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#8661 of 8898 Our deal from last week
Dec 18, 2012 (8:26 am)
First, thanks to all for the posts on Sonata pricing. It helped a great deal in our recent purchase.
Got a 2013 Hyundai Sonata with pop equip pkg and mats, net, cargo mat, mud guards last week. The MSRP was 22,735 and we qualified for $2500 in rebates (1500 holiday, 500 competition, 500 vet). We paid 18,540 plus $33.50 for tags/title plus 6.5% sales tax. It's not the best deal that I've read about, but was pleased to get this locally and with minimal hassle. This was in Ohio and was about $1000 lower than what a neighbor recently paid at another dealer for an identical model. After the contract was signed, I asked the salesperson what incentives they were getting to sell this model below invoice and holdback. She replied that they were getting "advertising cash" on the Sonata due to the recent rollout of the Accord and Altima. Thanks again for all the posts!
#8663 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [michellej87]
Dec 19, 2012 (6:55 pm)
The Sonata is selling very well. It's gone from being almost an asterisk ten years ago to being the #4 selling midsize car. The reason they don't sell more is that Hyundai's huge factory in Alabama is at capacity. They've had so much demand, in that, that they've just hired another full shift and are now running the factory almost around the clock to make more. Right now the Sonata is beating out the Fusion, Malibu, Passat, etc.
sales thru Nov. 2012
Toyota Camry 373,479
Honda Accord 302,444
Nissan Altima 278,968
Hyundai Sonata 209,779
#8664 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [benjaminh]
Dec 19, 2012 (8:08 pm)
Yes, sonata is selling well but not as much as last year.
Year over year other cars are killing Sonata. Camry and Accord are back on top now in market share.
I visited dealer today to pick out a car.
I was going for white until I noticed how the chrome and the tail lights pop on black and red. On white the chrome just blends in.
Ruby Red looks good in the showroom especially with the tinted glass.
I test drove GLS model but refused to talk about "numbers".
Overall I see salesman wanting to make a deal.
I am just not sure how to tell them my number.
I am planning to write down all the features I want on a paper next t price I want to pay. I have not done this before so it is hard to do this verbally.
Any quick tips on exterior colors and interior colors??
Right now I am leaning toward Ruby red with Black interior.
I wanted grey interior but red does not come with grey.
#8665 of 8898 Re: Our deal from last week [mikec3644]
Dec 19, 2012 (8:11 pm)
Did the price include window tint?
What color are the exterior and interior?'Did you get financing from Hyundai? Any rebate?
Knowing what everyone is paying puts my mind at ease.
I can always walk away instead of getting suckered in.
I will try to get similar deal.
#8666 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [michellej87]
Dec 20, 2012 (12:55 am)
I think red would look great. That's what I'm planning to get for my next car.
And your strategy of writing down a price seems pretty good. In terms of features, why don't you check out what's available on each trim at the Hyundai site so that you know the exact model you like.
It might be wise to send an email on that exact model you want to 2 or so Hyundai dealers who are closest, and ask them to give you their best price on it. But your way would probably work too.
With rebates, you might get $2000 off list price....?
#8667 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [benjaminh]
Dec 20, 2012 (3:20 am)
My suggestion as I've mentioned here on this forum. Never ask the sales rep for a price. You need to be in control. When you are armed with the information such as invoice price, hold back amount, current incentives, etc, you tell them what your price is. You can get all incentives without even mentioning it.
Never say how you arrived at your price. Factor the incentives into your quote. Currently there are about $2000 of Hyundai incentives.
Remember the margin is huge on Sonatas.
#8668 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [michellej87]
Dec 20, 2012 (10:09 am)
I agree that there are other cars killing the Sonata (and for that matter the sister car too, the Optima!) I just gave up on my 2007 Sonata Limited V6 as right from just jut before 60k miles the ESC light was intermittently and then frequently lighting up on the dash. It was mostly on Moderately to very wet wintery weather and the occasional dry local commute situations too. By the time October 2012 came around I was at 75k miles on that car and figured enough is enough! Afterall, the dealers nearby were playing their shenningans with me over this issue. That being the case and all, I traded up for a far nicer 2012 Nissan Maxima with the Premium, Premium Tech, Cold Packages, External Underground Security Lighting, HIDs, Climate Controlled (Heated and Cooled) Driver's Seat, Heated Steering Wheel, Spoiler, etc. And yes, addons like Pinstriping, Nitrogen Tire Fill, Window Tints, Floor Mats and Wheel Locks were thrown in. There were pretty decent incentives going on at the time I bought ($4k from Nissan, $500 from NMAC and then over $5500 from Dealer). So in total just over $10k off. With the trade in of my Sonataa getting me around $9k (It had been in a minor rear-ender where I was hit by the other party), I walked out with the Maxima with a lien of about $27k-$28k after TT&L. Overall, the gas mileage at highway speeds for my particular driving conditions was moderately better in the Maxima over the Sonata I had. And who could go wrong with Bluetooth Audio Streaming on Bose with 9 Speakers including 2 Subwoofers? Bose over Dimension or Infinity Audio! All day!! Every day!!
#8669 of 8898 Re: Sonata 2013 [michellej87]
Dec 20, 2012 (10:11 am)
By the way, the Camry scored poorly in the 2012 and '13 models for overall safety. They showed a story on the News this morning on it. I was laughing all the way as I personally hate the Camry for being such a bland car. They even lowered hte horsepower rating on the ES350 to match the Camry's output, which is pretty sad. Toyota to me is just clueless!
#8670 of 8898 Re: Our deal from last week [michellej87]
Dec 20, 2012 (3:33 pm)
Michelle- our Sonata is Ruby Red with tan and black interior. No window tinting. Yes we financed about half and therefore qualified for $1500 holiday cash. Mike