I've had my 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring for about six weeks now, and I've already put 2,700 miles on it. With three jobs, I spend quite a bit of time driving to and from work, and this car 'almost' m...
I've had my 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring for about six weeks now, and I've already put 2,700 miles on it. With three jobs, I spend quite a bit of time driving to and from work, and this car 'almost' makes me not hate having to leave my house at 10 pm six nights a week! I did quite a bit of online research before deciding on this particular car. I knew I wanted a hatchback, small wagon-type car, and good gas mileage was an important factor. And, as I explained to the salesperson, since I can either afford a car payment Or frequent repair bills (but not BOTH) five or six year projected reliability played a huge part in my decision. Next came the 'fun stuff'.... and this car has those in abundance!
I chose the dark silver/gray color, which looks good even when it's not freshly washed/waxed. I love the looks of this car. Even for a wagon, I think it looks 'sporty and stylish.' The interior is beautiful! I've read some people complain of 'cheap looking interior features' but I can't imagine what they are complaining about. Maybe I am so impressed because my last car was a 1997 Jetta, but I truly think the interior is well laid out, and impressive looking. I have the model that comes with moon roof, heated leather seats, IPOD integration and steering wheel controls... I am in heaven!
I live in the a rural area of NJ and this car handles all the up-and-down hills and around-sharp-curves like a champ. On highways, I am more than pleased with its pick-up, cabin quietness and smooth engine performance. I don't know exactly how many miles I'm getting to the gallon, but what I do know is that I used to have to fill up my Jetta every four days, and now I can go SIX days between visits to the gas station. This is saving me over $100 per month in fuel costs! Between the fuel savings and the fact that this car will not be in the shop every month.... I am truly grateful for this car and to say I love it is putting it mildly! PS: I've had several Toyotas, a Honda and a VW in the past, and believe me, they have NOTHING on my Hyundai!!!