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Owner Review: Kimchi is more worthy than Sushi, My 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 high spec

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Owner Review: Kimchi is more worthy than Sushi, My 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 high spec 01

 

Basic information of my car:

2013 Hyundai Elantra (MD)1.6 high spec

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Reasons why I bought this car

Back in 2013, i was planning to get a bigger car to replace my current ride which is also a Hyundai. 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3 which i owned for 9.5 years.

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Car Selection Process

I had a budget of 80k to 100k

Models that I’ve considered included to Toyota Vios, VW polo sedan, Peuogeot 408 2.0

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Reasons why I chose this car

I was planning to get the Toyota Vios(NCP150) actually, but back then there is a 3 months waiting list. So cancelled (lucky i cancel the purchase as the Vios was quite kosong & crampy). I also test drive the Volkswagen Polo sedan. It was crampy in the front seats. This is due to the center console was very big and i have to squeeze my both legs when driving. Is not comfortable at all. I didn’t test drive the Peugeot 408 because it was …. ugly…. Reason choosing the Elantra; 1. C segment – spacious for Japanese B segment price 2. easy & cheap spare parts (i know because i drove Hyundai for 9.5 years) 3. more safety features (4 channel ABS, EBD, ESP, auto / manual shiftronic) 4. 6 speed automatic (torque converter) 5. nice looking among all the model i have considered.

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User experience

  • I have already done 140000km.
  • My average fuel consumption is 8L/100km.

Since the purchase, my thoughts about the car are confortable, spacious, good looking. Most important less trouble. Just wear N tear issue. After owning the car more than 8 years, parts that have been change are, 1. engine mounting (RM500++) 2. lower arm (RM 300++) 3. Radiator fan (RM300++) 4. steering clock spring (RM300++) 5. ABS brake pump – used part (RM800) – Brake pump is actually my own faulty as the brake fluid never change over 100,000 mileage. absorber? still ok. i think thats it. Price above are not included installation. Cheap right? who says Korean car parts are expensive & hard to find? Just search in Shopee or Lazada….. it is every where. Don’t trust anything from a person who never ever own a Korean car but talk bad about Korean car.

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Pros of my car:

  • Nice looking, spacious, comfortable, leather seats & pack with safety features for a car that available in the year 2013.
  • No wind noise from the windows even after 8 years. If you have extra cash, put on a bodykit & set of bigger rims it will look like a sport car.

Cons of my car:

  • 1.6 litre for C segment feels underpowered.
  • Rear suspension are torsion beam setup. You will experienced fish tail effect on uneven surface during cornening. To counter this, just install a rear anti roll bar & will solve the problem
  • There are 2 parts which on the steering will confirm 100% need to be replace.

1. clock spring

2. steering flexible coupling

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Ratings: 

Total Score: 4

Performance: 3

Quality & Features: 4

Space: 4

Ride Comfort: 4

Fuel Economy: 4

Price & Cost: 5

Summary :

Hyundai Elantra MD is a car that comes in a nice package. Price of B segment, size of C segment & features of D segment car. Unfortunately, you cannot have this kind of package anymore nowadays. A brand new Elantra 1.6 NA engine will cost you a price of a Honda CRV 1.5t…

Source: Wapcar.my

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