2018 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition - $15,488

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

  1. xcel

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

    Hi Jay:

    I learned quite a bit about TCO by calculating the details too. The one item that could throw a TCO calculation off and it has occurred numerous times in the recent past is a near term fuel price spike. If there were a spike of $1.00 or more per gallon over a relatively short 3-month period or less, the HEV/PHEVs instant residuals sky rocket. In some cases, a heavily discounted purchase and relatively recent low mileage Prius or Prius Primes residual can rise above the purchase price! My parents 2010 Prius Three almost did that. They purchased it in mid-2009 for $21.5k and traded it in early in 2012 for $20,250 IIRC.

    Maybe the same thing could occur with an Ioniq HEV/PHEV but banking on that scenario and selling at or near the peak is a big gamble. A business case cannot be made on a highly depreciable asset gamble like that. :(

    Wayne
     
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  2. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I found where to purchase 17/18 Elantra Limited - will fit the entire 17/18 Elantra lineup - OEM chrome beltline moldings...
    OR

    $88.22 shipped for all 4 Hyundai OEM Chrome Moldings in Hyundai parts bags from South Korea

    Maybe I will forgo this accessory addition. That is if the car purchase is solid with the $536 deposit refunded tomorrow.

    Wayne
     
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  3. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I just received an e-mail that the Anaheim Hyundai Dealership will be providing me a check for the $536 when I arrive to pick up the 18 Elantra ECO on Dec. 28th. One more box checked, 193 more to go before I die. ;)

    Wayne
     
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  4. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    The brand new 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco is in my hands for $13,848 + TTL. My first new car I can call my own in more than 13 years. Pics and details later. I first have to drive it back out to Anaheim to have that non-OEM Alarm and Brake Light mod(s) removed in < 5-hours. I wish they did not install that so I would not have to make a second 124-mile round trip out and back.

    The Elantra Eco specific 15" Mini-Spare and Jack kit cost $239 and is in the car. I made an E-Bay offer of $220 shipped on the front, second row, and cargo (trunk) Husky mats discussed previously and it was accepted as of 15-minutes ago. I will remove the wheel locks tomorrow afternoon. Just in case I need to change a tire at some point in the future. "Hoping" that the lock piece is still in the glovebox makes no sense to me. ;)

    The dealership stated in writing they are crediting my $536 from the down payment over payment back to the mandatory Hyundai $10k loan to receive the $500 rebate on that. I just sent in a first payment for $9,250 to remove most of the Interest hit but still have to make 2 more minus the $536 that should be credited shortly to keep the $500 rebate in place and before I can actually call it my own.

    Wayne
     
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  5. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Caution, Wayne - We all know how desperate people are to get their hands on a hot set of 15" steel wheels! They're virtual gold on the stolen-parts undeground! They're worth more than chromed Escalade 22's!

    I do the same thing - At the first tire rotation, the locks get rotated back into the blister pack and the proper lug nuts go on. For the life of me, I can't figure out why they put them on cars with wheels that have no stolen-property value.

    There are youtube videos showing guys hammering cheap 1/2"drive 12-point sockets over those 'locks' and then just gently loosening them. They're just like child-proof pill bottles, they only work at keeping the rightful owner from being able to use the product.
     
  6. xcel

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

    Hi Chris:

    You said it well! :)

    The alarm and brake light hacks have been removed - 15-minutes to remove a $2,795 dealer add-on worth all of $75 incl. labor to install and that I did not pay for anyway - and the (4) wheel locks have been pulled from the 15" alloys with the OEM lugs back on and tightened down. Whoever put the wheel locks on did not torque them properly. All 4 broke loose with just one hand on the tire iron??? I highly doubt those were put on by a measured and recorded torque machine in Montgomery but instead were put on by a dealership Prep tech with the wheel lock package in hand?

    I now have three Inflator kits from the Elantra Eco, Ioniq Blue, and Niro LX including the foam packaging, electric compressor, spray in "stuff", and screw driver in my garage now. I wonder if I can sell those on E-Bay for anything?

    Wayne
     
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  7. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO First Drive Home

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    The 17/18 Elantra SE, Value Edition, and Eco trim(s) would look much nicer with the Limited's chrome beltline molding and door handles.

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    63.9 mpg indicated, 63.2 mpg actual over 62.4 mile first drive through Southern California afternoon rush hour traffic.​

    Not bad for a brand new 32/40 mpg rated 2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO with just 23-miles on it.

    One item I did not know about is the Eco trim with the 1.4L turbo has a 6,000-mile OCI vs. 7,500 miles for the 2.0L non-turbos. That equates to 16 synthetic oil changes over 100k miles vs. 13 for the non-turbo models. For the average owner, this adds another approximately $90 to the TCO over 100k miles if they DIY. If the dealership performs your oil changes, probably another $150 to $180.

    Wayne
     
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  8. Markus

    Markus Active Member

    Unfortunately Hyundai hasn't seen fit to offer the Eco models in Canada yet.
     
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  9. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    First, second, and third tank...

    Topped off in Carlsbad, CA. after consuming most of the first free fill from Hyundai.

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    01/11/2018 Tank #1: Carlsbad, CA to Gallup, NM -- 0' ASL to 6,200' ASL

    Trip A: 689.6 miles - Garmin 695.5 miles - aFCD at 58.9 mpg w/ avg. speed of 58 mph. Temps from 38 to 71 degrees F.

    695.5 actual miles on 12.740 gallons = 54.6 mpg

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    01/12/2018 Tank #2: Gallup, NM to Tulsa, OK -- 6,200' ASL to 3,600' ASL

    Trip A: 793.2 miles - Garmin 799.1 miles - aFCD at 59.0 mpg w/ avg. speed of 60 mph. Temps from 13 to 35 degrees F.

    799.1 actual miles on 14.504 (1.503+ 13.001) gallons = 55.095 mpg

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    01/12/2018 Tank #3: Tulsa, OK to Chenoa, IL -- 3,600' ASL to 850' ASL

    Trip A: 585.5 miles - Garmin 799.1 miles - aFCD at 48.5 mpg w/ avg. speed of 58 mph. Temps from 9 to 22 degrees F w/headwinds from 10 to 30 mph.

    589.2 actual miles on 12.859 gallons = 45.82 mpg

    Wayne
     
  10. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A small update. I am still working down the fourth tank with just under a half a tank consumed over 300+ miles of local short drives at 43.7 mpg indicated (41 mpg actual).

    I just received my plates on Friday and while I am still waiting for my $536 down payment refund from Russell Westbrook, the final total cost looks like this.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO Price ($21,645 incl. mats, first aid Kit, wheel Locks, and D&H)

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO - $13,803
    Calif. Tax - $1,499
    DOC - $80
    Tamp Tag - $21
    Mini-Spare - $239
    IL Registration and Plates - $200

    Total OTD Vehicle Cost incl. TTL, D&H, and DOC: $15,842

    My insurance through GEICO runs $273 every 6-months.

    The 40 percent thermostatically efficient 1.4L I4 takes a long time to warm up in colder temps. In temps above 60 degrees, you do not notice it but when driving around in temps from -5 to 30 degrees F, it can take as much as 9-miles to get up to full temperature after a 24-hour cold soak. Turbo diesels took a while to warm up as well and the Elantra Eco's Kappa high efficiency engine is no different.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO Accessories

    ANKER AUX Cord - $6.99 shipped
    ANKER USB-A to Lightning - $8.99 shipped
    ANKER (2) USB-A to USB-C - $11.99 shipped
    ANKER USB-A to Micro USB - $5.99 shipped
    RapidX X5 5-port fast charger - $20 shipped
    Husky Front, Rear, and Trunk Mats - $220 shipped
    Black and Decker BDH2000PL MAX 20V Lithium Pivot Car Vacuum - $67.99 shipped
    24 Blue Motion Sickness Bags - $9.99 shipped
    iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dash Mount - $24 shipped
    Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT – Promo unit from the 15 VW Golf TDI Guinness World Record Drive ($349.99 retail price)

    OTD Vehicle Accessory Costs: $375.94

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco

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    $75 worth of groceries in the 14.4 cu. ft. trunk.​

    I have it wired up with a RAPIDX X5 5-port fast charger through one of the 12V outlet. Attached are some high-quality ANKER USB-A to Micro USB, USB-A to USB-C, and USB-A to Lighting charging cords. I also have a high-quality ANKER Aux cord in the center console and my Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT 7" GPS is powered from the second 12V outlet. That Garmin is kick-ass.

    ANKER USB smartphone Fast Charging Cords

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    Red USB-A to USB-C, White USB-A to Lightning, and Black/Gray USB-A to Micro USB smartphone charging cords.

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    A bit busy but it works. RAPIDX X5 12V to 5-UBS ports -- 2 on the charger and 3 on the clipped head I placed inside the center console.
    The OEM USB-A to my smartphone for Android Auto cord and the second 12V is for the Garmin SMART 70 are also shown.​

    The Husky mats are excellent. For the passenger compartment, they fit perfectly with the (2) driver side and passenger front side locking hooks lining up exactly where they should. For the trunk, there are still wrinkles at the edges, but I suspect when it warms up they will go away. This is my only criticism, but they were just pulled from the box. I will add an update in a few weeks. After making sure it would fit, I pulled the driver Husky mat and reinstalled the carpeted one as I drive shoes off and the carpeted one is softer on my heels.

    Husky All-Weather Mats

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    Passenger front.

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    Trunk.​

    The iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dash Mount is the best mount and Garmin SMART 70 are the best I have ever used. Two highly recommended accessories for your vehicle.

    iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dash Mount

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    Wayne
     
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  11. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Wayne, have you considered installing a block heater? They're a pain to install but worth it if you start off in cold temps often.
     
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  12. xcel

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

    Hi Jay:

    A block heater does not fit the Elantra ECOs std. drive schedule so I am skipping it. When Ride Sharing in IL/WI, the percentage of time under warm up vs. on-the-road is minuscule. When in Southern California, there is no need.

    I was not considering the warm-up hit given my Southern Calif. location at the time but was surprised at the length of time to reach std. normal operating temperature here in Northern IL in temperatures below freezing however. Just like a turbo diesel. :)

    Wayne
     
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  13. Markus

    Markus Active Member

    I really like the husky mats in my civic hatchback. The full dead pedal coverage is a must with all of the snow and road salt making its way into the car during the winter months.
     
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  14. xcel

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

    Hi Markus:

    What was your reasoning to choose Husky over WeatherTech or some of the others? The full dead pedal coverage is indeed a great feature for both brands!

    I really liked the fact the Husky outside edge butts up to and almost seals the gap between the plastic sill rail and the carpeted floor too!

    Wayne
     
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  15. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Some of the guys on the civicX forum complain of poor fitment for the Weathertechs. They cite the door sill gap in particular.

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  16. xcel

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

    Hi Jay:

    That is one heck of a pic and would have me looking elsewhere if I owned a CIvic!!! Markus, can you snap a pic of the same in your Civic for us?

    I will have to look at the Sonata Hybrid's WeatherTechs to see if they do not cover up to the plastic sill edge when I get back to California.

    The Husky's go right up to the edge and actually fit tightly to it. Someone at Husky Floor Liners was doing their homework when they mapped out the 17 - 18 Elantra floor pan measurements. I give them an A for fit here!

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO

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    Husky passenger side front floor mat edge.​

    When I had the driver side in, it fit just like the passenger side too. I can pull it out of the trunk, pull the carpeted mat and reinstall if you want a pic.

    Wayne
     
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  17. Markus

    Markus Active Member

    Hi Wayne,

    I chose the Husky mats over WeatherTech because the dead pedal is completely covered and the undersides have the "hooks" to keep them secure.

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    Cheers, Markus
     
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  18. xcel

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

    Hi Markus:

    This is a very interesting side by side between the Husky and WeatherTech all-weather floor liners for the 2016 - 2018 Civic.

    The Husky liners have what appears to be a better fit, full dead pedal coverage, and "possibly" better bottom grips with the hundreds of small rubber cleats. I wonder if the WeatherTech mats have the molded in rubber cleats? See below.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO

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    Rubber cleats underneath the front passenger side Husky All-weather floor liners.​

    Mike, any comment regarding the fit and underneath cleats on the WeatherTechs you are currently using in your Civic? They work fine in my wife's Sonata Hybrid but Southern California climate is not exactly a challenging environment. ;)

    Wayne
     
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  19. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    An hour or two with PowerPoint and I came up with this signage for the back of the front headrest(s). Tell me what you think?

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    Wayne
     
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  20. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    Each block almost looks like you could make them into "app icons" with the sign formatted to look like a screenshot of a smartphone. Along the top, a little panel with the five bars and the bluetooth logo and the battery logo and so forth. Then below are those items repeated, looking like they are selectable if they were on a screen.

    There's a lot to offer in the new Wayne-mo version of Uber - far more than many of the Uber drivers I have seen. There is one I know that drives around doing Uber runs and the car has the check-engine light on. He keeps a business card over the light in the dash cluster. Car smells like a locker room inside. Not sure how much business he gets other than the 1am drunks who don't remember how they got home anyway.
     
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