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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3753 of 4450 seeing is believing
Jun 26, 2011 (8:41 am)
i recieved a call from my local hyundai dealer yesterday informing me that the elantra that i was interested in(2012 elantra gls with prefered pack in desert bronze and tan interior) was going to be arriving at the dealership this morning by truck along with about 6 other 2012 elantra's in assorted colors and options.he told me that if i wanted to have a good shot of getting the car that i should be at the dealership at 12.00 o'clock when the truck was scheduled to arrive.i got there a little late and noticed a small crowd had gathered where the truck was off-loading the elantra's.salesman told me that the car that i had wanted along with the other elantra's on the truck were all sold on the spot even before the truck off-loaded the cars at full msrp..i even watched 2 people get into a verbal shouting match over 1 of the elantra's that each had wanted.i didn't beleive all the hype over this car was true but now i am convinced..20 years ago if you would have told me that people would be fighting over a hyundai i would have said your crazy.but it's true.this has got to be one of the hottest selling cars of all time.maybe even better than the new vw beatle that came out in 1997...
#3754 of 4450 Re: seeing is believing [steven39]
Jun 27, 2011 (5:46 am)
Not quite close to the buying frenzy over the Gen II Prius (the waiting list on those was many months when they first came out) but remarkable for a Hyundai. They guessed right on the avant garde styling--seems to be attracting a lot of people. 40 mpg EPA rating doesn't hurt either. I'm very glad my 2004 Elantra still has many miles left in it, and gets upper 30s mpg on the highway when driven moderately. And my Sentra lease still has two years left. Hope the prices have moderated some by then, or I'll just snap up the Sentra for $11k residual (which I thought was high when I signed the lease).
#3755 of 4450 Re: seeing is believing [steven39]
Jun 27, 2011 (9:48 am)
Do you mind telling the location of the Hyundai dealership?
As for the two in a shouting match, did the dealer try to auction the elantra off to the highest bidder? Please share more.
I have given up on buying the elantra; I will NEVER pay MSRP for any car. I am now looking to buy the Santa Fe. One local dealer is offering $3500 off sticker price; yet I'm still waiting for better deal.
Jun 27, 2011 (10:38 am)
Was it one of Rick Case's stores? Just guessing here. We live across the street from Coconut Creek Hyundai, have already bought from them a few years ago, and their new supply seems to not sit very long at all. I pass the area where they start the PDI process and cars don't sit there much.
The wife and I also talked about the new Accent earlier and she prefers the sedan but I prefer the 5 door. Think she'd be happier in the Elantra but we'll have to wait & see. Hoping to squeak out another 6 to 12 months if possible. But the a/c has been acting up lately and the tires are starting to look a bit worn. We're already past 92k and we'd really like to get it over 100k. Due to the small amount of compact & sub compact models available, getting these things fixed will probably become necessary at some point. Again, we'll have to see how lucky we are. We still love the Mazda though.
#3757 of 4450 Re: Rick Case [sandman_6472]
Jun 27, 2011 (1:14 pm)
FWIW, we test drove Accent Sedan and Elantra back to back. My wife and I both felt that the Accent did not have adequate power even while driving on flat roads. Acceleration is very labored and pick up is unacceptably slow with 4 passengers. Once it reaches highway speed, then it was OK. Also, the suspension is quite good compared to the previous generation Elantra. We have ruled out Accent; we will be buying Elantra if we can get it at a reasonable price.
#3758 of 4450 Re: seeing is believing [psgame2k]
Jun 27, 2011 (4:06 pm)
the name of the dealer is william lehman hyundai-mitsubishi-subaru located near where i live in north miami beach,fla.i don't know what became of the 2 people involved in the shouting match over the elantra.and i don't blame you for not wanting to pay full msrp especially a hyundai that despite what you may have read or heard do not have very good resale value.atleast when you pay full msrp for a honda or toyota you get the good resale value guranteed..with a hyundai,it's a roll of the dice.......
#3759 of 4450 Re: seeing is believing [steven39]
Jun 28, 2011 (5:09 am)
Hard to believe people fighting over a Hyundai!
Before this car became popular, my wife and I were looking at a white GLS and a desert bronze Limited with navigation in our dealer's backlot back in December. Both cars were side by side unprepped with tan interiors! We bought the Limited! Would have bought both if the white was a Limited with navigation! Got a great deal too!
Jun 28, 2011 (12:47 pm)
Toughest ones are still the Limited Navi cars, but that GLS with the Preferred package is just as tough.
FWIW, MSRP isn't really that much over invoice... last I checked on a GLS it's about $400 give or take depending on accessories.
#3761 of 4450 Re: .. [im_brentwood]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2011 (1:06 pm)
Long time, no see!
Jun 28, 2011 (3:34 pm)
I just bought a basic model, 6sp manual with the comfort package (Air, Cruise, Tel steer, 16" wheels, carpet floor mats & Ipod cable) for $17,200 after destination fee's. We are adding a sunroof to the car in a couple weeks and will be paying $995 extra for that. We didn't buy any of their extended warranties but did purchase the "window hardener" package they had for about $550 (not even sure what it is but it's suppose to be like perminant rain-x plus hardens the glass to avoid rock chips). We'll see if that works. We paid nearly full MSRP (Hyundai doesn't have much of a markup but they did make some money) because my wife had to have the stick shift and it was the only one in within 200 miles and we didn't want to deal with a dealer trade. So far the car seems like a good deal (45mpg on the dash, but haven't refueled yet to get real reading). Feel free to ask questions if you'd like. Matt