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Hyundai road trip

My search for a new car has taken me to Zimbrick Eastside..where I got a chance to test drive a couple cars that definitely made me remember what driving a new car is like. I tried two models of the Hyundai Elantra. First Gerald Ayers at Zimbrick Eastside gave me the run-down on the Touring model..which is basically a station wagon and has similar style to my current vehicle. I was really impressed with the features it offered (heated seats, fantastic stereo, telescoping steering wheel), and was very impressed with the safety features. I had heard the term ABS brakes before..but didn't know what it meant. So Gerald took me out the road and told me to slam on the brakes in a slushy, snowy area! Wow! It's like the brakes started doing the work for me. The Elantra also has electronic stability and traction control..to make it much less likely I would get into an accident. I really liked the car..but Gerald also wanted to show me another Elantra, a sedan that has all the features of the touring model, but has the bonus of being green. No--not the car's paint job..but this car is super eco-friendly.  According to the sticker in the window..40 miles per gallon. But Gerald says that can go even higher. You have to buy an electronic or hybrid car to get a better eco-rating. When you drive this car, it even has a little ECO light that comes on if you're doing a good job driving to optimize your fuel mileage. And yes, I am an eco-warrior! This little car really has zip and was fun to drive...the ride was super smooth and quiet as well.

I  and had a blast learning all about both from Gerald. I think I would be happy with either of the cars I tried at Zimbrick Eastside Hyundai, and they were both in my price range.  Gerald gave me all the info I needed (and some I didn't know I needed)...and even gave me a bottle of water for the ride home. But my quest continues..next week I'm going to check out the Nissans at Zimbrick Eastside.


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03/10/2011 8:09AM
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03/11/2011 4:59PM
Dpmma
Just make sure it is four wheel drive!!!! You live in Wisconsin ya know. And good for you for checking out the green cars. DBD
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