We had no intention of getting rid of our loved 2012 2LT, drunken driver took car of this. Looked at every available vehicle in the state, wife still wants a compact car.
Settled on a Hyundai Elantra Limited with package 1, with my vet discount GM would never give me, and other discounts, knocked off over $4,000 from the sticker price and is the 2017 model. More space than our Cruze and around 500 pounds lighter using high strength galvanized steel. Cruze Limited would have been around 2,500 bucks more, only have a couple of thousand on my GM card. But this is only the start.
60,000 mile 5 year BB warranty, ten years on the PT, seven on rust. Under the hood, coolant lines are old fashion neoprene tubing with clamps, could replace the PCV hose for about a buck. Has a radiator cap with low pressure reservoir, full under engine cover with doors on it for draining stuff.
No turbo, uses that Akinson 2.0L engine, have no idea what gas they put in this thing, maybe the cheapest E10, only put 68 miles on it so far, fuel said 48 mpg, 0-60 times specified at 8 seconds, we don't drive this way, top speed is 120 mph, won't do that either.
Wife wanted an MT, only in the cheapest cars, can run this thing in manual or automatic mode by moving the gear shift lever to the left or right. Driving at 60 mph moved to the left for manual, clicking the stick back, was in 6th, all the way down to 1 in steps for engine breaking, same with taking off started off in 1 and worked up to 6th, shifts were smooth, just don't have to step on the clutch and won't let you red line the engine.
Stepping in on rubber for sill plates, not sheet metal, wife got her leather, four electrically heated seats plus an electrically heated steering wheel. Drivers seat is fully electric with a built in lumbar, seats are also vented for warm or cool air. Locking gas cap, and trunk can be opened inside of the vehicle manually.
MVAC can be operated either in the manual or automatic mode, wife can have hot air blowing on her, me cold, not sure how this is going to work, also in sync mode.
Never said I would buy factory GPS, but did with five years of free map updates with this thing, has an 8 inch screen that will take over five minutes to learn. With a pitch black driveway, lite up like daytime in reverse, has grids on it in feet. Took a couple of seconds to pair my phone, downloads all my contacts, also my MP3's, has two charging ports for two phones. Infinity sound systems, two tweeters, four midrange, two woofers, bass is powerful, no playing with this.
Got stuck with a moonroof, cute, no loss of headroom, opened it up in town, new to my wife. Lot to learn, has blue link and suppose to be an app for it to remote start the car from your iphone, lot to play with. Only plan I have is to mount splash shields, not sure if they are really needed, but what the heck.
Zero dealer installed options, has fogs, all braking is LED plus the fogs, only six light bulbs to be replace.
Wish I had the conversation before with my insurance agent, would have only cost us ten extra bucks per month for brand new vehicle coverage regardless of fault, paying an extra ten bucks now.
Son has a three year old Sonata, said never had to fight with his dealers, wish I could say the same about GM, everything on this one was a battle. Daughter with a Kia, sister company said the same thing. Feel GM should look into this.
Also was concerned about getting a garage door remote for this thing, already has this built in.
So will I be kicked off this board?