When you have a car that costs less than $17K, it's really easy to cut corners in order to get the price where you want it. A few cheap touch points here, bad color combos there ... and a whole lot of boring blah on the center stack. I'm pleased to say that Hyundai did not go that route with the all-new 2012 Elantra. I'm currently driving the base GLS model with a manual transmission, and I love it.
Granted I've only had it for 24 hours, but I haven't actually found anything wrong with it just yet.
My favorite: The aesthetically pleasing center stack. The trapezoidal design, the intuitive placement of buttons and the bright blue back lights all combine to create one attractive and functional base of operations. And remember, this is just the base model. It only gets better if you level up and add a navigation system.