New Owner of a 2013 Elantra GS Coupe
Greetings from Atlanta,
Just bought a black 2013 Elantra GS with stick shift yesterday. Sold my problematic 2011 Optima LX to CarMax (got hit in the driver's side front fender last year and it was never fixed right--long story, but basically Kia and ABRA Auto Body like to point fingers at each other) and bought the Elantra from a private dealership in Cartersville, GA. One of the salesmen was actually the previous owner. The sales process was very low pressure, and I got a very good deal--almost $2K off the asking price.
The Elantra has about 27K miles on it. The previous owner tinted the windows (not sure what %--I don't even know how to figure that stuff out!) and also had new Toyo tires installed. The suspension feels more refined than on the Optima and I get some features that I didn't have on my Optima: cruise control, heated seats and fog lamps. Averaged about 40 MPH on the way home. My hope is to be able to keep this car accident-free and for longer than 2 years.