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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
Mar 01, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Have seen a blue one in the back for about two weeks now, not sure if it's a Limited or a GLS. We bought an Accent there a couple years back & got the price we felt was very fair for our middle girl. Kelly is the internet lady, give her a shout. Use my name if you want though she might not remember us by now. We were too far apart on a 2009 Elantra for our oldest girl though, but knew with time, they'd have caved.
#3499 of 4451 Re: Coconut Creek Hyundai [sandman_6472]
Mar 01, 2011 (6:06 pm)
Thanks, Sandman. I went to their website and they do not have limiteds. I get so frustrating spending countless hours online trying to find accurate listings. List of options are not accurate, colors are not always specified correctly...and dealers wonder why buyers are frustrated.
Hear me, dealers? you have people wanting to buy cars, so make your websites friendly. None of that "call for pricing" gimmicks either. Internet depts are lacking in accurate details in listings. For instance: what's the difference in pricing when there is no variations in the options listed?
Mar 01, 2011 (6:32 pm)
I wanted a white 2011 Elantra limited with a beige interior and navigation. I checked our local dealer's website inventory on a daily basis looking for it. There was no indication of receiving an Elantra with navigation in any color for almost 3 weeks! One day our contact called and said a bronze limited with navigation came in a beige interior color a few days earlier and suggested taking a look at it (he was off for two days). A few days earlier with navigation in the interior color I wanted? Although the car was not white, I bought it! I was happy our contact was on the ball and called us to come down and look at it. They also gave me a great deal on a hard to find car in December!
Mar 01, 2011 (7:11 pm)
Have seen this combo up close & personal and man...sweet combo. The one I saw was a GLS with the nice alloys...would've bought it in a second had the wife seen it also...just outstanding car. Enjoy the ride. Luckily our time frame is such that we'll be wanting a 2012 or 2013 model so inventories should be well up to speed by then. The Indigo Ink one I saw in the back lot looked nice also, or was it that purplish color...not quite sure now but sweet just the same. Hyundai's hit a grand slam with this vehicle & I for one, couldn't be happier. Just have to wait now...that's the hard part!
Mar 02, 2011 (5:20 pm)
Hyundai's Elantra stock is very limited here in Central Cali. I've been looking at dealership inventories in So Cal and its just as light. What gives? Did Hyundai release the Elantra this past December knowing they didn't have enough stock? It doesn't make sense during a time of year that lots of folks are ready to buy a new vehicle. And now they are getting rave reviews on a vehicle that isn't available!
I'm looking for the Limited and those are even more scarce so I may have to wait until this summer and buy a 2012 Elantra instead.
Hyundai should have called the 2011 a 2012 anyway like Kia did with some of their models last year.
#3503 of 4451 Re: Hyundai Elantra [califasramsfan]
Mar 02, 2011 (5:28 pm)
Hyundai started selling the new Elantra in 2010, so it cannot be called a 2012 model. Which Kia models that started selling in 2010 were called 2012 models? I'm not aware of any. For example, the new Optima that rolled out about the same time as the new Elantra is a 2011 model.
One reason stocks may be slim is popularity. With 87 octane at $3.55 today in the Twin Cities and I'm sure more in CA, a car that is rated at 40 mpg highway and has many other plusses should be popular right now.
#3504 of 4451 Re: Hyundai Elantra [califasramsfan]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Hyundai sold 12,289 Elantras last month, which is 54% more than they sold in February 2010. They are manufactured at the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama, which is also where they make the current Sonata. They are, quite literally, selling faster than they can build them!
Hyundai execs have acknowledged that they plan to import additional Elantra inventory from South Korea to meet the demand. As a long term solution, Hyundai plans to build a second factory here within a few years.
#3505 of 4451 Re: Hyundai Elantra [backy]
Mar 02, 2011 (9:52 pm)
We purchased a 2011 Kia Sorento last August, a vehicle Kia had begun selling in January 2010 and called it a 2011.
Just the fact that Hyundai is still advertising 2010 Elantras going into the second quarter of 2011 is another reason for my comment. In our are they have more 2010s than 2011s and its not because they can't keep the new elantra on the lot, its because they just aren't recieving any stock.
Don't get me wrong, I plan on buying the new elantra...when it becomes available.
#3506 of 4451 Re: Hyundai Elantra [califasramsfan]
Mar 03, 2011 (8:44 am)
The Sorento is a good example of what I was talking about. Kia began selling it in January 2010. Thus they could legally call it a 2011 model, since it debuted in 2010. If they started selling it one month earlier, in 2009, they could not have called it a 2011. Another example is the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai started selling them around Super Bowl time last year--so very early in the year. But called it a 2011 model.
Hyundai decided to start selling the new Elantra during 2010, hence it's a 2011 model. Very simple.
Lots of dealers are advertising 2010 models now. I saw an ad the other day from a local Toyota dealer offering a great price on about 40 left-over 2010 Corollas. The same day I saw ads for local Dodge/Chrysler dealers offering great discounts on new 2010 models. Until very recently, I saw ads for new 2010 Elantras in my area.
#3507 of 4451 2011 Elantra GLS + Preferred
Mar 04, 2011 (9:39 am)
Just starting out the research, but the lowest price that I've been quoted so far on a 2011 Elantra GLS automatic with Preferred package = $17, 417 ($18,711 out the door). The invoice price is $16,519 (not including preferred package).
Scrolling through this forum, it seems like people are getting this car for less, or a Limited for the same price...am I way off base here, or have the prices gone up?
Other than going through Tru Price, Edmunds, etc...not sure where else to get my numbers from. Any advice would be welcome, thanks! I'm in Michigan, if that makes a difference.