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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#8644 of 8855 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited [oldmandying]
Dec 08, 2012 (11:35 am)
I was pretty sure I wanted o buy Sonata but with the new features on Altima and Accord I was getting confused.
I test drove Sonata, Altima and Accord this morning.
Altima and Sonata were both nice rides but I just felt comfortable in Sonata..
Ride on Accord was horrible. I was literally jumping up and down when there were small bumps.
I liked features like backup camera on Altima and Accord but comfort and low noise are my highest priority.
Seems like Sonata comes out ahead overall.
I will try and make offer on Sonata.
#8645 of 8855 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited [michellej87]
Dec 08, 2012 (11:59 am)
Which Accord did you drive? The Sport model has low profile tires and possibly a harsh ride. If you try an Accord LX, the ride might be better. Maybe the tires were over-inflated (common problem from the factory). It is too popular a car to have a harsh ride...Good Luck
#8646 of 8855 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited [pegasus17]
Dec 08, 2012 (12:19 pm)
"Popular" mostly with the Gear Head magazine testers who demand a "fun" sports car performance even in a family sedan... Wannabe racers also put up with Honda's classic hard riding, tire whapping noisy interiors.
I sometimes drive for 600 miles a day for 3 days in a row, and the last thing I or my wife want's is to hear and feel is each little bump in the road hour in and hour out.
Give me a nice quiet Toyota or Buick type ride any day.
We can only drive the speed limits anyway as more and more Radar Traps and 'chase cars' are out there to raise cash for each county's budgets. (try speeding anywhere in Texas one day without getting a ticket.)
I do drive a Honda Odyssey and a Honda Ridgeline for specific tasks but for a family highway cruiser..never a Honda.
#8647 of 8855 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited [pegasus17]
Dec 08, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I drove the LX. I knew the sport models are bumpier.
I was kinda expecting bumpier ride but it was bad.
I drive this road many times in my old camry and ride is much better.
May be tires were overinflated. I cannot expect people to be buying a popular car if it is so bad.
#8648 of 8855 Re: Sonata 2013 [lucas999]
Dec 08, 2012 (12:45 pm)
This sounds a like a great deal.
I will try to ask for the exact package.
I think Hyundai is getting anxious and wants to sell more.
I think Hyundai demand in November has increased 12% but that is nothing compared to accord (88) , camry (22).
Compared to 2011 Sonata sales are flat (no increase) but Camry and accord are up ~35% and Altima is up 15%.
Basically Hyundai is not getting enough of the increased sales.
I am not sure if I have to guess the new models of Altima and Accord are getting shoppers.
So I am pretty sure dealers want t get their numbers up before end of the year.
#8649 of 8855 Re: 2012 Sonata GLS AT [saz25]
Dec 08, 2012 (6:47 pm)
Steve, thanks again for your prompt response.
I went a dealer and obtained an pre-approval of HMF (3.9% for 72 months). I wanted to make sure that I do qualify for a car loan.
I am looking at 2013 Sonata GLS with Popular Equipment Package (PEP). I have a Hyundai Elantra ($500 credit) and I will be graduating within 6 months ($400 credit). I am looking to finance through HMF ($1500 credit).
I got the following information from a dealer:
Dealer asking price:
GLS PEP: $725
Others: $640 (Carpeted Floor Mats: $100, Cargo Mat: $95, Cargo Net: $50, Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink and Compass: $250, Mud Guards: $95 and Wheel Locks: $50)
Total Rebates: - $2400 ($1500 HMF + $500 Owner + $400 Student)
TOTAL AFTER $2400 REBATES: $19,960 plus $775 (Freight & Handling) plus $300 (Doc Fee) plus $1600 (Tax and Title).
PEP Invoice: $650
Others: $540 (Carpeted Floor Mats: $80, Cargo Mat: $76, Cargo Net: $41, Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink and Compass: $226, Mud Guards: $76 and Wheel Locks: $41)
Dealer Holdback (-3%): -$603
Manufacturer to Dealer Inc: -$2400 ($1500 HMF + $500 Owner + $400 Student)
Offer price: $18292; No doc fee; PLUS TTL
Here are my questions:
- Does the offer price sound reasonable ?
- Right now, I am planning to go through HMF. Once I graduate (around May 2013), I am thinking to refinance to my local credit union (2.24% for 72 months). I just want to make sure that there is no fee/penalty to do this later.
- You mentioned earlier that the manufacturer gives the dealer about $2000 in the form of incentives ($1000 of which applies to financing) and the dealer decides how to divide them up. It appears that it has now increased to $2400 (HMF + Owner + Student).
- Is it worth getting the items in the "other" category from the dealer or is there any option to buy elsewhere ?
- It appears that getting extended warranty from the dealer is not economical and it is better to shop elsewhere.
#8650 of 8855 Re: 2012 Sonata GLS AT [unlv_rebels]
Dec 11, 2012 (10:49 am)
Looks like you have done your homework.
The offer seems right. You can even start with 18k.
I am also looking for similar package.
Did you make this offer?
#8651 of 8855 Re: 2012 Sonata GLS AT [unlv_rebels]
Dec 11, 2012 (11:52 am)
My friend/client just got this offer weeks ago in the LA/OC Ca area. Let me know if you want more details.
1. 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Dealer Discount: $2820
Black Friday Discount: $500
Hyundai Finance Rebate: $1000
Competitive Car Rebate: $500
Net Cost: $17,505
Percentage Below MSRP: 21.56%
Amount Saved Below MSRP: $4,820
Amount Saved Below Invoice: $3,822
Cost with Tax and Registration: $19,005
36months 0.9% = $436.66/month after down payment
Since you are a student, you will get another $400 off. I believe you won't get both competitive and loyalty discounts so it evens out.
#8652 of 8855 Re: 2012 Sonata GLS AT [passiona]
Dec 11, 2012 (12:15 pm)
Thanks for the information.
Dealer name ? What color ? Did it come with Popular Equipment Package ? What other accessories did it come with ?
#8653 of 8855 Hyundai sonata limited 2013
Dec 11, 2012 (3:11 pm)
Car man (or anyone else who may know )
Could you please confirm for me the residual value and money factor for a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited basic? Is the residual 58% or 57%? the dealer said it went from 58% last month to 57% this month with the same money factor of .00136.
Any info is appreciated! Looking to lease this month.