Trim pieces wearing quickly

Tiny
INMYHEART28
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  • 2010 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 3,100 MILES
Do trim pieces tend to wear out quickly on the Hyundai Elantra. I have a 1 1/2 year old Elantra and it is a second car. I do not drive it often (about 3400 miles.) I take very good care of the car. However, some of the trim pieces seem to wear quickly. For example the hard black plastic that attaches the side mirrors to the car. They are fading in color and look overall worn. The driver's seat is very worn and makes noises when getting in and out. I am not sure that I will claim warranty as these have nothing to do with driving the car however I am beginning to wonder if the Hyundai Elantra is a cheaply made product. I am not sure about this. What do you say?
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 1:36 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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You can make a complain with the dealer and get the problems looked at and resolved.

The price of the car itself tells the story.
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 1:40 PM
Tiny
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I suppose if this was a Hyundai Genesis it would be different as that is an expensive car. In other words, you get what you pay for. Correct?
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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MAYBE YOU ARE CONCENTRATING ON THE WRONG TRAITS IN A VEHICLE

YOU CAN STILL FIND "INEXPENSIVE" (PER SAY) AND STILL GET QUALITY, WHEN YOU SEARCH FOR A VEHICLE.

MY FAMILY'S HISTORICAL VEHICLE IDEAS HAVE ALWAYS STEERED AND STAYED WITH "FORD". GROWING UP, MY PAP HAD THREE OF 'EM OVER MY 18 YEAR STAY. EACH WERE ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD WHEN HE BOUGHT THEM FOR PRIMARY DRIVERS. EACH SURVIVED THE H. ELL DAMAGE DISHED OUT BY US THREE KIDS (AND WE WERE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE THE LATTER, WHEN WE COULD).

DURING MY WOOSHING STAGES (WISHING) I ALWAYS SORTA LOOKED AT LONGEVITY AND EASE IN MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR."PERTTY-NESS AND BEAUTY" WAS JUST A "GIVEN" WITH THE VEHICLES I HAD BEEN SCOPING OUT ALL OF MY LIFE.

ALTHOUGH I DO HAVE A SOFT SPOT WITH FORDS, ESPECIALLY OLDER ONES. WHICH I HAD TO HELP KEEP RUNNING AS A KID, I WAS MORE OF AN ADVENTURER JOINED THE ARMY WITH AN AIRBORNE RANGER CONTRACT.

WITH CARS AS COMPLICATED/ EXPENSIVE AS THEY NOWADAYS---I JUST DON'T SEE WHY EVERYONE TALKS "JUNK" AND NEVER "JUMPS"?

MOST CLASSIC/ PROVEN CARS IN RESTORED SHAPE, ARE EZ TO MAINTAIN, TURN PEOPLES HEADS, MANY LOOKING AND MECHANICALLY LIKE NEW ARE STILL CHEAPER THAN A NEW CAR. AND WILL OUT LIVE A NEW CAR!

SINCE 1981, I HAVE HAD SEVEN OF THESE FOR MY OWN DAILY DRIVERS. WHEN YOU SEE ME, I HAVE USUALLY BEEN IN THE PRESENCE OF ONE OF THESE. THEY ARE MY TRADEMARK. I CAN REPAIR THEM, IN ALMOST BLINDFOLDED.

I ALSO LIKE THAT MADE IN USA STUFF

BELOW ARE 5 OF THE 7 (31 YEARS OF MY DRIVING CAREER)---EVIL FEMALE I ENCOUNTERED FOR 7 YEARS LOST/ DESTROYED MOST OF THE PICS OF THE OTHER 2.I AM PRESENTLY DRIVING THE LAST 2, 1977 CJ 5 258 6 CYL ("MR. JEEP", 36 YEARS OF AGE) AND 1946 WILLYS JEEP L-134 4 CYL FLATHEAD ("WILLY", 66 YEARS OF AGE)

SOME THINGS ARE GIVE AND TAKE WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A VEHICLE, I SORTA LIKE THE LONGEVITY/ DURABILITY THING THE MOST.

ALTHOUGH YOU CANNOT SEE IT.I HAVE A PERMANENT SMILE THAT FILLS MY FACE, EVERY TIME I GET BEHIND THE WHEEL!

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 AT 3:26 PM

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