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Old 02-11-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I do not know about that, but who voted it car of the year and what year? They are better than when they first came out ,but the people I know that own one (don't know what model) are not happy with them at all.
The Hyundai Elantra is the 2012 North American car of the year. Not that the award will help improve sales. Hyundai sells every Elantra it can make. Good news because the car is made in Montgomery Alabama.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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The Hyundai Elantra is the 2012 North American car of the year. Not that the award will help improve sales. Hyundai sells every Elantra it can make. Good news because the car is made in Montgomery Alabama.
That is good for everybody then,enjoy.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Perry, UT
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Before I buy a Hyundai I buy a pair of good shoes
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Before I buy a Hyundai I buy a pair of good shoes
Prior to telling a really lame joke I'd take some comedy classes. They might be more expensive than the shoes but they are also more sorely needed.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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I often used to joke that, "It'll be a month of Sundays before I buy a Hyundai." Well it's been several months of Sundays since I had that opinion that I formed in the late 1980s.

I took the risk. Time will tell if it's a good car. All I know is that I was prepared to buy a Corolla but it literally was very dated and had sluggish performance under 25 mph with an outdated automatic. By contrast my Hyundai has very good performance for its 1.8 liter engine with excellent brakes.

I hope it's a good car longterm which won't be all that long in my case. I drive 22,000 to 24,000 miles per year and will be over 100,000 miles in a little over 4 years. If I get 150,000 miles out of it relatively trouble-free and can sell it for a couple thousand bucks at that point I'll be better off than the more expensive cars I have owned in the past.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I often used to joke that, "It'll be a month of Sundays before I buy a Hyundai." Well it's been several months of Sundays since I had that opinion that I formed in the late 1980s.

I took the risk. Time will tell if it's a good car. All I know is that I was prepared to buy a Corolla but it literally was very dated and had sluggish performance under 25 mph with an outdated automatic. By contrast my Hyundai has very good performance for its 1.8 liter engine with excellent brakes.

I hope it's a good car longterm which won't be all that long in my case. I drive 22,000 to 24,000 miles per year and will be over 100,000 miles in a little over 4 years. If I get 150,000 miles out of it relatively trouble-free and can sell it for a couple thousand bucks at that point I'll be better off than the more expensive cars I have owned in the past.
Which year and model did you get?
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Yes, it was Car of the Year.

This title, historically, has gone to one of the cars by Honda or Toyota.

Off hand who makes the decision on what is a "car of the year" ?
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Off hand who makes the decision on what is a "car of the year" ?
A collection of editors and reviewers from a variety of respected national automotive magazines, web sites and newspapers. This is even better than a single magazine review because a varied group is less likely to be biased. It's not like a single auto maker is paying off the whole group and every magazine/newspaper/website.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Probably owns a Honda or a Toyota (maybe both) and sees all of the latest and greatest autos coming out from Hyundai and Kia that spec as well or even better than the Toyota’s or Honda’s of the world but for thousands less! In essence he/she is trying to convince himself/herself that they did not over pay for that Toyota or Honda badge because their brand is "reliable".
The latest and greatest is right, we'll see if how many Sonatas we see on the road in 10 years. I'm guessing not as many as the 10 year old Camry's we see now.

When Hyundai has enough respect as a brand that they aren't afraid to put their logo on their own high end cars, then we know they've reached the top.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The latest and greatest is right, we'll see if how many Sonatas we see on the road in 10 years. I'm guessing not as many as the 10 year old Camry's we see now.

When Hyundai has enough respect as a brand that they aren't afraid to put their logo on their own high end cars, then we know they've reached the top.
Like Toyota puts its name on the Lexus or Nissan puts its name on the Infinity? Lets get real, a Lexus is only a high end Toyota.
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