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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ 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:

Posted by: popeye May 29 2018, 03:45 PM


I sure hope you are OK right now, it looks crazy. Godspeed man!

Posted by: elantragt May 29 2018, 06:23 PM

QUOTE (popeye @ May 29 2018, 04:45 PM) *

I sure hope you are OK right now, it looks crazy. Godspeed man!

The flood you mean?

Posted by: popeye May 30 2018, 08:45 AM

Yeah, I trust that your post here indicates you are on dry ground.

Posted by: elantragt May 31 2018, 12:44 PM

The rain and weather here has been crazy. There's another flash flood warning for today and tomorrow.

Posted by: popeye May 31 2018, 04:31 PM

QUOTE (elantragt @ May 31 2018, 10:44 AM) *
The rain and weather here has been crazy. There's another flash flood warning for today and tomorrow.

I hope things hold tight for you there. I'll shoot you a text tomorrow to see how you're doing.

Once again, it was a good run Mitch, thank you for all of this. We had some highs and we had some lows, but at some point we all had an Elantra ;-)

Long Live ElantraClub!

Posted by: southpawboston Jun 24 2018, 08:38 PM

Hi everyone,

I thought I'd pop in and say hi. It's been a few years to say the least since I've driven an Elantra. I went back to my roots as a Mazda guy, traded the EGT for a Mazda3 Sport Touring, then a Mazda5 when the family started to grow. Wanted another 3 but they were just too small, and we REALLY didn't want an SUV. The best alternative was a Golf Sportwagen, so that's what I'm driving now. Huge tuning community, and tons of aftermarket support. Also a really large global OEM network, so customizing is really easy. It's amazing how far cars have come in 15 years and I'm every bit certain that's the case with Hyundai as well. I have to say, I'm loving the VW. 200 ft-lb of torque and 40 mpg, almost seems too good to be true (they're probably cheating tongue.gif )

This place has grown a lot! Who else besides EGT, BNystron, and Popeye are still around?

Posted by: popeye Jun 27 2018, 09:40 AM

Hey Southpaw! I think I'm the only one hanging around these parts most days along with the "guests" lol I wonder what Bob is up to these days, and Aaron and Ed.

I still have the Elantra GT but drive a Mazda CX-5, though lately I've been desiring a Tacoma for the utility aspect, they ain't cheap though :-/

Posted by: slowgls Jul 2 2018, 09:49 PM

Holy crap its back open. What's up everyone? Got some news for ya, for the first time in many years there is no longer a Hyundai in my drive way. I got a 2012 vw golf gti. Is that really a big surprise though. I love the car. Mitch I hope your doing good.

Posted by: elantraelite Jul 6 2018, 08:16 AM

Just thought I'd check in...

Life has changed heaps

Current cars
2016 Santa Fe with the 2.2 CRDi diesel... Absolutely love it! Heaps of torque to tow our caravan around Australia

Partners car is now a 2017 i30 SR 1.6 with 7spd DCT great drive and lots of fun to drive

Have never owned anything other than a Hyundai still.. don't think I'll ever change. 7 and counting

For the first time we no longer have a manual transmission car

Adopted a child this year.. fun and games but doing very well

New job doing project management.

Hope everyone is well.

Posted by: Blupupher Jul 10 2018, 09:45 AM

Hey SPB, have not seen you in forever. I still remember reading over your electrical tutorials and such.

No changes for me really.
I still have my F150, wife still has her Scion, but I did buy a motorcycle, a Honda 1100 Shadow.

I will be in the market for another vehicle soon. My daughter is 15, turns 16 in December. We don't plan on getting her a car right away, probably not until summer of next year.
We are trying to decide what to do:
1. give my daughter the Scion and buy something new for the wife (a 2016-2017 Kia Sorento is what I would like, wife wants another mini-van)
2. give her my truck and get me something else (no idea what I want, but this probably will not happen)
3. find some decent beater for her.

My mother in law has a '02 Chevy Tracker 4 door that may be available in a few months (mother in law is in early dementia, and we are evaluating her ability to drive, she still does OK, but not sure how much longer), as well as my mom is thinking of getting a newer vehicle, and I would take her Saturn Vue for my daughter with no concerns.

Posted by: popeye Jan 4 2019, 05:18 PM

Million Mile Elantra!

Posted by: elantragt Jan 5 2019, 03:29 PM


Posted by: popeye Jan 9 2019, 10:03 AM

Mine is onward of 13+ years, and almost 150K. I don't foresee it making it to 1M but one never knows!

Right now it needs: Tires, CV boots, oil pan gasket, T-belt and a thorough cleaning inside and out!

Posted by: Blupupher Jan 22 2019, 07:09 PM

So I am back in a Hyundai!

Bought my wife a 2018 Santa Fe Ultimate Limited with all the bells and whistles.
It was a used vehicle, but only 9 months old and 10,000 miles on it. Got it for about $10,000 less than new.
Loving this thing, and the wife does too.

Pic of it at the dealer the day we picked it up:

Posted by: elantragt Jan 29 2019, 02:37 PM

Great looking ride, Nolan. Enjoy.

Posted by: popeye May 22 2019, 08:51 AM

QUOTE (popeye @ Jan 9 2019, 08:03 AM) *
Mine is onward of 13+ years, and almost 150K. I don't foresee it making it to 1M but one never knows!

Right now it needs: Tires, CV boots, oil pan gasket, T-belt and a thorough cleaning inside and out!

Got tires, but all the rest of that still needs to be done :-/

Currently looking at the Sorento for the wife to replace the GT which my oldest will then take over.

Posted by: popeye Jun 10 2019, 12:57 PM

2019 Kia Sorento AWD now in the stable. The GT moves on to the son who graduates today!

Posted by: elantragt Jun 10 2019, 01:03 PM

Congrats. Where's the pics? tongue.gif

Posted by: popeye Jun 11 2019, 02:44 PM

QUOTE (elantragt @ Jun 10 2019, 11:03 AM) *
Congrats. Where's the pics? tongue.gif

Soon padawan, soon... laugh.gif

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