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Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-20-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Texan
Believe what you want, but there is a reason why...

Believe what you want, but there is a reason why you avoided your dealership and why you still will not go there for work on your car. Your own actions keeps water in my theory bucket. :D
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-20-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,077
Posted By Texan
What Okie said. I would even consider skipping...

What Okie said. I would even consider skipping the engine air filter if you inspect it and it doesn't look bad. Where I live, I usually can go two years between those changes. I've never had a car...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-20-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,406
Posted By Texan
Depends on the roads you drive, how often you...

Depends on the roads you drive, how often you like to hit curbs, etc. If you aren't noticing any significant pulling or uneven tire wear, probably wouldn't worry about it. I believe I do one on...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-20-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Texan
Welcome to the computer age. They KNOW if you...

Welcome to the computer age. They KNOW if you bought the car from them or not. Keep on kidding yourself if you want - many car 'luvers' like to do that. I'm just giving you my honest opinion. Ask...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-19-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Texan
Very true in theory. In reality, historically...

Very true in theory. In reality, historically speaking, dealerships are less likely to be 'friendly' to people who bring them work when they purchased their car from another dealership. I guess it...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-19-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,809
Posted By Texan
I've taken my car to Iffy Lube in the past and...

I've taken my car to Iffy Lube in the past and not have any trouble. That said, I would go to them as a last resort. They are the least likely to care about doing the job right. If you trust your...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-19-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,039
Posted By Texan
Looks like he is trying to make sure all that...

Looks like he is trying to make sure all that horse power is well fed. :D
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,376
Posted By Texan
Yes, I'm in the same boat. But I'm going to...

Yes, I'm in the same boat. But I'm going to stick with a compact or subcompact car. 3 MPG over the course of 5 or more years adds up. From what I've read here, it is not a good city car, but does...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-17-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,376
Posted By Texan
Possible Translations: 1) Some people just...

Possible Translations:
1) Some people just don't know how to drive.
2) The EPA will never admit their past sins and will stand by their ratings.
3) ?

:D
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By Texan
Sheeesh. Glad we don't need winter tires where I...

Sheeesh. Glad we don't need winter tires where I live.
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-17-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 25,639
Posted By Texan
Post pictures of the tire tread and we can give...

Post pictures of the tire tread and we can give you a better idea if it is time. Have you tried the penny test?

It is not unusual for new cars to have 'cheap' tires on them that wear quickly. ...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-17-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By Texan
My car (2002 SL2) was purchased under similar...

My car (2002 SL2) was purchased under similar circumstances, but they didn't tell me that they were doing this. It had over 300 miles on it when I purchased it 'new'. I mentioned it to my sales...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-17-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,765
Posted By Texan
I would venture to guess that over 90% of...

I would venture to guess that over 90% of Americans drive over the speed limit, with no regard for safety. Somebody adjusts their headrest so that they are more comfortable (and they can't prove...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-16-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,765
Posted By Texan
I personally see no harm in what you have done. ...

I personally see no harm in what you have done. Might consider something like this myself. The headrests are SUPPOSE to be adjustable as not everyone is the same height or has the same size head.
...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,710
Posted By Texan
I've noticed even on the newer seats at the...

I've noticed even on the newer seats at the dealership that the tan seats just seem to show every little stain. I would avoid that color interior if possible.
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-10-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,117
Posted By Texan
I'm not in a hurry - that should be pretty...

I'm not in a hurry - that should be pretty obvious. It isn't about saving every penny. Though I admit that I'm more frugal than most and proud of it - it allows me to buy when I'm ready and not...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-10-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,117
Posted By Texan
I tend to dismiss those opinions that are always...

I tend to dismiss those opinions that are always on the positive and those that are always on the negative. If you read these forums long enough, you know who is who.

Here is my results for my...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,039
Posted By Texan
Thanks for the idea. Whenever I do get a new...

Thanks for the idea. Whenever I do get a new car, I do plan to get a hitch for it - originally planning to carry bicycles, but now you've given me another idea. With the price of gas the way it is,...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-06-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,376
Posted By Texan
Good on you mate. It is good to see that you...

Good on you mate. It is good to see that you give an open honest opinion. I have no doubt that the Elantra is a good, reliable car. BUT, one of my biggest interest in the car was the good MPG...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-03-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Texan
Whatever is on sale - just never more than 5K...

Whatever is on sale - just never more than 5K miles.

169K+ and counting with it still purring...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,872
Posted By Texan
I agree with Connekted, that this Hyundai forum...

I agree with Connekted, that this Hyundai forum may be one of the nicer fringe benefits of the Hyundai.

I would be looking to dump the car if it were as bad as he keeps making it out to be. ...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   04-03-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,270
Posted By Texan
Patience is a virtue. :D What is your rush? ...

Patience is a virtue. :D What is your rush? I've been looking at the Elantra for near a year now. Glad I've waited. I should be able to get a 2013 because of it. If they don't have what you...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   03-19-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,194
Posted By Texan
I also vote for saving the money. I never pay...

I also vote for saving the money. I never pay extra for upgrades. Do this long enough and you'll pay cash for everything you own, including a home. Do it for even a longer period of time and your...
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   03-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,030
Posted By Texan
Sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by...

Sludge is a solid or gel in motor oil caused by the oil gelling or solidifying. This can, of course, lead to premature engine failure.
Forum: MD (2011-present) Elantra sedan/coupe   03-04-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By Texan
I doubt there is any such rule. My guess is that...

I doubt there is any such rule. My guess is that you answered your own question in what you stated right there. The car MAY have been sitting a while and they wanted to let go of it and, after...
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