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: 2013 Elantra GT Touch N Go



SuperGLS
01-05-2013, 12:13 PM
Today I went to a local dealer and test drove (alone) a 2013 Elantra GT with the Touch N Go package.

The Touch N Go package adds 17s, "sport tuned suspension," leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, aluminum pedals, proximity key with push button start, auto up driver's side window, and "underfloor storage."

The important parts are the 17s, the suspension if it really does anything, and the proximity key with push button start. Push button start is probably the most important. After having our Prius for the last 5 months it feels like I'm back in the 20th century when I have to use a key to start a car.

Standard features that I think are awesome coming from a base model 2002 GLS include heated seats (a must know that I'm used to them in my car), cruise control (ha), and bluetooth music and calling (a must now that our Prius has that.)

I walked right up to a salesman and told him exactly what I wanted to test drive and he gave me the key and said "see you when you get back." Best kind of salesman you can get as far as I'm concerned. I don't know if that's because it looks like I have no chance of actually buying a car or if I know exactly what I want so he figures he doesn't have to try to sell me on anything.

The car feels great (as does any car when you are coming from a 2002.) I couldn't really tell the difference between the Normal and Sport steering modes. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Acceleration is good, seats were comfortable, especially when the heaters were turned on, visibility out the back was good, steering wheel controls were all well located, and the cruise control worked good.

I thought it was interesting that when you let off the gas it seems to slow down fairly quickly, more quickly that my Elantra or Prius. Do a lot of cars feel that way now?

Also, the rear seats don't fold anywhere near flat. I guess our Prius would hold more anyway. EDIT- I see now that you have to fold the seat bottoms forward first.

Obviously I'd want a white one with black interior. Although I do like the dark gray color, I think my wife hates it and I like the white enough to be happy with it. I test drove a black one with the black and beige interior, that's the only Touch N Go package they had.

The sticker price is $21,240. Think I could get it for $18,500 out the door or is that pushing it?

I don't know that my car is worth very much or if a dealer would even want a car with all of the mods, even if the only real mod is the CAI. The only plus is that it's only at 118K. Anyone here want to give me $2000 for it?



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Aflowsxd
01-06-2013, 06:53 AM
Any pics of the test drive?

SuperGLS
01-06-2013, 08:31 AM
No. The internet has plenty of pictures of stock Elantra GTs. I didn't even think about it.



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hyunelan2
01-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Don't know what you'll get on resale of the 2002. It depends on your market. When I got a quote for mine in 2010, they wanted to give me 2K on the trade, with 80K miles on it.

Sorry to day, I don't thing you're getting it for under $20K. Hyundai only has a 3% (of MSRP) holdback to move on, below invoice before the car is a loser. With the popularity of the car, they're not looking to sell at a loss.

EDIT: Unless you are counting your trade in the price you pay. $20.500 - 2K trade, puts you at your 18,500 buying price.

SuperGLS
01-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Was that at a Hyundai dealer? Do places normally take cars with modifications (like a half gray half beige interior!)? The first time I traded in a car was in the summer trading in my wife's Vibe and it was as stock as stock can be.

It looks like through the Hyundai Circle program I can get it for $19,800ish with tax, title, registration. $20K seems like an awful lot for this car. I think I'm just cheap.



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hyunelan2
01-06-2013, 01:02 PM
$20K should be about right for the hatch. If the 2002 was $15K, a 3% annual inflation rate (averaged out) would make that car $20,159 today.

avantegt
01-06-2013, 04:48 PM
In 2005 my gt was about $11,500 brand new my car would be worth about $13,556.28 new today.

My dad got his 2000 Hyundai accent for $7000 brand new and now it would be $9,358.58 new today.


IDK about you, but when my mom payed invoice(my friend Jonny works there and he is in charge of online sales and cut us a deal) for her tucson 2.4 I thought that the price was ridiculous and she payed a little over $21,000 you could get a fully loaded accent for a thousand dollars less...

I think that Hyundai is starting to overestimate themselves in terms of what their cars are worth. No way would I pay 21,000 for a new elantra S:

SuperGLS
01-06-2013, 08:23 PM
So I have inflation to blame? Or maybe I can look on the positive side and think that I'm still getting a good deal.


I think that Hyundai is starting to overestimate themselves in terms of what their cars are worth. No way would I pay 21,000 for a new elantra S:

Yeah, it's a lot. I agree. But so is everything else.



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avantegt
01-06-2013, 08:40 PM
I think compared to other cars the new elantra is a good deal, it looks sharp, has plenty of power and gets pretty good MPG.

Everything nowadays seems to be a ripoff(to me) when shopping for a new car, so i guess the new elantra is less of a ripoff and you get a lot more features than the competitors.

SuperGLS
02-13-2013, 09:05 PM
Bad news. My XD passed the emissions test so I'm stuck with it for however long it lasts. Almost 119K now. I'm just going to do routine maintenance now and that's it. The timing belt should be done by 140K (did the first one at 70K.) Hopefully it lasts that long, that's still another 15 months at least for me.



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exsailor
02-14-2013, 09:25 AM
I have had the 2013 GT since August but without the "Touch and Go" - I have everything else except navigation and rear camera and am not disappointed with my purchase.

SuperGLS
02-14-2013, 09:30 PM
Good to hear. How is your real world MPG looking?

On Fuelly people are all over the place: http://www.fuelly.com/car/hyundai/elantra/2013/hatchback



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exsailor
02-15-2013, 12:35 AM
Good to hear. How is your real world MPG looking?

On Fuelly people are all over the place: http://www.fuelly.com/car/hyundai/elantra/2013/hatchback

My mileage is not very good but I don't travel a great distance, just to Virginia twice a year.

I have a free prepaid Visa from Hyundai with $26 on it at the moment - compensation for false statements about the fuel consumption and it will be topped up every time that I claim it for the life of the car. Hyundai told me to submit claims every 20,000 kms.

Here is my mileage record at the moment:

20089

SuperGLS
02-16-2013, 08:44 AM
Hmm. Yeah, good to hear that you got the Hyundai compensation thing going.

That looks to be about 25MPG. You do a lot of city driving, is that what you are saying?



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exsailor
02-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Yes - mosto of my mileage is city, short trips in very cold weather so engine doesn't warm up to working temp most of the time.

SuperGLS
02-16-2013, 06:28 PM
My commute is 22 miles mostly highway. I'm would like to get over 30MPG routinely. That should be possible with the revised MPG numbers. You are right about the winter though, I've seen how much it affects mileage in our Prius.



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hyunelan2
02-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Cold weather and engine do hurt bad. During the winter my truck hardly ever gets up to operating temperature (1 mile to work, back home for lunch = 4 miles a day, all cold engine). I've been seeing about 14mpg. A highway trip with warm engine gets me 22-24mpg.

SuperGLS
03-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Took my car in for an oil change and here's what the dealer recommended:

Timing belt & drivebelts $540 (they said the drive belts were cracking)
120K service $592 (yeah, routine)
PCV $59
Valve cover gasket leaking ALOT $252 (been saying this for 10K I think)
Spark plugs & wires $247 (I got this done within the last few years)
Coolant hoses (not leaking/just worn) $458
Coolant flush $165
Total $2313

Pffff.

All I want is a new car.



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avantegt
03-08-2013, 10:13 PM
The dealership put my radiator hoses on backwards and bent the **** out of them...

You can pretty much do all of this yourself. As for the coolant flush, just hook the hose up to a radiator hose and let it flush until clear. It's a mess, but it works :D Did it to my friends 240sx last week. Go buy a valve cover gasket for $18 online, spark plug wires and plugs are also cheap.

This is further proof that the dealership is a ripoff.

SuperGLS
07-24-2013, 07:49 PM
My wife said to me the other day "I saw one of those Elantra GTs and it looked pretty nice." My car is sounding really bad now, I think there is a hole in the exhaust. CEL has been one for a while.

I'm waiting now to see when they start releasing information on the 2014. I don't expect there to be any big changes, but I'd hate to buy a 2013 and then the 2014 to offer something I would have wanted. I haven't seen anything about the 2014s yet though.



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zx2uner
07-24-2013, 10:17 PM
Th3 13's are pretty sharp cars for sure...

vsolo
07-30-2013, 09:17 PM
Hey Super... Looooong time no see... We have also been looking at a 2013 GT.... thought my daughter totaled her car(05 Elantra) , we had a plan (she is poor hahaha) & we were gonna sell her our 2006 Sonata and get a 2013 GT. But nooo... it did not get totaled...

We are still looking around for the right color GT (we want the Blue) list will be 23,000 +/- (We want the sun roof) :) Also Hyundai is having some sweet deals with 60 months with no interest.. I found the same thing as the posts above for the price. Since I don't need a car right away, I was going to look at different dealers & see what kind of a deal I might be able to get (they always have a deal on the car I don't want) & then go to my local place & see what I can get..

Also do you belong to a Credit Union, they usually have a deal with certain dealer for a no haggle excellent price, but it is usually not a Hyundai :(

So we are hold out to our 06 Sonata & my 02 GT a bit longer... both are hanging on and in decent shape, we have 187K on the 06 Sonata & I have 193K on the 02 Elantra. The Sonata has an annoying squeak when it is cold & it making a weird noise in the front, which might be the tires.. We'll find out Friday...

I have 193K on my GT now & it is still running pretty good. I had the timing belts, and radiator flush and hoses done at 190K (so it should be good till 250K), I am lucky I have a great local garage that does the work for me.

My car still is in pretty good shape, well except for I just found this on the bottom of my radiator mounts. I also have some rust break through on the drive side rear wheel opening & it has to be repaired to pass PA inspection this December..

25098 & 25106

If anyone had a fix for this please let me know.. I'll be working on something to fix this soon..

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

On another note. I did (& I think I posted it a while ago)finally finish up my first car love.... my 1973 Camaro Z28, I saved up for 10 years & it spent 15 months in the shop. It is restored right and the way I want it...

I did get to do something I've always wanted to the the Hot Rod Power Tour :)

I've owned it since 1976 & have been driving with it allot. Since May of 2011 I have put about 18K or so miles on it, my Elantra GT is still my daily driver... It is not as nice as it once was, but it keeps going..

Here are two pictures of it (humm not sure how I attached the other photo)

25130 25122

SuperGLS
07-31-2013, 08:26 AM
What's up Bill?!?!

Yeah, I'm really in no rush either. I don't mind haggling really. Last summer when we bought my wife a new Prius it was pretty painful. I just went to a few dealers and then told each one that the offer offered me a lower number until I was happy. I might be even more aggressive next time. I do belong to Navy Federal, but last time they didn't have a deal with Hyundai in that regard if I remember right. Of course that was 2002!

I don't need the sunroof or the leather or the nav so I think I'll stick with the Touch N Go package. Of course, if nothing is new for 2014 and I can get a 2013 with the tech package for a deal, I might go for that. Hard to say.



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SuperGLS
08-14-2013, 10:44 PM
I really can't decide between this car and another Prius. I think owning two of the same car is pretty stupid, but I continuously get over 60MPG when I drive the Prius (both on 20 mile commutes to work and also on longer trips.) Knowing I can get such good gas mileage is appealing to me. It's not even really about saving on gas money anymore.

That made me look into a used Lexus CT200h. Basically a more expensive Prius, but with a better interior, better driver's seat and better handling if reviews and forum posts are to be believed. Problem with that is the cost. There are some in the area with 20-30K for $26K which is a pretty good deal, but I'd be more interested at $24K. Plus I like owning brand new cars.

This is a tough decision.

I believe I could probably get 38-40MPG in the Elantra. And it has heated seats unlike a Prius II (which is likely the model I would buy.)

I don't know.



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hyunelan2
08-15-2013, 10:33 AM
The Lexus CT, though shares commonality with the Prius, is not in the same efficiency ballpark as the Prius and Pruis C (it's more like the Prius V).

Prius: 51/49
Prius C: 53/46
Prius V: 44/40
CT 200h: 42/40

So, if you are considering the CT, the Elantra (28/38) is right-there with highway mileage being 95% of the Prius V/CT 200h. Unless your 20-mile commute is all city, you're not going to see big benefit based on those EPA numbers.

Plus, everyone I encounter that owns a Prius is a self-righteous ***hole. One day when I snap, I will use the bull bar on my truck to push every Prius I can find into a ditch. Just sayin'.

SuperGLS
08-15-2013, 09:44 PM
Yeah, people on forums and Fuelly are reporting a good number of 45MPG for the CT200h.

In our Prius I constantly get better mileage on my mainly highway drive, though there is usually traffic, which allows for a lot of electric only mode. I figure the same would be true for the Lexus. When my wife drives the Prius which is nearly 100% city, she tends to get low to mid 40s. She drives it like a regular car, whereas I drive like "a Prius driver." That's ok with me, I stay in the right lane on the highway.

Here's our Fuelly for it: SuperGLS's Fuelly (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/supergls/prius).

On that most recent tank I drove 240 miles (230 of them 45MPH or more, not all highway, some lights, etc) and got over 60MPG on each trip. And that's the best tank of gas we've got since we've owned it. I'd love to put a whole tank through to see what kind of numbers I could get, but I can't let her use the Elantra because she has to drive around all day for work and it's likely to break down at any moment (at least it sounds like it!)

When I really think about it there's no way I'd buy the Lexus, it just costs too much.

I'm so used to my heated seats that I'd have to get a Prius IV which is MSRP of $29K. That's too much too! If I could get them at $25K out the door I would consider it, but I don't care about any of the other stuff that comes on the IV. Why can't I just get heated seats as a $750 option on the Prius II? Crap.

Thing is my commute to work is right about 12K miles per year. And I barely drive anywhere else. Say 14K total per year.

Getting 60MPG in a Prius or 40MPG in an Elantra GT really isn't going to be that big a deal... making choices sucks.



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zx2uner
08-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Getting 60MPG in a Prius or 40MPG in an Elantra GT really isn't going to be that big a deal... making choices sucks.

Then stop toying a decision based on fuel... go for looks, and the GT is light years ahead of any Prius :)

SuperGLS
08-17-2013, 02:44 PM
Today I test drove the GT again, but with a salesperson. And they only had the Tech Package fitted ones. The sunroof is really nice, but I still don't care for them in general. I also don't really need the nav.

I went to another dealer and wanted to test drive one with the Touch N Go package. They said they would bring it over from their off site lot 1/2 mile away. 30 minutes later and still no car I told the guy I was leaving. I told them that I'd come back on Thursday (it's near work) and I'd hope the car will be there, but you know, they might sell it by then.

The looks of the Prius are interesting. From most angles I love it, but from a few angles is does look a bit funny.



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