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There are currently less than 100 Elantra GT N lines in the entire US and only one in my state (Calif). I am in the market for a "warm hatch" and yesterday I drove 225 miles (round trip) to see and test drive this one example. I like the car, but it's not the right color and the dealer gave me a line of BS about it being a "special production item" and each dealer is allocated only two this year. Everyone who knows anything knows the N is a direct replacement for the 2018 GTS, of which there are only 6 remaining examples left within 250 miles of my home. My question is, for those of you who have more experience with Hyundai than I, what the **** kind of a product roll-out is this where they deplete stock on the old model without filling the pipeline for the new one and then refuse to let customers do a factory order? I don't understand how Hyundai expects to sell any of these things if none of their dealers have inventory!:confused:
 

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There are currently less than 100 Elantra GT N lines in the entire US and only one in my state (Calif). I am in the market for a "warm hatch" and yesterday I drove 225 miles (round trip) to see and test drive this one example. I like the car, but it's not the right color and the dealer gave me a line of BS about it being a "special production item" and each dealer is allocated only two this year. Everyone who knows anything knows the N is a direct replacement for the 2018 GTS, of which there are only 6 remaining examples left within 250 miles of my home. My question is, for those of you who have more experience with Hyundai than I, what the **** kind of a product roll-out is this where they deplete stock on the old model without filling the pipeline for the new one and then refuse to let customers do a factory order? I don't understand how Hyundai expects to sell any of these things if none of their dealers have inventory!/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif


I was at Ontario California Hyundai today for warranty navigation system repair. I walked into the showroom while waiting and the sales vultures descended on me. They looked crossed eyed at me when I asked if the had an N line Elantra GT. They started yapping about the Veloster, I stopped them and said, no the 2019 N Line Elantra GT. They had no idea what I was talking about. Not a lot of 2018 GTS were sold, probably will be the same for the N line. Hyundai probably just don't care about a proper pipeline on this one.
 

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I was at Ontario California Hyundai today for warranty navigation system repair. I walked into the showroom while waiting and the sales vultures descended on me. They looked crossed eyed at me when I asked if the had an N line Elantra GT. They started yapping about the Veloster, I stopped them and said, no the 2019 N Line Elantra GT. They had no idea what I was talking about. Not a lot of 2018 GTS were sold, probably will be the same for the N line. Hyundai probably just don't care about a proper pipeline on this one.
This is not a car that hyundai is looking to sell. Its imported, which is expensive, and the profit margin is not good. The N-line GT is mostly a marketing exercise to drum up the brand and stretch the marketing impact of the "N" brand for the company as a whole. Hyundai dealers want to sell higher price USA manufactured SUVs, not $20k hatches imported from Korea. There is no surprise here.
 

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This new trim will remain a low volume, niche product so its never going to be properly supported by a dealer network. If its something that you are seriously interested in your are likely going to have to travel out of state or have one sent over to you. I didn't realize they also weren't taking factory orders.
 

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This is pretty much what I figured. 6 years ago the I was in the market for the same type of vehicle (before purchasing my current 2013 Mazda CX-5), I briefly considered the last gen Elantra GT and noticed then how skinny dealer inventories were of this and other Korean sourced product. Apparently nothing's changed as they continue to relentlessly push their US manufactured CUVs while being content to deal a few Velosters and base Elantra GTs on the side. Shame as, coming from outside the Hyundai family, I felt the GT N line was a really nice car at a decent price. So after speaking with Hyundai Customer Service and my local dealer and realizing neither of them even knew the car existed or could provide any information whatsoever on availability, I've decided to move on and will be purchasing a left-over 2018 Mazda3 GT hatch. They are discounting them heavily right now in order to make space for the 4th gen 3 (which, unfortunately, I don't care for!) and I'm looking forward to escaping the SUV trap, in spite of the fact that the CX-5 has been a good vehicle.
 

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The N-line is essentially a 2018 Elantra GT Sport. Why not find a leftover and buy it cheap?
"Essentially" yes, but the devil is often in the details and, aside from the better looking wheels, I was hoping the tweaks they made to the drivetrain and suspension would make it a more refined car than the GTS. I guess we won't know until someone in journalism land snags wone for a road test. Certainly my 15 minute spin around the block didn't tell me much. As for settling for a leftover GTS, as I said in my OP, there are only half a dozen left withing 250 miles of my home and they are all in "non-colors" (white, silver, black grey), which just doesn't cut it. Ironically, it looks like I'm going to end up with a Machine Grey Mazda 3, partly because its the only color (non-color!) that to my eye looks correct with the dark silver wheels.
 

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"Essentially" yes, but the devil is often in the details and, aside from the better looking wheels, I was hoping the tweaks they made to the drivetrain and suspension would make it a more refined car than the GTS. I guess we won't know until someone in journalism land snags wone for a road test. Certainly my 15 minute spin around the block didn't tell me much. As for settling for a leftover GTS, as I said in my OP, there are only half a dozen left withing 250 miles of my home and they are all in "non-colors" (white, silver, black grey), which just doesn't cut it. Ironically, it looks like I'm going to end up with a Machine Grey Mazda 3, partly because its the only color (non-color!) that to my eye looks correct with the dark silver wheels.
1. The GTS is drives great. NVH is very low, the ride is firm, but comfortable. I've put 9k miles on mine and have no issue with it. Its way more comfortable than my Mini was.
2. why on earth would you trust a manufacturer funded journosaur to tell you how the car drives? Go drive one and make up your own mind. It sounds like you just want a grey mazda 3 or a used 3 series off-lease.

stop trolling dude. The GTS and the GT N-line are both great cars and a great value. Dealers will deal on these cars too, so you can get a great deal. FYI - the new Mazda 3 doesn't have independent rear suspension...so good luck with that "refinement" in your grey mazda.
 

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"Essentially" yes, but the devil is often in the details and, aside from the better looking wheels, I was hoping the tweaks they made to the drivetrain and suspension would make it a more refined car than the GTS. I guess we won't know until someone in journalism land snags wone for a road test. Certainly my 15 minute spin around the block didn't tell me much. As for settling for a leftover GTS, as I said in my OP, there are only half a dozen left withing 250 miles of my home and they are all in "non-colors" (white, silver, black grey), which just doesn't cut it. Ironically, it looks like I'm going to end up with a Machine Grey Mazda 3, partly because its the only color (non-color!) that to my eye looks correct with the dark silver wheels.
What fockind details???? Stupid North Americans removed 2 safety features and one convenience from GT Sport Ultimate and called it N focking BS Line.
I saved $$$ all year, prized GT Sport Ultimate (read: fully loaded, most expensive Elantra GT) everywhere (even though everybody was looking at me like I am 'slow'? Elantra? Blah..) and what happened??
Instead of getting GT with little make up called N Line I got slap in the face from NA Hyundai. Instead of giving us MORE, they REMOVED 3 things. Well, Hyundai got middle finger from me and I will be most likely back to Honda; need more money though.
If OP can find GT fully loaded 2018 model, get it and do not ask for price. That is perfect little car fully loaded with tech and other stuff. I should buy it last year but I do not like to pay to be guinea pig for car manufacturers so never buy first year models...
And this noting has to do with Hyundai itself; they make great cars (look for i30) but North Americans confirm they are the most dumbest people on the planet.
 

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I'm new to the forum, but I recently purchased a 2019 Elantra GT N Line with 6 speed manual. I've had it a few weeks, and it's awesome! I don't expect to see many of these in the Houston area, which only adds to the appeal for me.
 

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"Essentially" yes, but the devil is often in the details and, aside from the better looking wheels, I was hoping the tweaks they made to the drivetrain and suspension would make it a more refined car than the GTS. I guess we won't know until someone in journalism land snags wone for a road test. Certainly my 15 minute spin around the block didn't tell me much. As for settling for a leftover GTS, as I said in my OP, there are only half a dozen left withing 250 miles of my home and they are all in "non-colors" (white, silver, black grey), which just doesn't cut it. Ironically, it looks like I'm going to end up with a Machine Grey Mazda 3, partly because its the only color (non-color!) that to my eye looks correct with the dark silver wheels.
What fockind details???? Stupid North Americans removed 2 safety features and one convenience from GT Sport Ultimate and called it N focking BS Line.
I saved $$$ all year, prized GT Sport Ultimate (read: fully loaded, most expensive Elantra GT) everywhere (even though everybody was looking at me like I am 'slow'? Elantra? Blah..) and what happened??
Instead of getting GT with little make up called N Line I got slap in the face from NA Hyundai. Instead of giving us MORE, they REMOVED 3 things. Well, Hyundai got middle finger from me and I will be most likely back to Honda; need more money though.
If OP can find GT fully loaded 2018 model, get it and do not ask for price. That is perfect little car fully loaded with tech and other stuff. I should buy it last year but I do not like to pay to be guinea pig for car manufacturers so never buy first year models...
And this noting has to do with Hyundai itself; they make great cars (look for i30) but North Americans confirm they are the most dumbest people on the planet.
Get a grip, you rolled the dice by not buying the 2018. 1.6t + DCT are a mature platform in the North America. Body / Chassis mature in the rest of the world. Hyundai best warranty going. You didn't think it through. Nobody's fault but your own. Go troll a Honda board.
 

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Get a grip, you rolled the dice by not buying the 2018. 1.6t + DCT are a mature platform in the North America. Body / Chassis mature in the rest of the world. Hyundai best warranty going. You didn't think it through. Nobody's fault but your own. Go troll a Honda board.
I've already reported him to the mods. He'll be banned shortly for using profanity and being obnoxious.
 

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I've already reported him to the mods. He'll be banned shortly for using profanity and being obnoxious.
And while you're at it Bob, you might suggest they ban you from the forum as well. Your post #8 above is so off-base and rude I won't even bother to respond to it. Most of the others here responded thoughtfully to Hyundai's lack of marketing support for vehicles like the Elantra GT N-line. Which, BTW, I'm sure is a fine car which deserves greater exposure in this market. Your response was just a reactionary rant to God knows what. Chill, dude! :(
 

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2018 GTS fully loaded..silver

Just read through all these posts here.. I got mine leased about 2 months ago. I love driving it so far. However, I am thinking of taking a job offer on the east coast and will have to move if I take it. What do you guys think about the lease? Should I drive it across and...end up keeping it after the 3 yr term? (has 12k per yr mileage restriction and has 3,500 miles on it currently). Or...would anyone be interested in taking over my lease? By the way, I got it from the Vacaville, California dealer. What do you guys think about the lease? Keep it, or try to find someone to take over the lease?
 

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Just read through all these posts here.. I got mine leased about 2 months ago. I love driving it so far. However, I am thinking of taking a job offer on the east coast and will have to move if I take it. What do you guys think about the lease? Should I drive it across and...end up keeping it after the 3 yr term? (has 12k per yr mileage restriction and has 3,500 miles on it currently). Or...would anyone be interested in taking over my lease? By the way, I got it from the Vacaville, California dealer. What do you guys think about the lease? Keep it, or try to find someone to take over the lease?
You must be referring to a 2018 GTS, not an N line. That dealer currently stocks only Elantra sedans. No hatchbacks of any sort.
 

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Just read through all these posts here.. I got mine leased about 2 months ago. I love driving it so far. However, I am thinking of taking a job offer on the east coast and will have to move if I take it. What do you guys think about the lease? Should I drive it across and...end up keeping it after the 3 yr term? (has 12k per yr mileage restriction and has 3,500 miles on it currently). Or...would anyone be interested in taking over my lease? By the way, I got it from the Vacaville, California dealer. What do you guys think about the lease? Keep it, or try to find someone to take over the lease?
You must be referring to a 2018 GTS, not an N line. That dealer currently stocks only Elantra sedans. No hatchbacks of any sort.
I actually saw a dark gray 2018GTS on the dealer lot 2 wks ago. But yes..they don't seem to carry hatchbackw much. In fact, for me, they drove my car from another dealer location about 150 miles to Vacaville, where I took delivery (which they charged an 800 dollar "delivery fee"..
 

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I actually saw a dark gray 2018GTS on the dealer lot 2 wks ago. But yes..they don't seem to carry hatchbackw much. In fact, for me, they drove my car from another dealer location about 150 miles to Vacaville, where I took delivery (which they charged an 800 dollar "delivery fee"..
WOW; you musta' really wanted that Hyundai!:)
 

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I actually saw a dark gray 2018GTS on the dealer lot 2 wks ago. But yes..they don't seem to carry hatchbackw much. In fact, for me, they drove my car from another dealer location about 150 miles to Vacaville, where I took delivery (which they charged an 800 dollar "delivery fee"..
WOW; you musta' really wanted that Hyundai!
Lol yes I did. I still love it :)
 

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And while you're at it Bob, you might suggest they ban you from the forum as well. Your post #8 above is so off-base and rude I won't even bother to respond to it. Most of the others here responded thoughtfully to Hyundai's lack of marketing support for vehicles like the Elantra GT N-line. Which, BTW, I'm sure is a fine car which deserves greater exposure in this market. Your response was just a reactionary rant to God knows what. Chill, dude! :(
Pretty sure that maybehyundai and paris1 are the same troll.

Mods - PLEASE ban this clown!
 
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