiors on the two cars, but I prefer the sedan's dash to the GT's floating tablet infotainment screen.
      The Elantra GT is so much nicer inside. I sat in the same car above and decided that the Hatch is going to be the car to get.

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      04-22-2017 10:18 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post

      I normally don't make ripoff/lookslike comments but it's like they just straight copied the mk7 Golf between the climate controls and the armrest.

      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

    17. 04-23-2017 10:10 AM #42
      6. Hyundai's 5/10 year warranty.


      On number 4 I quietly said that this is indeed one of the best appliances to come out in quite some time, and then I read your tl;dr.
      Leave it to the internet to drop a chair on your back, when you've merely stubbed your toe on it.

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      04-23-2017 12:31 PM #43
      I am personally waiting for the Ioniq and see if they are as good as they say (better than Prius in drivability and match mpgs)

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      04-23-2017 12:41 PM #44
      There's a reason why Korean car makers have a $0 R&D budget.. right up there with the Chinese

      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      I normally don't make ripoff/lookslike comments but it's like they just straight copied the mk7 Golf between the climate controls and the armrest.


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      04-23-2017 01:38 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by RS-SIX View Post
      You guys are missing the point with manuals...not only does not one want to drive a manual, many active safety systems do not work with manual transmissions. Soon manual trans cars are going to be the most dangerous cars on the road. If they dont die a natural death, they will be outlawed.

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      04-23-2017 05:13 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by NoXenons View Post
      You were warned....
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      04-24-2017 05:55 PM #47
      I'm not seeing how you can say that is similar to the Golf. Pretty much everything is different between the two. Yes they both have standard arm rests, but even the HVAC controls look totally different, the screen is totally different, the vents are totally different, the door handles are totally different. The only thing really similar is the gear shift and e brake/cup holder area

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      04-24-2017 06:20 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by RobMarkToo View Post
      I'm not seeing how you can say that is similar to the Golf. Pretty much everything is different between the two. Yes they both have standard arm rests, but even the HVAC controls look totally different, the screen is totally different, the vents are totally different, the door handles are totally different. The only thing really similar is the gear shift and e brake/cup holder area
      I think that's what he said

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      04-24-2017 06:21 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      You drive not only a Nissan, but America's cheapest car and you are questioning Hyundai reliability? Does not compute.
      You know what, enough with this. He has (as everybody here) every right to his own opinion. I drive a Golf, does that not allow me to question the reliability of Audi or MB?

      OP, nice car As people around here love to praise GM on making their comeback with "great" cars, I think much of that praise deserves to be given to KIA/Hyundai. Both I think have become really dependable brands producing fun, practical cars at a good price.

      I hope it treats you well
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      What just cause Im new.

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      04-24-2017 06:23 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by caj1 View Post
      There's a reason why Korean car makers have a $0 R&D budget.. right up there with the Chinese
      Really?

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