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2007 Hyundai Elantra

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  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    And you or someone else has taken a survey on how women around the country treat their Corollas vs. Elantras? :confuse:

    What is it exactly that causes your mechanic to "throw up" over the Elantra?

    Anyway, on the tranny subject (trying to get back on topic)... I read where the auto tranny on the '07 Elantra has been updated.
  • nodulenodule Posts: 118
    Backy...I never said that.
    Im specifically stating what I have observed in my
    area only!
    Obviously, I intended to type "throw-way", not "throw up."
    I think you knew that.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    I had no idea what you intended to type. I only know what you typed.

    Did you want to talk some more about the 2007 Elantra? I guess we'll have to wait awhile to see if they are magnets for middle-aged women, as you were musing.
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    My wife and I were at our local Hyundai dealer this last weekend looking at Azera's for her. (For those of you in the LA area, it's the "HUGE" dealer). I asked the sales manager when they would be getting the 07 Elantra's as I'm thinking of stepping up from my 01 GLS. He told me that "they're on the way" and will be at the dealership by mid October. We shall see.
  • nodulenodule Posts: 118
    My dealer in Trenton NJ said what I believe Backy had
    mentioned in an early post...something about a strike
    and they may not see delivery of the 2007 Elantra until
    Dec or Jan!
  • He told me that "they're on the way" and will be at the dealership by mid October.

    A local dealer told me the same just the other day....not sure if I believe it, but I hope so, as the car on paper has at least this self proclaimed Corolla-guy intrigued.
  • nodulenodule Posts: 118
    Its does kind of resemble a Corolla, particularly the front
    grill, I think. However, I also think the new body is a bit
    effeminate. Backy strongly disagrees though, but everyone
    has there own perception I guess.
    By the way, my fellow employees at work laughed at me when
    I purchased my 2005 GLS in Dec of 2005. They said.."thats
    an old ladies car...why did you buy an old ladies car??"
    Oh well, that just the preception they have in jersey I
    guess.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    Maybe I just like clean, flowing lines vs. the "chunky" look (cf. Dodge Caliber) that is supposed to be "masculine". I really don't care if women find the new Elantra particularly appealing. I buy cars because I like them and they suit my needs, not based on what others think.
  • nodulenodule Posts: 118
    I will, however, state here that I love the new interior
    design of the 2007 Elantra. Its got a very smooth, easy
    on the eye, comfortable feel about it. A huge improvement
    over the current 04-05 interior, although I dont dislike
    my 05 interior.
    Have you seen the interior of the 2007 Nissan Sentra? Thats
    ugly! Very cold looking and chunky. I think we may agree about
    this Backy.
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    Same here, my fellow employees also laughed when I got my 2001 GLS. They're not laughing now. In fact, six of those employees have bought Hyundai's since I got mine. Most trouble free car I have ever owned, and I've owned quite a few.
  • By the way, my fellow employees at work laughed at me when
    I purchased my 2005 GLS in Dec of 2005. They said.."thats
    an old ladies car...why did you buy an old ladies car??"


    So skip the Elantra and step up to the plate with those other Advanced Studies Folk: prove your Machismo by getting an Hummer H2, let at least a gallon of gas spill down the side when you fill the tank, and crush the Hyundai a la (note my subversive French influence, evil New York Liberal that I am?!) MONSTER TRUCK MADNESS!!!

    Seriously.
  • w9cww9cw Posts: 888
    If more people bought cars "they" liked rather than worrying about other people's perceptions or the perceived image of the car, we'd all be better off. I could care less what people think of what I drive when I buy a car.
  • It's good to see all the positive comments about the current & upcoming 07 Elantra!

    Just wanted to say that at this point pricing hasn't been released to the dealers, but is expected soon - also as mentioned above, there have been a few price increases in the '06 Elantra one about 500 & a more recent 200 one - so hopefully the 06 vs 07 pricing with the new safety features standard won't make quite such a glaring increase. As for availability, talking with a regional rep from Hyundai, in early August, he was saying Oct - Nov...but with the late arrivals of the 06 Accent & Azera, I'm thinking a few may start to trickle into the dealerships the end of Nov but more likely Dec before having any selection to choose from. If I hear any definite information, I'll keep ya updated.

    Chuck
  • looking to get a new ride this fall, latest by end of year. my sister has the 06 sonata and it is one nice ride. so i dont know if i should look for a good deal on 06 sonatas while they last or wait for the 07 elantra. styling wise they are both nice. car size, i'm indifferent. price - aiming for $15-16k before TTL. any thoughts?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    You will get a lot more car for your money with the Sonata, if you can find a GL or even GLS at a closeout price. I think rebates and big discounts will be hard to get on the new Elantra right off the bat. Elantra will have better fuel economy (estimated 28/36, vs. 24/33). Sonata also has stability control and traction control standard--nice safety features. If you like the styling of both and don't mind the extra size and space in the Sonata, and the lower fuel economy, why not go for the Sonata, if you can find a good deal?
  • Backy,

    Don't forget that Sonata cannot be had with a 5-speed any longer, though.

    If ya like to row thu the gears, you have to get the Elantra as all US Spec Sonatas are now autos ( :mad: ).
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,621
    Why then does the HMA web site allow you to configure a 2007 Sonata GLS with a stick shift?

    Also, every Sonata SE and Limited has a 5-speed, and lets you row through the gears if you wish. :)
  • Sonatabean is correct about the '07 Sonata transmissions.

    In a surprising move, Hyundai will not offer a manual transmission on any trim level of Sonata in '07 model year.

    "Row your own" fans will have look elsewhere. :cry:
  • Oops - Looks like I had some misinformation. :surprise: Backy's links show the base GLS with a 4 banger can still be had with a stick.
    To get back on track - I still prefer what I see with the new Elantra. I hope Hyundai updates their website soon so we can "Build & Price". I'm hoping a loaded Limited model comes in around $18K with a stick.
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