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Journeys : Dec2011 Jan2012
He says Darren Moody tacho although it tends to get a little breathless towards the red line. Insulation from both the engine and tyre noise is very good for the small car category. The official combined economy cycle for the auto is 7.1L/100km, but the majority of my driving was in the metro area so the best I saw was 8.4L/100km, which was reasonable given the drive cycle. So far, all positive for the Elantra, but unfortunately Hyundai hasn’t got the steering and ride quite right. The ride is extremely firm, almost to the point of being jittery, when imperfections are encountered at highway speeds. The electric power steering on centre is vague and at times gives strange feedback to the driver, as if it is lacking power assistance now and again. That said, around the city, steering is light and really gives the car a nimble feel. Despite Hy undai putting considerable resources over the last few years into configuring suspension and steer ing to Australian conditions, the other Hyundai model in the small car segment (the i30) still sets the benchmark for ride and handling. Where Elantra makes its biggest inroads is in terms of build and finish, equalling Japanese manufacturers with the quality of materials used inside the cabin, the long list of standard features, five-star ANCAP safety rating, and a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, all in a modern and stylish design. The entr y level Elantra Active manual is $20,990 (plus on roads), while the Elite on test at $25,590 (plus on roads) offers a better value package and you do get a lot of car for your money. Elantra is another one of an emerging group of cars that sit in the small car categor y, but the internal dimensions challenge a fair few mid-sized cars. So accommodating a family of four with a excellent boot for luggage isn’t a problem. In the mid spec Elite on test, the driver has ever ything at hand with multiple buttons on the steering wheel for cruise, audio, Bluetooth phone and trip computer. Passenger comfort is taken care of by dual-zone climate control. Around the city, the 110kw 1.8L four cylinder is quite zippy with the 6-speed auto finding the right gears when required. The engine is happy to rev well up the Life on the move December 2011 / January 2012 25 You should consider whether the product is right for you and read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before making any decisions about Tasplan. Please call 1800 005 166 to obtain a copy of the Tasplan PDS. Tasplan Ltd: ABN 13 009 563 062, AFS Licence No. 235391, RSE Licence No. L0000680 . Tasplan Super: RSE No. R1000924. Call 1800 005 166 today. Tassie’s largest profits-to-members industry super fund. ...your natural choice for super in Tasmania. 81919 Tasplan...
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