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#2415 of 4451 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS auto+pop pkg option+mats+mudguard $13900 OTD [veerasam]
Apr 16, 2008 (5:48 am)
12850 before taxes is a pretty good price. Probably less with the 4.7% rate. Did you buy it this week?
Time to establish bragging rights (until someone bursts my bubble)...
Just bought Elantra GLS Bowser Hyundai in Pittsburgh
with popular option pkg + mats + mudguard for 4.74% APR
List price: $17165
purchase price: $14837.43
Factory incentive: $-2000
Sales tax 7%: $898.62
P.T.A tax: $5
Registration (inc/title/lien/plate fee): $68.50
state on line fee: $15.45
Dealer on line fee: $20
Total Out-the-door: $13900.00
#2416 of 4451 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS auto+pop pkg option+mats+mudguard $13900 OTD [jfritsch
Apr 16, 2008 (9:50 am)
Bought it on Aug 15. The dealer got me the loan thru a local bank. Not thru Hyundai.
#2417 of 4451 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS auto+pop pkg option+mats+mudguard $13900 OTD [jfritsch [veerasam]
Apr 16, 2008 (5:19 pm)
You said you bought it on August 15? Is that a typo?
If you bought it in Aug. 2007, was it a 2007 or 2008 model year?
If you "just bought" a 2008, that would be a very good deal at that price.
#2418 of 4451 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS auto+pop pkg option+mats+mudguard $13900 OTD [bhmr59]
Apr 17, 2008 (11:54 am)
Ooops, sorry. That was a typo. Good catch.
I bought it two days ago on April 15 2008.
2008 model year.
#2419 of 4451 2008 Elantra GLS Auto+Power Package 13400 OTD
Apr 20, 2008 (12:23 pm)
This forum is really helpful to all the new buyers.I was able to grab a deal based on the experience that was shared by previous buyers.So I feel the same about future buyers.I was able to bring how my 2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS with power package options for $13400/- inclusive of everything.Not a penny extra.
The dealership, Fairfax Hyundai in Northern VA is extremely good with no hassle prices. I was able to negotiate the price with the previous buyers experience on this forum .
Here is my purchase details
MSRP : $17,080
Total delivered Price including taxes service charges etc : $14890/-
Rebates $1500 for VA.
OTD : 13400 approx.
I have researched a lot on other cars in the same class.This is a deal compared to a Corolla and Civic.We are getting a lot for the price we pay.Civic and Corolla will cost you about 20k with the same options.I already saved a lot of money and don't have to worry about the resale/depreciation value compared to others.
#2420 of 4451 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS Auto+Power Package 13400 OTD [siennacrazy]
Apr 20, 2008 (9:29 pm)
That sounds look a super deal. Can you provide the breakdown?
auto or manual?
power option = popular equip pkg with sunroof?
other fees (titling, registration, plate fees)?
I agree with you - this forum has been quite helpful is gauging a price-floor.
Apr 22, 2008 (7:55 pm)
i just bought a GLS yesterday here in Gurnee, Illinois. i bought the car from only local dealer here. i think i got screwed big time. i haven't been this board for awhile, and i didn't know people are buying GLS for under 15k. i didn't have a time to research and i really needed to buy a car because my beater stopped in the middle of the road. i was sick of it, so i decided to be smart and buy a hyundai. i loved the fact that i don't have to worry about a thing for 10 years, and i loved the car when i rented few months ago.
2008 white elentra GLS auto popular option pkg + mats + mudguard
purchase price: $16789
trade in : $700(1990 civic lx wagon)
Sales tax 7%: $1138.48
P.T.A tax: $5
Registration (inc/title/lien/plate fee): $80.00
electronic filing fee: $25.00
Total Out-the-door: $17482.48
no rebates instead I got 4.5% on 72 months
basically i bought it for 17.5k OTD for GLS! i didn't get any rebates because i got 4.5% for 72 months. My credit score was 611 my wifeís(primary) was 650, but she is a grad student with no income. even if i didn't get the rebate, i still feel like i paid too much for the car. For that money i feel like i should be driving a sonata or at least SE with the ESC.
i went back to the dealer today and showed this forum and how much people are paying and they wouldn't believe any of posts here. i got angry and i almost raised my voice, but i calmed down and told them that i will find out if it is true or not. they said it's impossible to buy elantra that cheap. they are(2 salesman plus the manager) basically saying that this board is full of liars. they laughed at the posts that i showed them. and they basically said to located any dealers where people can get the deal like that, so they can buy cars from them. they would be millionaires if they can buy cars so cheap like that. they even told me that even the used ones don't go low like that.
from reading this board, people are buying gls for under 15k, and under 16.5k for SE. and that's a generous number.
well, i'm here to ask you guys for a help. i don't know what to do, so please give me some advise. at this point, i don't even care about the money anymore. i just want to prove them wrong. I just want to do something because If I donít, then Iím just settling for it. car buying should be fun, but i'm having no fun at all. My pride wonít allow it, but I donít even mind trading this car tomorrow even if Iím losing 4000 bucks in negative equity. i paid almost 2500-3000 dollars more. most likely i'm gonna feel really bad about for a long long time.
here is things i'm thinkin about going to do.
1. could you any of you guys email me a copy of the sales receipt? Iíll post my email address if itís ok to post my email or phone number. i want to show the reciept to the dealer.
2.i'm thinkin about writing to hyundai. I donít know what to say yet, but I want to let them hear my story. Yes, there are plenty of car buyers paid 500-1000 more than what others are paying. I can live with that. But it seems like I paid 3 grand more.
3. i'm going to go to another hyundai and will try if i can buy a GLS 14.5k OTD.
4. what would you guys do if you were in my situation?
5. doesn't hyundai have any return policy? car only has 60 miles on it.. wish they had 7 day return policy like carmax..
Yes, itís all my fault that I didnít do any research. i was too busy and i needed car, so i didnít even think about it. maybe i should not have came to this board at all.. lol I did stay there for 7 hours to test drive every one of hyundai's and negotiate the price and payments, etc.
by the way, i bought a santa fe from them 3 weeks ago. Yes, I bought 2 cars from them. lol
#2422 of 4451 is there a hyundai loyalty rebate?
Apr 22, 2008 (8:08 pm)
i bought a 2008 santa fe SE 3 weeks ago. don't i supposed to get some sort of loyalty rebate for my gls?
#2423 of 4451 Re: guys, please help me out [wolverinejoe80]
Apr 22, 2008 (8:53 pm)
Let us focus on the problem: You feel you paid too much for the car.
It seems that unless you have a credible option to force the dealer to take back the car, you do not have a shot at getting them to price-match.
If I were you, I would look at that avenue. Are there state laws that have a return policy? Any cool-off period? I would research those options where a dealer has to undo the deal.
I can send you receipt of sales copy and so on, but it is not going to help one bit if they cannot act on it.
#2424 of 4451 Re: guys, please help me out [wolverinejoe80]
Apr 23, 2008 (12:34 am)
Its a done deal, unless you have a cooloff period for new car transactions in your state. Call your bmv or state attorneys general office for details. Forget about "proving them wrong", they know what the car has sold for.
The elantra wholesales used in 1yr for about 11000 for a msrp 17000 08 car. (look up 07 used) A good price target is about 20% over 1yr used wholesale for most cars putting you in the 13xxx's. Even if you paid 3500-4000 more than this with a credit score of 610 or so and 4.9% there may be $2000 or more there with favorable financing. (the dealer may have thrown you the rebate) At your preferred price of 15000 you may already have a better deal (around 14,700 with favorable financing) .
4. what would you guys do if you were in my situation?
1) Be fairly thankful that car sales are relatively competitive and you got an ok deal. If the incentive was factory to customer instead of dealer they were relatively compelled to give it to you one way or another.
2) You don't care about the money, you want to buy the same car for a better price, no, you just want to prove "them" wrong, car buying "should" be fun, not getting your version of the perfect deal or experience, compulsively buying the car anyway (you had fun until you found info suggesting your deal may not be among the best).
In your situation I would do what a relative did and see a psychiatrist about obsessive compulsive disorder. This perfectionist (not just settling and second guessing) crap can make your life miserable.
well, i'm here to ask you guys for a help. i don't know what to do, so please give me some advise. at this point, i don't even care about the money anymore. i just want to prove them wrong. I just want to do something because If I donít, then Iím just settling for it. car buying should be fun,