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  1. Join Date
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    [SIZE=4]Wake Up Call | 2011 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 MT[/SIZE]
    Words by Ferman Lao | Photos by Christopher Kho



    When the all-new Elantra came about in early 2011, it looked to me like the engineers at Hyundai had just rehashed one of their previous designs. By pulling and stretching the Accent's basic shape to the necessary dimensions, they've managed to come up with a new compact car. But in my mind, the Accent was already the mini-Sonata, and therefore had no room left for another car to sit between the two. Add to this Hyundai's habit of recycling design concepts, which made me take the Elantra not so seriously.

    Warming Up

    Fast forward a couple of months ahead and I found myself in South Korea, sitting behind the wheel of an automatic 1.6 Elantra for a media test drive experience. This was my chance to get acquainted with Hyundai's latest compact, away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila's streets. For first impressions, I was quite impressed at how its 6-speed auto behaved very much like a manual transmission would, and how good it was for an affordably-sedan. That experience left me thinking, "If the auto's this good, I wonder what the manual's like?".....


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  2. Join Date
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    They should have place a 2-din HU instead of one - looks kinda feeble for a compact sedan.
    That couldn't jack up the price right?

  3. Join Date
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    Wake Up Call | 2011 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 MT
    Words by Ferman Lao | Photos by Christopher Kho
    got confused there for a moment


  4. Join Date
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    Interesting... I didn't know Ferman timed those laps.

    Really swell car. Very quick, very able. The only thing you'll need to change are the slippery "fuel-saving" tires and you'll have a potent street warrior.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

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    Interesting... I didn't know Ferman timed those laps.

    Really swell car. Very quick, very able. The only thing you'll need to change are the slippery "fuel-saving" tires and you'll have a potent street warrior.

    Ang pagbalik ng comeback...

  6. Join Date
    Oct 2011
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    #6
    Agree with niky and greatauror28

    Saka mas madami color options ng 1.6 variants.

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