2018 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition - $15,488

Discussion in 'Automotive Hot Deals' started by xcel, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    I don't have any cleats under my Weathertech mats. They still seem pretty secure, their size and shape doesn't really allow them to slide anywhere and they attach to the OEM floormat clips.

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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Regarding the PowaPod, it is a failure. :( While it looks great and provides over the top compactness and utility, the Lightning charge cable failed within hours. The flat cables pull out on a window shade like spool but snap back so hard to cause damage. The Powapod is a great idea but lacks sufficient design to make it viable even for light use let alone the abuses that rideshare imposes on a charging solution.

    The high speed fast charging X5 12V to USB solution with the three 6' and 8' Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning Anker cables are back in place and continue to serve customers like nothing else I have found to date.

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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I saw this one hanging and should finish it off from the Rideshare forums finalized details.

    It provided 43 mpg over 156k miles doing rideshare, not the 45 to 47 like I had initially thought. Very comfortable seating, well equipped and with Android Auto, the infotainment was as good as any. Decent audio system was enough to satisfy anyone as well. ON the downside, many here already know that the 7-speed DCT in not along term reliable transmission. While Ireceived 156k miles from it, from about 60k onwards, it was showing signs of premature failure that only got worse through 100k before I started applying reverse torque at almost every slow down to halt the degradation. By 150k miles, it was beginning to slip even while driving down open freeway and was going to go in short order. The dealers stated they do not repalce the clutchaes but install a new or refurbbed unit for upwards of $6k. That is a non-starter so I wold stay away form the Eco trim as the 7-speed DCT is the weak link and it will bite anyone that owns it.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco TCO TCO calculation(s)

    MSRP of $21,605 w/ Purchase at $13,808
    Trade-in at 156,252 miles: $3,500
    Depreciation: $10,308

    TTL and Reg for (2) years: $2,150
    Insurance for 20-months: $1,451
    Vehicle Accessories: $833
    Fuel Cost(s) IL and CA: $10,235.45
    Insurance: $1,451
    OCs: $536
    (2) sets of tires: $586
    (1) set of front brakes: $282
    Misc M&R: $182

    All-in Total Cost of Ownership was $28,014 after 156,252 miles or $0.1793/mile.

    I am not sure if there is a new car buy from anywhere that can come close to this low TCO/mile. As we close out 2019, the 2020 Elantra's cost significantly more than they did just 2 years ago with a 2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco retailing at $21,250 + $930 D&H or $22,180 with dealers discounting by ~ $3,250, a $2,000 Hyundai Rebate, $500 Hyundai Finance Rebate, and $500 Hyundai owner rebate bringing the purchase price to $15,930+ TTL. That is a long ways from $13,800 that I purchased the same vehicle for just 2 years ago.

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