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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#2912 of 4451 Re: Good Price? [fayk]
May 31, 2009 (2:59 pm)
The SE Elantra comes with traction control and vehicle stability. Does the LX Civic have it as well? I own a 2008 Elantra Se and love it. My friends own a 2009 EX Civic (the upgraded model) and love it. I just purchased a 2009 Elantra Touring two weeks ago. My husband owns a 2006 Honda Accord and I don't find the seats as comfortable as I do the Elantra. I feel too low to the ground. You might want to contact the internet department at Towne Hyundai in Denville, NJ. They usually seem to have the best prices on Hyundai's. Get an internet quote from them and then take it to your dealer.
#2913 of 4451 Re: Good Price? [marlenelin]
May 31, 2009 (3:47 pm)
There is quite a difference in equipment levels between the Civic LX and Elantra SE. Besides the aforementioned stability and traction control, the Elantra has alloy wheels, trip computer, leather-wrapped wheel and shifter, fog lamps, audio controls on the wheel, 60/40 folding rear seat with center armrest, XM radio with 6-speaker stereo, USB jack (I think the 2009 Elantra added that), heated mirrors, not to mention a longer warranty. The Elantra is also considerably roomier, especially in back. The Civic though has a 5-speed automatic, superior fuel economy, and better crash scores. If you are buying mainly based on equipment, the Elantra is the better deal, but the Civic will hold its value better, which is important if you plan on selling it in 2-3 years.
#2914 of 4451 Re: Good Price? [backy]
May 31, 2009 (6:14 pm)
Elantra SE is clearly a better deal. More options and reliability should be about the same.
#2915 of 4451 09 Elantra GLS with PPG
May 31, 2009 (10:15 pm)
I just finalized the deal on a 2009 Elantra GLS with Preferred Package, Bluetooth and Cargo Tray for 13,700 + Tax, Title and Registration. The dealer is Keyes Hyundai in Van Nuys CA. My itemized price and the OTD are as follows
Base Price: 15700
Tax on Base: 1300 (8.25% in Ventura, CA)
Price after 2000 Rebate: 13700
DMV Fee: 270
Doc Fee: 55
Tire Fee: 8.75
Jun 01, 2009 (1:27 pm)
Is this the wagon model? Saw 2 blue Elantra wagon looking cars on the way home earlier and liked what I saw. Has nice lines that look better than the sedan actually. The wife is interested in the Elantra and the wagon looks neat. Bet it's pricey though.
#2917 of 4451 Re: Touring [sandman_6472]
Jun 01, 2009 (7:20 pm)
Pricey? I dunno. The Touring with AT lists for a few hundred bucks less than a Civic LX-S AT, but includes extra equipment such as stability control, traction control, fog lamps, heated mirrors, USB port, adjustable lumbar support, leather wheel and shifter, and trip computer. And that is before the current $1500 rebate on the Touring. Lots more room than a Civic also. The back seat is absolutely HUGE--more legroom I think than a Sonata. The days when Hyundais were simply "cheap" are gone. But they offer a lot for the money.
#2918 of 4451 Re: Touring [sandman_6472]
Jun 01, 2009 (9:05 pm)
It is the GLS Sedan
Jun 02, 2009 (12:41 pm)
What I saw was definitely not a sedan...it looked like a station wagon and it was very cool. Will check it out as a replacement for my '06 Civic come 2012 or 2013.
#2920 of 4451 Re: Not A Sedan [sandman_6472]
Jun 02, 2009 (1:23 pm)
What you likely saw was the new Elantra Touring which is a station wagon. I purchased one two weeks ago and I love it. I also have a 2008 Elantra SE Sedan. The ride in the Touring is different than the sedan. It is stiffer and the seats are not as cushy, but I love both cars. Marlene
Jun 02, 2009 (4:00 pm)
Very nice car and will definitely consider it for my next vehicle. Our daughter got an Accent last November and we're very impressed with it. The older girl almost got the '09 Elantra GLS but the dealer and I couldn't agree on a fair price so she got a Versa hatch CVT. But I have no qualms about buying another Hyundai product in the future since the wife also likes the Elantra. She hates wagons though but time will tell.