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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3024 of 4451 Re: 2009 Elantra Se for 11k OTD [jackas11]
Jul 23, 2009 (2:58 am)
That is the EXACT quote I have at the moment going into the weekend...jack'. Hyundai Elantra SE auto with mats and mud guards. After $4500 trade, after all the rig-ah-mah-roll paperwork to pay the various government agencies for the right to drive on the Great American Highway, eleven thousand dollars...actually a lil' less by a couple bucks but I'm rounding. All on my VISA card if they'll "let" me.
PS If that number surprises ya, there's actually one or two cheaper but I don't like the color combinations of those cars (Exterior & Interior).
PSS backy, I caved on the auto vs. manual debate with my wife after reading MANY of your comments on the various boards. If sitting in traffic (and it is getting worse by the day!!!), why not the automatic??? Makes sense.
#3025 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [backy]
Jul 23, 2009 (3:10 am)
Tried CT (Danbury), as well as NY (Beacon: Healey and Kingston: Prestige) I'm without my own wheels right now so it's a little difficult to get to NJ. Though I did drop a couple of e-mails and they also seemed disinclined to move. It's sounding like the Elantra is popular with the CARS program around here because of the MPG and the dealers here have noticed it and are starting to firm up on pricing. On the SEs they know they can get it...Healey has almost 10 GLS for every SE they've got, the others seem to be close to reaching that ratio.
That demo is actually a Touring..looks like that's the only way I'll get into one (I prefer hatches...loved my Mazda3's hatch, but the engine just went on me...have to go whine and rant in the Mazda forums later, rod went 3 months after the warranty expired and put a hole in the block). I should hear back on pricing today: if they can get it below $16,500 I'll get the thing, otherwise I'll have to settle for an SE, since I can't get anyone to go below that.
If only GM made a halfway decent compact I could check them out: I could always make them move on price. Then again, if they made a halfway decent compact they wouldn't have gone BK.
#3026 of 4451 Re: Elantra SE Fairfield, CT [joegiant]
Jul 23, 2009 (6:12 am)
I plan to put the taxes and fees on my AMEX for a 3% rebate as that's all I can afford. The rest (10k) I'll finance with my credit union at 3.5% interest. The payments will be $300 per month for 36 months.
I did see another SE w/ auto that was about 50 miles away (silver w/ gray interior, pinstripes, floor mats, mud guards AND tinted windows for 11k OTD), but that is too far for me to drive my clunker. Besides, I prefer khaki over silver. If anything should go wrong at the sales floor (high probability of that without a written quote) then I'm stuck
Cash for clunkers, poor car sales near the end of the year, good timing and just general competition all make for a shoppers paradise.
#3027 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [bpizzuti]
Jul 23, 2009 (6:13 am)
I was able to get that price from Danbury and New Rochelle for the Touring Base. I'm also bringing my clunker so is a 3500 deduction on the price. But you are right they are getting firm on the prices.
I'm picking my touring tomorrow or Sat. I'm so excited.
OK just to help with numbers to anyone in the south CT/NY Area.
Danbury Offered me
OTD price of 14308.72 ( includes all rebates, cash for clunkers at 3,500 and taxes and fees)
New Rochelle was 13990 OTD price as well. This is for the Base Touring.
Could I have done better? may be. But I'm getting 3,500 for my cluncker and 3000 Dealer/Manuf rebates and I don't like being in a dealership.
New rochelle had only a $45 doc fee and $10 for tires recycling ( I called it BS) and Danbury had Dealer fee of $359 and other fee for $110.
Hope it helps.
#3028 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [perucho]
Jul 23, 2009 (6:40 am)
You know, after adjusting for your Cash for Clunkers, it sounds like you're getting WORSE numbers than me...Danbury basically gave you $17,808. New Rochelle gave you $17,490 ($10 less than Healey did for me). Yep, definitely firming up. Now I'm even more interested in that demo...if Prestige is reasonable I should be able to get it for $15k (Realistically $14.5 but I'd pay $15. Heck I might pay $16 the way prices are going). I figure a 5k mile demo should knock $3k off of any price, and there's still the $1500 in rebates.
My car doesn't clunk enough for Cash for Clunkers. Of course, right now it doesn't clunk at all, but the "new" MPG was 23 combined I think. Curse Mazda and the engine they rode in on: did you know a used 2.3L Mazda3 engine for a 2004 is $4500 plus labor? I just checked the 2.0L Beta that the 09s use...$2200 plus labor.
#3029 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [bpizzuti]
Jul 23, 2009 (6:52 am)
Yes, is actually 17490 with 6% taxes included but I'm not paying it. Out of my pocket will be 13990 wich works for me. Obviously taxes are not negotiable ( I wish it was) so from NR , the price of the car not including taxes would be 16440.6, 1200 less than the dealer in Millford,CT wanted.
Also, there are not many Elantra SE's and Tourings around here but there are many GLs.
Get the demo if the price is right.
PS: I could have gone to NJ, but I was afraid my "clunker" would not make it there.
#3030 of 4451 Re: 2009 Elantra Se for 11k OTD [joegiant]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:40 am)
Sounds like you got a good deal. Just a thought. Instead of using my Visa card, I take the money for the car and invest it in something like Fidelity Ginnie Mae Fund (Bond fund) which gives me about 4.25%. So I make more than I pay in interest. Currently have a loan with Red Rocks Credit Union in Highlands Ranch, CO for 2% for two years. High payments per month, but that doesn't matter to me. Just a thought.
#3031 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [perucho]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:40 am)
OK here is what I got
2009 Elantra SE auto, air, spoiler, alloy wheels, cloth interior, mud flaps, car mats.
After all said and done I got it for 12992.43.
That includes tax at 6.3% and my $4500 cash for clunkers. Do I push them for cheaper or is that good...I have to go sign on it tomorrow morning.
#3032 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [kurto2021]
Jul 23, 2009 (7:48 am)
Push them for cheaper. Even with these guys being firm I was offered $16.5k price for an SE with most of the same options. You're looking at $17.5k without the cash for clunkers. No way a spoiler and mud flaps are worth a grand.
#3033 of 4451 Re: Huh?? [bpizzuti]
Jul 23, 2009 (8:56 am)
I just bought a 2009 SE (blue with cloth interior and sun roof) for 14,600. Destination charges were added in and I didn't have a clunker to trace. Bought in Virginia.