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acesinghit wrote:what are the new differences between the koup now and that which was launched in 2010?
- new updated 1.6
- 6-speed paddle shift
- 6 airbags
- leather seats
- push button start
- proximity/intelligent key
Its really down to personal preference at the end of the day - the Koup and Elantra are very similar wrt features - both blow the Lancer out of the water. Never drove the new Elantra but i'd certainly prefer the Koup to the Lancer in terms of driving experience as well. My suggestion would be drive both and see which you're more comfortable in.Anjelus wrote:Hi Guys,
I am interested in buying the Koup but i have several stumbling blocks. One of them being the fuel consumption. Can anyone give me an idea how much I can get for a tank of gas? I would making runs from Chaguanas to POS 5 days a week primarily...with traffic particularly in the evenings. The rep told me i would have to fill twice a week! is this true?? Also can it use super? Because thats what I planned on using. Uses Super comfortably. I drive from ElDorado to Couva everyday and fill twice a week or so ($100 each time). Gas consumption is average, roughly 3-400km per tank depending on how spirited you choose
Does the car really drives like a fast car? I mean does it have pep and accelerates fast and stables at top speeds? Very stable at higher speeds - difference between 80 and 180 near negligible. It isn't very fast though - a bit better off than your average sedan but nothing mind blowing..more than enough for the average enthusiast[color=#FF0000][/color]
How much air bags does it have? I thought it was 6 air bags but now i hearing its 2 and only the 2.0 which they dont bring again (only on special order) has the 6. is this true? Don't know. I've seen 4 deployable points on mine - i have the first gen koup. Can't say for the new one.
For koup owners who have their koup several years now, can you comment on the reliability? do you get any problems? Have had no problems whatsoever thus far - little over 2 years now.
Hows the suspension? do u feel everything in the road or is it ok? Its "sporty" - excellent handling...tradeoff is that its on the rougher side
Hows the audio system? is it good?? I may plan to remove the stock deck n replace with a double DIN...is this easy? Its pretty good. Again not mind-blowing but should be more than sufficient for non-audiophiles. Won't be east to replace - if you see the centre console you'd know why. However i'm sure its been done so you can research online and see what options are available
I really like the look of the car but also considering these cars. Other cars i looking at is the Lancer GLS and Hyundai Elantra. The elantra has great reviews and got 2012 North American car of the year award and i heard the fuel consumption is second to none. also, i always like the lancer..the look as well...i favour this cause or reliability...but the fact its a bit basic inside and more expensive of the lot and doesnt even have audio controls steering wheel...a bit disappointed...but i dunno...still confused after all..if i making such a large investment, wanna get something good that i would like and reliable....help would be appreciated! Thanks guys.
kadet100 wrote:Sooo anybody change out the factory deck yet on their koup/sedan and installed a double din deck? Have a koup few mths now and about to make the switch just not really excited bout losing the steering wheel controls. I know another owner who changed his deck and lost the steering controls, any success stories out dey?
kriticalkase wrote:well done!!!
car looked like it still in the showroom.
did he just wash & wax to get that finish?
I think I will give him a call.
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