2011 Hyundai Elantra from North America
Good so far; the bad has been fixed by the dealer
EGR valve replaced by the dealer at 7k.
Idle speed too high. Fixed by the dealer.
Hood and trunk latches were defective. Replaced by the dealer.
Only getting 25-28 MPG on highway; not 40!
The power is good, the automatic transmission could be a little better; doesn't shift until 3500-4500 rpms.
The slap-shifter is a lot of fun!
Lots of leg room.
Seats are comfy for shorter drives, but for long drives (more than 2 hours), they are not.
Good brakes and handling. Actually, the brakes are very touchy compared to my last car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2011
Hyundai brakes are extremely touchy. Even my '07 Elantra had extremely touchy brakes. Once you get used to it, it's not so bad.
If you get 28 on the highway, you may be driving faster than you should. Fuel economy is always based on how the driver drives.
My Cobalt is supposed to get 33mpg highway; I get 45.
There's no way a Cobalt gets 45 MPG. Go to fuelly.com and see the tests. A Cobalt wouldn't get that going downhill in a vacuum. 45km/gallon, that I'd believe.