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hyundai elantra

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    so little shockey has apparently beaten us down. unbeknownst to him, we're about to take him to check out a few "pre-owned" (used) elantras tonight for a h.s. grad present. truth is, we need a second car to help with all the driving around mrs. shockey must do to cover my crippled butt.

    anyway, anyone here have any experience with these cars? i've long bee a honda/toyota man. truth is, money -- we have none -- drives this purchase (about 10 g's). but i don't want the boy driving an accident waiting to happen, either.

    thoughts, peeps?
  2. Khartoum

    Khartoum Active Member

    First car I owned was a new 99 Elantra. It was really a very good car, especially for the money, and it's got a great warranty. I'd still be driving it into the ground now if some douchebag kid hadn't made an illegal turn into me and totalled the damn thing.

    And I've rented newer Elantras twice recently, and still found it a perfectly good car, especially for a young'un.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    My wife has an '06 Elantra and has had no problems with it
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Cheap, reliable car
    A '99 Elantra
    Douchebag totaled it.
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Funny you mention Hyundai.

    We're renting a Sonata because our Toyota's in the shop for repairs.

    Nothing wrong with it but it ain't in the Honda/Toyota league.

    But as you say, if money's driving the decision, an Elantra is probably OK for round the town stuff.
  6. Khartoum

    Khartoum Active Member

    Come on, O Doctor!
    You're better than that nonsense.
    First line? Counted six.
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Fuck me in the ass.
    I made a counting error.
    I will now feel shame. :-\
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    O, Doc, be sad not
    Khartoum soon will forget you
    Smile, smile, smile, smile, Squier
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Very, very good car for the money. Slightly more horsepower than comparable Corolla or Civic at way less money. They don't hold value as well as a Corolla or Civic, either, which is good news for the shopper.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have 199,000 on my Honda Civic. I'm shooting for a quarter million.

    Can any Hyundai touch that?
  11. uh-oh
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hyundai's quality is improving. The design quality on the forthcoming Genesis sedan is such that the body is 14 percent stiffer than a BMW 5-series.

    @shockey: If you're gonna get the kid an Elantra do it now. The Genesis coupe will be rear-drive, over 300HP and well under 30 grand.


    Base model has a 223HP turbo-4 (base model?!?) for under 20 grand, upscale model has a 310HP V6 for about 26 large. He finds out about that and you'll never hear the end of it.
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