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Old 12-17-2004, 05:38 PM
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Hyundai: Elantra News

"DETROIT - Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it's recalling about 120,000 2004- and 2005-model Elantra sedans because of a software problem with its air-bag system.

The automaker said it acted voluntarily in response to a crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6728858/
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Looks like just a minor update is needed. Still, why bother with a Hyundai.
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Originally Posted by wsklar
Looks like just a minor update is needed. Still, why bother with a Hyundai.


I definitely would not buy a Hyundai.
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Ive seen an Excusion park on a Elantra hood... and besides that its a POS car...defenutly would never buy one
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Hyundais newer cars look quite nice and considering most people only keep a car for 3 years, I can't see there being many problems considering their high initial quality ratings the last couple years.
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Next Gen. Hyundai Elantra News **Official Pics (page 1)**

Spy Shots: í07 Hyundai Elantra - - Long before it arrives, itís naked. - - by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image - - Source: The Car Connection

**Spy Pic 1**

**Spy Pic 2**

Both Hyundai and its wholly owned companion brand, Kia, know it takes plenty of pre-production testing to work out the bugs on any new vehicle. That's why they test their new vehicles all over the globe, in all kinds of weather, and on all kinds of roads. And the results are starting to show, with Hyundai getting outstanding results in recent vehicle-quality surveys.


The extent of their testing is shown in these latest shots of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra undergoing testing - with the car in nearly final form a full two years before going into production. This kind of years-long testing program is hugely expensive, but saves money in the long run by eliminating costly product defects and reducing the company's warranty costs.

The new Elantra appears larger than the current Elantra that it will replace, and it has more modern styling with a more rounded roofline and a higher beltline.

The photos give a clear view of the Elantra from front and rear, revealing its styling and clearly showing the dual exhausts, alloy wheels, and fog lights on this deluxe model.
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It seems as though the Elantra is moving upmarket.
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Old 12-30-2004, 05:39 PM
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Year long testing program.... wonder if Acura would even do the same thing for new cars...
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Originally Posted by gavriil
The extent of their testing is shown in these latest shots of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra undergoing testing - with the car in nearly final form a full two years before going into production. This kind of years-long testing program is hugely expensive, but saves money in the long run by eliminating costly product defects and reducing the company's warranty costs.
I'm impressed and it gives me confidence in a fast moving company with what looks like a strong lineup in the next 3 years. The car itself looks conservative, kinda bland, smaller version of the 05 sonata. Hyundai doesn't seem to be in the sporty marketing phase other companies are trying to get back into.
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Originally Posted by titan
It seems as though the Elantra is moving upmarket.
Hyundai in general is moving upmarket.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:35 AM
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For U.S. market:

Hyundai:

2006 Hyundai Accent
2007 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Hyundai Tiburon (including convertible version)
2006 Hyundai Sonata (and also 2008/9 Hyundai Sonata coupe and convertible)
2006 Hyundai Azera
2008 Hyundai (Luxury Sedan)
2008 Hyundai (Large Sports Wagon)
2007 Hyundai Entourage
2005 Hyundai Tucson (no major changes)
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
200X Hyundai (Big SUV)
2009 or 2010 Hyundai (Pickup)

Kia:

2006 Kia Rio
2004 Kia Spectra (no major changes)
2006 Kia Optima
2003 Kia Amanti (no major changes)
2008/9 Kia (Coupe and Convertible)
2008 Kia Carens
2006 Kia Sedona
2005 Kia Sportage
2008 Kia Sorento
2009 Kia (Large SUV)
2009/10 Kia (Pickup)
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:45 PM
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nice.....

this will sell big just like the new sonata
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:42 PM
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kinda boring, but much better than the previous version and it's roomier than acura TL!

a very attractive package under 15k.
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I like the looks of it. It's amazing how all of these "small" cars have grown to make room for even smaller cars. I like the looks of it more than the Corolla, Civic, and Cobalt. It's about what and what with the Sentra, IMO. Ofcourse, I'm just talking subjectively about looks here...
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Originally Posted by titan
I like the looks of it. It's amazing how all of these "small" cars have grown to make room for even smaller cars. I like the looks of it more than the Corolla, Civic, and Cobalt. It's about what and what with the Sentra, IMO. Ofcourse, I'm just talking subjectively about looks here...
It's a major story. Today's Altima and 1998's Altima are fairly different, and that allows for a larger Sentra that does not too closely resemble a 1995 Sentra [thankfully].
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Originally Posted by M TYPE X
It's a major story. Today's Altima and 1998's Altima are fairly different, and that allows for a larger Sentra that does not too closely resemble a 1995 Sentra [thankfully].
Precisely. Also, look at the Camrys and Accords or old, compared to what we have today. They've all come a long way.
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It looks a lot better then what I expected, and it looks much more nicer then the '07 Sentra.
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Wow, that looks pretty good. Hyundai continues to impress me.
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I like the character line running the side. It's now classified as a midsize!
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kinda like 1st gen tiburon
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a safely designed midsize under 15k? a home run. size matters in america.

i think this will eat up corolla's pie.

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More pics at

http://www.thenewelantra.com/

I like it and I think this would sell big time BUT

the steering wheel.. (no comment)
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WOW! I'm very impressed for that price range!
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Originally Posted by n3ok318

the steering wheel.. (no comment)
What's wrong with it? The amount of detail on that steering wheel in a 14K car is pretty decent. Look at some of the others in this price range...all you get is an emblem.
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it looks like they rebadged to Hyundai on TSX's steering wheel
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...like a broken record.....ANOTHER sure fire hit for Hyundai.
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Originally Posted by phile
What's wrong with it? The amount of detail on that steering wheel in a 14K car is pretty decent. Look at some of the others in this price range...all you get is an emblem.




And think it looks much better then the Sonata's steering wheel.
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interior dimension----acura TL hyundai elantra


Front Head Room: 38.7 in. 40.0
Front Hip Room: 55.6 in. 54.2
Front Shoulder Room: 58.3 in. 55.6
Rear Head Room: 37.2 in. 37.6
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.7 in. 55.1
Rear Hip Room: 53.8 in. 54.0
Front Leg Room: 42.8 in. 43.5
Rear Leg Room: 34.9 in. 35.0

Luggage Capacity: 12.5 cu. ft. 14.2

TOTAL DIMENSION 110 112


it's all about making those fat asses comfy.
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Who ever thought that in 2006 people would actually care what Hyundai was going to come out with...
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Originally Posted by chungkopi
This says "Avante Club." What's the Avante???
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they call it 'avante' in korea

much better name than elantra IMO
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Originally Posted by chungkopi
they call it 'avante' in korea

much better name than elantra IMO
I agree... Elantra sounds like a vegetable or a black girl.
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