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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#4268 of 4430 Re: 2013 Elantra Limited [steven39]
Jun 13, 2012 (8:58 pm)
Different strokes for different folks. For me, there are better things to spend the $300 on. There is nothing in the Preferred Package that makes it worth the money to me: I don't use my cell phone while driving, so Bluetooth has no appeal. Ditto the wheel-mounted audio controls, as my in-car audio use is confined to jumping among a few FM radio stations. Lighted ignition vanity mirrors? Meh. Finally, I'm 73 years old and expect the Hyundai to outlast me, so the resale issue is probably moot .
#4269 of 4430 Good deal in Portland Oregon?
Jun 18, 2012 (11:16 am)
Shopping for 2013 Elantra Limited with Tech Package, sunroof deflector and all weather mats. Been given an "out the door" price of $23,567, $200 below invoice (all fees included). Have only approached one dealer so far. Thoughts on quote?
#4270 of 4430 Re: Good deal in Portland Oregon? [pdxtimbersfan]
Jun 18, 2012 (11:29 am)
I got the EXACT same car last month (but a 2012) in NH for 22,600. Two dealers accepted that offer from me, and one got the car in within the time frame I wanted.
Check around and offer lower to a few dealers and see if you get a response. I was told there was no way I could get one for less than 23K. Oh, and the navigation package is totally worth it.
#4271 of 4430 Good deal in NW Indiana?
Jun 19, 2012 (8:16 am)
Looking at a 2013 Elantra GLS w/ the following options:
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Homelink
Carpeted Floor Mats
MSRP of $19,720. Price the dealer offered was $18,500, plus TTT
#4272 of 4430 Re: Good deal in NW Indiana? [rickpro13]
Jun 19, 2012 (10:10 am)
i purchased this same exact car with the same features down here in south florida about a month ago.msrp was the same as yours but i got the car for $18,163.00.plus TTT.your price of $18,500.00 isn't that far off but i think you could probably do a little better.problem i had with mine was getting the desert bronze color which seems to be hard to get.my dealer had to get one from another dealer that was over 200 miles a away.it was worth it because this color is very stunning on this car and i get lots of compliments on it....
#4273 of 4430 Re: Good deal in Portland Oregon? [pdxtimbersfan]
Jun 19, 2012 (11:14 am)
I purchased a 2011 Elantra limited from John Town & Country Hyundai in Milwaukie OR in April 2011 after shopping around a few months in the Portland area. John matched the average "good deal" True Car value here on edmunds.com and was able to get the color I wanted. All negotiation by phone or email. No unpleasant surprises or hastles at time of pick up. Professional and smooth. They were able to license on the spot which saved time for me. Other dealers couldnt even get a car in at that time even w/ a $500 deposit.
AVOID: Worst dealership was Beaverton Hyundai where they PROUDLY posted invoices of 12 past elantra sales on their public showroom wall for $500 - $1200 OVER MSRP. Would not come down at all on their price, they were so very proud of ripping people off. I wont even go to them for service now even tho they are the closest dealership to my house.
Let us know how you wind up.
#4274 of 4430 Re: Good deal in Portland Oregon? [pdxtimbersfan]
Jun 21, 2012 (6:58 am)
Update, after email correspondence from Portland area dealer #2.
He would not match or beat quote from dealer #1 ($23, 500) because the cars they had on the lot had more options- rearview mirror Link, cargo net, cargo shelf, and wheel locks (additional $400 in "stuff) in addition to floor mats and sunroof deflector I had requested.
He would be willing to go $23,500 but I would have to pay my own DMV ($300)- car is now at $23,800. Essentially we would be buying extras we hadn't originally wanted for $300 instead of $400 retail, which doesn't seem like much of a deal.
Dealer #1 participates in a free tires program, where scheduled maintentance has to be done at their dealership in exchange for free tires when the originals are shot. I mentioned that to Dealer #2 who was less than impressed when I suggested he throw in the extras on his Elantra (matching the OTD door price of $23,500) since they are about the value of a set of new tires I'd get at Dealer #1 if I bought there. Was that unrealistic of me? Dealer #2 added "I will talk to my sales manager to see if there's anything else I can do with the price"..
Dealer #2 is very close to my house as well, not that that should be a deciding factor.
Thoughts welcomed- great forum.
Jun 21, 2012 (7:25 am)
Remember, the alleged $400 worth of options aren't worth $400. That's a bogus number, and not what they would be losing.
1. I think with the navigation package, the rear camera for backing up is included. It was in mine. Backing up is a big part of MY navigation through life, at any rate.
2. I got a cargo net on ebay for 10$.
3. When we agreed on the price I said no extras beyond the navigation package. The car they found came with the sun roof deflector and the mats, so they ate that.
4. I drove too far away to this dealer. I've got 3 much closer. In some ways I regret that. So, perhaps the manager at #2 (as the month comes to a close) will meet your price in a day or two. The convenience might be worth that, even with the terrific gas mileage. If #2 has the color you want, perhaps you might remind them that if they want your business, then they will find you the exact car you want, but a swap is more work for them, and perhaps affects their profit margin. He shouldn't be using 'what we have on the lot' as part of the negotiations.
#4276 of 4430 Got One; 2013 Hyundai Elantra w Pref Pkg
Jun 24, 2012 (7:44 am)
I had to go out of my area about 120miles to find my car. The local dealers either did not want to deal much lower than the sticker price, or had limited stock and/or choices. It was worth it. Brought home a new 2013 Elantra with Pref Pkg, pluc cargo net, tray, mats and ipod cable for $18,200 plus TTT. Final out the pocket price including taxes/licenses, etc $19,924.
It really helped that I started with a good quote from one dealer and then shopped around. It took some patience and finding a dealership who could beat the quote, even if I had to go outside my area to deal. I also used truecar dot com to see where others were buying the car, a great site.
So far...I love my Elantra!
#4277 of 4430 Re: Got One; 2013 Hyundai Elantra w Pref Pkg [rodneyck]
Jun 24, 2012 (9:30 am)
sounds like you got a pretty good deal.your price falls in where others have paid also.i purchased the same car about a month ago.price was $18,163.00plus TTT...however like yourself i had to travel about 100 miles from where i live to get the color i wanted which is desert bronze metallic.for some reason,this is a hard color to get and not many dealers have it on the lot.out of maybe 15 elantras any one dealer may have on the lot only 1 would be in the desert bronze color.i live in hallandale beach,florida and had to go to naples on the west coast to get the car but it was worth it because this car looks so good in the desert bronze color and i get many compliments on it from people.