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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3162 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [zodiac711]
Aug 17, 2009 (6:16 pm)
Thanks for all the wonderful feedback, fellas. I've been thinking it through and have decided to pass on my pending deal (2009 Elantra GLS with sunroof for $14,250 before t/t/l). I'm glad to have been extended the offer, but have decided to wait for a good deal on a 2009 SE. Here's what I'm currently looking at...
2009 Elantra SE
-popular equipment package
$14,998 (before cars and t/t/l)
2009 Elantra SE
-popular equipment package with sunroof
$16,715 (before cars and t/t/l)
2009 Elantra SE
-popular equipment package with sunroof, leather interior
$17,900 (before cars and t/t/l)
To be honest, I'm not too happy with these prices and that's why it's going to force me to play the waiting game. As you all have mentioned, it's a big risk because CARS could go out at any moment and Hyundai might not offer a strong rebate next month. All I know is that I don't want to feel hosed over a deal and live with buyer's remorse. Besides, since I plan to keep this vehicle for 5-10 years, I want to make sure I get one that is fully equipped and can be a smooth ride for years to come. So the waiting game begins...please let the board know when you get wind of the 2010 models showing up.
P.S.: I am still hoping to spend about 14-15k on a standard SE and between 15-17 on a loaded one.
#3163 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [robnessmonster]
Aug 17, 2009 (7:15 pm)
I am confused here because to my knowledge, there is no such thing as a "popular equipment package" on the SE. There's a "premium package", with sunroof and heated seats, and there's the "premium package with leather" (self-explanatory).
So I am unclear as to what options are included for each of the prices you listed.
You might try going into the dealers that have an SE you want and tell them "I will buy it RIGHT NOW for $X." Money talks, especially as month-end nears. Then be prepared to buy a car, in case they say "OK".
Also, decide if you really need a sunroof or leather. Those will increase your costs quite a bit on this car. If you can stick to the base SE, which is quite well equipped but no sunroof or leather, you are already in your stated price range of $14-15k.
#3164 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [backy]
Aug 18, 2009 (9:26 am)
Hi, backy! My apologies - you are correct, the packages for the SE are actually considered "premium" packages instead of the popular equipment package they use on the GLS models.
And, yes, I think that's going to be my big gamble. If CARS is still in effect at the end of the month, I'll visit the dealership that last weekend and make one last offer on a SE. That's the only way I see myself getting a fair deal. What do you think a good offer would be at that point? I think I'm going to stick to my guns and go for the following vehicle...
2009 Elantra SE
-premium package with sunroof, heated seats, leather interior, etc.
MSRP: About $20,000
Haggled Price: $17,900 ("car is in high demand and we can't give it away"-dealer)
Right now, I'm thinking 16,500 and going overbudget on a car I will hopefully get a lot of use out of for the next 5-10 years. too high, too low, just right? Thanks again for all your help, everyone. I'll be sure to keep you posted on how things go or feel free to say "I told you so" if CARS runs out before I attempt my purchase.
#3165 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [robnessmonster]
Aug 18, 2009 (9:49 am)
Not sure where you are located but http://fitzmall.com has been a good resource for internet pricing. Their current low price for an Elantra SE equipped as you desire is $17,711. Their no-haggle pricing is usually pretty fair and lower than most, but no means the lowest. Just a thought.
#3166 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [tenpin288]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:59 pm)
Yeah, I am thinking $16.5k + T&L for a loaded Elantra SE, after $2000 rebate but before C4C, would take some luck at this time. It could happen... a dealer might need a couple more sales to reach a sales target for example. Doesn't hurt to try. It's actually not too far off base, considering the price at invoice less rebate and holdback is around $17k.
#3167 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [robnessmonster]
Aug 18, 2009 (8:17 pm)
I too am from Tx and am wondering where you are seeing these kind of deals for?
#3168 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [alamocity]
Aug 20, 2009 (7:21 am)
What part of Texas are you from, Alamocity, and how far you willing to drive for a vehicle? And are you looking for a GLS or SE? Let me know and I will do my very best to help you out.
And for those of you who may be wondering, I'm still planning on making a trip to the dealership next weekend to see if they may budge on the price right when the month is about to end. If the vehicle and CARS is still in effect by then, I hope to get a fair deal on the 2009 Elantra SE with premier package 5 (sunroof, heated seats, leather interior, etc.). Not very happy with the $17,900 asking price (For a MSRP of $20,000 while a $2,000 rebate is in effect), so I am hoping they will come down to $16,500 or possibly less. The salesman said just the other day that "these Elantras are in high demand so we aren't going to discount them anymore." I hope they change their tune if it's still there at the end of the month. If it's so hot, I wonder why they still have so many on the lot still...
#3169 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [robnessmonster]
Aug 20, 2009 (7:28 am)
But how many of those are SEs? I see quite a few GLSes on lots, but since the current generation debuted in late 2006, I've seen maybe two SEs on dealer lots. It was nearly impossible to find one to test drive. And this is a big metro area (Twin Cities) with several Hyundai dealers.
#3170 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [backy]
Aug 20, 2009 (7:59 am)
Hi, backy. Right now, the dealership I'm hoping to land a deal with has about 10 SEs on the lot (3 of them loaded with premium package 5). How many of these can they sell by next weekend with the 2010s around the corner? Your guess is as good as mine, but I'm hoping they will want to clear whatever is left at the end of next week. So odd though that I tried giving them a serious offer on the phone just the other day and they're still sticking to their guns that "Elantras are hot sellers, so we're not going to discount them any further." So I'm going to follow the board's advice and hope they change their tune when I show up in person with a check in hand next Saturday.
To be honest, the best offers I have received are from smaller dealerships who don't have much inventory at all. I figure the elephant would've offered the best deal, but we'll see how timing and REAL supply/demand factor into my purchase.
#3171 of 4451 Re: Just got a quote on a 2009 Elantra GLS... [robnessmonster]
Aug 20, 2009 (8:43 am)
One factor to consider is how many units the dealer sells in a month. If it's a volume dealer, 10 SEs may not be very many. If it's a small dealer, 2-3 might be more than they want on the lot at any one time.
It will be interesting to see if Mr. Big Dealer sings a different song around about Aug. 28 or so, which is good timing I think. May not be good to wait for the last day of the month--if the dealer has made its sales targets by then, or has no hope of doing so, they may not be especially incented to make a great deal.