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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#8156 of 8898 Re: Why Sonata vs Camry [kcmover]
Jan 03, 2012 (9:52 am)
We faced the same question. Sonata (GLS with PEP) vs. Camry (SE model).
Camry seemed dated and boxy vs. new Sonata with one year old styling. Also the price points were about the $2000 diff. you referenced. Same I- 4 with 6 speed and equipment so choice was warranty coverage price and overall apppearance. Resale on Sonata is very close to Toyota in addition to the Hyundai Assurance plan that guarantees value up to 48 months if car is trade in at Hyundai. We chose Sonata but each to his own. good luck.
#8157 of 8898 Re: Midwest 2012 2.0T Purchase [andrewn]
Jan 03, 2012 (2:22 pm)
Andrew, we currently have a 2011 and thinking about trading for a 2012. What dealer do you recommend. We live in Missouri the St. Louis area.
#8158 of 8898 2.0T with Nav
Jan 03, 2012 (7:35 pm)
I got my Sonata turbo limited with Navigation on 12/30/11
-500 (Hyundai finance rebate)
6% MI tax
190 doc. fee
47 title transfer
#8159 of 8898 Traded my 2011 SE for a 2012 Limited
Jan 10, 2012 (1:02 pm)
Bought my 2011 SE in June 11 for $21,000. ($24k MSRP) Just traded it towards a 2012 Limited.
2012 Limited MSRP $27,255, bought for $24,444. Traded my 2011 (11,800 miles) for $18,800. That is some good resale value. Almost 90%.
Loved the Sonata, but I already damaged two wheels. Had to get them repaired or replaced, chose to repair for $125 each time.
SE was a little rough riding but I loved the look of the 18" wheels. But living in Northeast, I was probably going to spending a lot of time and money repairing the wheels.
So here I am in the Limited. (No navigation)
So far, so good.
#8160 of 8898 Re: Traded my 2011 SE for a 2012 Limited [matherson]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:24 pm)
Was your SE a 2.0T(turbo) and did you get the turbo on your limited?
#8161 of 8898 Re: Traded my 2011 SE for a 2012 Limited [andrewn]
Jan 11, 2012 (6:33 am)
No Turbo on either SE or Limited. I beleive Turbo comes with the 18" alloys, which I am avoiding like the plague after damaging two.
#8162 of 8898 Re: Traded my 2011 SE for a 2012 Limited [matherson]
Jan 11, 2012 (8:48 am)
We also made it a point to avoid the 18" wheel option vehicles that almost always come with the new (read VERY expensive) low profile tires. We have that setup on a 2010 Buick Lacrosse and it handles excellently but the sidewall clearnace between rim & road is much less than 60 or 65 series tires. On that car they are 50 series so not bad but those $500 aluminum rims want as much cushion as possible IMO, so we went for the sonata GLS with 205x65 -16" "normal tires". Car rides great and rims are more secure.
#8163 of 8898 Good price on 2012 Sonata GLS man
Jan 11, 2012 (3:59 pm)
Bought just before New Year (Harrisburg, PA)
2012 Sonata GLS man, winter gray, cargo net, floor mat, mud guard
Price: $18,200-$500 (Incentive via Hyundai financing, can be paid off in 3 mo)
Final price = $17,700
Total with sales tax: $18,980
A happy owner
#8164 of 8898 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Jan 13, 2012 (2:43 pm)
I'm getting a 2012 Hyundai Sonata for 20,500. With popular option, like the second option for the GLS model. Excluding taxes, dmv / title charges, and destination. Also im getting 2012 Honda Accord for 18,988 excluding taxes, dmv, and destination charges. My question is are the prices good, should I be asking for a lesser price? And which car do you think I should get for those prices. I live in NYC. If you have anyother suggestions. Please Let Me know. I don't know much about cars, so thanks for the help. =p
#8165 of 8898 Re: 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS [prathamsai]
Jan 13, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Regarding the Hyundai...
What is the "second option"? I assume this is an automatic which is an upgrade from manual?
Your car has an invoice price of $19,821. You should be paying BELOW invoice not ABOVE. I paid about $1,500 UNDER invoice.
Have you investigated Edmonds TMV (true market value)? Have you looked at TrueCar.com? Once you have those number KNOW YOU CAN DO BETTER. Those are average. You are not average because you are doing research and know you can beat average!!
Do your research and then tell them what you are expecting to pay UNDER invoice. Tell them that you know people are getting deals under invoice and shop around.
I got my 2012 SE with Turbo for $21,000 out the door including all fees, but excluding state tax and license. My car invoice was over 23,500 with my features. It appears you are paying almost as much for a GLS model that I paid for my SE with Turbo.
I walked away from a lot of dealerships before I got my deal. I was basically told I was crazy and that they would lose money on the deal. They wont. They CAN go lower.