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Hyundai Elantra Owners: Meet the Members

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  • rinarrinar Posts: 1
    Hello everyone!
    I am new here. I just bought Hyundai Elantra '06 GLS. I hope I ll drive it forever.:)
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Cool. Welcome to the forum. If you need any help, let us know. We'll be glad to help. Or at least try.
  • galwaygpgalwaygp Posts: 1
    My wife and I are about to make an offer on a really nice red Certified Used 2004 Elantra GLS with 46,500 miles on it. It comes with 100,000 more miles Powertrain warranty (til 146,500 miles)...
    We have bought from this dealer before and were happy with our Caravan....he makes most of his money on the rental of his cars (many Dodge Caravans and Tauruses)...he says 85% of his sales are repeat customers. We were impressed with the scrapbook of remarks from satisfied customers and their specific comments/ratings about his honesty, his car's reliability and their service.
    Anyway, he is asking $8995 but said we could certainly negotiate. Can I ask some of you for advice about where to start pricewise (low end-don't want to seem ridiculous, but would love the best deal we can get!) Specifics: 4 door, no ABS, cassette (no CD player)
    Automatic transmission

    Thanks so much. :blush: Gary
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,710
    Well, if it's in really good shape inside and out, I might go as high as $8k. That assumes it has fresh rubber (the OEM tires will be pretty shot by 46.5k), and has had regular maintenance. You might ask the dealer to provide a Carfax report to make sure it has a clean history. The long powertrain warranty is a big plus, since this is an automatic so that will be covered too. Is it a Hyundai warranty or other?
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    It comes with 100,000 more miles Powertrain warranty (til 146,500 miles)...

    Does that come through a dealer or a third-party company? Because that's not a Hyundai warranty. The full Hyundai bumper-to-bumper, though, is in effect until 60,000 miles or the car is 5 years old, whichever comes first. So you have a good chunk of factory warranty left.
  • Hi folks, I bought a new Elantra GLS with the overdrive automatic and cruise control in March. I just found this site, and have already found it very useful.
    When I was stationed in Germany in the Army in the early seventies, I owned a 1965 BMW 1600 with which I made full use of the lack of speed limits in Germany at that time.
    After the first time I took my new Elantra through the corners we have on the two lane rural roads we have here in Hudspeth County, Texas, it was like I was back in Germany with my old BMW.
    I set the cruise control at 70, and just motor through the corners with my feet crossed, and the car doesn't leave it's own lane. I found out that I can install the 19m.m. sway bar from the Tiburon, along with solid bushings from Moog, or TRW for a little better "feel" in the turns. All this information was on this site in the performance section. If I would have bought a Tiburon, the cornering ability probably would have been there, but I'm retired Army, and my airplanes get first shot at the money, so I wanted a car that cost a little less than the Tiburon.
    Im already very happy with the performance of the car, and know that it will never be a road racer, but a little better "feel" won't cost much, and it will only make a VERY good car perfect. Sabrina Hill
    Salt Flats, Tx. ;)
  • doohickie,
    My 2006 came with the 6 speaker CD player. I either have German zither music, or some Yanni in it turned half-way up while I unwind through the corners out here. Brie
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Where in Texas are you?
  • I live in Salt Flats, Tx. It is near Dell City, Tx., in Hudspeth County, Tx. Hudspeth County is the second largest county in Texas, but only has 3,100 people in it. There are only four paved roads in the county, those being I-10, 62-180, Ranch Road 1111, and the short spur off of 62-180 that leads to Dell City, population two hundered something.
    Dell City is about 90 miles east of El Paso, Tx. just north of 62-180, and right on the N.M. state line.
    Farm road 1111 is 42 miles long, and it runs between 62-180, and Sierra Blanca, Tx. which is the County seat. It has a population of several hundered, and sits at the junction of FmRd 1111 and I-10.
    On a typical day, I can drive from my place, 60 acres with my own 3,700 foot airstrip, to Sierra Blanca and only pass one or two cars in any direction.
    My place is south of 62-180, 3/4 mile west of it's junction with FmRd 1111.
    Hope this answers the question. Brie :shades:
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    I found several references to "Salt Flats" in Texas, including the Dell City one, but couldn't tell for sure.

    If you're interested in driving east for meetups, email me through my profile. We have a bit of a local club that gets together about once a month. Although if you're that close to El Paso, it might be too far. But let me know anyway; you could be the first member of our El Paso "chapter"...
  • That sounds cool. Where are you? how close are you to a small airport where a single engine airplane would not interfere with the "heavys"? Sometime this summer I would like to drive out and meet with you guys. Brie
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Email me through my profile.
  • cjgtcjgt Posts: 28
    I'm been posting for about a week and didn't even introduce myself. Hi everyone. I have a 01 Elantra GT w/ close to 100,000 miles on it and runs just as good as the first day I got it. :) I live in Hackensack NJ and use it as my everyday car but I've driven as far down as SC and drove as far up as Canada in it! I'm very sure my next car will be a Hyundai. 2.4L 2007 Elantra GT maybe ?. Keeping my fingers crossed :)
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,722
    I'm very sure my next car will be a Hyundai. 2.4L 2007 Elantra GT maybe ?

    Why? You only have 100K on your current one, you should be able to get a lot more. Maybe you won't need a new car until 2010. I have a 2000 wagon with close to 140K and I am hoping for 200K, good chance I'll get it. :shades:

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • cjgtcjgt Posts: 28
    Don't get me wrong I planning on keeping my little road warrior (or partymoble as it's be once called :shades: ) way past 100k. I love the fact that I finally have a car that will last long after I finish making payments. That's my main objective. But, I do like driving a new car. Not like every year, more like every 5. I have to say though I would sorely miss my GT if I did get a new car. When I said a 2007 GT I was basically hoping a next generation would be available for me to consider in the future. Not so much in the near future. :)
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    I thought I would answer you here rather than prices paid. My mom lives in Tom's River so I try to visit her every few months. I am going there next week (600 miles each way.) My grandparents and numerous other relatives are buried at a cemetary on hudson street in south hackensack. I drove my mom there in April and we took a tour of the old homestead. Alot of changes since I was last there 10 years ago. Hyundai is no longer having Gt's for 07. Our civic is a 05 ex-se. Our gt seems to be better put together.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    True, no GTs for 07 but I suspect they will be back in 08 with a hatch.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,710
    Don't rule out a hatch/GT for '07 too fast. Recall that the '01 Elantra GT hatchback didn't debut until mid-2001, as a 2001 model. Hyundai did something similar with the new Accent, releasing the new hatch about six months after the sedan--but they called the hatch a '07 while the sedan was a '06.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    Is it going to be a GT or a regular hatch. The Gt I was talking about is the 4-door sedan which is no longer. I love having the trip computer which we find to be accurate. We caculated the mileage manually a few times and the trip computer was what we came up with. We zero it out completely every time we fill-up.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,710
    It looks like the high-end sedan will be the Limited, at least for now. I would be surprised if it didn't have a trip computer. I do like the trip computer on my '04 Elantra GT.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    we prefer manual transmission. I think the limited has only automatic.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,710
    Actually it looks like the 2007 Limited will not have automatic standard. If you look at HMA's press release, they don't mention an automatic as being standard on the Limited, and they mention that the automatic is optional in general:

    http://www.hyundaiusa.com/abouthyundai/news/2006_04_13/2006_04_13.aspx

    Also the trip computer will be available on the SE trim, so if someone wants the computer w/o leather they can get it.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    so if someone wants the computer w/o leather they can get it.

    What I would have liked to get w/o the leather is the alloy wheels. If I can pick some up cheap before my first tire changeover, I'd like to go for either OEM Hyundai alloys or some aftermarket ones.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,710
    Alloys come on the '07 SE, don't they? At least alloys are easy to add on later.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Yeah, that's why I didn't sweat it too much.
  • I think you should think again. I purchased 2005 Elantra and at 20,000 the trans had to be re-programed. I also though the Hyundai was a great vehicle. So I bought a used 2000 Elantra with 71,000 miles this July. I find out that powertran warrenty is not transferable... and neither is it on even new car after 60,000. ONly if you buy extended warrenty ($1400) is warrenty transable to second owner.. I would not recommend any one to buy A Hyundai or buy another one if they gave it away. Transmission on 2000 is shot and they want $2100) for new one. I have had Dodge and Chev vehicles that I traded in with 130,000 miles and never had a prolem with transmission... Send the Hyundai back to Korea
    and keep the money in US... you'll be sorry you bought the Hyundai sooner than you think.... good luck you will need it
  • cjgtcjgt Posts: 28
    Well, I don't feel sorry about your bad experience with the 2000 Elantra. Didn't you check the car out BEFORE you got it ? :confuse: I known people who had trans problems with Toyotas, Chevys, etc way before 71k so don't just pin down Hyundai. It happens to all cars not just Hyundais. I hit the 5 yr/100,000 mile mark last month with no major problems so Hyundai is tops on my list when I need another car which doesn't look like any time soon. Just because you had 1 bad experience with a car (to me re programing the trans doesn't count as a major repair) doesn't mean every car that company makes is bad. Only short sighted people think that way.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,722
    I would not recommend any one to buy A Hyundai or buy another one if they gave it away. Transmission on 2000 is shot and they want $2100) for new one. I have had Dodge and Chev vehicles that I traded in with 130,000 miles and never had a prolem with transmission... Send the Hyundai back to Korea

    I am on the verge of 140K on my 2000 Elantra wagon with no transmission issues at all. FWIW I only had two real issues with the car both way over the 100K mark and one that they covered under warranty.

    Hyundai has proven themselves to me.

    The sign said "No shoes, no shirt, no service", it didn't say anything about no pants.

  • Is that why the car was being sold in the first place. We have had no problems with the hyundais we have owned and plan to continue to buy them. Problems with the transmission can happen with any car. We had alot of problems with the chevy truck we had but I would not tell you not to buy one.
  • Hi all I did is call it like I see it. And believe that Hyundai is a little underhanded about there warrenty. Other owners I know believe warrenty will be passed on to second owner, not the 60M but the 10M - 100,000 and it is just not true. Sales gave it a buying factor for when selling it. Try to be a little more understanding of other peoples views you gave me yours and I stated mine, havae a great day
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