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Hyundai Elantra Problems 2007+

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  • I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A NEW 2007 ELANTRA. HAVE ANYONE HAD THE FEELING THAT THE CAR IS JUST NOT UP TO SPEED AS EVERYONE ELSE ON THE ROAD. WHEN I AM DOING 70 MPH IT FEELS LIKE I'M ONLY DOING 60 MPH. I DID CHECK THIS OUT WITH MY WIFE BEHIND ME IN OUR OTHER VEHICLE. I SET MY CRUISE ON 70 AND SHE TOLD ME I WAS ONLY DOING 61. ANYONE OUT THERE WITH THE SAME FEELING.
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    I had the same feeling in my new Elantra SE the other day when the speedometer said I was doing 75. However, a nice public servant driving a black and white Ford Crown Vic explained to me that I was going 75. In fact, he even gave me a slip of paper to prove the point. :cry:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Ouch! How much is that gonna cost you?
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    Why spend the extra money to get a car equipped with GPS/Navigation when portable models are available at less than half the cost?

    With a portable unit you can transfer it from car to car, i.e. more than one car in the household. Or, if you're flying somewhere you can take the portable with you and use it in the rental car.

    A friend just bought a new (not refurb), in box, Garmin nuvi 360 from an authorized dealer for $500. The nuvi 360 is a pretty high end unit and includes bluetooth. BestBuy is currently selling it for $900.

    Honda is charging $2000 for nav in its CR-V, although that does include a back-up camera.
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 971
    some factory installed car GPS units are much better than any portable.
    Take a look at the one in the Acura TL type S. It does things way beyond any $500 portable.
  • I can't even read most portable GPS systems because of the small size...it's even worse in strong sunlight. Factory installed units often have screens that are 2-3 times the size of a portable, have more features, and looks less clutered. Plus, the factory installed system is often covered by the B2B warranty (usually longer than the portable GPS warranty) and the additional cost of the system is rolled into the financed monthly payment (which can be easier to swallow for most ppl than spending $500 for a portable).
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    OTOH, some people like me uses fancy gadgets like Navigation like two or three times a year, even if factory available and installed. Call me behind the time but I've used my Nav much less than my atlas and highlighter :)

    Interesting stat - I read somewhere only about 7% of all cars are purchased with Navigation units from factory.

    The Garmin unit, how many years of warranty does Hyundai honor on it?
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    Ummm, the Garmin Nuvi 360 lists at $965. It's a touch screen and includes 6 million points of interest around the country. It gives voice directions so you don't have to look at it (although you or a passenger could) so you will know where to turn.

    Traffic jam, it will re-route you. In an unfamiliar city, you can get a listing of restaurants sorted by style of food, etc., etc. This is not "a cheap $500 toy." Don't judge it by some discounted internet prices which may be available. As I said earlier, Best Buy is still selling it for $900.

    What does the Acura do that this portable doesn't? I already said the CR-V prvides a rear back-up TV screen. Don't rear back-up sensors accomplish the same thing?

    Does the Acura let you take it from your Acura to your other Honda and can you take it with you if you fly on vacation or business? If you get rid of the Acura in 2 or 3 years, can you keep that GPS?
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Finance is not always the answer. Any way you cut it, the cost of an average Nav unit, which is around 2K, is always more than the $500 portable one. The 2K financed, spreading over x amount of period might sound like the attractive offer but it just adds additional responsibility to the monthly payment, and we are not even factoring the higher interest expense.

    At the end of the day, it's 2K + additional interest vs. $500 dollars, your choice...
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    Garmin has nothing to do with Hyundai, as far as I know. You would be dealing with a Garmin, not Hyundai warranty. It just works in any car when you plug it in. On battery power it works anywhere as long as the battery is charged (think cell phone).

    I think the Garmin warranty is 1 year. I'm not so sure the Acura B2B warranty for nav is the same as the rest of the car. Many cars have a shorter than B2B warranty for electronic items supplied to them by others, like radios.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    We do alot of traveling in our cars (30,000+ miles a year) We own an 05 elantra and recently we bought a 06 Acura with nav. Yes we could had bought one cheaper but I liked the way the nav is in the car not attached. It is also covered by a longer warranty. I know a portable one can be changed from one car to another but the acura nav has more features
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 971
    Not sure.
    Maybe.
    Probably not.
    I suppose, but with much effort.
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    You made the right choice for you. You got what you wanted at a price you thought was fair.

    I just was attempting to let people know there are less expensive more versatile units available. I don't have a feature by feature comparison. Some of the additional features may be meaningful to you and might never be used by others. Example: when I changed cell phones last year I wanted bluetooth due to CT's prohibition of hand held phones while driving. In order to get bluetooth the phone had a ton of other stuff I'll never use.
  • If you have a problem with seeing portable GPS screens, why not quit driving. I have a Magellan 800 and it's fine. It gives directions by speaking, so you don't really need to look at like a map. There are too many IDIOTS reading maps etc. The portability feature is of course the greatest feature followed by price. And last but not least, if you have to worry about $500 or so dollars YOU SHOULD NOT BUY AN AUTO.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    When we went to Cingular to upgrade to a phone that had bluetooth they told us all the phones that were bluetooth included all those extra I did not want. I decided to keep the phone I had. I turn off my cell phone when I am driving. While in Walmart a few weeks ago we looked over the cell phones. They had a basic phone for cingular that was bluetooth capable. I now have it and it works excellant.We were thinking of getting a portable GPS for our elantra to go with our sirius radio all those nifty attachments we will have- so much fun
  • lkao87lkao87 Posts: 3
    I've refilled my gas tank two times now, and both times I can't get the pump to keep filling when I let go of the pump. It keeps stopping by itself so I have to keep the pump pushed in manually the whole time. Anybody have the same problem, or know ways to fix the problem?

    Thanks!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Let's continue the conversation about the Elantra's interior at this link: twixieann, "2007 Hyundai Elantra" #1308, 29 Jan 2007 11:51 am.
  • cclngthrcclngthr Posts: 1
    I have found that the rear camber on the 2007 Elantras change radically and go out of specification if you put more than 100 pounds in the trunk. Unloaded, the camber is within specification. However, loaded, the camber on the drivers side changes from -1.1 to -2. and the right side goes to -1.5. Normal specification is -1 for both sides.

    The design of the rear suspension is faulty and camber changes when loaded make the car dangerous to drive. I had engineers from Art Morrison Enterprises; who design custom frames and suspension systems evaluate the car and they told me that the upper control arms, which are non-adjustable, are too short, making the camber go out of spec when the car is loaded.
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 971
    What happens if the car is fully loaded to its overall maximum weight capacity of about 800 lbs or so?
  • mrcellusmrcellus Posts: 52
    Has any of the other 07' Hyundai Elantra owners had this problem?
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