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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#153 of 2973 Good Deal on a 2005 Santa Fe
Dec 11, 2004 (3:31 pm)
I just recently purchased a 2005 2.7L FWD GLS Santa Fe without any options (other than cross rails). It's got plenty of power. And I like the small changes they made in the '05 (e.g. grill, taillights, wheel spokes, rear bumper, seat fabric, and instrument cluster). I also liked the price: Invoice minus $600 plus $500 advertising assessment minus $750 rebate = $19,911 plus tax and license. I think that's pretty good for an '05. Great treatment at Maita Hyundai in Sacramento; I actually enjoyed buying the car. I'm already averaging almost 22 mpg on my second tank of gas, driving a mix of city and highway. The Santa Fe is as nice as the $30K+ 2000 JGC I got rid of, but without all the problems and noises. I intend to buy an aftermarket extended warranty to bring the bumper-to-bumper coverage to 10 year/100K miles.
#154 of 2973 Re: Good Deal on a 2005 Santa Fe [sactoprof]
Dec 12, 2004 (12:29 pm)
Can I ask why you would purchase an aftermarket warranty? Hyundai offers a 10yr 100k bumper to bumper which should compare favorably to any aftermarket plan.
#155 of 2973 danf1 (warranty)
Dec 12, 2004 (1:56 pm)
I believe the Hyundai warranty is 5 years 60,000 miles bumpeto bumper and 10 years, 100,000 miles on the drivetrain.
#156 of 2973 Re: danf1 (warranty) [nortsr1]
Dec 13, 2004 (8:04 am)
It is, but they offer an extended plan for 10yr 100k miles.
#157 of 2973 Re: danf1 (warranty) [danf1]
Dec 13, 2004 (8:08 pm)
The Hyundai extended warranty ($100 deductible) retails for about $2,200, but it was offered to me for about $1,400. Warranty Direct (warrantydirect.com) has a $0 deductible "wrap" warranty that extends the bumper-to-bumper warranty to match the term of the drivetrain warranty. They charge $1,130 (or $874 for the $100 deductible). And you don't have to go to Hyundai dealers for service. The warranty is backed by an A-rated insurance company which is licensed by the California Department of Insurance .
#158 of 2973 Re: danf1 (warranty) [sactoprof]
Dec 14, 2004 (7:38 am)
I know exactly what you can get the HPP (Hyundai Protection Plan) for and both numbers that you are being quoted would be illegal in PA. As far as a deductible, there is not one.
It sounds like the person you are dealing with wants to sell an aftermarket warranty more. I can't say why this is, but I'm sure it is financially motivated.
You can e-mail me if you want any more specific information. My e-mail is in my profile.
#159 of 2973 Sante Fe vs. Kia Sorrento vs. chevy trailblazer
Dec 15, 2004 (4:23 pm)
Does anyone have anything bad/good to say about these three? Trying to narrow a search down. I drive over 100+ miles a day and we do a lot of camping. I was looking at sante fe mostly but the dealership not budging on price for '04 so I started looking elsewhere. Looking at trailblazer since able to get GM discount. Looking for reliability, crash tests, daily convenience, and of course gas mileage.
#160 of 2973 Re: Sante Fe vs. Kia Sorrento vs. chevy trailblazer [frustrated2]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 15, 2004 (5:38 pm)
Since your question is not about pricing or the purchasing experience, the best way for you to get feedback is to visit each of these discussions and see what owners have to say about each vehicle:
Hyundai Santa Fe
Roving Host & Future Vehicles Host
#161 of 2973 Price of LX with package 5?
Dec 18, 2004 (9:01 pm)
Anyone knows what should be a good price for 2004 LX with package 5 (before rebate)? New york area. Thanks!
#162 of 2973 Re: Price of LX with package 5? [ingg]
Dec 21, 2004 (11:27 am)
Not sure what pkg 5 is but I just purchased an 05 LX with AWD and ABS, cargo tray and crossrails for $22,750 (+ Tax) which included the $750 rebate. Another dealer had an 04 for $300 less (which included a $1500 rebate). I figured it'd be better to pay the extra 300 especially since that car was in the color I wanted. BTW, I paid cash and started to walk out of the dealer when they tried to stick me with a $495 dealer prep fee. Always good to have a back up.... THis was on LI. Good luck to you! It's a good time of year to buy. The dealerships are really quiet and they just want to make deals at this point!