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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

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If buying for Gas mileage, dont do it!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By shanebro
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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Purchased the car in April of 2011, and I now have 11,000 miles on it. I have driven the car embarrasingly conservative (I have Smart cars and Pruis'es passing me like I am standing still... No joke) This car will NOT get 30-40 as advertized. I drive partial thruway and partial city, so I would say mixed driving. I get 26-29 mpg. I did get 35 mpg on the highway once, but I never went over 65 and I slowed up going up hills... You know the drill.) Would love to know who they paid to get the rating that they received. So in my opinion the only reason that you would buy this car would be for the warranty, it certainty is not "fun to drive" that for sure.


Favorite Features

None... Sync system I guess


Suggested Improvements

FUEL MILEAGE! Suspension could also use quite a bit of work, if you go over a speed bump with anything over an idle you will hit your head on the roof of the car.


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Hyundai Does Not Stand Behind Their Product
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By jason010
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I purchased a 2011 Elantra new just over one year ago. I am a sales rep and I drive the car quite a bit. I now have 45k miles on the car. It gets good mileage (30-32 mpg in the hills of East TN). The cab is roomy & comfortable & the engine has been fine so far. Now, on to the issues I have with it. The car rides very rough, the road noise is terrible (and gets worse with time), & overall quality of the materials is questionable. Recently, all the audio (radio, bluetooth, and button) just went out. Hyundai won't fix it & basically told me to [non-permissible content removed]. The radio/navigation only has a 36k warranty, along with the paint. This tells me Hyundai knows the audio system is crap & doesn't care.


Favorite Features

Comfort, space, design, decent fuel mileage


Suggested Improvements

The Navigation system is horrible. It sometimes takes you on paths that are obviously not the best & quickest ways to get you to your destination. It simply will not work 1/4 of the time. My audio is completely out and Hyundai will not fix it. Their customer service is terrible and will not help. The stereo/navigation warranty is only 3 yrs/36k miles, along with the paint. This makes it obvious that the system poor quality. Road noise is terrible. Car rides very rough.


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Horrible Navigation System
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By stellasmom
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


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I've been driving my 2011 Elantra now for 9 months. I have a major complaint about the navigation system. It does not follow major highways and fastest routes. It takes you down every country road and very strange routes. Hyundai needs to update the system to better software now. I've tried using the alternate route option, but that just makes things worse. Also, everytime the car is stopped and I press the gas, both in reverse and forward, the rearend is making a pinging sound. I'm not sure what it is yet, it could be the brakes or something in the rearend. One additional problem that I am having is vibration of the engine w/ AC on. The steer wheel vibrates and something under drivers seat.


Favorite Features

Body style


Suggested Improvements

Improve the navigation software. Fix A/C related engine vibration.


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blows smoke
5 of 5 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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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)


Review

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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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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