For Any 2010 Elantra Owners. Possible Purchaser Questions, Please

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Bob, Feb 4, 2010.

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    Bob Guest


    To be perfectly frank, I have never even considered an Elantra.

    Was going to get a new 2010 Toyota Corolla, but with all their problems,
    am looking for an alternative.

    Haven't looked them up, yet, in Consumers Reports, but will of course.

    How has the Hyundai's been for reliability, etc., generally ?

    May I respectfully ask:

    What decided you on a new Elantra, compared to... ?

    a. Do you folks like your Elantra ?

    b. I guess what's even more important, perhaps, what don't you like ?

    c. How would you, subjectively or technically, compare it to a new
    2010 Corolla ?

    What else should I probably be asking ?

    Would sure like to get any and all opinions on the Elantra, particularly
    how you feel it compares to a Corolla (or possibly a Civic).

    Thank you very much,
    Bob, Feb 4, 2010
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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    My personal experience with the Elantra is limited, but my wife wants
    one for her next car.

    Just a few years ago, I used to laugh that people would buy a Hyundai.
    Their reputation was not so good, the five year old cars (based on the
    original late 80's models) looked faded and worn out. Then, not happy
    with GM cars I wanted to look elsewhere. The owners at work rented a
    couple on trips and said he was pleasantly surprised by the 06 Sonata
    for it ride, performance, features. These are guys that drive Audi A8
    and Lexus at home. I also liked the style of the then new Sonata.

    Long story short, I did some research and bought an '07 Sonata. The
    dealer has a Toyota franchise across the street and one of the
    salesman was over on the Hyundai side and was taking me across with
    him and he drove an Elantra for the first time. Comment from the
    Toyota salesman: "I should be selling these instead. Nicer car"

    Another guy at work traded his Toyota for a Hyundai. A customer just
    bought his second Elantra and his brother in law just bought his
    second Santa Fe. Neither had had any quality problems.

    In December, I traded my 07 for a 2010 model. It had 67,000 flawless
    miles. Do yourself a favor and test drive one.
    Ed Pawlowski, Feb 4, 2010
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    Ed Guest

    Hi Bob,

    Head over to and join up and post your question
    there or just browse the forum. We have quite a few 2010 owners that can
    provide you with some insight. You can also try but
    that is a little more focused towards the "tuners". Another good place
    Ed, Feb 4, 2010
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    Victek Guest

    I have a 2003 Elantra GLS. I decided to buy it based on reviews, test
    drives, the 10 year/100k power train warranty and the amazing price. I now
    have have over 100k miles on it and it has never needed a repair. I have
    only needed to do standard maintenance, such as tires, oil, coolant and
    timing belt. I would absolutely buy it again. Note that ESC (electronic
    stability control) is now available in some Elantras - a very desirable
    safety feature. The only feature not available (as far as I know) that I
    would like in a new car is active head restraints (to protect against
    whiplash injuries).
    Victek, Feb 4, 2010
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    Slim Guest

    Just turned in my 2 year leased Sante Fe and bought and 2010 Elantra
    Touring SE.

    I love this car. Its just the right size, gets great gas milage, great
    features, ABS, ESC, Airbags, and look great.
    Slim, Feb 7, 2010
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