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2012 Hyundai Elantra

2012 Hyundai Elantra

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Best Car I Have Purchased

by from City Driver on July 20, 2011

This vehicle not only has the best exterior styling in it's class but it has an interior well above average. Gas mileage is very good and the ride is sporty. I have racked up a lot of miles on my new ...
This vehicle not only has the best exterior styling in it's class but it has an interior well above average. Gas mileage is very good and the ride is sporty. I have racked up a lot of miles on my new car as I just like to get in it and drive!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Amazing Vehicle With Great MPG's

by from Wilkesboro NC on January 11, 2012

I don't get where others are saying they are not getting good gas mileage, that is all I have had with this car. I drive 35 miles to and from work 6-7 days a week and I am only having to fill my gas t...
I don't get where others are saying they are not getting good gas mileage, that is all I have had with this car. I drive 35 miles to and from work 6-7 days a week and I am only having to fill my gas tank one time every 12 days. If you are looking for great MPG's this is defiantly the car to get.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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First time Hyundai owner

by from Dallas, TX on October 20, 2011

Never could quite get 29 mpg in City driving, always hovered around 26-27 which is still very good but not as advertised. Great styling, very comfortable, interior looks good, very much enjoy the adde...
Never could quite get 29 mpg in City driving, always hovered around 26-27 which is still very good but not as advertised. Great styling, very comfortable, interior looks good, very much enjoy the added extras like blue tooth and sirius xm. Lots of cup holders. Performance as good as can be expected, engine is whiny when revved but it is an economy car. Overall very happy with it
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Best Investment Ever Made

by from Anderson, Indiana on January 10, 2012

I have owned and operated many different cars over 45 years and this car is by far the best overall vehicle that I have ever owned. It's style inside and out, handling, performance, and actual statist...
I have owned and operated many different cars over 45 years and this car is by far the best overall vehicle that I have ever owned. It's style inside and out, handling, performance, and actual statistical results far exceeded what they forecast. The gar mileage alone is better so far than they said it would be. City driving alone was forecast at 28 mpg and my wife is getting over 34 mpg city and she is tough on stopping and starting in the city. I am very satisfied with this car and also glad it is assembled in the US. Buy American!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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2012 Limited Elantra

by from Olympia Wa on February 20, 2012

Purchased 02/16/2012 so still getting use to the performance of the car. Ours is Desert Bronze with Beige interior. Love the color combination. The layout inside is very ergonomically friendly and the...
Purchased 02/16/2012 so still getting use to the performance of the car. Ours is Desert Bronze with Beige interior. Love the color combination. The layout inside is very ergonomically friendly and the different finishes in side are very up scale. I'm 6'3" and am very comfortable in the front and rear seat. The steering wheel has manual tilt and telescopic. Lots of electronic goodies, Bluetooth, i-pod, built in XM. Have already had several compliments on the exterior design. We traded in our 02 Santa Fe after 106000 and feel very confident that this Elantra that advertises 29/40 mph will deliver many carefree miles. For less then $21,000 its a deal.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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2012 Car of the Year

by from Modesto, Ca on January 24, 2012

This is my second Hyundai purchase in one year. My first was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE, which me and my wife fight over to see who gets to drive it next. Love the Elantra for stying, tech package and p...
This is my second Hyundai purchase in one year. My first was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE, which me and my wife fight over to see who gets to drive it next. Love the Elantra for stying, tech package and price for what you get. I was looking for a commuter car that would be good on gas, comfortable and have the tech to keep me entertained while driving. It does all three. My driving is primarily 20% cit and 80% highway and I am averaging 33-35 mpg combined. Highway only I recently averaged 37-38.5. Love the heated seats, map, bluetooth and overall exterior and interior. The steering can be a bit less sensitive as it is hard to get a feel for the road. Car has good excelleration for a high MPG car. I was a Honda buyer the last 10 years who is now a Hyundau buyer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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good enough for the money

by from Illinois on June 30, 2012

we bought the elantra with high expectations. and the result was pretty good. its powered by a 1.8 4 cylinder engine, and it does the job but i feel the power could be better. the ride on most cars in...
we bought the elantra with high expectations. and the result was pretty good. its powered by a 1.8 4 cylinder engine, and it does the job but i feel the power could be better. the ride on most cars in this class can be very hard, but the elantra is just worse the suspension is very hard and i feel like im going to loose control overy every large bump. it has an eco button but this makes the car very underpowerd so i would reconmend turining it off. but im not going to lie without the button i still reached an average mpg of 32. if there was a upside to th elantra it is the exterior and interior they are nicly crafted and all the controls are straight forward. and reliability is very good we really havent had much problem with it. overall the elantra is a good car but i wish it could be just a little bit better.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Peppy, smooth rideing, quiet, stylish fun car.

by from Indiana on December 26, 2011

Have had the car for a month now and I love driving it. It gives a smooth quiet ride and has lots of get up and go. Comfortable interior with plenty or room for my 5'7'' body. The back seat has plenty...
Have had the car for a month now and I love driving it. It gives a smooth quiet ride and has lots of get up and go. Comfortable interior with plenty or room for my 5'7'' body. The back seat has plenty of leg room but a tall person will hit their head on the roof. I find it plenty roomy for me though. Reality check about the 40MPG. I was able to get it but the conditions must be perfect. Flat, in cruise control minimal changes in speed. Expect around 36 mpg highway being very gentle with the gas peddle. Gas with alcohol also reduces your MPG so keep that in mind. I will mention a couple of negatives: 1) It does not come with a spare tire. It comes with a tire inflation kit with some kind of tire sealer in a can. I prefer the spare so I don't have to immediately run to replace a flat tire fixed with the tire sealer. I bought a rim and used tire from a tire store and a jack from a tool store for about 1/2 the dealer cost of 300.00 for the spare tire kit. 2) Power drivers seat is not available. The seat only adjusts up and down, forward and back and the seatback reclines. A 6 way power adjustable seat would be a nice addition. 3) This car is very popular. The dealers will not deal, in fact they are charging more then MSRP to buy a car in the lot. The best I could do was MSRP to "preference" a car from the factory. I waited about 5 weeks then the dealer made a swap getting me the car about 4 weeks before the original delivery date. He positives outweigh the negatives. I would recommend this car to anyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Tires, tires & tires

by from Ohio on February 29, 2012

Great car and am really impressed with everything my my 2012 limited has a lot to offer. Would have paid $5000.00 more to get a similiary equipped Accord or Camry. Now about the O.E tires. Don't settl...
Great car and am really impressed with everything my my 2012 limited has a lot to offer. Would have paid $5000.00 more to get a similiary equipped Accord or Camry. Now about the O.E tires. Don't settle for them. Check out the Tirerack web site to determine how well the tires on the car that you are about the purchase are rated by consumers. My guess is that they are poorly rated. I did this and was able to swap the Hanhook tires for Michelin Primacy MXM4 and only paid the difference between the O.E tires and the clearly superior Michelin's. About $50.00 per tire. And the dealership found the tires and installed them before I took possession of my new car. Great tires will help to lessen somewhat the road noise that some have referred to. Overall at only 1,000 miles of driving I am really impressed
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Very Good Deal for Price

by from Kenosha, WI on April 24, 2012

We purchased the 2012 Silver Hyundai Elantra Limited and are very satisfied with the purchase. The features (heated seats, sunroof, navigation, key fob, etc) are great and you cannot get as much for t...
We purchased the 2012 Silver Hyundai Elantra Limited and are very satisfied with the purchase. The features (heated seats, sunroof, navigation, key fob, etc) are great and you cannot get as much for the price elsewhere. My particular favorite is the ability to leave your key in your purse even to open the doors with a touch of a button on the outside. The car is very stylish and has pep. We considered the Honda Civic, but ultimately decided on the Elantra considering all the options, feel, and very similar gas mileage. If there is a down side, maybe it is that in order to get the great gas mileage you cannot drive like a speed racer. The car still has get up, but you will loose much mileage by slamming on the gas versus more consistent gas use.
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Uses car for Commuting

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