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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#3999 of 4422 Re: Will Hyundai come out with a 2013 model? [missrue]
Sep 29, 2011 (11:47 pm)
Hyundai's new Elantra may have a few updates to it's ultra modern sub-compact sedan.
Some tweaks to packages are normal with a new model. So far, the car is the best car, in it's class, to date. It gets 40mpg hwy and 30mpg city. Period.
There is a 1000 mile break in period, which means, start calculating your mpg's after that. I leased my GLS August 10th, 2011, and have 1200 freeway miles on it, so far. The mpg on the window sticker is right on!
This is my 3rd new car lease in 10 years. I think I'll keep this one, maybe, and I'll be getting me some great Michelins after my new tires wear out.
Oct 06, 2011 (9:28 am)
I've had a deposit on a 2012 GLS with Preferred package for 2 weeks. This one was built in Alabama. Yesterday they called and said it had just come off the truck and I might be able to get it late in the afternoon. 20 minutes later they call back and say it is not the one they had listed on my order, this one came from Korea but was identical. Told them I would take it. 15 minutes later they call back and said the identical GLS from Alabama just came off another truck. Told them I would take either one, first one ready. About an hour later they called back and said neither would be ready to drive or sell until at least tomorrow, something to do with getting the paperwork. So, the wait is just about over.
GLS w/preferred package, floor mats, cargo tray, cargo net, destination $19,055
Dealer doc fee $399
Estimated TN sales tax is a few dollars over $1500
TN tags will be another $100-120
I will be using the $500 matching funds from Hyundai through Motozuma, so my net will be between $20,500 & $20,600 or so. I will probably finance about $8K for 3 years with the 1.9% Hyundai deal.
Update, dealer just called and I can pick it up (after completing the paperwork, writing them a check, etc.) this afternoon on the way home.
I'll report on the Motozuma experience with the dealer. My saleswoman had not heard of that when I show it to her 2 weeks ago. She was supposed to show it to the sale manager or finance guys. I'm hoping it will not be an issue since Hyundai does list it on their site.
#4001 of 4422 Re: Pricey! [cdavidhess]
Oct 06, 2011 (10:42 am)
that's a pretty good trade-in offer on a msrp of $18,480.00 which i think is indicitive of the elantra's excelent trade-in value's..
#4002 of 4422 19,070 Elantra 2012 limited??
Oct 06, 2011 (2:46 pm)
How does 19,070 sound for the Elantra 2012 limited (harbor grey) (before TTL)
This in dallas fortworth, TX area
#4003 of 4422 Re: 19,070 Elantra 2012 limited?? [veeren]
Oct 06, 2011 (4:28 pm)
I'd say that is a good price, does it include the destination fee? In San Antonio the market value is $20.726
#4004 of 4422 Are a lot of you putting down deposits?
Oct 06, 2011 (8:28 pm)
I've been reading this forum off and on for the past few months and notice many of you mention that you put down a deposit at your local dealership to reserve your Elantra. I live in the Charlotte area and have been working with a local, smaller dealer who won't let me put down a deposit to hold the car we want for us when it comes in (looking for a '12 Silver Limited with Black Interior, no nav). I first visited them 4 months ago, and told them what I was looking for. They put me on their "list" - fast forward to now - so earlier this week they told me the exact car I wanted was coming in on Thursday (today). They told me to come in quickly when it arrived, since the light colors "go fast." I asked if there was any way to put a deposit down to hold the car - they said the only thing they could do for me was to let me purchase the car by the VIN number before the car arrived at the dealership, that way it would be sold right as it came off the truck. We weren't that comfortable purchasing a car without even seeing it. Anyway so I got the call this morning, saying the car had just come in. I told the salesman I would come in as soon as I got off work - well, right as I was leaving the office they called and told me it was sold. I'm really annoyed. How does the deposit process work at some of the dealerships y'all are working with?
#4005 of 4422 Re: Are a lot of you putting down deposits? [katherinenj]
Oct 06, 2011 (8:56 pm)
Maybe you should check out other dealers within a few hours drive. You can go to hyundaiusa.com. Then look for dealer locater and check out other dealers, for example, I found 2 silver limiteds at bob johnson hyundai in raleigh. It doesn't say what the interior colors are, but I'm sure if you called they would tell you. Just an idea to help ya.
#4006 of 4422 Re: Are a lot of you putting down deposits? [katherinenj]
Oct 07, 2011 (8:34 am)
I went by Wolfchase Hyundai here in Memphis 9/21 finally ready to purchase. I first looked back in April/May. I found the sales person I had talked with standing out front. We went in and talked a little. They pulled up there expected Elantra list. A GLS with Preferred package, floor mats, cargo net, cargo mat and Ipod cable showed it might ship from Alabama as early as that week. Discussing with her, she said I could reserve it (refundable deposit) with a few hundred deposit. I did that on the spot. It finally arrived 10/5 early afternoon about an hour after an identical GLS from Korea. They had problems getting the electronic invoices so I was not able to pick it up until last night, 10/6.
I guess it depends on the dealer. Don't know why they would do it. If someone put down a deposit then decided against the purchase when it came it and it still sells with 48 hours, does not seem if the dealer would be taking any chances. Its not like you are ordering something from the factory that would be hard to sell.
#4007 of 4422 Re: Are a lot of you putting down deposits? [mikeystoy5]
Oct 07, 2011 (10:35 am)
Thanks Mikey! I will check them out, and start branching out to other area dealers. I don't mind putting a deposit down at all. I think it's ridiculous to be asked to purchase a car in full before even seeing it...
Oct 07, 2011 (10:47 am)
The Elantra is so hot down here in South Florida that they don't even have any at the dealer near our house to even test drive. Hoping that the supply will catch up with the demand in the near future so those of us who wanna check the car out will be able to. Same goes for the new Accent...tough to even try the product when they have almost none to test drive. Very frustrating to say the least!