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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#3355 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [w9cw]
Dec 07, 2006 (12:30 pm)
I currently drive a 1992 Toyota Camry that is on its last piston.
I will not buy the new Camry because it has a lot of problems even though it was voted car of the year.
The Honda and Mazda are both lame ducks for this year. The new designs are going to be released for 2008.
And I have never posted on any other forum other than Edmunds/Hyundai.
Aren't you lucky you have had no problems:
No K-Thump in rear suspension.
No sloshing in the gas tank.
No annoying belt chime.
No front dash rattle.
Just some of the problems that have been reported to Edmunds. Maybe you should read the Edmunds Forum and be grateful you have a problem free car.
Just came from the Aquaduct racetrack in Queens NY. Walked up and down through the parking lot looking for an 06/07 Sonata and out of several hundred cars, how many Sonata's did I see...none...a big fat zero. What does that say about NYC folks. I don't know, maybe the Sonata is not such a hot car as compared to the Japanese trio.
#3356 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [xoso]
Dec 07, 2006 (12:42 pm)
You're lucky if your state collects tax on the "after-rebate" price. Many states, or maybe "most" states, charge sales tax on the price BEFORE the rebate is applied.
#3357 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [sligg]
Dec 07, 2006 (8:01 pm)
sal for your info, my '03 sonata lx racked up 332,360 miles before being replaced by my 07 Limited. The only warranty claim was the ambient temp. sensor. Normal wear and tear items, plus regular fluid flushes were my only expenses other than...purge control valve, cruise control switch, heater blower motor and trunk latch. I now have 7800 miles on my 07 (in 3 weeks) and have yet to experience any of the problems posted...my friends with toyotas, hondas, vdubs etc. cannot make these claims.
#3358 of 8898 Rebates "$2,000"?
Dec 07, 2006 (9:26 pm)
I just ran a quote on the Edmunds site for a 2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS I4 Auto with the O2 option group O2 premium package. It showed a final price with a rebate of $2000. But when I clicked on the show rebates link it only showed a possible rebate of $1,500. $1,000 rebate to customer plus a $500 loyalty rebate.
#3359 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [w9cw]
Dec 08, 2006 (6:34 am)
Argghh! The IDoR rep I talked to yesterday was wrong and when I asked another IDoR rep today, they helped me find the applicable line of tax code.
Taxes, THEN man. rebates.
Sorry for the confusion!
(http://www.revenue.state.il.us/legalinformation/regs/part130/130-2125.pdf) (section b-2-a)
#3360 of 8898 Re: Rebates "$2,000"? [eagle2a]
Dec 08, 2006 (7:29 am)
#3361 of 8898 anybody buy a 2007 manural trans?
Dec 08, 2006 (8:21 am)
I live in New York State, and tried 5 dealerships- no one sells manual transmission, GLS.
I bought my last car way back in 1987, my wife bought a stick shift Subaru in 1999 no problem, I testdrove a 2007 Mazda6 with stick, other manufacturers make a stick shift....why not Hyundai on the east coast?
If you bought one I'd be interested to find out what state, what month.
#3362 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [sligg]
Dec 09, 2006 (2:29 am)
Well, I don't have any of the above problems except the annoying chime noise and I fixed that issue by simply stuffing my gloves under the cigarette lighter/tray console, which is where the noise is mostly coming out of. Works wonders.
No rear suspension issues (mine was a later '07 model). No sloshing gas tank. No front dash rattle. And a car for thousands less and more standard features, saftey features, and by far better warranty than Accord/Camry. And the fact that I won't see the same car for every third or fourth car I pass. Sounds pretty close to "perfect" if you ask me. But if what's "hot in NYC" is what you care about, then go ahead and get what everyone else gets.
I also like the fact that Hyundai is doing a pretty good job addressing issues from its consumer. Fix for the suspension issue on older models...check. Higher profile tires for the V6 models for better ride...check. Chime noise doesn't come back on until driving faster than 6mph without seatbelt strapped...check. Black leather interior...check. Changing tracks/stations on the steering wheel...check. Option for XM radio and nav system...check. Not bad for its 2nd year, albeit later '07 models.
#3363 of 8898 Re: Rebates "$2,000"? [eagle2a]
Dec 09, 2006 (4:13 am)
Add in the $500 military rebate and you'll come up to $2000.
#3364 of 8898 Re: :-) Any rebates coming for December? [xj220]
Dec 09, 2006 (6:41 am)
You have renewed my interest in the Sonata.
What was the build date on your car which I assume is the Sonata Limited?
The reason I bring up the scarcity of Sonata's in NYC is to see if I have an advantage with the dealer if they are not selling.
Where did you get the black leather interior? I canvassed at least 15 dealers in metro NY and not one had black.
Apparently the chime noise has been fixed-good.
You are the first person to state you can now change tracks/stations on the steering wheel-which is also good news.
Hyundai told me black was not available on the east coast but was on the west coast.
Obviously the build date is important, I'm glad you posted this information. The date of manufacture is on a label on the lower post between the driver's front and rear doors (you have to kneel to read it).
Can you say where you bought the car and what you paid?
Thanks for any input.