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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#6439 of 8898 Re: rebates [tenpin288]
Aug 02, 2009 (9:24 am)
Tenpin is correct. The offer is $3000 cash rebate or $2000+$1.49 for 480 gal. BTW, this only applies to the 2009 models NOT the 2010s. I just got a 09 LTD and took the $3000 rebate instead of the gas card. Gas usually goes down after summer anyways.
In reply to the person asking about rebates/discounts for the 2010 Sonata, just get the 2009 as there are virtually no differences/updates. Hyundai wants to off loads the 09 models first so there won't be any incentive on the 2010 till at least Nov or till the dealer stock runs out. My advice get your 2009 now before your color option dwindle down and also take advantage of the rebate and negotiate $500-800 below invoice.
The Alabama plant is supposedly getting ready to build the restyled 2011 Sonata/i40 by this time next year. There are spy pictures circulating on the net.
#6440 of 8898 Re: Help! 09 Sonata GLS i4 AT w. PEP [boduo]
Aug 02, 2009 (9:56 am)
I paid $18600 OTD (incl $3,500 C4C) for my 09 LTD w/Nav & bluetooth, mud flaps, cargo net, cargo tray. The price included PA tax, title docs everything.
Dealers are still charging the same price w/ rebates as before the CARS program, the rule of thumb is $600-800 below Edmunds invoice price. The dealer I got mine from has only 18 LTDs left as opposed to the 68 he had when I bought mine 11 days ago. The only dealer I know (in my area) who advertises real prices online is www.manassashyundai.com. Before you get too excited, add the following to the web price $349 proc fees, $720 freight.
Most ads out there claiming to sell you an Altima or Accord LX for under $13000 w/ CARS rebate are just that - FAKE, designed lure you in.
I used Edmunds "request a quote" service and forced local dealers to give me an OTD price via e-mail before I went in. 3 out 5 complied the other two I blocked using my e-mail's spam filter.
I got really fedup with utterly arrogant Honda and Toyota dealers in my area (North East). One Honda dealer that has the worst prices and even worse customer service told me, "these are Hondas, you don't need to test drive them, you're lucky that we've a sale this week, so you can buy one at sticker price. Let me know which one you want and I will get the paperwork for you to sign." He would not even walk me to a car to show, let alone test drive it.
I wrote to Honda about my experience and never got a reply back. I thought if that's how the company treats prospective buyers, what will they do to me if I bought one. So, I started looking around for alternate family Sedans and discovered the Sonata which was rated higher than the Camry, Accord, and Altima in overall value and reliability by MotorTrend and Consumer Reports. BTW, this is only true starting with the 2007 model that the Sonata started to get the higher accolades.
I priced out comparable Camry, Accord, Altima, and Mazda 6. All of them were $4000-6500 higher then the Sonata LTD.
#6441 of 8898 Price quoted -- is it reasonable?
Aug 02, 2009 (10:43 am)
I was quoted $18526.55 for a Sonata GLS V6. This included a $3000 rebate, a $3500 cash for clunkers rebate, approx. $334 "govt fees" (licensing), 9.75% tax, and $55 doc fee. This dealer is in Richmond, California.
Is this a reasonable price? It seemed highish to me, given the rebates in place.
Thanks for any assistance, Sunny
#6442 of 8898 Re: Price quoted -- is it reasonable? [sunny27]
Aug 02, 2009 (12:15 pm)
What other options does your quote include such as PEP?. Expect to pay around $17,5000 w/o PEP and $18,500 with PEP. These are OTD prices with your tax and charges factored in.
BTW, I got a LTD i4 as my research suggested that the v6 is not good value for the extra $2,200. So, I put that extra money towards the Nav and bluetooth which was a great decision. Also checkout many other GLS quotes on page 319 (July 16) of this string.
Here's my OTD price breakdown. Others have gotten better price than mine.
09 Sonata Limited, 4cyl
Options - Navigation, Bluetooth, Floor Mats, Cargo Net, Cargo Tray, Mud Guards
Negotiated price - $22,395
Freight - $720
Proc fees - $349
Tags, title - $202
Sales Tax - 1,429
Hyundai Rebate - $3,000
Clunkers Rebate - $3,500
OTD Price - $18593
Hope this is helpful in making your decision.
#6443 of 8898 I think we did OK on a 2009 GLS 4 cyl.....
Aug 02, 2009 (1:27 pm)
With PEP, Sunroof, Floor mat, trunk mat, Ipod cable, sunroof cover and rear spoiler.
-3000 rebate, -4500 clunker, = 15,200 out the door.
#6444 of 8898 Re: Price quoted -- is it reasonable? [geetmala]
Aug 02, 2009 (1:58 pm)
Thanks very much for your detailed and very helpful info. I am sorry to say that I do not know the status of the PEP on the car. This topic was not raised, but I now see, from reading your post, that I need to know more about the car. There is a frenzied atmosphere out there this weekend.
Where are the different PEP packages listed, do you know?
Thanks again, Sunny
#6446 of 8898 Best price in Houston?
Aug 02, 2009 (5:35 pm)
Anyone want to share the best price they found for any line of 2009 Sonatas in Houston Texas? I'm trying to get a feel for what are good OTD prices here in Houston. Thanks.
#6447 of 8898 Sickening Dealer Gouging Under CFC
Aug 02, 2009 (9:51 pm)
All I know is that the very same car I saw on Fitzmall's website for $14,200 (Hyundai Sonata, 2009, GLS, automatic) about 8 weeks ago is now $15,800.
This is because people can't resist a "sale," even if they are ignorant to the fact that they're paying more now than before, for the same exact vehicle, because of dealer rebate and incentive pullbacks, and less willingness to negotiate price.
Cash for Clunkers seems to be welfare for dealerships. They get a boom in sales, and they get to raise prices the most in the shortest period of time in many, many years.
But when the money runs out, they'll be even more desperate for customers.
Just you wait and see.
#6448 of 8898 Re: Best price in Houston? [jason50]
Aug 03, 2009 (7:25 am)
Jason, I know this won't be helpful today, but....
Best price in Houston was about 6-7 weeks back. Buy a Sonata, get a new Accent free (or pay the difference and get a new Elantra for $2K). Net cost of the car, if you sold the Accent immediately, was about 11K for a loaded GLS. Only problem was that you had to buy at MSRP-Hyundai rebates.
Considering my son's need for a new car (his 1993 Mercury Tracer with 270K miles on it doesn't even have a functioning gas gauge, but it does get 38mpg), I'd have been willing to get on a plane with him, fly to Houston (I live in Virginia) and drive the two back at that price, but we'd bought our '09 Sonata three weeks earlier.