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> Why does Hyundai ALWAYS do this??
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post Mar 20 2014, 07:28 AM
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No offense meant here, but if you bought it because of advertised numbers and not because it drove better, had better options and was just a better car, then you deserve every ounce of disappointment you get from that. SEriously.. There wasn't another car in 02 that was as good as the Elantra in any way. It had better midrange, better ride, better ergo, better interior than any other car in the segment at the time. I know, because I drove them all.


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we couldnt be dissapointed? i mean i said it was loaded and more numbers persuaded me
definitely best car for buck hands down in 02...

. protege5 was cool but coulda been faster and better appointed... i didnt drive the Se-r in 02... but they were going for $2k more than GT... dont tell me you drove that and elantra was better.. midrAnge Qr25de blows away Beta


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post Mar 20 2014, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE (trololololo @ Mar 20 2014, 10:25 AM) *
we couldnt be dissapointed? i mean i said it was loaded and more numbers persuaded me

I'm with ya Ed. thumbsup.gif

GodBob doesn't like the silly ramblings of us mere mortals. laugh.gif

When I was car shopping in '02, there was no doubt the Protege was a better driver's car. But at a higher price. I was somewhat underwhelmed with the handling of the GT and the 5-speed was lacking, but... the value you got, the warranty and the 140HP is what sold me on the car. And remember, I was someone who thought Hyundai was crap back in the day.


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I took the job with Hyundai because I just knew they were crap and I'd always have a job because their stuff was junk.

The protege had better handling, but the drivetrain was anemic and the interior was just uber-cheap. The Civic was mediocre build quality but a horrific engine and NVh that would have made a model T owner shudder. The cavalier had a good drivetrain, but the interior was typical GM econobox shit. Fukus? Just no. Neon? Think "Fukus, but worse". Toyota Corol.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I'm sorry... what was I saying? LAncer? Ummmmm no. mediocre drivetrain reminded me of the Honda, but with a wierder interior layout.

As far as exterior styling... the XD's skyline-esque hood/headlight lines and clean lines were nicer than the rest. The big 3's choices were already looking dated (even though the Focus was a year old). Protege looked fine, but it felt smaller than the rest.

I put a lot of time lookingfor the right car and in the end, the Elantra was, hands down, the best vehicle in the price range we were looking.

QUOTE (trololololo @ Mar 20 2014, 10:25 AM) *
. protege5 was cool but coulda been faster and better appointed... i didnt drive the Se-r in 02... but they were going for $2k more than GT... dont tell me you drove that and elantra was better.. midrAnge Qr25de blows away Beta

not all of us were looking ine upper teens pricerange. I was in the bottom basement, 12-14k range new. A 14k Sentra was some base 1.8 pile of fuck.


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i see u didnt test the beetle!!! lol

1.8 isnt even considered in reality... yeah z24 was way to pricey...

elantra gt was just an amazing value...

but seriously.... 5hp less was dissappointing


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QUOTE (Bobzilla @ Mar 20 2014, 08:28 AM) *
No offense meant here, but if you bought it because of advertised numbers and not because it drove better, had better options and was just a better car, then you deserve every ounce of disappointment you get from that.


strongly agree.



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Sorry Ed, I have standards. I considered a Jetta, but at $6k more right off the bat, and the issues that are specific to VAG, they didn't even get a second look from me.


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QUOTE (Bobzilla @ Mar 20 2014, 10:26 AM) *
I took the job with Hyundai because I just knew they were crap and I'd always have a job because their stuff was junk.

Way to be blunt Bob, haha smile.gif


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In 2005 I thought the Elantra was ahead of the crowd. look at most small cars from 2000 to 2005 and you'll find the XD Elantra is only now starting to look a bit small.

I love the handling of my XD, it has been fun to drive, the Beta engine is rock solid and honestly think if you bought a car because of how it looked on paper then missing a few HP shouldn't be a problem in the real world.

My XD constantly delivers an average fuel consumption of 7.5 ... the sticker said 8.2

On the other hand my diesel i30 wagon gets 5.5 and sticker says 4.7

Our new GD gets 5.0 and the sticker says 4.5 - the difference between the U engine in the FD and U2 in the GD is like chalk and cheese.... sorry OT bad!



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