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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2904 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [ronnyk]
Mar 17, 2012 (6:20 am)
Who on earth would you purchase a built in Nav package? Those are the worst use of money. An add on GPS gets reasonably priced map updates more frequently and is more usable. The built in ones add $1000 to your cost vs. an add on which is about $200. $800 is a lot to pay to build a dinosaur into your car.
#2905 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [anonymouse2]
Mar 22, 2012 (9:10 am)
It was the SE with AWD.
With respect to the GPS, the premium package is the only way to get the sunroof and backup camera, two things my spouse really wanted. Perhaps things have gotten better, but one thing the built-in NAV has going for it is that it (at least to me) is more convenient and easier to use than a portable unit. I have also had problems with portable units taking a very long time to lock in to the GPS satellites, not to mention the small screens are harder to see and navigate. I am not sure what you mean by "more usable." To each his own-- hardly seems like the sort of thing to ask "Who on earth. . . ." about.
#2906 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [psgame2k]
Mar 22, 2012 (9:14 am)
Yes-- it works the same way here in PA. Trade-ins and discounts are regarded as an adjustment to the gross sales price, thus tax is not computed on the amount of these reductions, whereas manufacturer rebates are treated like coupons, which are cash-back after purchase, so the pre-rebate price is fully taxable.
#2907 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [ronnyk]
Mar 23, 2012 (7:27 am)
Good thoughts on the in-dash nav. Other points: As banning portable electronics gains steam in the governments, handheld GPS units might fall victim to legislation. Especially if someone uses their smartphone as a GPS. Handhelds have cables to mess with & detract from the interior's look. Handhelds (and their cables) have to be hidden away at every stop; otherwise they are a well-documented theft attraction. Even in supposedly lower crime areas. Handheld don't integrate with car systems; i.e. in-dash units can momentarily mute the stereo while they give directions and mine is smart enough to only speak directions through the driver's front speaker.
My Magellan would always take 30-90 seconds to get a satellite lock but wouldn't get one at all if I was, say, in an underground parking garage (*cough* Millennium Park Chicago *cough*). The in-dash units don't have that issue.
To me, in-dash units have just one flaw: Updates. They're generally expensive and don't come out that often. Going forward, though, that problem should be resolved as cars gain internet access.
#2908 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [ronnyk]
Apr 18, 2012 (4:49 pm)
Which dealership did this number? Thanks.
#2909 of 2973 Re: Purchase Data Point 3/16/2012 [caringdoctor]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:35 am)
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#2911 of 2973 2013 Santa Fe Sport
Sep 24, 2012 (11:22 pm)
I am looking to buy the new Santa Fe Sport and is wondering what price others pay for it recently. Thank you.
Sep 27, 2012 (6:55 pm)
So, everyone paid msrp for it now?
#2913 of 2973 Re: Price paid [wilguy8]
Sep 28, 2012 (4:46 am)
I have a deposit on a new SF AWD 2.0T model with Leather and Premium and Tech packages. MSRP is just shy of $36K. The dealer is discounting it to $33188 and they gave me a well-above excellent condition trade-in for my 08 SF ($17.5K and excellent trade in is $15.8K). So deals can be had even on the new SF! Now just need to patiently(!) wait for mine to get to the dealer.