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Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport #5173512 07/29/19 06:34 AM
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I frequent the local car dealers when they are closed and spotted an interesting car. A 2018 Elantra Sport with a stick the dealer just took in on trade.
The car has some minor body damage. A crack at the top of the front bumper and some minor creases on the hood. It looks like an object on the road hit it.
I doubt it caused any structure damage. The car has 19K miles and a clean Carfax. It shows being serviced 3 times.
Because of the damage and the detail crew not cleaning it yet, I went to the dealer when open and went directly to the sales manager.
I told him I'm interesting in buying it, the car is damaged, has a stick and your probably going to auction it off, so I'll buy it at auction price today and can pay by check or cash.

The manager had to dwell on it a few days and called me yesterday. Said it's $8000 firm. I bought it. It ended up being just over $9K with tax, title and document fee.
I'm taking it to a few body shops today for estimates. Hopefully I didn't shoot myself in the foot buying this. I'll keep you updated.


The car has 201HP and is peppy. It handles and rides better than my VW and the brakes feel fantastic.
It does have a 1.6L turbo direct injected engine. Unlike the other Elantras, the Sport trim uses an independent rear suspension.



Pic of my gorgeous wife at O'Reillys we went to buy a few detailing products.
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Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
2018 Elantra Sport 6 speed manual


Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173521 07/29/19 06:46 AM
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OOOOH MY!!!! Who is that BEAUTIFUL thing in the second picture???? slobber slobber slobber slobber


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173525 07/29/19 06:55 AM
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Friend has an Elantra sport that he just put an exhaust on. It sounds pretty cool.


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173528 07/29/19 06:57 AM
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Do you have a picture of the car's damage?

How does your wife get around with that white oval covering her face? I'd like to meet her jeweler.

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Kira, she always wears cheap costume jewelry when exercising, going to the gym and doing chores.

This is the pic of the damage. There is black duct tape covering the bumper damage and there are a few very small creases and a small pea sized dent in the hood.
A friend told me the bumper has to come off but they might be able to plastic weld it.

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Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
2018 Elantra Sport 6 speed manual


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That's a lot of car for that price. Hope your body work works out okay.


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: NormanBuntz] #5173571 07/29/19 07:52 AM
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Looks like a well purchased vehicle. The only question that I would have is what is the condition of the clutch and associated hardware. I would have that question about any used vehicle with a manual transmission where I did not know the previous owner.

Good luck!

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Originally Posted by SJUMBA
Looks like a well purchased vehicle. The only question that I would have is what is the condition of the clutch and associated hardware. I would have that question about any used vehicle with a manual transmission where I did not know the previous owner.

Good luck!



I feel exactly the same. I would hesitate to buy a used M/T vehicle because replacing a clutch on a FWD car is very pricey.....and it is a 'wear item'.

PS: I think the OP did quite well....and the 1.6T is supposed to be a good engine....but prone to LSPI....so use a D2G2 oil.


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173584 07/29/19 08:10 AM
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You may be able to buy a same year & color(looks like black in the pic) hood & front fascia(and/or other parts) off of a rear end collision Elantra Sport and not even have to paint a thing, just replace.

Look into that first and do the work yourself while saving a ton of money. Otherwise, the car looks good enough to drive daily until you find what you're looking for.

Good Luck!

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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173590 07/29/19 08:17 AM
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If the clutch goes, I'll replace it myself. I replaced the clutch on my GTI. The 1.6's in the older Velosters are prone to LSPI and had weak connecting rods. Good advise on D2G2 oil.
I'm going with Pennzoil Platinum. I doubt I'll find matching auto body parts locally. You don't see Elantra Sports everyday.


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Sounds like you got a screamin’ deal. Really like those wheels.


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: skyactiv] #5173604 07/29/19 08:39 AM
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Is that what they call a bumper these days? I just thought it was a leading edge metal trim for the hood.


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Killer price on the Hyundai.

BUT, I would not let my wife wear cloths like that. But I am conservative this way I suppose.

Enjoy.


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Re: Bought a used 2018 Elantra Sport [Re: ARCOgraphite] #5173608 07/29/19 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ARCOgraphite
Killer price on the Hyundai.

BUT, I would not let my wife wear cloths like that. But I am conservative this way I suppose.

Enjoy.

I'd totally let my wife dress like that. Win-win for the both of us.

Now buying a black car, deal or not... Anyhow, sounds like a good deal, hope you get it fixed like you want. Good luck. Looks pretty good to me.


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Originally Posted by PimTac
Is that what they call a bumper these days? I just thought it was a leading edge metal trim for the hood.



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