On Sun, 08 Apr 2007 02:33:21 +0000, a rock fell from the sky, hitting Matt
Whiting on the head, and inspiring the following:
I know this is way OT, but I've read more than once that the Toyota
tundra 1/2ton probably will also be their 3/4 ton and...
...that they're in talks with Caterpiller to supply a diesel to the truck
in the next year or so. One magazine even commented how a Cummins,
Duramax or a Navistar could easily fit in the 1/2 ton engine bay - even
with an Allison or other HD tranny behind.
So, is Hyundai coming out with a diesel truck? :P
My last three cars have been Hyundais, Excel, Accent and Elantra, all
with manual transmissions.
The throttle/clutch arrangement in the Elantra is marginal. The
throttle is too sensitive making it difficult to control engine speed
when starting from a standstill.
If I buy another car it will probably be another Hyundai or maybe
a Toyota. There is no way I will ever buy another American made
Yes, we did last weekend. Bought a new 2007 Accent SE. The 2000
Accent was given to my wife's son with over 100K miles on it. Still
runs like a champ. Love the '07 so far. Heck, it's even got power
Most DEFINATELY Im waiting for the full size luxuary version to come here, I
already have 3 in my family, my wife has a 2003 Santa Fe, I have a 2005
XG50L and my daughter has a 2007 Tucson... Also in the family is my
Father-in laws 2003 Sonata and my Brother-in laws 2007 Accent.
I have an 03 Elantra and an 06 Sonata LX. Like both cars. The Elantra for
around town. The Sonata would be good on the highway if it didn't have
those 17 inch HARD tires..Probably buy another Mercury Grand Marquis for
the road. I got better mileage on my last Merc than I'm getting on this
Sonara..and it rode a whale of a lot better!!
The Grand Marquis always was a great deal and a wonderful cruising car. I
loved mine and you're right the mileage for a V8 was really good. Great car
and they used to almost give them away, if you dealt with them.
You are right that the Grand M rides a WHALE of a lot better. Felt like it
was a huge whale wallowing around the sea.
I rented a Grand Marquis back in December for four days. I drove out of Las
Vegas toward Death Valley and the road curved a bit as it climbed over the
mountain. It was real work to keep it between the yellow lines. I was
wishing I was back in my Sonata so I could be going 10 mph faster and have
better control. Nice car for when you take the grandparents out for dinner,
but not what I want under me under serious driving conditions. To each his
All Mercury Grand Marquis' are not created equal. My wife's 2000 Grand
Marquis came with a handling package that included air ride suspension, 373
Rear, dual exhausts, speed rated tires and traction assist. It is a BIG,
fast, comfortable, reasonably handling car.
At 107,000 miles it will soon need spark plugs. It has been extremely
dependable and will probably be replaced with something similar when it gets
to around 200,000, as was her last 1992 Crown Victoria. My pickup truck is a
1999 F250 4X4 V-10 Ford Super Duty which will most likely outlast me. It has
close to 100,000 miles on it now, about 65,000 of those towing a 30' travel
trailer. The only reason I bought a Hyundai was gas mileage (30 as opposed
to 10 with the pickup) The Hyundai (2005 Accord) Has been very reliable so
far, and I drive it 80 miles a day back and forth to work. The only
complaint I have is one I have heard from almost half of the Hyundai owners
I know, Poor dealerships. I wanted the cheapest car I could buy that had a
big warrantee, Then the dealer tried to bury us with things that I did not
want or need. Be careful what you sigh, make sure all the spaces are filled
in and re-check all the paperwork when you get home. I have been buying new
Fords since 1977 and NEVER had a Ford dealer try to pull what the Hyundai
The Hyundai rides like a buckboard, and it is more like wearing it than
driving it, But it is very reliable and cheap to operate.
Best car ever !!!!!!!! had a 1958 Nash Metropolitan that I put 230,000
miles on ...... Only problem I had in 230K was I had to replace the
generator and of course the brakes and tires..... After all that it dies
with the original engine and original exhaust ... Oh for thye good ole' days
when They knew how to make REAL cars although I do have a 2005 XG350L that
is 3 years old and just turned 15K and hasnt been back to the dealer for
anything other than oil changes.
about "Would you buy another Hyundai?":
i> If not, what would be your choice?
Bought 5 to date. New Santa Fe and Vera Cruz both look good and drive well
and my Grand Caravan is on her last legs. So yes I would buy another one.
Do I think that I will buy Hyundais forever? Maybe not. But as long as they
keep offering the excellent mix of good looks, decent price, good quality
and excellent warranty, one would be dumb not to buy / continue to by these
Now I am curious - what is behind your question?
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It doesn't appear that Hyundai will be offering a wagon any time soon.
We checked out all the other lower priced wagons and 5 doors ala
Spectra5, Pontiac Vibe, Mazda3. IMO, they don't offer much over my '99
Elantra 5spd wagon. None of them are as roomy, and the Vibe I thought
was a dog performance-wise. The Mazda gets up and goes, but is kinda
pricey for what you get. Fuel economy is give or take a few mpg. Maybe
a Focus wagon with a 5spd ( no automatics allowed in this family) but
the way it stands right now, I'll save my pennies and go for a Subaru
Outback. I think that they are one nice ride and they suit our
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