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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2849 of 3003 Horrendous experience at Cammisa Hyundai in Burlingame, California
Jun 29, 2011 (9:19 pm)
I am not sure if anyone in San Francisco Bay Area is interested in buying Santa Fe. Anyway, I want to share my recent experience in a Hyundai dealer with everyone.
Last month, I went to Cammisa Hyundai in Burlingame. I was interested in the 2011 Santa Fe SE, FWD; I also brought in my 2009 car for trade-in.
An Asian saleman at the door greeted me and did a quick test drive on the Santa Fe SE. Overall, he was nice and friendly. After filling out the loan application, we got down to business and talked real numbers.
He gave me a typical car salesman trick -- a number after Hyundai manufacture rebate, but before tax and other fees. When I asked what the selling price was, he went inside an office for few minutes; then he came out with a paper with details of the selling price: MSRP of 2011 Santa Fe SE is $27,300, Cammisa Hyundai selling price is $27,000. WOW! These people must be thinking they are selling Audi, NOT Hyundai.
In the essence of saving time, I wrote down “$26,500 OTD” on the same paper and offered it to him.
Cammisa sales/finance manager (white Italian man) saw my offer and immediately started shouting. Well, before I sat down and talked numbers, this jerk was already shouting at other sales people, like he owns the place. Only this time he shouted at me.
He yelled “are you doing this for fun? you came in here to waste my time. you are in fantasy land I’d sell to you at that price. I want you to take your car and leave, don’t EVER come back again.” These were his exact words. At the time, there were at least half dozen people in the dealership, including the asian salesman.
I had been to many local auto dealerships. Certainly, there have been instances that the salesperson and I could not reach common ground on sell price. Nevertheless, I was never treated this way at a car dealership, except at Cammisa Hyundai in Burlingame.
For sure, I will never go back to Cammisa Hyundai. It is now my lifetime quest to share my experience at Cammisa Hyundai to everyone. If anyone wants to pay MSRP for a Hyundai from Cammisa, I’m sure these people would welcome you with open arms; might even kiss some ass if people pay MSRP + $2000 markup for the 2011 Elantra.
Only fools pay MSRP when unemployment rate is 9.1% in America, 12+% in CA.
#2850 of 3003 Re: 2011 Santa Fe [rmitcheltree]
Jun 29, 2011 (9:26 pm)
Do you mind telling where you bought the Santa Fe?
Sales tax varies in different states. I want to compare dealer price. What was the selling price before any factory rebates, trade-in and tax?
What was wrong with your 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE? It is new design in 2011. Local hyundai dealers charge $1500 markup for Sonata.
#2851 of 3003 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Prices Paid and Buying Experience in nj/ny/pa/ct [cashvslease]
Jun 29, 2011 (9:40 pm)
I'm interested in the santa fe SE with FWD. So I never ask about the GLS.
here is some quotes I got from a hyundai dealer (about 45min drive from where I live)
2011 Santa Fe SE All Wheel Drive
carpeted floor mats, cargo tray, first aid kit, ipod cable, mud guards and remote start system
Color: Phantom Black Exterior with Cocoa Black Interior
MSRP is $29,590.00
Invoice is $28,556.00
Your price $24,692.00 plus tax and license
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE FWD
Color: Phantom Black Exterior with Cocoa Black Interior
Options: SE Premium Package, carpeted floor mats, cargo net, composite cargo tray, first aid kit and wheel locks
MSRP is $30,505.00
Invoice is $29,386.00
Your price is $25,965.00 plus tax and license
Jun 30, 2011 (7:08 pm)
I got 1,000 cash back from hyundai, and 1,000 cash back for financing through hyundai.. go to zag.com use that as your guide. pick atleast three dealers in your area and when discussing a price always talk out the door price. never talk the car price because they will make up for it in fees. when you find three dealers in your area go to one of them and make sure you like the vehicle. tell them you want to take the car overnight. if they won't allow it tell them you are walking and I gauranteee they will let you. use email only and let the dealers out bid eachother. when I bought my 2011 sonata se i paid 20,800.00...after 14 months I got 19,700 for my trade. not bad. the reason I traded in my sonata is I wanted an suv. nothing was wrong with the car. had a couple of issues recently with the push button start would not work. while it was getting fixed thanks to the great warranty you get with these cars I was looking at the santa fe's and ended up getting a great deal. I was paying 6.5% interest and by buying a new car could get 3.9...no brainer...get more car for the money since my credit score has gone up. Buying a car for some people is a rough experience. I you want let me know and I will tell you how did get the best deal. good luck to everyone.
#2853 of 3003 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Prices Paid and Buying Experience in nj/ny/pa/ct [psgame2k]
Jun 30, 2011 (7:11 pm)
where do you live.. you should be able to get a 2011 santa fe limited fwd with leather and sunroof for minimum 25k out the door.
Jun 30, 2011 (7:27 pm)
oh yeah sorry. i live in virginia..sales tax is low. 3%
#2855 of 3003 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Prices Paid and Buying Experience in nj/ny/pa/ct [rmitcheltree]
Jun 30, 2011 (9:09 pm)
I am in San Francisco, CA. Sale tax is almost 10%. One really wonders why CA still has $10 billion deficit when taxes are so high. I figure tax + all other fees will add about 10% to the selling price of the santa fe. It will be great if I can get 25k OTD on a SE with FWD.
Japanese auto makers have supply shortage. Dealers are selling toyota and hondas close to MSRP.
Jul 19, 2011 (7:50 pm)
2011 Santa Fe GLS V6
Includes Remote Start, Carpet Floor Mats, First Aid Kit, Ipod cable, Cargo Net
Sales guy was the best guy I've worked with. I needed the car fast and got exactly what we needed. I will be going back to this dealer to purchase another Hyundai in the next couple of weeks unless it turns out I got screwed on an unpublished rebate!
- 2,500 dealer discount
OC CA Tax 1,858.45
Total Cash Price 25,838.45
License Fees 275
CA Tire Fee 8.75
- 2,000 rebates (Hyundai Motor Finance and Customer Cash)
#2857 of 3003 Re: 2011 GLS V6 [vfrpilot]
Jul 20, 2011 (6:29 am)
Thanks for the info. What are the name and location of your Hyundai dealer?
#2858 of 3003 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE
Jul 24, 2011 (6:47 pm)
Just purchased a new SE. Had a great buying experience at Allen Hyundai in Laguna Niguel, Ca.
MSRP of vehichle $27,775
Discount of $2,275.00
Doc prep $55.00
Sales tax $1,980.52
dmv, license, ca tire, etc $304.75
Rebates of $2,000.00
Net Price before financing $25,840.27
The overall "discount" on the vehicle was $4,275.00 (2,275 plus 2,000 in rebates) with the only stipulation being that I must finance at least $7,500 with Hyundai Finance. Finance rate is 2.9%. I was told I could pay off my loan balance after I make at least 6 payments without a prepayment penalty.