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post Oct 29 2019, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE (elantragt @ Oct 26 2019, 12:44 PM) *
I'd like to see some recent pics of your classic GT!


I'll get some on the weekend when I'm home during the lighted hours lol


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post Jan 20 2020, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (popeye @ Oct 29 2019, 02:37 PM) *
I'll get some on the weekend when I'm home during the lighted hours lol


Well looks like I done fergot... it is still running though and the young man is almost ready to take over the reins. Still needs some attention though but she runs and drives! I'll try to grab a shot when it isn't all cover in leaves :-/


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post Sep 5 2020, 02:45 PM
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After almost a year of making a promise...

It made it up to Mammoth and back without a hitch. The transmission had been acting up and throwing codes so I replaced the speed sensors and that made the codes stay away. I also had a flush and fill.

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post Sep 9 2020, 06:08 AM
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Looks good. Most XD gen Elantras I see on the road these days look like utter crap.


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Hey all,

Sold my Elantra GT (sadly) when I couldn't jack it up anymore due to the body and frame rusting out so bad.

Ran through an old Audi A8 to find out Audi's maintenance costs wasn't what I was looking for, but the power and niceties were awesome.

Ended up with at 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD and I love it other than some oddities with traction control and the transmission in general.

I miss this forum... my red Elantra GT and the early 2000's.


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QUOTE (ewang @ Dec 20 2020, 11:00 PM) *
Hey all,

Sold my Elantra GT (sadly) when I couldn't jack it up anymore due to the body and frame rusting out so bad.

Ran through an old Audi A8 to find out Audi's maintenance costs wasn't what I was looking for, but the power and niceties were awesome.

Ended up with at 2016 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 AWD and I love it other than some oddities with traction control and the transmission in general.

I miss this forum... my red Elantra GT and the early 2000's.

Me too.

Thanks for posting an update.


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Hey everyone! I was chatting with cobas on Facebook and suddenly had a vivid hankering to drop by. Fortunately my fingers instinctively remembered the old password. It's wonderful to see a few familiar names in this thread!

153k miles and 17y 2m 4d later -- but who's counting? -- my '04 stickshift is still good fun. I haven't had a driving commute since 2006; it only heads out for rehearsals, concerts, errands, and the occasional road trip. It's been all beat up but is mechanically sound. The crumpled bumper convinces people to let me merge left on the Beltway. cool.gif



In a few minutes we're seeing a dealer to hopefully replace my wife's '05 Mazda6 (a WONDERFUL low-key sport sedan) with one of the last new VW Golfs to hit Maryland. I plan to keep putting 4-6k miles every year on my XD2 until it just doesn't make sense anymore. I still love that thing, and it's in massive part thanks to this community. wub.gif


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Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the late reply.

Amazing your old GT is up and running.


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What's up?

My 2000 is still running. It has almost 230,000 miles. The clearcoat is half gone, the front bumper has some damage due to a metal shed flying out of a truck on the freeway.

It is still fun to beat on o̶c̶c̶a̶s̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ every time I drive it.
A couple years ago I had the camshafts reground to 235 duration at .050 and 10mm lift. And I cut the intake manifold apart and basically copied the design of the old aftermarket Airram manifolds and welded it back together. I'm done modifying it, just occasional maintenance now.

My sister bought a 2017 Elantra a couple years ago. It's incredible how much more refined they are now. Eventually I will buy something newer.


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EC is still here. 😁


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Howdy all,

Update on my life and car adventures:

I sold my 2002 XD (which I owned for 11 years) back in 2014, for a 2013 Elantra - that was a HUGE mistake which lead me to buying one car, after another, after another. See the last post, here: http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/index.php...st&p=395533

I only had the 2013 Elantra for 4 or 6 months - I absolutely hated that thing. That particular car was a bit messed up, as well.

Anyway, I got a 2015 Mazda 3 after that, which I owned for about a year and a half (bought in 2014). But the ride was terrible and the infotainment system infuriating - it froze every day on my 5 mile commute to work, and back. The Bose stereo sucked and the car always struggled for traction, especially in the rain, even after upgrading to ultra high performance all season tires.

My last car purchase was a new 2016 BMW 328i xDrive -- I said screw it and just spent the money. My health was so poor I wasn't sure how long I would live, anyway. That was actually a pretty good car. Believe it or not, the BMW was probably the most reliable car I've ever owned in my life - I had virtually no problems with it.

Well, 7 years later, I'm still alive - overall health is still bad in most ways, but better in other ways. I just sold the 3 Series because ultimately I have a cerebellum problem and the car is transmitting too many road imperfections to the chassis of the car. I tried different shocks, but couldn't get it quite soft enough. Ultimately, there's not enough suspension travel to make any sort of shock or coilover work for my purpose. Many BMWs virtually ride on the bumpstops - no joke.

I've been living off savings for 6 years now trying to recover my health - so will take the proceeds from my BMW and get something cheaper, help pay for medical bills, etc. The car market is absolutely nuts right now too - there's a glut of over priced garbage on the market - it's disgusting. My old XD Elantra soaked up the road imperfections really well and was a lot of fun to drive - so thinking about another XD or maybe an HD - since that had an independent rear suspension too.

Anyway, just thought I'd say "hi" -- glad to see elantraclub still up and running, even if only to current members. Hope everyone is doing well!

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