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I'm essentially buying the Elantra GT Turbo because it'll provide a lot more space with the hatch rear end as well as it'll have great power. But do you feel like you'll also need some roof racks for a cargo box or something?

I'll definitely want some roof racks just in case I want to put a bike up there or maybe even a canoe. What about you guys?
 

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I wouldn't put bikes on the roof, but a roof rack would be great for a snowboard carrier. Those are generally too long to fit in a vehicle that's not an SUV.
 

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Since you're looking for space, what other models have you looked at?
Hyundai is a bit late to the game, so it easy to find alternatives right now unless you have specific reasons for wanting a Hyundai.
 

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I like the idea of roof racks, but I think that unless you order a car with your exact specifications, it'll be hard to find one, especially at launch, without that sunroof (or moonroof, whichever your preference). That sunroof might make roof racks impossible, or at least a bad idea. My experience is that when a mfg offers something like a panoramic sunroof, they like to slap it in almost all of their cars, especially on the higher trim levels (like the Sport will be). I used to have a bike rack mounted to roof rails and found it very convenient, but I would only use roof rails on a car with no sunroof (I personally don't like sunroofs and usually don't use the ones I have, but it's still hard to find cars without them if they're offered).
 

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Hoping that they offer a roof rack and OTHER accessories too. Wheels in particular....Not crazy about the design of the stock 18's, but I DO love the size!
 

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I'm not really looking too forward for Hyundai to offer up some wheels for it, but the aftermarket is typically what I'll rely on for that. Just because I'd prefer to have wider wheels and features that I know Hyundai obviously wouldn't offer up lol
 

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I'm guessing Hyundai doesn't usually offer many wheel options compared to the more premium brands like BMW and Benz, there's generally a few available depending on the model. But I'd be happy what whatever comes standard, wheels are wheels to me and the first thing to get dirty and maybe scratched.

I wouldn't put bikes on the roof because of my short stature, lifting it up there and taking them down would scratch the paint.
 

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You basically fall in to the majority of owners that don't really care to switch wheels because they're good with whatever.

Even with me being kinda shorter as well, I can still manage getting the bike on and off, probably will end up scratching it, but I'd end up putting some vinyl on the roof just to be safe anyhow.
 

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Even as a taller driver I always preferred having a hitch mounted rack. That way you not only have easier loading and unloading but also prevent idiots from hitting you. I rather deal with a damaged rack or bike than my bumper/trunk/tail light/etc.
 

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That's a great idea. The only problem for me is I used to have a hitch on a previous vehicle and let the significant other move the car one night, needless to say, she completely forgot about the hitch and dug that thing into someone elses bumper. Not pretty.
 
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