Good morning everyone,
I am a converted person as of 2014. I purchased an Elantra GL with the 6spd manual back then on a lark (gas mileage and new vehicle cost hooked me) and was shocked at not only the mileage but the overall quality and reliability of these cars. I've owned nothing but SUV's and pickup trucks before then and these cars blew me away. I was in a wreck (not a scratch on me) and ended up with insurance getting me a 2015 Elantra GL with the automatic. Again this car blew me away, even the auto got as much mileage as my manual shift previous to it and the quality was still outstanding for the $ value.
So now I find myself in a used car sellers market. I figure with 100k miles on the 2015 that I can still get a good trade in value at a dealer and may make the jump to a 2022 to reset the warranty and get something fresher. My issue is suddenly I find myself looking at a THIRD transmission now, the IVT.
My main worry is longevity and overall thoughts on how it performs. At this point I expect Hyundai won't let me down (after my previous 2 experiences) but I wanted to see how owners experiences have been in the 1.5-2yr since the IVT was bundled in. I hate being the guinea pig for new tech tbh. I googled like crazy and all I could find was 1 or 2 "this guys brothers friend on reddit had an issue" but no resounding "these are junk" reviews from piles of owners.
I doubt anyone has 100k+ on them by now to report on the life of the transmission, but if anyone can relate their good or bad experiences it would be appreciated. Thanks much