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Regarding what seems to be excessively sensitive "hunting" or "darting" with the handling on your Elantra, you may wish to talk to your local Hyundai service department about performing a 4-wheel alignment. I understand, that this may seem unnecessary for a new vehicle, . . . but it sounds like the rear camber may be slightly out of adjustment spec (it doesn't take much). I've had one newer vehicle which reacted similar to what you're describing (a 2009 Sonata with 30K miles at the time), and while the front wheel specs were in check, the rear camber setting was out of spec on both sides (and certainly not detectable by visual appearance). After a 4-wheel alignment, the over sensitive "darting" was completely cured, and the car has driven well ever since. I am not suggesting, that this absolutely is your described concern with your new Elantra, but, it may be something to research. Usually, with most new vehicles, there happens to be an "adjustment" period very early on in the overall warranty coverage. And, if a driveability concern exists, an alignment "may" possibly be covered by Hyundai at this point. Most people mention the "light" steering feel of the new Elantra as being present, but, a lot of those same persons also mention how well the car tracks and handles. From what you've shared, your particular Elantra seems to be abnormally sensitive. You should definitely talk to your local Hyundai service department rep as soon as possible, as the mileage window for an alignment (which is considered an "adjustment") being performed under warranty is relatively short. Also, at whatever point you choose to replace the tires (quite a few miles down the road), stay away from the "low rolling resistance", OEM type tires. I would highly recommend looking toward the "Kumho ECSTA LX Platinum" tire in your appropriate size. They are very affordable for a well rated tire, and handle extremely well in ALL types of weather conditions. Your ride quality, traction, and handling will all improve dramatically, they are extremely "quiet" and "smooth", and also offer perfect wear patterns when rotated properly. GOOD LUCK with your new Elantra . . . (andy)Report it
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