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Six-Speed Manual; Great First Car
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By Savian Walker
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6M)


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This is a great car for anyone seeking to learn how to drive/drive a manual transmission. The front seats are comfortable and the car is easy to control. All of this is coming from a fifteen year old who has a learner's permit. The only gripe are that the seat stain easily (with water!!!) and the rear end can get a little antsy in the highway. The car has been very reliable for only being in for the curtain airbags recall and regular service. The car now has 129,000.


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Tolerable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cheapster1
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I bought the car used eight months (9500 miles) ago. The style is nice, the price was right, and it has lots of desirable features.. However, the gas mileage is poor, generally about 24 mpg, with 80% on city streets and 20% on California's freeways. The highway ride quality is barely tolerable. Even with new tires and wheel balancing there's considerable bouncing and vibration.


Best Features

The style is great and the features - GPS, bluetooth phone - are appreciated.


Worst Features

The ride quality is atrocious. Going over a speed bump at five mph is jolting, and the constant, jittery bouncing on concrete freeways is annoying.


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I wouldn't buy it again.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tanian
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I got this car in May 2011 with only 10 miles on it. At 63,xxx miles the wheel bearings went out, on the driver side then 65,xxx the left side. at 85,xxx spark plugs and computer update. Now at 94,xxx miles the drive train broke. I have a 100,000 mile warranty so its covered. But this car is sluggish at times and the gas milage isn't all that. I average 32 mpg. I drive mostly highway some city. Lots of backroads and hills. The car dents very easy with door dings galore and a small hail storm got the best of it. I found putting V-Power gas in it makes it run alot better. (cost alot more though) and the seats stain with just water.


Best Features

cute appearance looks sporty but fits a family frinedly. good size trunk, I can haul alot in this trunk. Enough leg room for adults in the back and plenty of headroom as long as you are not over 6 foot tall. I like the hand free talk.


Worst Features

The vents need an off button. If everything is on -0- no air should blow out but it does, you have to turn the individula vent off. The seats should have a stain guard on them.


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41000 Leased Miles Review
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By vixyswillie
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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Review based on 41000 leased driving miles in SE Wisconsin. No major mechanical problems. One recall repair for defective airbag headliner support bracket. Scheduled maintenance costs low. Ride somewhat noisy and rough, including side-to-side jostling over stretches of rough roads. Poor performance in snowy/slippery conditions (could have been a tires issue). Maneuverability excellent. Feature set excellent - an amazing value for the money. Beautiful exterior styling - got lots of compliments on the car. Interior comfortable, fairly roomy and well designed. Outstanding fuel economy (low to mid 30's combined city/highway). I would recommend this car.


Best Features

Favorite features include overall fuel economy, maneuverability (very small turning radius makes parking and tight u-turns a breeze), heated front AND REAR seats that heat quickly, keyless FOB with push-button start (very convenient for opening trunk or unlocking doors with a touch of the hand), light blue exterior color somehow never looked dirty, great Bluetooth connectivity with iPhone, backup camera with green/yellow/red distance markings, heated exterior mirrors.


Worst Features

I wish the car had a quieter, smoother and more confident ride - especially in snowy/slippery conditions, power seats (at least for the driver), an auto-dimming mirror, and a better navigation system (often could not find addresses I entered - I eventually used a GPS app on my iPhone instead). Tan leather seats showed dirt and wear from use. I would choose a darker color leather next time.


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blows smoke
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By seprfi
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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i have seen multiple comments online about the elantra blowing smoke. i have had the same problem,almost causing an accident on the freeway at 65 mph. people were swerving behind us. the dealership said we were blowing the carbon out, but we were doing 65 mph for quite a long time before i had to go into passing gear to change lanes to get off the freeway. Who do we escalate our complaint too ?


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