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I have a 2011 elantra that has stranded me 3 times this week. Wont start !!!! Had it towed to dealer today and it started up fine and they said nothing is wrong with it and no error codes. Called hyundai and they gave me a case number said on third visit to dealer if they cant fix it they will escalate the case. Just looked on You Tube and there ... Read More
I have no problem with you doing what you need to do to maximize mileage. On the freeway, unless it's an emergent situation, I "drive" with the cruise control, too. Last weekend, I went with a co-worker to trade her 2012 Elantra for a Honda CR-V. I hadn't been in an Elantra since trading my 2013 for an Accord. While at the dealership, I went outside to move the car and ... Read More
We had the ac on. It is fairly level on I-35, but we had strong winds out of the south (who doesn't in TX) so it hurt going down but helped coming back north. I counted that a wash. I identify myself as the "cruise control" owner because I have found that if I use the cruise control every opportunity I am able, my mileage increases measurably. Now... I have been ... Read More
first of all,like most other people who have cell phones i have unlimited minutes so haveing a large phone bill is not a issue with me.however,i wanted to mention that i have a 2013 elantra that has a radio issue as well.intermintly,the radio will turn on by itself when i start the car even when the radio is turned off.dealer says that this is a issue with all elantra's beginning with ... Read More
I bought my 2012 Elantra in Oct of 2011 and it was one of the first 2012's delivered. I bought it primarily for the promise of good gas mileage. I now have ~15,000 miles on it and I have managed to average over 30 mpg on only 2 tankfuls. One of these was at 30.5 and the second was 31.6. I drive primarily highway back and forth to work (25 mi ... Read More
The discussion centers around the current generation Hyundai Elantra, which bowed for the 2011 model year, not the previous generation such as your 2010 model. Still, that's a lot of additional expense and trouble, using fuel additives AND high octane gas, to just match the kind of mileage my 2006 Civic easily achieved buzzing along at 3000 rpm and 80-plus MPH on the highway with ARCO 87 octane fuel and a ... Read More
Last tank update: 2011 Elantra GLS Auto with 22650 miles. Indicated mpg (dash display): 34.8/pumped refuel average 33.1 mpg Average mph: 28 mph (mostly city driving) Display seems to be consistently about 2 mpg "optimistic." I could not be happier with my Elantra. It's roomier, quieter, more efficient and better looking (subjectively, I know) than my wife's 2010 Civic EX. I would recommend this car to anyone and I have. Question ... Read More
I have hand this problem too. I had two incidents that really scared me because there was so much smoke. I thought they would cause an accident. They both happened with than 20K and I’m generally an easy driver. I took it into the dealership I bought it from, which is not very convenient to me. I was given a loaner and was told it was ‘stuck oil rings’. At the ... Read More
I will get $66 back on 16,500 miles.driven on my 2011 Elantra that I leased. That is about 1.5 tanks of gas. I like the car, but feel I was misled, I probably would not have leased the car if the true mileage was advertised. When driving a combo of city and highway driving, I seldom average more than 26 mpg. Based on manufacturer's claims, I would have expected 32 mpg ... Read More
I am definitely torn with this one. I've been researching cars for about 4 months now while I've been working on selling my truck privately. I'm pretty close to the point where I'd be willing to just trade it in, be happy to get what I owe on it, and cut it even. Anyway, after a long 4 months of researching sedans on the Internet, pricing them out, talking to some ... Read More
Hey everyone, Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, if it has I apologize. But I found out a few days ago that Hyundai is offering a fuel reimbursement for certain models and years. I drive a 2011 Elantra, and I was qualified. The amount you receive will depend on your location (gas prices are different in each area) and your mileage. This is the site my father told me ... Read More
Haven't checked back in a while, but I have a 2011 Elantra GLS Automatic. I am getting incredible mileage. Last two tanks were almost 34 mpg with an average speed both times of 31 mph. As my car has "loosened" up (I have 19000 miles), the mileage has steadily improved. I am the "cruise control" person, so YMMV. The mpg calculator in the dash is about 2 mpg optimistic, but still... ... Read More
Hyundai conceeded that they lie! all of you who claim to be getting the gas mileage, please send your 50.00 gas cards to those who aren't... http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-mo-autos-kia-hyundai-epa-reimburseme- nt-20121102,0,6589051.story
Hyundai has totally mis lead its customers. Funny you should say that... http://finance.yahoo.com/news/epa-finds-hyundai-kia-overstated-gas-mileage-08032- 1368--finance.html
I need help picking out a car. I want something reasonable but I also want a car that is very good quality also (no junk). I currently have a 2011 Honda Accord LX-P and I think it has been a little too big (and expensive) for me. It is also not very good with gas. Here are the cars I am looking at: 2013 Hyundai Elantra or Sonata 2013 Kia Optima ... Read More
The car is a rip off. Hyundai has totally mis lead its customers. They need to stop blaming the drivers.
Yes, but when an engine is cold - really until it reaches full normal operating temperature - the ECU runs a richer fuel-air mixture. More fuel is burned to keep the engine running smoothly, avoid knocks/pings, and bring the engine up to temp quickly. With your short commute the engine is not reaching full operating temp so the ECU never switches over to the leaner fuel-air mix. It's entirely possibly that ... Read More
Is not the definition of the "city" rating "stop & go traffic" (i.e., traffic lights and stop signs)? The City rating is 29 mpg and I get only 22 mpg. My previous car was a 2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0S. It was rated at 25 to 33 mpg. With the same driving patterns as with 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS, at 11,000 miles, I was averaging 25 mpg. I guess that means that ... Read More
Your problem is your short commute and stop & go traffic. The car is just getting warmed up when you are at your destination. If your stop & go traffic is extreme recognise that you are constantly accelerating with little cruising. Your occassional hour drive on a parkway will not make a big difference in a tank of gas which otherwise consists of your daily short haul stop & go.
I have driven my 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS for 11,100 miles over 18 months and the car has consistently averaged 21 to 22 mpg on each full tank of gas. I drive 10 miles a day round trip to and from work in stop and go traffic and a few times a month, I travel about an hour each way on a parkway to and from a major city. I had ... Read More
I am not sure what else you could do. But I would like to say one thing in the defense of this car. When I was learning to drive I drove my brother's old 1995 Saturn, as he was away in college. Later, I bought it from him. I loved that car. But eventually the car got old and not as reliable as it once was. And with my life changing ... Read More
They are always listed north of $14K, so I suppose that's a pretty good deal. I was considering a 2011/12 Hyundai Elantra, but I kept running into the new vs used issue. Since the Elantra's are still a popular car, the used car prices are staying very high. I got a quote for $16K before TTL for a base model 2012 Elantra with A/T (this is after the $500 downpayment matching) ... Read More
I just brought this case to lemon Law but Hyundai says mileage is not covered under their warranty. Some states (CA for one) is going the class action lawsuit route. Check out Consumer Watchdog's site. I live in Maine but bought my car in MA so I am going to be asking around for a MA attorney who might take it on. We got totally ripped off with no recourse. No ... Read More
My frustration is a mirror image of yours. When I saw the new 2011 Elantra advertised online I thought it was beautiful! Then, I saw the 29/40 MPG and had to see this car. I drove the car and loved it! Perfect fit. Turned on a dime. Beautiful styling, roomy interior and I loved it! The first few tanks were a dissappointment. After speaking with a few dealerships, they ALL assured ... Read More
Thanks for the reply, I have a feeling you and I are very like minded. I also look for low-mileage used vehicles, as I believe it normally represents a good value but with the used car market still inflated coupled with the elantra's popularity there isn't much discount for a used one (2011 or newer). I wish you the best on your car puchase!
Thanks for this information! I have been scouring this list, looking for a post such as this to help. Do you mind if I ask if your GLS had the preferred package? I assume the 15,199.95 is before TTL? I will be buying one in November (paying cash, so I think I can push them with the "instant sale" guideline since it's an off-peak buying time). I would prefer to get ... Read More
In Kansas City, Missouri, I just paid for a A/T 2011 Elantra GLS Desert Metallic Bronze with 19,900 miles on it for 15,199.95 from a Honda dealership. No trade in. It had a pristine carfax as well. No scatches or dings, just small stain on front passenger seat, getting seat covers. It was originally listed 16,975.00. They are very motivated to move cars this time of year. I also got 60 ... Read More
You need to narrow down your list some more, you are all over the map from subcompacts to full-sized cars. Consider your requirements--what is most important to you? Interior room? Fuel economy? Smooth ride? Safety? Handling? Reliability? Some thoughts on each: Nissan Sentra - I have a 2010 2.0S CVT and it's a nice little car: roomy for its size, smooth ride for a small car, can average over 30 mpg ... Read More
Did you all know that the 2011 elantra's engine crank case only takes 4.23 quarts of oil. I had trouble blowing smoke out my tail pipe and discovered that every time I went for an oil change they were putting in 5 qts which would be too much. this even happened at the hyundai dealership as well as Jiffy lube. None of them realize this. Look at your dip stick and ... Read More
I currently own a 2003 Mazda Protege with 153k miles. I've replaced just about everything in it except the engine, but to it's defense it was a former rental car that my parents bought from Enterprise. It also has quite a bit of cosmetic damage from having been hit twice. I think it's just about time for a new car, one of my choosing finally. I'm looking for a sedan (for ... Read More
I would like to buy a 2011 Hyundai Elantra for my daughter. We are in Central Florida. What is a good price? Thanks.
my 2011 hyundai elantra has exactly the same issues, i am very disappointed!i bought it for the advertised gas mileage which it does not have,what to do?
Hi, that sounds like a really great deal. I'm also in NJ looking for an elantra with the preferred package. Can you tell me which dealership? Thanks! I'm really trying to buy a 2011 elantra, but all the internet prices are greatly inflated, does anyone know how much people are paying for slightly used elantras? Or, where I can find that information? Thank you.
I got to drive the base GT with automatic today. It was an ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE car! I can't see how ANYONE in his RIGHT MIND would buy one!!! OK, have all the prospective GT buyers left now??? ;) Good... I don't want lots of other people driving up demand, and prices, for this great little car! :) There's lots to like about this car. First, the interior quality is at or ... Read More
My tech line case#4901339.If you are not satisfied with their answer their is a procedure you can request in the manuals you got with the car.I would demand that they do a compression test.That car has the best warranty on the market and it doesn't cost them a thing to do this test.The other choice is take it to another hyundai dealership.
Joltman, I wonder if there is a way that I can use your information, maybe a case number or a job number from your Hyundai dealer that I can give to Hyundai customer services so they can look at your diagnosis and maybe get my dealership to do a compression test on my car. When I took my car in they drove it, could not see any smoke , checked the ... Read More
I took mine in today for blue smoke out back when passing.It doesn't do it all the time. Only 11,000 miles.They took a compression test and found one of the cyclinders is not up to par.They drained the oil and filtered it for metal and found none.They called hyundai and they said to replace the block.The block has been ordered.All under warranty.I had no problems with the dealership at all.
I have the exact same problem with my wife's 2011 Elantra with 28K miles on the clock. The first time i saw the smoke was when it had about 5K on the clock, . It happened last Saturday again. Filled a 4 lane freeway up with smoke when I tried to get into the fast lane, I am going to make sure to have a video camera in the car when ... Read More
Thank you for the suggestions. My dealership test drove it and got poor mileage too, but Hyundai refuses to do anything about it. The district manager came up and just shrugged, saying the engine checks out fine. Its false advertising. :(
You know, one quick way to tell if your car has a defect and get supporting evidence is to rent an Elantra for a day or two (Enterprise has them, and maybe other rental companies). Be sure the tank is topped off and drive it the way you normally do and see what the FE is (both computer and at-the-pump measurements). Then drive your car for the same length of time ... Read More
Thanks. will do. I think some people are getting the mileage but clearly a good percentage of people aren't. Hyundai should look at the reason why instead of trying to blame the drivers. There may be a part that is manufactured differently in some of these cars. 40% less is a lot of gas mileage not be getting. shame on Hyundai. If i went to a grocery store and bought a ... Read More
I purchased a 2011 Elantra limited from John @ Town & Country Hyundai in Milwaukie OR in April 2011 after shopping around a few months in the Portland area. John matched the average "good deal" True Car value here on edmunds.com and was able to get the color I wanted. All negotiation by phone or email. No unpleasant surprises or hastles at time of pick up. Professional and smooth. They were ... Read More
Most people realize if they drive in extreme conditions. I am beginning to doubt that, based on the posts I've seen in the "fuel economy" discussions. Perhaps many people don't realize how extreme (compared to the EPA test regimen) their driving conditions are because: 1) they are "normal" for them, and 2) they don't know the details of how the EPA does its tests. So they drive a car that, let's ... Read More
Here's links to two stories related to Jefferson Graham's (note, NOT Graham Jefferson) report on the Elantra, and Hyundai's follow up to it: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/09/hyundai-elantras-ga- s-mileage-disappoints-this-tech-writer/1#.T9Uhkzfd6So http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/12/hyundai-fires-back-- defending-elantras-gas-mileage/1#.T9Uhqjfd6So And also, USA Today's comparo of 5 sedans that are rated over 35 mpg and cost under $20k. The Elantra was 2nd overall in fuel economy, with 34.5 mpg (more than the EPA combined figure) and was first overall in the comparo: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/06/best-5-seat-sedan-u- nder-20000-and-over-35-mpg/1#.T9UgqTfd6Sp ... Read More
I agree with all of you who have poor gas mileage with the Elantra. Hyundai's response has been that of total indifference. My local TV station (Maine) is doing a segment on this and how people are getting ripped off with no recourse for this false advertising. If some cars are getting the mileage and some aren't, it is not necessarily the driver's fault. Hyundai would be better served trying to ... Read More
No kidding Sherlock. Like this is the first car I have ever owned. Are you serious? Obviously these cars were tested under NON-real world driving scenarios, with NON realistic uses of the vehicle (no AC) etc. All this tells me is that they are trying to fudge the numbers and to deceive people into thinking that if they use the vehicle (normally) on normal highways and with normal city driving conditions, ... Read More
This is my second Hyundai. My first one was an 2005 Sonata and the second is a 2010 Elantra Blue. I have found on average the manual transaxle get the best fuel mileage. on my 2005 Sonata I was getting 30mpg. The epa said it was getting 23-26. My cousin had the same car just an automatic and he was getting 24mpg. My Elantra Blue is a manual and i'm averaging ... Read More
You're obviously not alone with this experience. As I've said before, I see some serious litigation over this issue in Hyundai's future. I get the feeling that the government is looking the other way, perhaps in order to establish a trade deal with S. Korea who is moving some auto manufacturing plants to the U.S. Or maybe they're in cahoots with the oil companies, as a stealth way to keep demand/prices ... Read More
I own the 2011 Hyundai Elantra limited. From day one, I noticed that the fuel mileage was no where near the stated MPGs. I informed the dealership on several occasions and they kept telling me that once it broke in, that I would get better MPGs. Well, I have put around 16k miles on the car and the mileage keeps getting worse. My average city/highway MPGs is 25MPG. Today I ended ... Read More
Looks like it's time to find another place to get oil changes! A Hyundai dealer that doesn't know/care how much oil to put into one of their own cars wouldn't get any of my service business, that is for sure. Who knows what else they would mess up on?
Did anyone at the dealerships check to see where your oil level was at? I took mine in for an oil change at Nashua, N.H. hyundai 2 weeks ago and it started to blow white smoke on acceleration. It turned out they had put too much oil in the crankcase at the last change. Oil leeks into the cylinder and burns off out the tail pipe. run your finger inside the ... Read More
I know it's frustrating and unresponsive dealerships can make matters so much worse. Let's just say Hyundai, like so many other car companies, haven't quite figured out what customer service is all about. It seems to end the moment after they've sold you the car... As far as process is concerned, you might try reading the article I posted Jan. 3 (above) about the woman who is suing in small claims ... Read More
I feel like I have been lied too and swindled. I brought the 2011 Elantra because of the 40 MPG. It gets below 30. The AVG MPG reads between 24 and 27. Never 30 and above. I told the dealership at my first oil change. I wish I could sue them and have them take my car back. I hate the hyundai dealership in San Diego. I hate the Hyundai Elantra. ... Read More
Both times I was getting onto the highway/interstate. The first time the RPMs jumped to 5500. Out of all the cars I have owned, many of them with well over 100,000 miles, I've never seen this before. So far it isn't look good for Hyundai if they are looking for a repeat customer. This is my first and most likely last Hyundai.
Wanted to see if anyone has had this issue. My 2011 Elantra (around 19,500 mile and less than 1 year old) has on 2 occasions blanketed the road with very dark grayish smoke. I say blanketed because I couldn't see anything behind me on a 4 lane interstate due to the amount that blew out of my exhaust. The car has only had maintenance done at Hyundai dealers and always on ... Read More
Automobile Magazine did a shootout between the 2011 Elantra and 2012 Ford Focus, here is what they found: "Hyundai is also the more earnest in following through on its fuel-efficiency claims. Both Ford and Hyundai are heavily touting their small cars' ability to achieve 40 mpg on the highway, but the Focus only does so when equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and a special fuel economy package. Our test car, ... Read More
Check the warranty on the used vs the new Elantra. IIRC only the new carries the 10 year, 100K mile powertrain warranty. I don't think that applies to the second owner. The base 5 year, 60K mile B-B warranty (or remainder) should carry over to a second owner on a used Hyundai.
I too have been disappointed in my 2011 Elantra Limited's gas mileage. My daily commute is 63 miles one way over a variety of state highways where my speed is generally 60-65PMPH. I traded in a 2010 Honda Civic for this car. The Civic was rated at 36 MPG and I was getting 33-34MPG. My Elantra has been running in the 32-33MPG range over the same course for over 30K miles. ... Read More
right now the hyundai elantra is a hot car and in much demand.the fact that it just won the 2012 car of the year doesn't hurt either.even used elantra's such as the one you were referring to go for top dollar regardless of mialage.just as a example here of the great resale value that this car has.i have a 2012 hyundai elantra gls base model that i purchased in august 2011.i ... Read More
I've been doing quite a bit of research into buying a certified used 2011 Hyundai Elantra in the Missouri/Illinois/Iowa area. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on here as well as on other websites. I am trying to determine why a 2011, 20k miles GLS is being posted at almost retail value (between 17-19k). I've got financing in line where I can afford roughly 15.5 pre-TTL. Looking for recommendations ... Read More
The question is how long it's going to take to resolve things. This has been going on since the 2011s came out and the EPA hasn't said "boo" yet. You'd think they'd as least consider verifying Hyundai's test results by now. It's a damn shame because I'm liking a lot of what I'm seeing about the 2013 Elantra GT. Except that it's got the exact same powertrain.
The website fuelly.com allows people to report and to track their mpgs. Unfortunately, I searched around at fuelly.com for the recent Hyundai claimed 40 mpg cars; the news is not good. I looked at 2011 models because the 2012 models don't have enough people reporting to be statistically significant. The average mpgs reported for the cars are: 33.3 - Sonata Hybrid 32.3 - Accent 32.0 - Veloster 30.4 - Elantra Even ... Read More
Motozuma dot com . You can open an account there. Folks can 'dontate' money to help you buy a car. Also, some manufacturers have a program to match your deposts up to $500. I got that back in October when I bought my Elantra GLS. I deposited $20 to open the account, $480 a month later then bought the Elantra. Hyundai matched that $500 so it was like getting a $500 ... Read More
I own a 2011 Elantra Limited. No problems not even a squeek. With a sunroof and warm leather seats it feels luxurious to me. My average mpg 10 miles city each way to work is only 22-24. Must be a whole lot of idling at traffic lights. This week spring break with no traffic I averaged 30 mpg on my daily commute. And just for kicks on the highway the other ... Read More
This is true. I really have wanted the Elantra for almost a year now and have test driven in 4 or 5 times. I dont like the looks or style of the corolla or civic and I didn't like the style of the elantra before 2011 but now I can't get it out of my head. All these tests people have done with the mileage and trying to see if it ... Read More
New to this board and trying to see what other owners are experiencing. Got our 2012 Elantra Limited in June. So far, just under 8,000 miles. Was unsatisfied with mileage at onset but was assured by dealer (sales & service reps) that economy would improve as engine was 'broken' in. Not sure how long this is supposed to take but I would think that after 7,500 miles and two oil changes ... Read More
David: Thanks for the informative post from an experienced tech that actually worked on Hyundais. We bought a 2012 Sonata GLS 2 months ago and the car is great. 65-70 MPH yields 36-38 MPG and even at 75+ it gets 33. City MPG all over the board due to varying conditions, but close to EPA. I agree with your comments on dealer service and warranty. I feel the warranty is worth ... Read More
Bad idea to continue filling up after the pump stops. it will contaminate the evaporative emmisions system and be a costly repairs because its not hyundai's fault you didnt read you gas cap
I also totally agree. i have 8700miles on my 2012 and continue to get 20-22mpg in all city driving, so much for the dealer statements that the mileage will get better as the mileage increases. I have owned 2003 and 2004 Elantras and got about the same. The all highway drives with cruise on can get 35-40mpg,but the average will quickly fall with stop and go city driving. I have been ... Read More
Thanks for posting Rob. We appreciate hearing from the manufacturer. ====================================== I was hoping to complete another Elantra mileage report this week but alas, Enterprise gave me a 2011 Toyota Camry LE. I didn't experience any unintended acceleration on the trip, so that's a plus.
I believe one of the main reasons you are seeing pervasive complaints, is due to the publicity this has gotten from Consumer Watchdog and more people who are fuel concious purchasing the vehicle due to it's 40 MPG rating. I know several 2011-2012 Elantra owners that are happy with the MPG on the vehicle and it is falling within the guidelines posted on the Monroney Sticker. If a person who is ... Read More
I get that some tests are showing very good gas mileage. What you're not taking into account is that there MAY BE a flaw in SOME of the vehicles that is preventing owners, regardless of driving habits, from achieving acceptable MPGs. You can show all of the tests you like, but I can tell you right now that we are seeing pervasive complaints about this vehicle (and one other vehicle) that ... Read More
Edmunds has a page here that directs you towards the Hyundai site where you can download the pdf.
Hi, I lost my manual. Anyone knows if 2011 Hyundai Elantra has an oil change indicator from dashboard? Change oil every 3k, 7k? Thanks
I have a 2011 Elantra Limited, I drive mostly in town and get about 24 mpg combined. I sold my high millage honda civic to get this car because of the mpg claims. I have never owned a car that gets such poor gas millage. The way I see it, this car has a nice comfortable interior and and no other positives. The car handing is subpar compared to other cars ... Read More
I previously owned a Sonata 2011 GLS. I traded it in and purchased a 2012 Elantra GLS specifically because I wanted to cut back on fuel costs. The Elantra was (and still is) boasting 30mpg city and 40mpg highway. After several months of ownership I have yet to reach 30mpg. I drive alone, use the ECO mode at all times. I coast to stop signs and red lights. I slip the ... Read More
I see these postings and really wonder - I purchased the 2012 Elantra in June 2011 - six speed box - and now have 12,000+ miles on the thing, on the hwy, a constant 40 to 44 - constant - measured by fill-up or the inbuilt readings - in the City 33-34. So two options - you have a lemon and should have taken the car back - or you drive ... Read More
Just a note. all manufactures , regardless, GM, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, all of them charge frieght. They have to pay mostly contractors to deliver the cars to the dealer, so they add the freight charge, which stays the same, don't matter if it's 2 blocks up the street or across the country, the frieght charge is the same. As far as the other accessories, they can be negotiated. Plus with Hyundai, ... Read More
Hyundai already has access to the start/stop technology for non-hybrid cars--the 2012 Rio has it available. Also I see the next Fusion will offer that feature. So maybe we'll start seeing it on more cars, including the Elantra, in the near future. It would be interesting I think for Hyundai to offer a "high FE" version of the Elantra with the 1.6L GDI engine with auto stop/start--which is what the Rio ... Read More
I purchased my 2012 gls elantra auto in June,2011 just as they came out. I gave it a good break in with a trip from NYC to Palm Coast FL. It really drove nice and it was getting from 36-41mpg on the trip odometer all highway driving with the ECO off, air on.The mpg in NYC local driving and some highway 75-25 when i returned stayed about 28-29 mpg to about ... Read More
It has been a really long time since I posted any update on this forum for my 2002 Elantra Gt hatchback. If you did not track, this car was bought new by me in 2002. I have kept all maintenance up to date and tried my best to have service done at the dealer when possible. My car is approaching to 85K miles and it holds up quite okay. Other than ... Read More
Your economy is only about 10% less than the EPA sticker. That's well within a normal variance and can be due to several factors: - Ethanol content in the gas. If your area has "up to 10% Ethanol" in the gas you'll lose some fuel economy. - Short v. long trips. When the engine is first started it will run rich until fully warmed up. So for trips of only a ... Read More
hi drew,i have some info that might be helpful.i have a 2011 elantra gls base model with auto and only 5000 miles on the clock.iam looking to trade up to a 2012 hyundai sonata since my girlfriend is haveing a baby soon and we need the bigger car.recently,my local hyundai dealer down here in north miami florida where i purchased the elantra from last summer offered me $16,500.00 on a trade-in.the ... Read More
Hey anyone got any info on a trade-in value on a 2011 Elantra Limited (no nav), indigo blue pearl, 15K miles, tires are good, in VG condition easily. Blue book values it at 18200. I had one dealer offer me 17500 (i had bought it from that dealer). Another dealer tried to really lowball me at 16. Considering that a 2011 GLS from a rental car company is selling on dealer ... Read More
I'd be happy to help you out Lenny. Hyundai Finance's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Elantra Limited with 12,000 miles per year are .00133 and 62%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier. The numbers for an otherwise identical 48-month lease are .00140 and 54%. I'm not sure if Hyundai Finance offers leases with only 10,000 miles ... Read More
Hello Car_Man! Can you please tell me what Hyundai Finance's December 2011 lease money factor and residual values are for a 36-month lease on a 2012 Elantra Limited (No technology Package) with 10,000/12,000 miles per year are? Do they also show 48 month lease numbers?? Also, do you know of any special dealer lease incentives for December 2011? Thanks in advance!! Lenny
Well I ended up trading my 2010 one in earlier this year, and got the 2011. Hope you didn't get my 2010 lemon! LOL!!! I'm just kidding, I'm sure it'll be fine. I know it totally sucks, but Hyundai will take care of you. Since my failed on me so early on (and 21K is obviously extremely early, too) Hyundai paid two car payments for me...it was nice. After I got ... Read More
Hyundai should voluntarily ask the EPA to re-test the Elantra, just to get this behind them... one way or another. While they're at it, Consumer Watchdog should go after Buick: Mileage isn't great. Government ratings of 21 mpg in town, 32 on the highway, 25 in mixed use are OK. But Buicks in general seem to do worse than other cars in the Test Drive regimen of suburban slog and bustle, ... Read More
A friend sent me a link to the same article that m6user referred to. The last comment made by Jim Trainor, Hyundai representative, was, "The numbers are the numbers and the tests are the tests," he said. He says the mileage ratings are achievable unless "you drive like a maniac." I take issue with that comment because I have found the same lack of claimed mileage results as others in this ... Read More
An interesting article I stumbled across yesterday. I wonder if a group like this actually has any weight to throw around to help those who are experencing poor FE with the Elantra? http://www.autoblog.com/2011/12/02/consumer-group-cries-foul-on-hyundais-40-mpg-- claim/
"Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers. Consumer Watchdog sent the EPA a letter citing a litany of public criticism of the compact Elantra's real-world fuel economy, and asking the EPA to "re-test the 2011 and 2012 Elantra models in its ... Read More
I had a similar experience of my 2011 Elantra. I had a blow out in the interstate. It took the tow truck 1.75 hours to come. When my car was towed to the nearest dealer I was told that there was not one dealer stocked my tires in the whole state. So I had to take off another day off work. I called Hyundai and was told that it was not ... Read More
I bought my 2012 GLS on June 28 and have almost 9000 miles. I am driving every day to work 40 miles one way (36 highway and 4 citi). I am using the same gas station and the same pump and getting between 32 and 33 miles. I was expecting around 35-36 but even with these numbers I completly satisfied. Nice car and fun to drive. My friend is getting the ... Read More
Yes, I am trying to get my point across... it is a disappointing and frustrating situation or I wouldnt be posting about it. When I was shopping for a vehicle I looked at all options. I did look at the fine print below the 'big 29/40 hwy' and the my vehicle is not falling in those fine print estimates. I love everything about my elantra but the main reason I purchased ... Read More
Well said. I also have a 2011 Elantra, and I cannot for the life of me understand some of these people. Enough with the whining. As I said in another thread, if you hate the car that much, trade it in for something else. I am also not buying the "I only get 22 MPG's (or whatever ridiculous number they come up with). That is simply not going to happen with ... Read More
The 2012 Elantras will likely not have enought miles on them to provide a meaningful MPG result. We have already had this discussion on 2011 models. It seems that we will be repeating the problem and discussion here. Since 2011 and 2012 models are the same design, there should be a 2010 and earlier grouping and a 201 and later grouping.
Great suggestions! I had read the manual and it uses the word "salt" which is the only condition that applies to me. I did email Hyundai to ask the question specifically of them. I will post what they tell me if they say anything definitive (doubtful!). See my other post about my Elantra and early tire wear. I hope she does not experience this on her 2012! Search "2011 Elantra Excessive/Fast ... Read More
The manual has a paragraph or two where it describes what qualifies as "severe". It should be at the front of the maintenance section. Typically it includes lots of stop-n-go/heavy traffic driving, driving in very dusty areas, lots of short trips where the engine might not fully warm up, and so on. It might mention weather from a temperature extreme view, but snow & salt don't really impact the engine. If ... Read More
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra in NJ is: