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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#1592 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [backy]
Aug 05, 2006 (3:07 pm)
Nah, I don't think all 18 Elantras are loaded. I think the dealer is just proud of them after having a good month selling them in July. They also need a new detail person.
As for the Nissan. They have a longer reliability record than Hyundai. Of course Hyundai has moved up fast, and I'm happy with mine.
I bought a new 1995 Nissan trk for $13,000 11 yrs ago, that's more than the price of the 2006 Sentra today.
I gave the trk to my daughter as a wedding present in 1997.
Her husband is still driving it to work daily, and the only problem was the radio giving out, that was replced under warranty.
He's still getting offers from TX mexicans that want to buy it.
#1593 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 05, 2006 (3:29 pm)
we also owned a 95 nissan truck, bought new. they had to replace the engine at 33,000 miles because of a defect in alot of that year trucks.I guess you were lucky. We also owned a 87 maxima bought new that had the transmission replaced two times under warranty. Another defect. we still like nissan and were considering buying a maxima but bought a hyundai instead.
#1594 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 05, 2006 (3:35 pm)
FYI . . . O'Brien Auto Park in Urbana, IL has at least a dozen 2006 Elantra GLS sedans in stock. Most colors, some sunroofs, etc., but no hatchbacks. They just moved to a new location, and combined their two separate dealerships in the Champaign-Urbana area into one new monster store with multiple buildings. They sell the following: Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Scion, Mazda, VW, Mitsubishi, and Chrysler at this new facility.
And, they have at least 20 2006 and 2007 Sonatas in stock as well, including several 2006 GLS V6 and 4-cylinder models.
If anyone looking for an Elantra is reasonably near east central IL, you might want to contact them. I know they are dealing on the Elantras and the 2006 Sonatas.
I have no interest (pecuniary) in this, but just thought I would mention it. I bought my 2006 Elantra elsewhere last December (Pugi in Downers Grove, IL) as O'Brien didn't have any stock at the time.
#1595 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [backy]
Aug 05, 2006 (4:20 pm)
>One of my local dealers is advertising Elantras for a little over $12k. < I'm not sure I believe that backy. That doesn't sound like a real world price to me. The TMV best price with NO options, not even floor mats after $1,000 rebate is $13,618.
#1596 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 05, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Your $12K price is $2k below invoice. Good luck buying
one for that....LOL
2006 Hyundai Elantra
GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
National Base Price (excludes destination charge)
MSRP $14,965 Invoice $13,993
#1597 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [w9cw]
Aug 05, 2006 (6:16 pm)
LOL w9cw, I like your interesting word,(pecuniary).
But I don't see any bottom line prices in your post.
#1598 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:16 pm)
My local Hyundai dealer(fairfax Hyundai) has tons of AT GLS's for $12,300.
Tax, Tag, destination, etc... is still around $1200 here for an OTD price of $13,500.
So it seems very believable to me.
#1599 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:46 pm)
OK, thanks for calling me a liar.
The lowest TMV price in my area, with the $1000 rebate, is $12,798. But you can throw "TMV" out the window when it comes to what is possible with real-world prices. I bought both of my Elantras for well under the "TMV" price. I guess you don't believe that, either.
With all-new '07 Elantras coming soon, consider that dealers that still have a good supply of '06s might offer really good prices on them to get rid of them before those all-new models arrive. It's very possible that HMA is offering dealers some extra incentive cash to clear the way for the '07s.
I expect the advertised price I saw included all rebates, including the $500 loyalty rebate. Invoice on the base GLS is $13,751. Less $1500 in rebates is $12,251. A very doable "teaser" price.
#1600 of 4451 Re: The Elantra is no longer a compelling value [gary045]
Aug 06, 2006 (11:19 am)
Pecuniary = relating to or involving money.
No, I didn't post any bottom line prices as I didn't talk to a salesperson and ask, since I alreay have a 2006 Elantra.
I did a recount as we stopped by last night to look at the 2007 Sonata . . . they have 22 Elantra GLS sedans (no hatchbacks) in stock. With that number, one would think they would want to move them.
FWIW . . . I paid $13,700 delivered, including IL state sales tax, title, license, and doc fees for a 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic last December.
#1601 of 4451 Advertised pricing
Aug 07, 2006 (5:33 pm)
They're probably starting to expect the 2007s in soon, so doing what they can.
I wanted a hatchback when I got mine, and didn't want to wait for the Fit or the Versa (and kinda glad I didn't), so the Sentra really wasn't even going to be a consideration for me.
As for that advertised price, I'd like to remind folks that Hyundai generally offers a loyalty rebate and a military rebate. It could be that the price reflects both of those.