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Old 01-04-2017, 11:45 AM   #31
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Damn that's what I average in the lady's '13 Elantra....
I hit an Elantra once with a Peterbilt 379. It was in heavy traffic due to a wreck, and the driver cut in front of me without me seeing him, and disappeared under the hood. I pushed him about 1/4 mile down the road before traffic came to a complete stop again, and I saw a head pop up between me and the car I thought I was following. He got GREAT mileage for that 1/4 mile. It did almost no damage to the Elantra, but I can't say the same for four sets of underwear inside the Elantra.


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We had a 98' elantra,5 trannys 5 aamco rebuilds later they quit warranting it and we surrendered it to the bank . Was the biggest piece of garbage we ever owned. Actually the wife owned as we were not dating at the time and her and some other guy went to look/buy it. I hated it from day 1 but it was a peppy little bugger
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:12 PM   #33
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We had a 98' elantra,5 trannys 5 aamco rebuilds later they quit warranting it and we surrendered it to the bank . Was the biggest piece of garbage we ever owned. Actually the wife owned as we were not dating at the time and her and some other guy went to look/buy it. I hated it from day 1 but it was a peppy little bugger
It's still junk in 2013. It's the most jarring car ride I've been in. Cars are supposed to be smooth but this shitbox rides like it has no struts. The drive home on the turnpike from Cranberry to Beaver Falls is torture. The wipers need redesigned because every up-wipe sends a stream of water right up the middle of the window until the wiper goes back down. The windows freeze shut over night in just 32 degree weather. The doors take muscle to open when it's cold too. It pulls to the left if you let go of the wheel and it's been aligned and tires balanced recently.

I knew we should've bought the Altima instead.
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Well, I haven't driven the Jetta for the last few days. Temps have been in the teeny bopper range since Thursday. And she no like the cold. I went to start her to take to work today and Nuttin' Battery was completely DEAD. FML. Drove Gemini to work. Came home and pulled the battery to let in warm up over night. Luckily, I found a battery charger in the house. So, I'll put the charge on it overnight and hope for the best in the morning!
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Well, I haven't driven the Jetta for the last few days. Temps have been in the teeny bopper range since Thursday. And she no like the cold. I went to start her to take to work today and Nuttin' Battery was completely DEAD. FML. Drove Gemini to work. Came home and pulled the battery to let in warm up over night. Luckily, I found a battery charger in the house. So, I'll put the charge on it overnight and hope for the best in the morning!
This is battery killer weather for sure. I keep starting and running my 3 non-used vehicles just to keep em going. My TJ almost didn't start two days ago.
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I had the same problem here with slow starts. Temps have not been out of the 20s for the last 3 days. 17 degrees now, but finally in the 40s today.


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Old 01-10-2017, 06:52 AM   #37
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Must be nice!! I still want a small truck, but no chance of anything that great as far as gas mileage.


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I had a 7.3 Powerstroke in my F350 I used to have and kept an extension cord in the bed to plug in the block warmer and battery warmers. I kept it plugged in even at work. People used to look at me weird walking by in the parking garage. I never did have a problem starting in the cold.
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We have guys at work like that. They have too many issues though. Gotta be plugged in, all the time, parking outside a shop building running cords in through the doorways. And then when they drive to work in the winter they lose traction as soon as the turbo spools. Then they lose control. Ill stick with my Jeep and underpowered pooch of a ranger.
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Put the battery back in and she started right up. I usually cycle the key twice to let the glow plugs go through 2 heating cycles. has been working good so far. But as diesel's go, she doesn't like the cold.
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Glad she fired back up for you. Going to be around 70 here today and back in the low 50 tomorrow. Stupid Weather


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well, it's 63 here right now. WTF! It's 9am on January 12, 2017. I'm not complaining, but these huge temps swings make for perfect flu weather.
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Cold is coming your way. Its here and headed there. Good news is, I may get to play in the snow this weekend
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72 here right now. What's going on, back in the 50s tomorrow. Crazy Weather!


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Yeah, Ill send some of this finger-numbing skin-killing cold your way. That and the freezing rain should be headed east by now. Im tired of iceskating to the truck every morning.


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