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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-24-2017, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Seems like more and more reviews are coming in and this one is from driving.ca: First Drive: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

From the sounds of it, the Sport model s the way to go unless you want a better audio system.
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The thing we’d miss most by choosing a Sport over the Ultimate is the Infinity seven speaker sound system with amp.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 10:22 AM
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Well at least the audio system will be easy enough to change. Even if I did get an Infinity seven speaker sound system, I'd still end up swapping components out and adding more haha.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-28-2017, 05:38 PM
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Shame that Sport Ultimate doesn't come with a manual. Long gone are the days where some of the most fun trims come with a manual, now its everything below that. Thought Hyundai would include it here as a last run
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-29-2017, 11:26 AM
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It would have been a great idea to have a manual transmission for this but unfortunately, such is life I guess. I'm sure we'll still be able to have a lot of fun with this GT Sport though.

Have you owned a lot of manuals ?
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It would have been a great idea to have a manual transmission for this but unfortunately, such is life I guess. I'm sure we'll still be able to have a lot of fun with this GT Sport though.

Have you owned a lot of manuals ?
Owned a few in my time but the lack of them these days isn't much of a downer since automatics have outpaced how manuals perform and at the end of the day its about performance. Better performance to me = more fun, but that's not always the case for everyone
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-10-2017, 01:20 PM
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Can't disagree with that. These new automatic transmissions just shift so much quicker and smoother than any person can on a manual transmission. They're trying to help with the manuals though that have that auto-blip from factory but it's just not the same.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-20-2017, 06:25 PM
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Seen that too, lucky for anyone that wants a manual, if an N-Sport model comes out then we should be seeing a manual on that. If Honda can come out with a manual-only Type R then what's stopping Hyundai? Especially when they need to attract people more than Honda does.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-21-2017, 11:38 PM
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Disappointed.

Saw an article online today pretty much confirming that the EGTS will not be available with a manual transmission and premium features, especially the Panoramic roof and ventilated seats (I can do without the lane departure stuff....). Because of this possibility, I'm back to cross-shopping the GTI, and found that for 2018, they will be available with Clark Plaid seats, sunroof, and more power than the 2017.

I still look forward to driving the EGTS, BUT if the nice options aren't available with the stick, I'm heading for Germany and the GTI.....
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2017, 03:00 PM
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The plaid seats in the GTI are freaking sweet. They're fast as well and a manual transmission option is there... I may be on the same boat as you at this point.

My cousin actually just purchased one so I may convince him to let me take a drive in it to determine.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2017, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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You'd think they would offer a manual option as that seems to be the preferred gearbox when it comes to performance models like the EGTS. Take a test drive and let us know what you think of it! Maybe its performance can make you overlook the lack of manual.
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