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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#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.
#3317 of 4450 Re: 2009 SE [bbb99]
Mar 08, 2010 (7:17 pm)
In Northern Virginia, where I just bought an Elantra, I'm guessing you could get a new 2010 SE for not much more than your used price. With the 1,500 rebate that is currently in effect, you can find a new SEs for around $15,000 before tax and tags.
#3318 of 4450 2009 Elantra SE TMV question
Mar 14, 2010 (4:01 pm)
We have opportunity to buy a USED 2009 Elantra SE with 7,900 miles from a local dealer. There are no other added packages so it has power everything AC automatic with cloth seats and alloy wheels.
Seems the dealer will not go lower than 13,999 + taxes and tags. There are different ways to figure this and I would like your thoughts on True Market Value figure?
#3319 of 4450 Re: 2009 SE [backy]
Mar 14, 2010 (5:09 pm)
It is an AT, I went ahead and didn't get it. I sold my HCH on craigslist for $5250 and I'm going to get a Fit Sport with a little more mileage for the same price ($15k). I lose the ESC and the sirius/xm ready radio, but I gain some headroom and my wifes approval. Thoughts?
#3320 of 4450 Re: 2009 Elantra SE TMV question [bbyrd2]
Mar 15, 2010 (3:12 am)
FWIW, we've got the same exact car you are looking at with 17,500 trouble free miles thus far ('09 SE auto) bought new and commutin' the heck out of it. Read, LOVE THIS CAR so in my opinion you are wise to be considering it in your used car search. That said, not so sure that price is a very good one. We bought ours for basically $15,400 brand new OTD, taxes, tags everything (had the $4500 Cash for Clunker steal going on so I remember writing the check for $10.9k and change. my trade was probably worth about fifty bucks btw but Uncle Sap gave me a couple G's. Thanks guys!). So where this dealer gets off reducing the price 9% or so on a "preveiously owned" car, not sure. Me thinks the discount oughtta be somewhat larger. Again, take it all FWIW. JMHO.
Mar 15, 2010 (6:37 am)
purchased 2009 Elantra OTD $15,000. in June 09. See old posts.
Anybody ever have problem with referral fees? Garbage salesman keeps saying its on the way, but never takes care of it. Of course there isn't nothing in writing, just a verbal, worth nothing. So consumer beware, get it in writing.
#3322 of 4450 Re: 2009 SE [bbb99]
Mar 15, 2010 (6:49 am)
Well, the wife's opinion is important! FWIW, did you check out the Elantra Touring? It's more similar to the Fit (small wagon), has TONS of room (limo-like legroom in back for example and a big cargo area), and has standard ESC and traction control. Good headroom also. The GLS trim starts around $16k list and I saw a new one advertised this past weekend at a local dealer for just under $15k, and that was before negotiations, so it would be in the same ballpark price-wise as the used Fit--but the Touring would be a new 2010 with full warranty. Just a thought.
#3323 of 4450 Re: 2009 Elantra SE TMV question [joegiant]
Mar 15, 2010 (10:45 am)
Yeah, I agree with you, 13999 + tag + taxes does not excite me. I did ask if the 13999 was OTD. They said they could'nt do it for that because it is about what they have in it. I bet not. I would still consider this car if OTD at 13,999 because the car is at Hyundai dealer and less than 5 miles from us. Very few used SE models in our area at the moment. They will either sell it to someone else or be calling soon.
If I lived in the state of VA I where I could buy new in the 15.5k range i probably would go new.
#3324 of 4450 2009 Elantra Sunroof package for $13.4k?
Apr 25, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Price before Tax & Title. 31k Miles. Minneapolis twincities area. Am I getting a fair deal?
#3325 of 4450 Re: 2009 Elantra Sunroof package for $13.4k? [ssc1]
Apr 25, 2010 (7:29 pm)
Did you get them to list everything you are being charged for? Keep in mind that the dealership wants to get rid of the car and has some room to negotiate, probably. I really hear the Hyundai is a good car. If there are dealership fees or administrative charges, see if they are willing to negotiate on these. what happened to me is that I lowballed the car they were offering me to the point the manager refused. I really didn't want to buy a new car but if I were to buy one, I'd definitely buy a Hyandai and not worry much about a few hundred dollars here or there. I suggest you ask for a reduction in their administrative fees and see what happens. sometimes they can, sometimes they can't, but you can't hurt by trying. Here's how you do it: Tell the finance guy you'll pay $12,500. He'll say no, it's impossible. Tell him you like the car, but need the price lowered, how about $12,9k? He might say no again. Say, "Look, let's both be happy. How about $13K? He might say no again but you can't lose for trying, can you? Maybe they're willing to throw in extra's for free, like leather seats or a longer term of Sirius or something like that.