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    2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Just a few shots from my weekly maintenance wash of my Elantra (forgot to take some "before" pics). It really is a pleasure having a new car without any defects (aside from orange peel, that is).

    Body washed with Ultimate Wash & Wax.
    Tires cleaned with Super Degreaser.
    Wheels & wells cleaned with Hyper Wash & APC+, respectively, and a bit of Body Solvent to remove some tar.
    Glass cleaned with Glass Concentrate 10:1.
    Base coat of NXT 2.0 touched up with UQW.
    Wheels sealed with ULW.
    Tires dressed with two coats of Endurance Spray.
    Wheel wells dressed with HD 4:1.

    Total time: 3 hours.

    And as I'm sitting here, typing this up, the lawn guy is in the process of covering my spotless car with grass. Hey, at least it isn't raining. Yet...






















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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Good job on the detail!! The reflections look sweet! The paint looks glossy as well.

    I love the new Elantras. Hyundai is really stepping up their game. I think the demand for the new Sonatas are pretty high too.
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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Definitely - Toyota and Honda have some serious competition. Hyundai may not share their legendary reputation for reliability yet, but they're on the way up. In addition to a significantly better warranty and more standard features, the new models actually have some style. Had I bought a comparable Civic or Corolla, I would have paid at least $3K more (and still not had the great warranty). I would have rather gone with the Sonata, but they were just a bit out of my price range. Regardless, I'm really happy with what I'm driving.

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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Looks great! I agree with Marc, love the new Elantras. I almost leased one back in March but the dealer wasn't willing to work with me at all and there were no cars on the lot to even test drive.

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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    I like them too- nice job on the clean up!

    I did read the other day that Hyundai is now tops in customer loyalty, passing Toyota and Honda... They have definitely stepped up their game.
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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Congrats on the new ride, she is a beauty! Can't wait to see the new Veloster when they are out here for sale, which is right about now. Hyundai is only climbing up the ladder and very fast I might add. It's funny how they were made fun of at first and now who's doing the laughing, I'm sure many Auto manufacturers wish they would fall off the face of the earth about now.

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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Very nice! Those reflections are deep and the car is amazingly glossy!
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    Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra

    Nice job in detailing and choice of car! I love the new Elantra. Sexiest car in the small car class IMHO. If you look at them head on they look like they're playfully smiling. The grill and emblem are the nose, the lower grill is the mouth and the headlights the eyes. They even have laugh lines on either side of the grill. I'm sure Hyundai did this on purpose and it gives the car a lot of personality. It's almost as if the car is saying "C'mon, let's have some fun!"

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