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#2775 of 4451 Re: Was this a good deal [changingtide]
Oct 09, 2008 (5:32 am)
"I purchased a new 2008 Elantra GLS Auto w/pop equipment package in June for 13,550.00 OTD. The car was recently totaled in an accident so I need to replace it. I stumbled upon this forum and I'm starting to wonder whether I received a good deal or not. The car performed great in the accident, we were sandwiched between two truck and everyone walked away unharmed. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I keep seeing Towne Hyundai in NJ mentioned and wonder if I could do better."
OK... has your insurance company told you what they are going to pay yet and did you have a loan as that will get paid first and then depending on the value of your car you will then get the difference as they figure you put down a down payment.
You state your price was out the door. I paid $14000 for mine, then I had tax on top of that and and the interest compounded into my car payment. If you had a loan, you will not have to pay all that interest compounded as the insurance company will pay your lienholder first before giving you a check.
If your insurance company has not given you an idea yet of what is being paid I would suggest you go to www.kbb.com an put in your specs. And look at retail value to get an idea of what your car is worth.
I don't kow where you live, but Suresky in Goshen, NY is selling Elantras right now for about $13992 plus tax. This is why I ask you if your price included tax as my husband and I bought our Elantras on June 5, 2008 and Suresky gave us the cheapest price of anyone else in our area of 100 miles.
If you are looking at Towne Hyundai in NJ, I would think it might be worth a trip to NY to check out the price. And DON'T do an internet price as they come up higher. Also, if you do want to do an internet search look up some dealers with websites that say "Make an offer". High Point Hyundai if I am not mistaken is doing that. But you might even get a better deal if you come over the line to NY. I am not sure how far away you are from High Point NJ. Their dealership is only 12 miles from me but we went 18 miles and bought in Orange County NY in Goshen. And the guy I dealt with is fantastic and the manager in the Sales Dept. really cut us a break back in June. I would figure out how much the insurance company is going to give you too. And glad to hear you walked away with no injuries.
That is a good thing. I wasn't so fortunate back in 1993. I had a Chevy Corsica and was hit in the driver's side by a drunk driver who put me into a spin and then I went head on into a concrete divider in NJ. I was pointing eastbound over a RTE 3 overpass that if that concrete divider had not been there I would have been flying onto RTE 3 traffic going westbound. My chevy gave me no protection at all. Ended up on crutches for 2 years and 2 operations. And at the time I was only going 20 miles an hour. Go figure. And that is when cars were supposed to be made better. I am very glad your Elantra kept you from not getting hurt.
#2776 of 4451 Re: Was this a good deal [changingtide]
Oct 09, 2008 (11:00 am)
The real price of Elantras appears to have increased since June, due to higher demand. This may be changing due to the slump in the industry.
However, Towne is presntly offering Elantra GLS at $1500 under invoice (their invoice price includes destination and matches with the invoice price shown on Edmunds) and the standard $1,000 rebate.
Edmunds lists the invoice for GLS with A/T and popular equip (without sunroof) and floor mats at $16,892. So Towne's price would be $14,493 plus doc fee (which is $189 unless it recently changed) plus registration and your state's sales tax.
Check their web site and if interested call them to confirm prices. They are straight forward and will tell you all components of OTD price.
#2777 of 4451 08 Elantra SE Manual Price
Oct 14, 2008 (9:25 am)
HI! I am about to purchase an 08 Elantra SE with Manual for 14,900. That does not include taxes or dealer fee of $300. Do you think this is a good deal? I did at first but I saw on Fairfax Hyundai that you can get a Sonata GLS Manual for about $13,250. Thanks for your help!
#2778 of 4451 Re: 08 Elantra SE Manual Price [oldermom]
Oct 14, 2008 (9:44 am)
That's about $1500 too high IMHO. The delivered price with the A/T should be at or under $15K.
#2779 of 4451 Re: 08 Elantra SE Manual Price [oldermom]
Oct 14, 2008 (2:01 pm)
Given the popularity and rarity of the 2008 Elantra SE, that may be about as good as you can get at this time. My local dealer hasn't had an SE in stock for months. I think the dealer fee is excessive, though, and if you are close to Fairfax Hyundai then you are close to Fitzmall, which had several Elantra SEs in stock as of a couple of days ago, so you might check there to see if you can get a better deal, or for more negotiating power with the other dealer. Have you tried offering this dealer a lower price, and if they say "no" then walk out (at a leisurely pace, maybe sit in your car for awhile) and see if they follow you? If not, it's worth a try.
If you don't mind a larger car, the Sonata GLS is a lot better value right now than the Elantra SE.
#2780 of 4451 Re: Was this a good deal [bhmr59]
Oct 14, 2008 (6:40 pm)
You are right the prices have gone up a couple hundred plus the rebate is only 1,000.00 instead of 2,000.00 as it was in June. I ended up getting the Elantra with A/T and popular equip (no sunroof) for 15,400 OTD at Brad Benson. My first Elantra was 13,500 OTD but that included a trade-in (750.00) which I failed to mention in my earlier message. I still ended up paying more for the car than I did in June but the base price the dealer gave me didn't change, just the lack of a trade in and rebate. I contacted Towne and the best they could do was 16,100.00 OTD for the same car. I also contacted two other dealers, one refused to give me a price unless I came in the other was slightly above Towne.
#2781 of 4451 For Changingtide
Oct 15, 2008 (12:47 pm)
Hi! Was your elantra a GLS or an SE? I forgot to mention the car I am looking at also has bluetooth.
#2782 of 4451 Re: For Changingtide [oldermom]
Oct 15, 2008 (3:19 pm)
It's a GLS A/T with Pop eqpt. package.
Oct 15, 2008 (5:24 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 08 Elentra tommorow and wanted to know if this is a good price. It's a blue 08 Elentra GLS w/ popular package and floormats for $17,200 OTD. This is without haggling with the dealer yet and it's with Michigan taxes and $180 documentation fee. What do you think would be a fair price to ask for? He's only got the one blue on on the lot so I'm def gonna buy it but want to get the best price.
#2784 of 4451 Re: Good Price? [libertydante]
Oct 15, 2008 (7:25 pm)
If you in the NJ area check out Brad Benson. I ended up paying appx. 15,400.00 OTD for the same car less the floor mats. They had several blue Elantra's on the lot when visited.