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That's interesting that it seems underpowered to you- I find it more than adequate for merging on the highway even in tight situations where you might need that extra bit of pickup. It's definitely not a WRX, but you also are getting a LOT more for your money and much better fuel economy. As for the road noise, again, I wonder if you got a partially assembled car or something bizarre like that, I find that road noise is more in the range of the mid-size sedan. Anyway, hope the car grows on you!Report it
Your right, cabin noise is excessive and no spare, what are those guys thinking!Report it
Before purchasing my 13 Elantra GLS I test drove every other compact car in this segment. The Elantra's cabin was the quietest and the engines power is on pare with all the others in this class. When you test drove the vehicle (I hope you did) if you disliked the engines power and road noise why did you buy or lease it? The last thing on peoples minds when shopping in the compact car segment is 0-60 speed. If Hyundai increases the 0-60 torque and or speed MPG's will drop. One of the main reasons why this car is such a high seller is because of its MPG rating. Point being, go buy yourself a midsize or full size car.Report it
The 0-60 on the Limited, which is heavier then the GLS, is in the 8-second range. That's better then a Accord SE, better then a Civic EX, better then a a Focus SE, better then a Cruze LT, better then a Volt, better then a Dodge Dart SE, better then a Camry LE, better then a Sentra (Without that annoying CVT).. It's not a performance sedan, folks. But even still it's very very respectable in it's class. It's not at the absolute top of it's class, but it's faster 0-60 then most of the vehicles in it's class. I'd even call it "reasonably sporty". I'd prefer the accelerator profiles be adjustable, but I can't complain. Having driven a Honda CRX and various SUVs most of my driving career, I can't say I have much to compare it to, but I honestly think some people are expecting BMW-levels of comfort in a $20,000 economy car..Report it
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