2019 GT N-Line MT west of Boston - Hyundai Elantra GT Turbo & Elantra GT N Performance Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-04-2019, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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2019 GT N-Line MT west of Boston

I've only just broken in the engine (according to the manual anyway) and I'm really enjoying this car.

I went with Summit Gray, and I don't think I'll get tired of the color. It makes me smile every time I walk up to it, drive it, and walk away from it when it's parked. I wish I'd applied some paint protection for the front. I'm pretty sure I already have at least one paint ding from highway driving. I guess there's always vinyl wrap.


I'm disappointed that manual buyers couldn't get the upgraded audio, but the automatic/DCT wasn't even a consideration for me.

I hadn't considered a Hyundai until I looked at a list of what manuals are still available in 2019 and that is a pretty short list if you don't want to break the bank.

Kudos for Hyundai for being one of the last manufacturers to still be selling fun to drive manual transmission cars in the US market that are under $25k. The incentives running now, make this car a serious value.

I probably would have bought the N if it were available here, but given how many of the N-Lines still sitting on the lots near me are manual, something tells me we may see even fewer manuals in the US for 2020, not more.

Anyway, thanks for hosting this forum. There really aren't many of these cars on the road (which is awesome, btw) so having a way to connect with other owners is very helpful.
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I have a gripe about the audio system as well. There's no way I would be buying anything other than a manual gearbox and the stock audio system is very mehhh; especially when coupled with the road noise.

I'm going to install some noise suppression molding though and will be looking at doing a replacement of the audio system at some point.
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...the stock audio system is very mehhh; especially when coupled with the road noise.

I'm going to install some noise suppression molding though and will be looking at doing a replacement of the audio system at some point.
Trying to improve the cabin noise dampening is a great idea. I'm curious how it goes.

My old car was insanely loud from road noise at almost any speed so I had to crank up the volume as soon as I was in second. I'm not used to a car that's pretty quiet until 50mph, so needing to adjust the volume frequently isn't something I'm accustomed to. The radio's automatic speed based volume control isn't quite right either. I'm not sure what microphone it's using to determine noise, but it's not where my ears are.
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