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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2103 of 3003 Finally made a deal
Aug 26, 2008 (6:44 pm)
I finally made a deal after dickering back and forth via email with 3 dealerships. I bought my Powder white pearl '08 Santa Fe Limited (no navi) today for $23391 + TTL. I traded in my 2002 Honda Odessey EX for $6500. I was happy with the new car price but was not happy with the trade in price. I was hoping to get at least $7000 for it. But I didn't want to keep the Odessey any longer as it kept having problems - plus I think the steering was about to go out. It kept making a popping noise. So at least I traded it before having to make anymore repairs.
Overall, I'm fairly happy with the situation. Doing all the price negotiations over email was so much nicer than having to drive from dealership to dealership trying to get a decent price. This is definitely the way to go. We were still stuck at the dealership for over 2 hours - negotiating the trade in, talking with the financial guy and waiting for them to prep the new car. But I guess that's better than being stuck there all day while they wonder around, talking to the "manager" about a better price.
I dealt with Allen Samuels Hyundai in Tyler Texas if anyone in the area is looking to buy. They jacked up the price of several items such as destination and tried to charge me $200 for white paint. But overall I got a good price from them ONLY because they were beating another dealerships low price. So if you go shop with Allen Samuels, be sure you look over all the charges they're trying to tack on because some of them are bogus.
#2104 of 3003 Re: [js06gv]
Aug 26, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Newbie question- is TTL title? Thanks for putting up with me. Dan
#2105 of 3003 Newbie- what is TTL?
Aug 26, 2008 (7:35 pm)
Hello, Guessing title fee assessed by dealer? Thanks, Dan
#2106 of 3003 Re: Newbie- what is TTL? [danprtr]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:54 pm)
TTL is the cost of Taxes, Title, and Licensing.
#2107 of 3003 Re: Finally made a deal [hondamom6]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:57 pm)
Congrats on the purchase.
?Is the '08 SF Limited (no Nav) an AWD all wheel drive, or front wheel drive? thanks
#2108 of 3003 Re: Finally made a deal [hondamom6]
Aug 27, 2008 (12:53 pm)
The only reason I got the deal I did was because the dealership in Nacogdoches was willing to go that low. I never would have gotten that price at Allen Samuels in Tyler if they weren't trying to beat the price of the other guy.
So if anyone in East Texas is looking for a new Hyundai - I would recommend contacting Rex Perry Autoplex in Nacogdoches.
Aug 27, 2008 (3:47 pm)
I AM LOOKING AT A 2008 SANTA FE FWD,AUTO, GLS. THE PRICE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN ON THE INTERNET IS 419,687 INCLUDING MATS AND MUD FLAPS. ADDING OPTION POPULAR PACKAGE 03, WHICH GIVES YOU THE SUNROOF AND HEATED SEATS TAKES ME TO $22,000. BOTH ARE FOR AFTER REBATES. IS THIS GOOD ENOUGH OR COULD I DO BETTER?
Aug 27, 2008 (3:48 pm)
THE FIRST PRICE SHOULD BE
$19,687 NOT 419687
#2111 of 3003 Re: GOOD ENOUGH PRICE [frenchman1]
Aug 27, 2008 (5:42 pm)
$22,000 ONLY if it includes NAVIGATION!! otherwise, about $2000 too much
Aug 27, 2008 (5:43 pm)
1. Don't yell. Using all caps is considered yelling, and bad form.
2. No, it's not a very good deal - I paid about that for my SE (Not GLS) and that's before SUV sales went in the dumper.