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2007 Hyundai Elantra



  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    NO! Really?

    It was a joke you're suppose to laugh.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Some advantages of the 2006 over the 2007 IMO:

    * Hatch is available
    * GT is available
    * Has beefy side strips to ward off dings--2007 has nothing!
    * Has two adjustments for seat height--I've had some trouble with Hyundai's single-lever height adjuster in getting a comfortable position
    * Traction control available--not available on 2007
    * Price is lower--especially in first few months that the 2007 is available.

    But the 2007 has advantages over the 2006 also--including those comfy "pillows" across the windows, standard ABS, better fuel economy, larger interior, 16" wheels on SE and Limited, and more upscale interior. Also probably better ride and handling, if Hyundai's press releases are accurate.
  • w9cww9cw Posts: 888
    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder. Plus, I don't think I could buy a 2007 for $13,500 including TTL. And, I hate gated shifters.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Did you reply to the right post? I didn't say anything about looks.
  • why would you hate gated shifters there is no difference I personally like them better gives the car more style... looking at the 2006 elantra makes me want to throw up I wouldnt be CAUGHT driving in that ugly car... the 2007 is a different story alot more style the interior is alot better then the cheapy interior of the 06
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    why would you hate gated shifters

    Because they are stupid and annoying. On my car that has a good clean non gated shifter you just press the button on the side of the shifter and move it straight down to drive. Going from reverse to drive doesn't even require pushing the button.

    Now with the gated shifter I have to move the shifter to the right then down then to the left then down again than to the left again then down again. Yes thats much better than moving it straight down.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • I like them better and you hardly have to put them they get annoying sometimes because I move it to fast.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    How are they more sportier? Having to make more moves is sportier?

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • Yeah... if you like that kind of "sportier", get a manual shift!

    Gated shifters are much more about style than they are about performance. Some shifters make sense to be gated- for instance, if there is a "manual shift" option (the car won't shift up or down until you move the shifter), then it makes sense to set up a gate to prevent a driver from inadvertantly moving the handle to that mode and forgetting to shift.

    But what function do they serve on the Elantra??

    Besides, if you want "sporty" on an AT shifter, you can do this on the current generation of Elantra:


    But not on the new version. You can't get the leather boot on! :P
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    Yeah... if you like that kind of "sportier", get a manual shift!

    And the Lords people said AMEN!

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • Will the new Elantra have a decent odor? I have a 2001 Elantra and it simply smells like cheap cologne.

    How is Honda able to keep the same smell in the Civic? I have a 98 Civic and it smells the same as when I got it back in 1998!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Well, stop wearing cheap cologne when driving the Elantra! ;)

    I owned a '01 Elantra for 5-1/2 years and it never smelled like cheap cologne. It had the characteristic "Korean new car smell" for the first couple of weeks until the sealant they use for protection on the ocean voyage wore off. Then it just smelled like a new car for nearly two years. After that, nothing special.
  • it simply smells like cheap cologne.

    Dude, you gotta stop hangin with da pimps! :P
  • Yep, definitely!
    The 2007 looks very much like a girly-car.
    The 2000 model was manly, yes, but girls liked them too.
    The 2001-2006 were unisex.
    These are NOT opinions, just the facts! Hahahaha.
  • I was on the site,, and noticed they are now reporting the 2007 Elantra is available. The display the vehicle in different poses that really reveals the unique lines of this car. Very attractive.
  • I notice the Canadian Elantra gets auto climate control.

    What's up with that? The Canucks always get the slightly-cooler versions of small cars than we do in the USA.

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    I'd rather have the six airbags standard that the U.S. gets instead of auto climate control.
  • I may have been misreading, but I thought CA gets all the bags, too. Right???
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Unfortunately, the GL gets only front airbags standard. From the link that was posted above (look at Performance & Safety):

    All models come standard with dual front airbags. GL Comfort Plus, and GLS also have the added safety of standard front seat-mounted side-impact and rear roof-mounted side-curtain airbags.
  • I was checking the Canada hyundai site. the GLS trim(which is pretty much like limited trim in US) priced for around 23000 Can$,Will the US version price will be this high??? :confuse:
  • I looked at the prices for both and the US prices are generally around 80% of the Canadian prices. I didn't use any conversion for currency exchange, just looked and compared the prices on the website. If it holds up the limited would be around 18,500.
  • I figured out the gas mileage for the 4 speed. 28 city 39 highway

    The canadains get six models.
  • w9cww9cw Posts: 888
    Since I originally stated that I hate gated shifters, I'll tell you why . . . they're nothing but a fad, and style over substance. I'll take substance over style any time. Other posters have also stated why as well.

    I've driven many cars (all rentals) that use them, and I simply don't like them. It's my freedom to dislike or like whatever I choose. as it's yours as well.

    If I wanted to manually shift an automatic tranmission, I would buy a manual gearbox (period). In fact, two of my four cars are 5-speed manuals. And, each has the original transmission after nearly 200K miles. Not too many automatics make it that far!

    I will reserve judgement on the 2007 Elantra until I see one in the flesh.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Is that in imperial gallons or U.S. gallons?

    Hyundai itself said the fuel economy (U.S.) would be 28/36.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    That would be US gallons. According to that website the Elantra will use 8.4 liters per 100 kilometers city and 6 liters per 100 kilometers highway. That translates to 27.9 and 39.1 MPG.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I would not assume that the Canadian numbers can just be converted to US. The test protocol is probably different. For example, the US has "fudge factors" that arbitrarily reduce the actual measured figures.
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 13,421
    I am just reporting what was on the website, not making judgments on it.

    2008 Sebring Ragtop, 2011 Hyundai Sonata.

  • I checked the mileage for the canadain civic 5 speed auto it has a lower mileage rating then the american one.
  • If they are available in Canada now... any idea on when the US will get them? I see the rumor that there may be a hold up in manufacturing but in the past how long after a release in CA do they release in the US? ... and are they only going to be selling the limited first?

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