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ElantraClub - Elantra Owner and Enthusiast Archive _ Announcements _ The stay in touch thread

Posted by: elantragt Sep 9 2017, 06:45 PM

If any of our EC regulars want to stay in touch or just "shoot the shit" or vent, post up in this thread.


Posted by: popeye Sep 11 2017, 05:04 PM

Hello all! Hope everyone is doing aright these days, especially our members in the greater Houston area and Florida.

Speaking of Houston, a co-worker has a good friend there that lost his car which was a VW Golf TDI that he was preparing to turn in soon. Well as it turns out he went ahead and bought the latest Elantra GT (insurance covered the loss). He loves everything about it! Says it's better than his Golf ever was, in comfort, handling, quality you name it! I sure wish I could buy one myself ;-)

Posted by: elantragt Sep 11 2017, 05:08 PM

Hey Dave!

The new GT is like owning a well designed European hatch at a Hyundai bargain price.

Posted by: popeye Sep 12 2017, 09:16 AM

I would buy one in a heartbeat! Right now though I have to consider what my wife will need, and this may not be the choice for her. And she isn't interested in my CX5 since it's a stick :-/

Posted by: elantragt Sep 12 2017, 01:13 PM

Get her the GT Sport hatch with the DCT. biggrin.gif

Posted by: abalaev Sep 12 2017, 02:29 PM

Hi guys!
Sorry for switching the subject. I tried contacting Mitch on the new forum but it looks like everything is down sad.gif
As usual we remember old friends when we need help...
I need some insight on what's going with my car... I hope you would be willing to help!
I have 05 XD GLS with around 220K on the clock, manual, I installed a new clutch some 120K ago.
Recently if I change gears [accelerate] at around 2000 rpms [low] then the car jerks like it wants to stall but eventually after 20-30 seconds of jerking it will accelerate. That doesn't happen all the time, I could have good and bad days...
If I change gears at 2500-3000 rpms [high] the car runs like new all the time, never saw the issue.
Any idea what that could be.
In case some one would be interested in replying my email:
Thanks in advance, Alex

Posted by: popeye Sep 21 2017, 10:15 AM

Been 12 years now here at EClub and the club and the GT are still "on the road" :-)

Posted by: elantragt Sep 21 2017, 12:28 PM

Well Dave, we're "here" but not active. Hey, I built the new place in hopes of reviving EC. But, it wasn't meant to be.

Still not impressed with the other Hyundai / Elantra forums out there.

Posted by: popeye Sep 24 2017, 05:09 PM

Well the way the 2 idiots are going off on each other the Korean Peninsula and the US west coast may be active. Radioactive... :-/

Posted by: popeye Oct 3 2017, 08:53 AM

Well what a helluva weekend for news sad.gif

Posted by: elantragt Oct 3 2017, 03:49 PM

Yeah. Just awful.

Posted by: popeye Oct 11 2017, 11:19 AM

Well if the high temps from August and September didn't already wreck Napa grapes, the fires are taking out the rest and the stored vintages.

17 dead, 150 missing, 100,000+ acres, 1200+ structures destroyed and no end in sight. Winds are beginning to gust again today and there is little to no containment on the dozen or so fires up north. Godspeed.

Posted by: popeye Oct 12 2017, 10:45 AM

23 dead, 20+ fires, 170,000+ acres, 3500 structures and upwards of 4 to 5 hundred missing. And still no end in sight...

Posted by: elantragt Oct 24 2017, 01:59 PM

Sorry for the late reply Dave. This hasn't been a good year with all the natural disasters. Not a really good year for much of anything.

Posted by: popeye Oct 27 2017, 08:03 AM

No worries, can't cue up the Sinatra song ;-) Here's to the next one perhaps? party-cheers1.gif

Posted by: popeye Nov 20 2017, 09:58 AM

Charming Charlie - DEAD! Finally at 83...

Posted by: popeye Dec 22 2017, 08:44 AM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you out there.

I feel like Bruce Dern in Silent Running in posting here anymore. I'm sure that besides all the "guests" that are viewing here, mine is the only name at times. Today our company shuts down for the next week so my name will be absent from the stats.

To Mitch: Thanks for keeping the flame going here, even though I mostly hang out to play the games when I can as I babysit equipment during the day, I appreciate the ability to do so. Hey, I finally bested one of my long standing records! I hope you are well good sir, that your life has been making a steady improvement and wish you well in the coming year.

Cheers all,


Posted by: elantragt Dec 31 2017, 02:18 PM

Thanks Dave. I'm keeping it up for a while. It's costing me but I've always tried to be a good guy to our members. This is still a good resource.

Happy New Year to all.

Posted by: jw11 Jan 23 2018, 06:31 PM

2009 base model
85,000 miles

Sitting in my car I hear back in the day- lifters in an old Buick or Chevy.

Get out of car and press down on the hood.

Noise disappears.

Hood latch ???

Thanks in advance


Posted by: popeye Jan 31 2018, 07:03 PM

QUOTE (jw11 @ Jan 23 2018, 03:31 PM) *
2009 base model
85,000 miles

Sitting in my car I hear back in the day- lifters in an old Buick or Chevy.

Get out of car and press down on the hood.

Noise disappears.

Hood latch ???

Thanks in advance


Worth a look at tightening up. Have you tried that?

Posted by: popeye Mar 2 2018, 09:28 AM

For the past 14 years that I have worked at my job there has been a little white J series Elantra parked in the lot, almost always the same spot (it's there at 5am every morning). A little worse for the wear, has a Padres sticker on the bumper and a Sports 760 one as well. The gent that drives it has worked here since before I was born, same location doing roughly the same work (Telcom). So now, after 58 years he has decided to retire, and the little white J series will no longer be parked there when I get to work. Adios Jim!

Posted by: elantragt Mar 3 2018, 11:43 AM

Maybe Jim wants to join EC? tongue.gif

Posted by: popeye Mar 3 2018, 12:37 PM

QUOTE (elantragt @ Mar 3 2018, 08:43 AM) *
Maybe Jim wants to join EC? tongue.gif

He has plenty of time on his hands now lol

Posted by: popeye Apr 6 2018, 09:58 AM

Saw this today:

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