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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3787 of 4422 What's your experience buying a new Elantra in Bay Area CA
Jul 04, 2011 (11:32 am)
I am looking to buy a new Elantra in Bay Area California.
I contacted a few dealers via email system on hyundai.com. It looks like the inventory is very low. I can't find any 2011 model. Some dealers have sold out.
Is it because of the July 4 holiday? Will I have better chance if I wait until the end of July.
What's your experience? Any advice would be appreciated.
#3788 of 4422 Re: What's your experience buying a new Elantra in Bay Area CA [wise8]
Jul 04, 2011 (12:22 pm)
You may have to go for a 2012 model, or be prepared to travel a ways to get a leftover 2011. I doubt you will have any better luck finding a 2011 at the end of July--they could be all gone by then.
Jul 04, 2011 (1:58 pm)
Found a dealer in Greensboro, N.C., that has 5 2011 Elantra's
#3790 of 4422 Re: 2012 Elantra [gcgray]
Jul 04, 2011 (6:29 pm)
We were given the option of having it delivered to our front door for 17k or to pick it up in St Augustine for 16,900. We opted to have it delivered. I hope that didn't cause any problems. I'm sorry to hear that the deal didn't go through. They were really very pleasant to deal with when I was purchasing.
#3791 of 4422 Just bought Elantra Limited 2011
Jul 06, 2011 (4:27 pm)
I just bought a 2011 Elantra Limited WITHOUT technology package, but with the included options of wheel locks, ipad cable, floor mats for a round figure of $21,000 OTD (including $340 DMV fees). Harbor gray exterior and Black interiors.
Good deal or got ripped?
#3792 of 4422 Re: Just bought Elantra Limited 2011 [sprash]
Jul 06, 2011 (4:54 pm)
you probably could have gotten a 2012 for either the same or a little more money since the 2012's are arriving on dealers lots now.
#3793 of 4422 paying full msrp for the elantra
Jul 08, 2011 (9:14 am)
the object of any new car purchaser is to go into the dealership and try to get the best deal that you can on a new car purchase.however,when you pay full msrp for a car you are basically going into the dealer and waiving the white flag in surrender and giveing the dealership the upper hand on the purchase.it's like saying i want the dealership to make as much money on me as possible when it should be the other way around.
Jul 08, 2011 (9:25 am)
I'd rather have a fair deal for both sides as that's what negotiations are all about...both sides walk away from the table with something. There has to be compromise or the deal won't happen. And now when demand is so much greater than supply, the dealer is in the cat bird seat. Hopefully in six months or so, demand/supply will be better balanced. But until then, the dealer knows that there will be many customers who will pay full MSRP and then some to get the product. But just like you Steve, we're gonna wait it out at this point.
Tires Plus removed a nail from one of the Mazda 3's tires this morning and told me I need at least 2 new tires. We'll probably get them and fix the a/c if it goes out totally and take her to 100k miles. But since it's the wife's car, she'll make the ultimate decision. Since I'm home now and really don't drive much, we might swap rides for awhile until she's ready and inventory picks up a bit. We'll see.
Jul 08, 2011 (10:13 am)
I guess that maybe I have an advantage over some, because I worked for dearlers for over 42 yrs., an I know what they can do if they want to make a sale. Not many people know about the incentives dealers get from the factory, such as advertising fees, dealer hold back (which on alot of cars or trucks can be $3000-$5000 that they get on every unit sold), doc fee's, (just a big rip off, this money generally goes into the owners pocket), exteneded warranties, (which the dealer pays about $600 for an charges anywhere from $1200-$2200) an all those little things like a lifetime wax package, windsheild chip protector??, thats a new one an just about all the rest of the bull they try to sell you on top of there so called best deal. Thats why it's important to make the very best deal you can an maybe bring up about the little extra's they get. You'll never see a poor owner, or any of the upper management. Hope this might help ya's.
#3796 of 4422 Hyundai of St Augustine
Jul 08, 2011 (12:24 pm)
I actually put money down at Hyundai of St Augustine on Saturday. I bought a 2012 silver automatic Hyundai Elantra with the preferred package and the mirror upgrade. I paid 17,500 for the car + the 599 dealer fee+ tax ,tag,title. With 1500 in negative equity , I walked out the door for 20,389.87 with no financing. The salesman that I dealt with was nice but I did have to work him over for a day. I actually had a different quote at first but saw what was posted later and called the dealer to make them match it.