100 thoughts on “2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport – Redline: Review

  • May 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    the grill is so ugly it ruins the car

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  • May 13, 2018 at 4:07 am
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    I was debating between the 2018 Elantra GT and the Elantra Sport. In the end I decided to go with the ES but I must say the GT is very nice too.

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  • May 15, 2018 at 11:26 am
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    looks similar to the vw golf

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  • May 22, 2018 at 2:10 am
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    Give it rain-sensing wipers and front and rear parking sensors and I'm in. Those two features are available in Europe on the i30, so why doesn't Hyundai give it to us in North America?

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  • May 28, 2018 at 6:21 am
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    Not saying this is capable of stealing away buyers from the mazda3 UNLESS they do a refresh soon making it as STYLISH as the mazda 3

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  • May 29, 2018 at 10:05 am
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    N Version is coming in summer late.

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  • May 31, 2018 at 1:19 am
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    I really like the looks of the sedan, wish they based the hatch on that instead. This looks too round, somewhat muted and generic, and the wheels just don't stand out at all, compared to the sedan's. But it's a hatch… makes the choice hard.

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  • June 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm
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    Haha. Tech-savvy Gen-X'ers are also looking for CarPlay and Android Auto. Good to know regarding the DSG quality and that is unfortunate seeing as the good tech is tied to the DSG in terms of packaging. I have only four letter words for the automotive industry with their package / feature bundles. FFS. Still, a test drive of that DSG may be warranted.

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  • June 13, 2018 at 11:35 am
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    Mazda 3 2019 with skyactivX….car to watch for.

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  • June 14, 2018 at 3:05 am
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    You gave the trans a B- and than compared it to a porsche auto…. wtf. its better than the toyota, or honda variants we get. why not leave it at that? i dont drive automatics but honestly keep it apples to apples

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  • June 14, 2018 at 3:10 am
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    I dislike VW for many reasons, but i love a hatch. this is it! looks like a infiniti fucked a audi a3. its just perfect. the payments are great. the warranty is amazing, its just got the looks and specs i want. 6 speed and the roof! just wow, their serious about their entry into the hatch market

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  • June 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    You must love BPM

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  • June 28, 2018 at 12:47 am
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    Hyundai's warranty tho… 10 yr/100,000 powertrain
    5 yr/60,000 bumper to bumper

    pretty legit

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  • July 2, 2018 at 3:00 am
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    Last fall, 2017, We went through the car purchase process. Followed your video, since.

    Yup, loved all the models tested. That Plano roof was nice. My only annoyance of that model driven, the Elantra GT Sport was the way my right knee hit the centre console. This later model may not be the same? It was probably my body type? For anyone interested in the small car will enjoy the experience I am sure? Just be aware they are still an econo=box. A good one. Even so. In the end we went for a KIA. In my area the KIA shop has a very good one.That plus a ten year, warranty bumper to bumper. The Forte range is the sister company's offering, similar to Elantra. I agree the Sport's trim are the better ones. Mine's a dual clutch but I'm an old guy. Tried a Sport Fit with stick but after a now life time of autos, it is hard to switch back … Cheers

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  • July 3, 2018 at 7:58 pm
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    Decent video.   Excellent vehicle.   I want the Elantra Sport sedan with DCT.

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  • July 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm
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    Considering buying this as my first car but the DCT worries me a bit since I’ve only driven automatic. Is this transmission/car beginner-friendly?

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  • July 9, 2018 at 11:46 pm
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    Good luck with the the flawed-design GDI engine. GDI has to be combined with port-injection unless you enjoy carbon buildup, performance/engine problems, & expensive, specialized cleanings every 35-40K miles. These engines will not age well at all. Toyota was smart enough to combine direct & port injection when they finally started moving to some direct-injection designs (such as the 2019 Corolla hatch) – unlike most other automakers, including Hyundai, Mazda, Honda, etc.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 2:11 am
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    Very thorough. However, if one thing could be added to these types of reviews it would be night time driving. How's the dash lit up, how's the headlights, etc?

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:28 am
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    I HATE the cheap, tacked-on looking screens everyone is doing now. Looks like someone in 1999 glued a laptop monitor to the dash.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    Hyundai/Kia is doing great, great value/warranty but I will stick to my GTI for now! 😉

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  • July 12, 2018 at 4:17 am
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    yeah lets copy mazda. hyundai is garbage

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  • July 13, 2018 at 12:06 am
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    Seemingly decent & practical as a daily driver

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  • July 13, 2018 at 5:41 am
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    Re the 'blank buttons adjacent to the 7speed DCT, in Australia on the the model at on your test, there's a 'forward parking assist' which is audible & includes front and independent either side orange and red when it's time to stop. Can't see why such a big market as your's omits such a helper. Hyundai Australia did hundreds of rear suspension settings as our population is only 24 million, but our country/continent is the same size as the Contiguous USA in area, with roads from city, freway/tollways to outback 'washboard red dirt' & we like power to pass double semi tailers (B Doubles) & ultra long 'Road Trains' [say 5 or 6 trailers hauled by a massive 'prime mover' truck] that cruises up to about 140kph in the North. Heat is our enemy here, so opening all that roof is great if your car is parked on top of a mall, & the cooled seats are great too. Also, on the model as tested by you, the safety belts are red & that themes well. This 'Premium' i30 is overshadowed by similarly suspension tuned i30N, with only the max powerplant, but manual only until DCT arrives shortly. Wierdly, Australia has previously been [per capita] the best selling i30 market. The 5 year warranty sure helps!

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  • July 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm
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    Would you get the manual or the auto? Is the auto fun? I live in Houston btw…what would you get with your own money..civic si, GTI, Mazda 3, Elantra sort sedan, this, etc…?

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  • July 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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    I drove the Mazda 3 2.5 manual..it was fun…so easy to drive…

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  • July 17, 2018 at 2:16 am
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    Was that the ultimate trim level? Should it not have three drive modes , normal , sport and eco mode?

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  • July 21, 2018 at 9:12 am
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    I love how honest you are and when you genuinely enjoy the feel of the drive in this and other videos. Adds personality to your reviews/videos unlike other channels. #fanfromGUAM

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  • July 22, 2018 at 12:50 am
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    LED front lights & signal repeaters. LED tail lights & old fashion incandescent signal repeaters? Did Hyundai also put old fashion incandescent lic plate bulbs & back ups to complete the "hi tech" design? Why, I ask..really.

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  • July 29, 2018 at 6:06 pm
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    Hate the red trim inside and floating infotainmen screen. For an upgraded package it should have the chrome handles to set it apart from the lower trim levels.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 6:46 pm
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    What is the required fuel grade this car needs?

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  • August 20, 2018 at 6:19 pm
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    You think better than the mazda 3 hatch?..also wbt the q50 infinity..should I keep my mazda or get one if them?

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  • August 24, 2018 at 3:14 am
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    What if honda/Toyota is hiring people to make comments aganst Kia/hyunda's paid comments????

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  • August 24, 2018 at 4:14 am
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    picking up mine in a matter of HOURS

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  • August 25, 2018 at 6:15 am
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    The more he giggles….the more I want a vehicle.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 4:39 am
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    Great review! So many sweet cars out there – how to chose?!

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  • August 31, 2018 at 7:28 pm
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    If it is fast they will..im going to try to trade my 2015 model

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  • September 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    Ok here's what i have a problem with. Why not leave the 2.0 engine and place a turbo??? Why reduce to 1.6 ? The 2.0 was a great engine? I love the car i have one 2015. Makes no sense

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  • September 3, 2018 at 8:58 pm
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    I would prefer the stick, too, but I wouldn't want to give up adaptive cruise control for it.

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  • September 7, 2018 at 12:37 am
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    Excellent review!

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  • September 7, 2018 at 6:23 am
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    Everything past the hood of that car is really off putting. It doesn't look good at all. It's like a mini minivan

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  • September 9, 2018 at 9:46 pm
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    Can you test the Hyundai Kona

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  • September 9, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    I have the elantra gt 2016 love it great car and 2018 looks great

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  • September 28, 2018 at 2:27 am
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    Great Falls VA? Riverbend Park Nature Center specifically (beginning)? Great roads for either 4 wheels or two. Nice place to do a review.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 8:27 pm
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    great review.

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  • October 4, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    AT least Hyundai knows what a hatchback is supposed to look like vs. making a hatchback look like a SUV (Mazda 3)…lol..

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  • October 5, 2018 at 2:11 pm
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    I have a hyundai, l never had so many problems, especially electric problems, windows, sunroof, dashboard, I fix one thing and another break, hyundai never again

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  • October 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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    When auto reviewers say “dashboard feels hard and not soft leather to touch” I’m like BUT WHY THO? 🤷🏻‍♂️ Like Who in their right mind ever rests their hands on the dashboard ever for it to be comfortable to touch? It’s not like an armrest. 😂😂
    *****Gorgeous car though! 💯

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  • October 13, 2018 at 6:55 am
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    The Honda Civic Si is better looking, more reliable, less expensive, gets better fuel economy, holds it's value better, easier to sell, etc. The same applies to the Mazda 3. If this car was $15,000 than I'd say it's a good value. But it's not, so it isn't.

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  • October 15, 2018 at 1:42 am
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    I like the styling on my '16 GT much better! They shouldn't have messed with it.
    https://pictures.dealer.com/c/circlehyundai/0347/9024f7b0c81be2ebf33e7cbb4d765facx.jpg?impolicy=resize&w=650

    https://www.caseyauto.com/assets/stock/colormatched_02/white/640/cc_2016hyc170004_02_640/cc_2016hyc170004_02_640_n3s.jpg

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  • October 22, 2018 at 8:32 pm
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    When u really think about it the Elantra GT is the only one in the segment with a panoramic sunroof which is crazy because this car is a hatchback! And even the previous generation has it but this one is way better

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  • October 25, 2018 at 11:45 am
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    That is a really nice looking car. Considering getting one but I’ve had bad experiences with dct transmissions.

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  • October 27, 2018 at 9:33 am
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    In Europe it is called Hyunda I30 but we also got Hyundai I30 N which is amazing!

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  • October 27, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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    AWD and turbo diesel..then ill bite

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  • October 28, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    You are really good at this.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 1:09 pm
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    I drove several civics. A sport. An ex. A 4 dr si. Just minutes before driving the gt sport. Then i played with the paddle shifters. This lil guy moves! Needless to say i got it in black.

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  • November 2, 2018 at 3:50 pm
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    So…Hyundai Elantra GT, new Toyota Corolla Hatch, Mazda3 Hatch or Honda Civic (probably Sport) with manual trans?  Best hatch of the bunch?

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  • November 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm
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    Beautiful 😍😍 haters are always gonna hate don’t care.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    This car looks very cheap inside. VWs new interiors make this car interior look very cheap.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 6:50 am
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    So I've always seen this car in reviews and pictures prior to last week…I finally saw one in white with black wheels.
    This car is absolutely gorgeous in person.

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  • December 3, 2018 at 8:12 am
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    This car actually shares the exact same body panels as the IM. I don't know why this guy makes up stuff he knows nothing about.

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  • December 4, 2018 at 10:40 am
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    Does the panoramic sunroof come standard?

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  • December 7, 2018 at 11:22 pm
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    I test drove the GT model and i was excited about the car it was quick , i liked the roof and the fact it had heated and cool seats.

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  • December 8, 2018 at 6:05 am
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    How much?

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  • December 13, 2018 at 6:41 am
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    that shifter looks like a buffalo wing.

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  • December 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm
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    Hatchbacks make it look so good, and the Sport is orthopedic it, with reliability hedging above Mazda.

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  • January 1, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    Heard turbo…. left the video right away , never again would I trust a turbo from hyundai

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  • January 5, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    Needs the remote start on the key fob!!!!!!!!!! If they want to make an app. For the phone that's nice. But make dam sure it's on the key fob 1st.!!!!!

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  • January 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    Bought a Base level GT in August 2018 in Electric Blue. Choices are limited in US dealers…not sure why. Very popular in Canada, England and Australia. Fun to drive and good gas mileage.

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  • January 12, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    I thought it was funny that he was complaining about the materials feeling cheap. He clearly hasn’t been in other cars because I’ve been in all the competitions version of hatchback and I’ve found Hyundai leads in material feel for the price range. Toyota and Honda for example feel like a child’s toy car.

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  • January 18, 2019 at 4:38 am
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    Giving me mazda vibes

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  • January 22, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the 2.5 four cylinder and gets rid of the rear multi-link suspension for a torsion bar instead. Goodbye Mazda.

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  • February 1, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    Great review

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  • February 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Man i hate FWD or else this car seems great. I've had good experience with Hyundai in the past so I bet this car is a great value.

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  • February 8, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Why can't a Toyota and Honda make a good looking entry level like Hyundai!

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  • February 9, 2019 at 10:11 am
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    Such a great looking car. I would put this car on my wish list if only it got better gas mileage.

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  • February 11, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    I feel like you're exceeding the speed limit a lot.

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  • February 11, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    It looks like an i30 n line.

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  • February 14, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    Koreans copying off other automakers. Again. The daytime running lamps looks the same as on the current generation Corolla.

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  • February 27, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    THIS MODEL ISN'T AVAILABLE IN SAUDI ARABIA

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  • February 27, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    I bought this car last summer because of this video, have loved it ever since.

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  • March 5, 2019 at 4:44 am
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    Going to the dealership to buy one soon!

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  • March 18, 2019 at 8:01 am
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    Not use to seeing you do the exterior review while you are sitting inside the vehicle. I'm assuming no available cameraman, but nonetheless, great review as always. I think I would still choose the civic hatchback or better yet, the Civic Si.

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  • March 19, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    really curious how many car sales guys watch your videos – they are great!! make sure when you cover the 2019 n-line, you notice the lack of wireless charger and blindspot monitoring!! you didn't do your John Davis walk up to the car like how you typically intro your vids!!

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  • March 23, 2019 at 3:30 am
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    Great review but please take a minute to fold down the seats on hatchbacks so we can see if it folds flat etc. Very important for hatchback shopper thanks

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  • April 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    i dont even like one touch windows down, its a pain, you have to stop if from going all the way down

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  • April 8, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    The overall exterior profile has a strong resemblance to the Volkswagen GTI/Golf IMO. Not that that is a bad thing.

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  • April 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    How dare you insult Chevy Cruze hatchback by calling it boring? You better apologize because my mom has one and it is amazing

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  • April 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Alright guys I need your help. It's between a leftover 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT sport with tech package. Or a 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N line standard. Both are around the same price. I appreciate all the help I can get.

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  • April 18, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    This doesn't look nearly as good as the Elantra sport sedan. This thing just looks goofy and bloated to me. It lacks the sharp sleekness and looks like a mini mini van or something.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 7:58 am
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    honestly, at the end of the day, which one is more fun to drive? Honda with it's boring ass CVT or this car with it's DCT

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  • May 14, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    The car looks really sexy

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  • June 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm
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    Will you be test driving the new GT N-Line?

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    What cameras are you working with ?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    The clicking on the engine is awful

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  • June 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Mann I have a Kia Sportage now but I really like this lil hatch and I think in the near future I'mma get one to!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    Great review and a really nice looking vehicle!

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  • July 25, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    Do the GT N line !!!

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  • August 6, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    QUESTION:. Hey Sofyan Do you have plans on reviewing the new 2019 Elantra GT N-Line?? Please do a review on that!! There are not many videos on it!

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    Calling all car companies!
    If you want to make a good car, just watch Redline Review!
    Listen to this good man critique your car!

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    I own this exact same car with the six speed manual. I have 15k on the odo. No complaints so far. Hyundai really outdid themselves this time. I do wish they would bring the N version of the i30 here in the US.. Would love to have that one instead 😪

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