Worst feature, you'll have to dump 3 gears before you finally get Elantra to go. Poor rear suspension. Beware of
potholes, & rear wheel skip! Comfortable, less so with lots of weight. Elantra is the best looking car in 20 years, inside & out! Using ethanol-free gasoline & careful driving, accurately AVERAGED 39+mpg (high-43mpg), May thru early December, Seattle weather. Presently, with cold & winter blend gasoline, its dropped to 38mpg. Should still be
above my hoped for 35-36mpg after the first year. Elantra has lots of road & tire noise, but very quiet on
"experimental quiet pavement". Widest rear seat shoulder width of any car getting nearly 40mpg. 100%, no problems.
Looks are once in a score of years! MPG is excellent, but you will have to work carefully to get it. With the low torque, the 6 speed automatic transmission is necessary, when ya gotta go. Fifth gear drops into place at 30mph.
After waiting years, I finally got a good price. Get it now! Ya should beat my deal! Wonderful, wide rear seat comfort. Pretty good trunk space. Good Everett, WA dealer, so far.
Low pulling power. Poor rear suspension, but there are good replacement shocks. Tire & road noise high. Audio tone, balance & fader controls too hard to access. Audio power is OK, except for road & tire noise .
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