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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#2736 of 4424 Re: 2008 Hyundai Elantra Seat Covers [schukanuoslady]
Sep 13, 2008 (7:01 am)
Hello, I am the proud owner of an 2008 Apple Red Hyundai GLS. I just love her!!! This morning I did a search for seat covers and found your blog. Where did you get them custom made and how much did they cost?
Thanks in advance for the information. I STARTED OUT WITH 16815.00 PLUS ALL THOSE NASTY FEES. I THEN RECEIVED A $1500.00 REBATE AND PUT DOWN 2500.00. FINANCED 14600.00.
#2737 of 4424 Elantra GLS 16k OTD
Sep 13, 2008 (7:41 am)
My dealer is in Toms River NJ, OTD without down money would have been $17K OTD. I have AT, A/C loaded with mats, cargo net and lifetime FREE oil changes. They had around 30 or so on the lot. I loved it so much I bought it in the dark.
Sep 13, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I assume you got an auto transmission, if so, that's a very good deal.
#2739 of 4424 question about price and SE vs. GLS
Sep 13, 2008 (12:51 pm)
I am trying to get a manual GLS without any options. The window sticker price is around $14,400. The price I wanted was $11,000 + TTL then my OTD price will be ~$12,000. Am I too aggressive on the price? Since I am not hurry to buy this car. If they won't accept my price. I would like to wait for a 2009 Elantra Touring. It is so lovely from the picture and I am willing to pay a few thousands more.
Is there any big difference between GLS and SE? I think I saw people here like SE a lot. But I am not sure if a couple of thousands is worth it. A dealer that is 50 mile from me has 4 manual SE and I maybe get a good deal over there.
#2740 of 4424 Re: question about price and SE vs. GLS [pennellcir]
Sep 13, 2008 (6:14 pm)
$11k may not be out of the question since not too many people want a stick with no A/C or radio (although radio would be easy to add). For example, my local dealer is all out of 2008 Elantras except for one stick that they've had for a LONG time, and that has A/C. You might find a dealer who will even advertise a stripped Elantra as a loss leader, and you could snap it up. The problem will be finding a dealer with such a car--I'll bet they are pretty rare.
Keep in mind the Touring will be quite a bit more than a stripped GLS--I am guessimating somewhere around $17.5k for a stick at least, based on the price of the 2008 SE. I doubt we'll see rebates on it or much in the way of discounts for awhile after introduction--that is typical with new models.
IMO the SE is worth the sticker price bump over the GLS. The SE has ESC (very important safety feature), traction control, alloys with bigger rubber (improves handling and braking), telescopic steering column (helps find a comfy driving position), leather wheel with audio controls, leather shifter, trip computer, and maybe some other stuff. Keep in mind it was only the SE that CR ranked their Top Pick in the class--not the GLS (although the GLS ranked pretty high too).
#2741 of 4424 Re: question about price and SE vs. GLS [backy]
Sep 14, 2008 (6:35 pm)
AC option is alway confusing me and dealer seemed they didn't want to explain this clear to me. my understanding is that AC is with package 1 (around $1750). But for those without package 1 (msrp 14.4K), they had AC as well, although the window stickers didn't say they had ACs. Are those ACs installed by dealer. I guess they cannot, right? The installation should be done in the factory, I assume.
anyway, I prefer a SE now. How about the price difference? about 2k more thann GLS if they are both basic, If I can have a deal around 13K+TTL, should I go for it?
#2742 of 4424 Re: question about price and SE vs. GLS [pennellcir]
Sep 14, 2008 (7:29 pm)
I don't think you'll find anyone willing to part with an SE for $13k, but I applaud you for trying. Good luck, let us know how it goes.
#2743 of 4424 Re: 2008 Hyundai Elantra Seat Covers [andrealan]
Sep 15, 2008 (5:24 am)
try this link first. It has all the styles listed for the Hyundai 2008 Elantra
If it does not work you can go to www.seatcovers.net and do a search for your year/car. My husband got expensive ones, they repell even water. We actually called and spoke to someone and you can also have their complete list of prices for all the covers they make for the Hyundai Elantra mailed to you to give you an idea. My husband paid $770 for 2 complete back seat covers and 2 complete front seat covers, and arm rest cover, and paid for 4 head rests and since the Elantra has 3 in the back the guy threw the 3rd in free when they are normally $25 each for the style my husband picked out. You don't have to get front and back. My husband did because he is an OTR truckdriver and sometimes throws his things in the backseat. I already had to take turtle wax oxi-cleaner to his one front seat as we have the cloth seats and he spilled soda on his new seat. The seat covers he bought are supposed to actually if you spill a liquid just let the liquid sit there. It does not sink in. And they make them with side guards that open to deploy your air bags. And my dealer said the seat covers do work on the airbags if they do deploy. They are special order and they take 2 weeks to come by UPS once you order and pay for them. They have cheaper. I didn't need these but since hubby wanted to pay for them I let him. If it had been me I would have picked out something cheaper as I am more careful than him and I would have thrown a blanket over the back seat. I hope this helps you.
#2744 of 4424 Elantra SE manual w/o sunroof, leather seat
Sep 15, 2008 (2:23 pm)
msrp is 17,245. The price I'll have is 14,500 plus ttl. still a long way to reach my target of 13,000. any advice?
#2745 of 4424 Re: Elantra SE manual w/o sunroof, leather seat [pennellcir]
Sep 16, 2008 (7:24 pm)
I regret to say that my advice is to reset your target. I just did a nationwide search on used 2008 Elantras on cars.com (easy to do, you can do the same if you want). Interestingly it picked up at least a few new Elantras too. Some of what I found out:
* Warning: several sellers falsely advertise a car as an SE when in fact it's a GLS. There oughta be a law about that...
* Warning: several sellers post a low asking price, then say in the small print something like "This price is after a $2995 down payment and you must finance through us and there must be a full moon... etc." Others include all possible rebates in their asking price.
* The lowest legitimate price on cars.com for a used 2008 Elantra GLS anywhere in the country is $12,990 for a GLS automatic in Allen, TX with 8k miles.
* The lowest legitimate price on cars.com for a used 2008 Elantra SE anywhere in the country is $16,990 for an automatic with 8k miles in Bradenton, FL. (There are "SE"s advertised for less, but it's clear from the dealer--not stock--photos that those cars are GLSes.) So that's about $1000 under the original list price when new, but for a used car w/o the 10/100k powertrain warranty. No rebates either.
* There's one new 2008 SE stick advertised at $13,999 in Burlingame, FL after rebates. Note that's ALL rebates that are possible, including military, college grad, and loyalty. And you must finance through HMA to get that price.
So that is the picture. Maybe that $14,500 price you've got isn't so bad after all?