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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#2509 of 4450 Re: 2008 Elantra GLS [woodystevevt]
May 07, 2008 (6:56 pm)
The MSRP for the GLS with popular package, floor mats and mud guards was $17,165.00 including destination. Prior to going to a dealer, I had requested internet prices from several dealers. The dealer I eventually purchased from, emailed me stating that the price after rebate of $2,000.00 would be between $13,000 - $13,500. I went to this dealer (at the end of the month, with a poor economy) along with a newspaper ad from another dealer further away offering the vehicle for $2,500 off the MSRP in addition to the $2,000 rebate. After a little negotiation, I produced the ad from the other dealer and asked if they would meet the price. If not, I was prepared to go to the other dealer. The price was $17,165.00 less $2,500 less $2000 bringing it down to $12,665. On the contract they had a pre printed dealer preparation charge of $395.00. I tried to get them to remove it and even spoke to the manager who refused to remove it. I decided to purchase it. Price was $12,665 plus $395 for a total of $13,060 plus tax and tags.
By the way Towne Hyundai often quoted on this board emailed me stating the price would be $12,756.00 I do not know if that included prep, etc. I did not go to them, because they were too far away.
#2510 of 4450 Sacramento Elantra SE Auto (Roseville)
May 07, 2008 (8:46 pm)
We live in Sacramento, and just bought today from Maurice at Roseville Hyundai a 2008 Elantra SE PZEV automatic transmission (charcoal grey with light grey interior, only options were the spoiler and floor mats).
The agreed upon price before rebates etc was $16788. We got the $2000 rebate (CA rebate) and the $500 military rebate. So, price after rebate was $14288 (plus they threw in a year's worth of free oil changes).
Doc fee was $55.00. Taxes was $1305.33 and registration was $73.75. There isn't a separate destination charge listed, so that must have been rolled into the $14288.
Total OTD with TTL and everything was $15722.08.
I'm pretty happy!
#2511 of 4450 Re: 08 Elantra [platyase]
May 08, 2008 (4:17 am)
can you tell me who you dealt with at Herb Connelly in Natick on your SE back on April 28? I'm looking in Mass right now and it would be great to get the same deal!
#2512 of 4450 Re: 08 Elantra [collegecar2]
May 08, 2008 (10:15 am)
I was going to reply to you with the salesperson I dealt with, but when I was about to post the message, I noticed the warning not to post names of salespeople. You can either go through the Herb Connelly's website and contact them from there, or send me an email, and I'll let you know whom I worked with. I have a gmail.com account, and my username there is the same as the one here.
#2513 of 4450 Can anyone confirm this is a good deal?
May 11, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I'm looking at an '08 Elantra GLS w/sunroof options package and carpet mats. This is the best I've found:
$15,236.00 plus tax, tags & title
$17,069.01 out the door
The only things I'd like to see on this car are power driver seat and audio controls on the steering wheel. Had those on my last car and I'm going to miss them. Anyone know if they'll be options on the '09? Anyone know when the '09's come out? My dealer couldn't (wouldn't?) say.
#2514 of 4450 Re: Can anyone confirm this is a good deal? [narek]
May 11, 2008 (8:18 pm)
It's very, very, very unlikely that the Elantra will get a power seat for 2009. Not even the upscale 2009 Elantra Touring will have it. You can get audio controls on the steering wheel right now by getting the SE trim. That also gets you several other useful features, including stability control, traction control, telescopic steering wheel (could help make up for the lack of a power seat cushion), trip computer with mpg meter, and of course those good-looking 16" five-spoke alloys (might provide better handling than the 15" wheels on the GLS). The SE trim costs about the same as the moonroof option, so if you could do without that you might be able to get an SE for about the same price as the GLS with moonroof. Or you could splurge and get the SE with moonroof--leather is available on it too.
#2515 of 4450 Elantra Pricing
May 12, 2008 (3:35 am)
I recently bought a friend a 08 mazda3 i touring auto value sedan with 2.0l, alloys, abs airbags, etc, (msrp 18100) For $15500 +tax and title with 100kmi factory bumper to bumper warranty.another $680. There were some dealers that seemed amenable to a mazda6 i value auto (alloys,auto,airbags, abs) msrp 21200 for $15700.
The mazda is a better or at least competitive car and is truly stunning looking at night, the 6 does also, though their designs are pushing 4 years old. Your own research end of month could reveal lower prices.
The 08 Elantra gls auto (17000 msrp) is a compelling buy for 13000 or less, the 20000 sonata 08 for 15000 but once you get considerably above that (or about 16000 or so for the 09 Sonata) you should probably look elsewhere. Hyundai's made big strides in quality over the years and the Elantra is nice but price is their main selling point and if the best price you can get in your area is about 14500 for the gls auto and the hi 15's or so for the SE its well past time to move on.
Both mazdas wholesale used for about $2000-2500 more than the Hyundai 's after 12 months, and will depreciate much less from a decent purchase price over the years. So in addition to higher quality they're worth it.
#2516 of 4450 Re: Elantra Pricing [jfritsch]
May 12, 2008 (6:49 am)
Did you get lost on your way to the Mazda3 Prices Paid discussion?
The Mazda3i is a nice car, but you are overlooking some "selling points" of the Elantra, such as standard stability control and traction control (on the SE), more interior room (especially in back--midsized inside vs. compact for the Mazda3), bigger trunk, standard XM radio, and a smoother and quieter ride. With a $1500-2000 rebate on the Elantra, it isn't hard at all to find a GLS AT around $13-14k and an SE around $14-15k. As for the Mazda3 being "higher quality," not sure where you get that but CR ranks both cars the same for reliability and in fact ranks the Elantra SE over the Mazda3i and has the Elantra SE as its "Top Pick" in the Sedans Under $20k class.
But it was very nice of you to buy a new Mazda3i for your friend. You are a very generous person.
#2517 of 4450 Re: Elantra Pricing [backy]
May 12, 2008 (8:40 am)
Not sure about value for money factor but fun to drive factor Mazda 3 wins anytime against any of sedans in its price range. I had Mazda 3 and moved to Elantra. First thing I noticed was Elantra's body roll. For some reason when you turn it feels like drving boat. Compared to that even my Honda Odyssey gives better handling. Mazda 3 was more fun to drive for me and I did drive it in couple of northeast snow storms without single problem.
On the other hand I do like the bit better fuel economy with gas prices heading north.
#2518 of 4450 Re: Elantra Pricing [mjoshi]
May 12, 2008 (8:52 am)
I think the Mazda3 is fun to drive also, but there are other discussions for talking about the merits of the Mazda3 vs. Elantra, e.g. the Economy Sedans discussion.