~~April 12, 2014~~
It was December 2011 when we got this brand new vehicle. Elantra 2012 ..
We thought it was a cool car and the color was appealing.
~~2012 Hyundai Elantra Review~~
The high praises the 2011 Hyundai Elantra received carry over into the 2012 model year. Test drivers still say the Elantra is an affordable small car with upscale amenities that will make others think you paid more for it than you actually did.
Auto reivewers aren’t worried about whether or not the Elantra will lose its new-car sparkle now that the Ford Focus, Kia Forte and Chevrolet Cruze are in the mix. One reason the Elantra can hold its ground is because it has a stylish exterior that makes the Cruze and Forte look bland.
In addition to stand-out exterior styling, the Elantra Limited offers heated leather seats in the rear row, a feature that isn’t available on most upscale sedans. Test drivers appreciated this option last year, and are still impressed with it this go-around.
Most reviewers agree that the 2012 Hyundai Elantra outshines many of its rivals because it’s well-rounded. For example, the Elantra has high fuel economy ratings of 29/40 mpg city/highway, and unlike the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze, shoppers don’t need to upgrade to higher trims to get those figures. Inside, the Elantra offers enough cabin and trunk space to compete with some midsize sedans, a navigation system that’s fast and easy to use and more standard features than other affordable small cars like the2012 Honda Civic.
The Elantra is a good value, but no reviewers label the Elantra fun-to-drive like the Mazda3 or Honda Fit. However, they do say the 2012 Hyundai Elantra makes a great daily driver. After looking at all these qualities, many members of the automotive press say the Elantra is one of the best affordable small cars on the market.
Edmunds agrees, and writes, “Thanks to head-turning styling, a fuel-efficient engine and a long list of standard safety features and upscale options, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is a top pick for a small sedan.”
Big Sonata & Little Elantra.
However, the family has grown and there are four grand kids:
The Bug (9), Blondie (7), Curls (6) and Buddy (19 months).
There is no way that you could get the four of them and the things that you need to care for young children, a driver and a passenger. There was no other option. This car had to be traded.
A larger vehicle was required.
~~Entourage Limited 2008 …. 42,000 miles …. new to us~~
Full 2008 Hyundai Entourage Review
Hyundai’s first minivan enters its second year with minor adjustments to feature availability.
Closely related to the second-generation Kia Sedona, the 2008 Hyundai Entourage combines all the comfort, utility and safety that budget-minded families are looking for. Available in two trim levels, the base GLS and upmarket Limited, the Entourage has the modern minivan basics down pat. A capable V6 comes standard, as does a full complement of safety equipment and seven-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs and a fold-away third-row seat.
Overall, the 2008 Hyundai Entourage remains a smart choice for value-minded shoppers who don’t need a lot of icing on their cake. It may not offer the top-notch refinement, amenities and drivability of class leaders like the freshened Honda Odyssey or the model selection of the redesigned Dodge Grand Caravan, but it’s capable enough for most buyers. If you’re looking for maximum value and confidence-inspiring safety and warranty protection in a minivan that covers most of the bases with competence, the Hyundai Entourage is a very good bet.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The 2008 Hyundai Entourage minivan comes in two well-equipped trim levels. The base GLS offers 16-inch wheels, removable second-row captain’s chairs, a foldaway 60/40-split-folding third-row seat, tri-zone air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories and six-speaker CD audio. The uplevel Entourage Limited adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, dual power-sliding side doors, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, automatic climate control, a power driver seat, heated front seats, leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and wood or metal dash trim.
I think there’s one very happy camper in the household.
I’m sure the grands will love it too. It has all the amenities including a DVR. There’s space to carry all their gear, the fun things, the book packs, the toys, the sports items.
What else could anyone want??
~~Drive My Car-The Beatles~~
~~Uploaded on Feb 2, 2008~~
Drive My Car-The Beatles
(1965) From their album “Rubber Soul”
We ALL are ONE!!