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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3307 of 4450 Re: Help Please - 2007 Elantra Price [consumerwise]
Feb 15, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Shop around, knowledge is power. Dealers are dealing for market share and a person with a ready checkbook is always in charge. Don't be mislead by "buy owner" asking price or even "book" price. Here is a holiday sale emailed to me from my dealer. It lists a new 2009 for $10,199. Most probably a stick but its not 3 1/2 years old.
2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS Internet Price Start from $10,199
Stock Number: 9E9894
Exterior Color: Silver
#3308 of 4450 Re: Help Please - 2007 Elantra Price [smesu]
Feb 15, 2010 (8:35 pm)
I can't be sure, but when we were looking for a Hyundai (new), we saw the ads for dirt cheap Elantras, etc., then when we got to the showroom they explained those were "blue" specials, in other words, no air conditioning, no heater, no power nothing. It was ridiculous.
Plus, I am good at negotiating. I learned over the years. I used to sell pianos, and I know from experience that the salesman has some leeway in setting the price. You can ask: "Can't you go any lower?" Some salespeople feel pressured to go lower, in one way or another. They might throw in some perks you don't have to pay for, etc. In my case, I kept bargaining. I didn't really want a new car, but my husband kept telling me it would be better to get a new car, so I did go and annoy the salesmen at the Hyundai dealership, even going so far as to bargain with him. Finally the manager got annoyed with me, I took it so low that even the manager told me "no." But that was all right with me, I didn't want to buy a new car anyway. I finally got a good deal with a Toyota that had less than 40,000 miles on it, it was a 2004-5, but hey, who's counting now? I paid $8,000 for it and my mechanic/friend said it was a good buy. I believed him. I found it in a local ad, it was listed for $8,900, I wanted to pay $7,000, the man said he wouldn't take less than $8,000 and we settled on that. oh well.
#3309 of 4450 Help Please! Elantra '99 specs
Feb 19, 2010 (5:29 am)
I don't know a lot of things about cars. I just got my '99 Elantra. Body and parts are the same as how it was bought back in 1999. What can I add up to my car to make it look cooler without spending too much? Any estimates of the costs I'd be having? Thank you guys!
#3310 of 4450 2008 Elantra: Can you add air conditioning?
Feb 19, 2010 (2:35 pm)
Just bought an 08 elantra with 15,000 miles on it for about $9900. Has anyone ever had this added later? How much did it cost? I think this car is the GLS.
#3311 of 4450 Re: Help Please! Elantra '99 specs [jhordie]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 20, 2010 (7:44 am)
We have a whole list of Elantra-related discussions. This one mainly focuses on the price of new models.
Peruse these discussions, and find one that fits! Hyundai Elantra discussions
#3312 of 4450 Good Deal and Experience on 2010 Elantra SE
Mar 06, 2010 (3:26 pm)
I just purchased a 2010 Elantra SE, with Premium Package, iPod cable, floor mats, and mud guards from Fairfax Hyundai in Fairfax, VA.
OTD Price: $15,608 (after $1,500 rebate and before Tax and Tags)
Invoice: $19,051 (including Dest.)
I used Zag.com through American Express, dealt with the Internet Sales Manager over phone/email for a couple questions, and then went in and picked up the car. Buying process was very pleasant, no gimmicks or games from the sales staff or the Finance guy (I did have my own financing from my CU going in). I would highly recommend this dealership!
#3313 of 4450 Re: Good Deal and Experience on 2010 Elantra SE [wallman]
Mar 07, 2010 (1:55 pm)
Bravo... yours is an example on how to purchase a car. Whether live or online you have to do your homework, know what you want, what you're willing to pay and have the financing in your pocket. The whole process is quite simple and can be fun (from a guy who has bought or leased over a dozen new vehicles) knowing that the guy with the checkbook is in charge of the deal, not the salesman or dealership brass.
Also the SE is the way to go considering the safety,handling, and interior upgrades, it is well worth the added cost.
Although I usually don't agree with premium add-ons on an econo car, the price you received seems pretty strong given the current rebate. Good deal, best of luck with your new ride.
BTW- OTD means out the door, that includes all taxes, fees and usually a full tank of gas.
#3314 of 4450 Re: Good Deal and Experience on 2010 Elantra SE [smesu]
Mar 08, 2010 (9:12 am)
I agree with you on the premium upgrade, but sunroof was big for WAF, so we got that. Here's a full break down on the OTD price:
$ 389 Processing (I did not feel like fighting over this, but possibly could have)
$ 548 Tax
$ 63 Tags
$ (1,500) Rebate
$16,219 Total OTD
Mar 08, 2010 (6:06 pm)
Please help, what do you guys think of a 2009 Elantra SE with 5k miles for $14,844. There is no BT, sunroof, nav, but the car is in perfect shape. Thoughts? They are being generous with my trade in also, offering $4500 for a 2003 civic hybrid with 103k on it.
#3316 of 4450 Re: 2009 SE [bbb99]
Mar 08, 2010 (7:06 pm)
You didn't say whether it's an AT or not, but in general this is a rare car--just 3 of them within 500 miles of the Twin Cities, for example (includes several large cities including Chicago) with less than 10k miles. All the prices are right around $14,900, and KBB is over $1000 more, so they are in the ballpark. But their trade offer for your Civic is only OK; KBB for Good condition is $4800 in my area. Also you are losing the powertrain warranty beyond 5 years.
You could try to work them down some, or if they won't budge much see if they will do the Hyundai Certified warranty on the car. That brings the warranty back to 10 years and makes it transferrable (I think), plus gives 10 years of roadside assistance. You can get a new 2010 Sonata these days for close to $15k, so relatively speaking $15k for a used Elantra SE isn't that great a deal.