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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#4479 of 8855 Re: 2009 sonata [jack47]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:30 am)
I think it's simply that Hyundai realized they needed to improve the Sonata to stay competitive in the market, with a new Accord, Altima, Aura, Camry, Fusion/Milan, Malibu, Optima, and Sebring/Avenger having been released since the 2006 Sonata debuted. So they wanted to get the 2009 model out as soon as possible. Also, remember the 2006 Sonata came out in early 2005, so it has been almost 3 years since the last redux of the Sonata. Three years is a typical refresh cycle for Hyundai.
#4480 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [davis22]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:50 am)
Oh Welllll !!! I finally picked it up. Black Sonata GLS 08 AT no extra added
Obvious Question?? How much I paid?
I paid 14850 including Doc Fee, it is $289 in this dealership and it is pretty much same in all Oklahoma dealerships. I have to pay tax and tag extra. I wanted to pay in cash, but they insisted that I have to Finance through them at least 10,000 (5.4%) so that they can give me in that price. They promised there is no early payment penalty. I am going to pay it off in 1-3 months whenever I feel like. They in turn threw in Mio GPS C230 and floor mats.
I am pretty happy with the deal. Only think I didn't like is, it has 121 (One Hundred twenty One) miles. I bought a Honda Civic before which had <5 miles. I don't know whether this is an issue or not.
#4481 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [sujan]
Mar 13, 2008 (11:57 am)
All it probably means is that the car was used for some demo drives.
#4482 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [backy]
Mar 13, 2008 (12:04 pm)
I do think the same. I also test-driven it for about 4-5 miles.
#4483 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [sujan]
Mar 13, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Congrats! I sent an email to an NJ dealer to see if they can do $16300 OTD for the 08 Sonata GLS auto/no packages. They have a few, hopefully a silver one has under 30 miles the most.
#4484 of 8855 Re: 2009 sonata [backy]
Mar 13, 2008 (6:31 pm)
Actually the '06 Sonata came out in late May or June of '05, so they are jumping the gun a bit on the normal 12 month (approx) model year change.
#4485 of 8855 Re: 2009 sonata [bhmr59]
Mar 13, 2008 (8:01 pm)
But not jumping the gun on the normal 3 year refresh cycle, which is what I was referring to. In the U.S. I remember seeing them at dealers in April 2005, and they were in the ROK in the fall of 2004. So split the difference and it's pretty darn close to 3 years from the redesign to the refresh.
#4486 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [kagedude]
Mar 17, 2008 (8:12 am)
I tried 3 dealers in the NYC area and no one can give me the $16300 OTD price. I thought they were high volume dealers and at least had 5 08 Sonatas with auto/no packages in stock. You'd think they'd want to get rid of it asap.
#4487 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [kagedude]
Mar 17, 2008 (8:31 am)
That is surprising. Maybe those dealers are not having problems selling the '08s at those prices. Here in the Twin Cities, dealers seem to be ready to deal on the '08s. This past weekend I saw an ad from one of our largest (may be the largest, I don't know) Hyundai dealers advertising '08 GLS I4 ATs (I assume with no packages) for under $15k, including a $500 auto show rebate and the $3000 rebate from Hyundai. But I looked at their inventory and it seemed they had quite a few (~20?) '08 GLS I4s with no or few options in stock. I wonder if the NYC dealers will offer a rebate in conjunction with the New York auto show?
#4488 of 8855 Re: Should I take this deal ?? [backy]
Mar 17, 2008 (8:46 am)
Maybe because I kept stressing the OTD price so its not giving them room for BS charges. Also, the demand for Hyundai models in the NYC area is actually very good. You will always see a Hyundai model on the street. I probably see the last gen Elantras more than the new gen Civics. The only thing going for me when making a deal is to buy a stick shift model. I haven't seen a Sonata yet with a manual but for the size of that car, I want to go automatic.