2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring
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- Reliable, comfortable, value.
- Ride is a tad rough, but you get used to it. Some mechanical quirks.
Purchased As New
I bought the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Tourning in April of 2010 so I've had the car for almost 3 1/2 years and I put 32,000 miles on it so far so I feel that I can review this car pretty accurately by now. I'll start by saying that I like the car very much and I would buy it again (if they make them in the future). The car runs smooth and isn't that bad looking for a station wagon. It also has more driver legroom than the Sonota, and I know this because I'm 6'4" and my lower thigh would get hung up on the Sonota steering wheel, but the Elantra Touring doesn't give me this problem. I have only three issues to report, and 2 of them may be my own fault. When I first got the car, in my infinite stupidity, I wanted to see if I could get air by driving fast over a railroad crossing ramp. I did get air but the car came down alot harder than I thought it would (I know, I'm not the smartest guy on the planet). Anyway, this one lapse in judgement could actually be the reason for the first two issues I had. First issue; At about 25k miles, the transmission popped out of gear once going about 50mph and then wouldn't shift into highest gear after that. I turned the car off and had it towed to Hyundai, when all I needed to do was turn the car off, and turn it on again to reboot the computer. At the time I was driving in a huge rainstorm and I suspect some rain got on a connection somewhere and caused the computer to error. Anyway, no repair was necessary and it hasn't happened again since. Second issue; I had the tires rotated at 30k miles only to find that there was significant uneven tire wear on the insides of both front tires. The car always drove straight, but I got an alignment anyway and we'll see if that works on the new tires. Third issue; AM Radio has loud static when you hit bumps in the highway. This is the only issue I had with the car where I know that I wasn't the cause. At 20k miles, I took it in for a free radio replacement. This fixed the issue for about a month or two, but now the issue has returned. Only silver lining to come out of this is that the new radio had a renewed free subscription to satellite radio. The AM static is really annoying because you literally cannot hear the broadcast while driving. I may take it in again if I get some time, but definitely a Hyundai issue there. Other than that, no other issues to report. I negotiated with the dealer for about 3 months for an all cash purchase and ended up getting it for a great price so I feel that the car has almost already paid for itself in the utility I've gotten out of it. I expect many more years of reliable service from this car. 4 1/2 stars overall. Hope this helps!
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