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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#4347 of 4450 Re: 2013 Limited With Technology Package [bayonet]
Oct 25, 2012 (3:29 pm)
I'm looking to buy the Elantra coupe 2013 SE model. I am in Ontario Canada where taxes are 13% and my finance rate for 84 months is 0.9%.
I was wondering if someone can tell me what I should be paying for this car.
#4348 of 4450 Re: 2013 Limited With Technology Package [elantracoupe]
Oct 26, 2012 (9:06 am)
went with a friend of mine yesterday to look at a 2013 hyundai elantra coupe se with sunroof and a 5sp manual tranny.msrp was $20,785.00 and they offered to sell for $19,175.00 plus TTT..he's takeing the usual day or two to think it over and compare other deals that he's gotten.
#4349 of 4450 2013 Elantra GLS-PZEV Buying Experience/Pricing
Nov 02, 2012 (11:21 am)
2013 Elantra Sedan, GLS-PZEV - (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) - meets California Emissions Regulations and is certified.
Color: Shimmering Air Silver - 2012 North American Car of the Year IIHS Top Safety Pick
Standard Features -
5yr/60k New Vehicle Warranty - Honda, Toyota, Madza, Ford, Kia = 3yr/36k New Vehicle Warranty.
- 10yr/100k mile Powertrain Warranty
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) w/ Traction Control
- ABS w/ Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
- 4 wheel disk brakes - (usually an option or available on higher tiered vehicles - and a definite advantage in accident avoidance/emergency handling situations, over front disk w/ rear drum)
- Front, Front Side Impact * Side Curtain Airbags = 6 airbags
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System - (important for maintain proper air pressure in tires, which is important for accident avoidance/emergency handling situations)
- Daytime Running Lights (w/ manual override feature - if you have the DRL on, your perimeter parking lights will be on as well, but all turn off automatically when the engine is turned off)
- 1.8l, 145 HP, 130 lbs-ft Torque, DOHC 4-Cylinder
- Dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing
- 6-Speed A/T w/ Shiftronics
-16" Allow Wheels (not wheel coverings)
- Map Lights w/ Sunglass Holder
- Air Conditioning w/ Cabin Air Filter
- AM/FM/SiriusXM (w/ 90-day trial),CD/MP3 Audio System w/ 6 Speakers
- iPod/USB and 2 Auxiliary Input Jacks
- Remote Keyless Entry w/ Alarm (Would have been nice to have the remotes on the actual key like on Honda's keys, as well as have the key "chipped" which prevents the ignition from being started w/out the key - only real complaint about the car to date)
- Power Windows and Locks (Auto down only - auto up would have been a nice touch to include)
- Power Heated Outside Mirrors - (nice feature on those cold mornings when everything is fogging up)
- Trip Computer: Avg MPG, Avg Speed, Miles left on remaining gas level, Trip A, Trip B
- Exterior Temperature Display
- Steering Wheel Mounted Cruise Control
- Tilt and Telescopic Steering column (most only offer Tilt, and not the Telescopic option)
- Driver Seat Height Adjustment
- Front Armrest Storage Box
- Front Passeger Seatback Pocket
- 60/40 Spilt Folding Rear Seats w/ center armrest w/ cupholders
- Front and Rear Door pockets w/ moldings to hold water bottles.
Preferred Package Added Features:
- Heated Front Cloth Seats
- Steering Wheel Audio Controls
- Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System w/ Voice Recognition
- Cloth Insert Door Trim
- Sliding Center Armrest
- Illuminated Vanity Mirros w/ Extensions
- Illuminated Ignition
- Front Foglights
Preferred Package: $650.00
Freight & Handling $775.00
Total Sticker Price $19,240.00
Amount Financed: $18,436.00
Things I declined to buy from Dealership:
1. 10-yr/100k Extended Warranty - Price $2200 w/ a $100 deductible; although I was able to get the price down to $1650. Car comes w/ 5yr/60k New Vehicle Warranty, and you can always purchase an extended warranty as you get close the end of the New Vehicle Warranty - which really only provides an addition 5yrs/40K miles of extended coverage. (I had purchased one w/ my '06 Civic for $1695, zero deductible, 8yr/120K mile - they couldn't offer one w/out a deductible and gave me some b/s line about all deductibles need to be equal for all warranties.) Besides their aren't many people who blow 60k miles in 5 yrs, or still have the car after 5 yrs. So, I'll cross this bridge when I get to it and not before - I don't want to pay for something I may never use.
2. Gap Insurance Coverage: Gap insurance is a great coverage to have, but buy it through your insurance company, versus buying it through the dealership. Ex: Dealership was going to charge me $800 for gap coverage, which lasts the full term of the loan. My insurance carrier added it for an additional $9.00/6 months coverage. Note* Gap Insurance is really only needed the first 2-3yrs of the loan term, as the first 2 years of car payments the majority of which is applied to the loan's interest, and less is applied to the principal balance - which would be your payoff amount should your car get totalled. Gap coverage makes up the difference between what your car's assessed value at the time of the accident vs. what your loan balance - thus not leaving you with a balance to pay for a car you no longer own, or have to fold into your new replacement car loan. So, to complete my example above, it will only cost me an additional $45 for 2.5 years of gap coverage, versus the $800 the dealership attempted to sell me.
3. Paint and Under Carriage Sealant - Declined: I don't live in South Dakota, where this product application would be a must to prevent/minimize corrosion and extend the life of a vehicle. I live in California, known for its mild climate. Here my car, though not garaged, but carported, is washed and detailed weekly, and waxed monthly. Yes, I've been told that I'm a bit OCD about the care of my vehicles, but then again, that's why I've always received top value when I decide to sell.
I realize that I wasn't too popular with the Finance representative I worked with in the closing of my purchase. One must realize the reasons why the dealerships attempt to sell you these options, is to pad the bottom-line. Just know that you're in charge, that you are not obligated to buy any features, services, or options you don't want or need. Don't allow any member of the dealership to intimidate or coerce into do anything you don't want - and feel free to walk away at anytime. Remember, they are there to be of service to you, and while yes they want to sell you as many features, options, and add-ons - you can say always say "no thank-you".
I hope my "two-cents" was beneficial and feel free to ask questions or offer comments.
#4350 of 4450 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [elantraguy]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:04 am)
After getting nowhere from the Michigan Hyundai Dealers who were not willing to budge from MSRP, I went and bought the vehicle I wanted exactly in Chicago. The salespersons name was STEVE WADE (Wade is not his last name but his nickname).
STEVE is knowledgeable, and a MAN OF INTEGRITY, who treated me like family.
The dealership he works at is KNAUZ - HYUNDAI, Lake Bluff, Illinois.
This was the best new car purchase that I personally have ever had !
#4352 of 4450 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited PZEV Auto
Nov 30, 2012 (10:32 pm)
Just bought a 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited PZEV Auto for an OTD price of $22,350.
The car is a standard limited with the following added Features:
Carpeted Floor Mats
First Aid Kit
Rear Bumper Protector
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Wing Spoiler
Fabric & Leather Protection
Door Edge Guard
Price of Unit: 20,834.11
NJ Sales Tax: 1,458.39
NJ Tire Fee: 7.50
Reg/Title Fee: 301.00
Doc Fee: 249.00
Sub Total: 22,850
Minus Rebate: - 500.00
Total OTD Price: 22,350
Dealer: Toms River Lester Glenn Hyundai, NJ
#4353 of 4450 Hyundai Elantra 2010 SE used price advice
Dec 04, 2012 (6:09 am)
I am seeking advice on a Hyundai Elantra for my wife who is first time driver. We went to CarMax yesterady and test drove a 2010 Elantra SE (4 door), 2WD with 22K miles on it. It still has an active 5-yr warranty on it. The car did well on the test drive. There is some wear on the tires, although we were told that it passed Maryland standards. The (infamous) 'No Haggle' price is 13,998. With the addition of the sales tax, fees, etc the price out the door is 15,500.
Could you please give me some feedback on whether this is a reasonable price to pay?
Thanks a lot!
#4354 of 4450 Re: Hyundai Elantra 2010 SE used price advice [docmd]
Dec 07, 2012 (6:48 pm)
my advise is to invest a couple of more thousand and get a 2013 GLS. It has more features and feel is great compared to 2010. In MD, you should be able to get the vehicle OTD 18500, may be a couple of hundred dollars more depending on the dealership location. Hyundai had a low apr with $500 rebate for all customers last month. I am not sure if the promotion is still around. I am sure great promotions about to come around the holidays/new year. If you can wait, wait. 2010 Elantra SE is not bad either. It's just a matter of $18,500 vs $15,500 and 2013 vs 2010.
#4355 of 4450 Re: Hyundai Elantra 2010 SE used price advice [bdsilva]
Dec 08, 2012 (6:39 am)
Absolutely agree...go with a brand new one if possible. Carmax has high prices to begin with...way too high! Buy new and get all the latest features and a car with no history. I've done both the used and new route and think the new route is the way to go unless $ is a big issue. Right now I drive a '06 Civic which I bought new and even though I also wanted a used luxo car that had like 20k on it for about the same price, am very glad I didn't go that route.
Please, think very carefully on this before you pull the trigger as the new Elantra is such a better car!
#4356 of 4450 Re: Hyundai Elantra 2010 SE used price advice [docmd]
Dec 08, 2012 (9:50 am)
Hi. I agree with what the other two posters said. Besides, there have been lots of reports of bad transmissions with the 2010 Elantra's. And I'm one of them, my 2010 Elantra tranny went out two months after I bought it new.