Trivial issue -- Elantra mud guards

Folks,
I bought a 2005 Elantra GLS last month. I specifically wanted one with a manual transmission. Turns out they're somewhat rare here in New England --
I don't know why. I was looking for a base model -- no options. By my standards, the base Elantra is already a luxury car:-)
The car one local dealer finally located for me (swapped from another dealership) fit the bill, except that it included floor mats, cargo net, and "mudguards". This is the kind of stuff I consider nickel-and-dime profit-padding, but I don't mind getting ripped off a _little_ bit, and anyway I figured at least the mudguards are marginally useful. So I said OK.
Now here's the question: does "mudguards", in Hyundai's terminology, mean 4 mudguards, or 2? And if 2, does it make any sense that they would be the 2 on the _rear_ wheels? According to the dealer, "2, on the rear wheels" is what "mudguards" means.
It's not a big deal. I know I can buy my own front mudguards for a few bucks. And I am otherwise very happy with the car. But before I fill out Hyundai's customer satisfaction survey, I'd like to know whether I would be doing the dealer an injustice by suggesting that either he's an idiot, or he takes _me_ for one :-)
-- Tony P.
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Dont know but that.. but mine came with all 4 of them.. have a 2004 Elantra GT though...
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My GT Hatch did not come with the mud guards and I ended up buying them myself later. I bought the cargo tray and net at the same time -- both worthwhile additions. Next time, I'd ask for all of these things at the time of purchase.
I did get the floor mats with the car.
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Neil wrote:

On the Elantra GT Club site, there's a discussion about a $13 trunk organizer available at Walmart. I picked one up and it fits the hatchback perfectly, and does a nice job of organizing the stuff I always carry, plus groceries, etc.
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Here's a link to the elantra club site.
www.elantraclub.com/forums
you'll need to register (FREE) and then search outy the discussion.
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Andrew D. Sisson



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Link to the elantra club forum that discusses the trunk organizer http://www.elantraclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic 33&hl Remember to register, IT'S FREE to do so tell em adsisson sent ya :)
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tonyp wrote: > Now here's the question: does "mudguards", in Hyundai's terminology, mean 4

Hyundai factory mudgards are a set of four. I had them installed on my '04 GT. Perhaps your dealer is trying to stick you with aftermarket mudguards?
BTW, if your car is a hatchback, the cargo tray is a worthwhile option.
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Mudguards come as a front kit and a rear kit. IF installed at the factory, you should have all four. If installed by one of the dealers, you'll have whatever they chose to install.
Check your Monroney Label (factory window sticker). It will specifically list the items the car came with.
Also check any add-on stickers you have. They may list when, what, and by whom additional items were installed.
If you don't have the stickers and it's worth your time, contact the dealer and let them know you'd like to find out the facts prior to sending in the survey. That may get their attention in a big way.
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Just got a 2005 Elantra GLS, came with 4 mudguards. I assumed that was standard as mudguards. The word is plural, should be all 4 wheels.
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I can't imagine why any car would come with only 2 and not 4. Plural means more than 1 BTW not more than 2.
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I ordered mudguards when I bought my Elantra 2003 GLS and it came with four. By the way, on www.Edmunds.com the mudguards for a 2005 Elantra GLS are listed as costing $60 MSRP. It doesn't specify the number, but if it's only for two they must be the gold-plated ones <g>. I think your dealer was pulling your chain.

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