> GUEST wrote:
> Im very very interested in this, but want to make sure Owners are
> getting very close to the advertised 30/40 MPG .. as ive been
> about Elantra Owners who arent getting anywhere close to that .
I own one. We have about 4100 miles on ours so still
breaking it in. There are pro's and con's about the whole vehicle.
Like someone else said, you need to judge the car for what class it
is. Most people who buy this car are needing a new cheaper car to
operate. Cheap gas, cheap maintenance, cheap payments, etc. etc.
This is my second Accent, we traded in my 2004 for this one. Comparing
those two are night and day different. To your original question about
gas mileage, it will all come down to how you drive it. I've been 335
miles on one tank all in town. That was driving VERY conservatively. I
do not drive like that at all, but wanted to see how good it would
Real word, I average about 24 in non-econo mode, and about 26.5 with
it on. I personally do not like the econo mode, but try to use it. On
the highway at 70mph I average about 38.5 with the A/C on. Someone
posted that they were turning 2950 rpm's at 70mph but I don't know how
they did that. Mine turns about 2100-2200 at 70 with the A/C on. I
don't even turn 3000 going 80. Oh, mine is the automatic, nothing
fancy just regular.
I will say this, this car without being heavily loaded, me by myself
and at about half a tank of gas will scoot. I have surprised many of
people by smoking them. I'm talking light to light here. That kind of
driving is about the only thing that makes this car any fun to drive,
well the $22 to fill up helps as well.