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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#8710 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata maintenance [saz25]
Dec 26, 2012 (7:17 am)
I don't have the owner's manual handy but I am pretty sure 7500 miles is the service interval under "normal" conditions, but 3750 miles is the interval under "severe service" conditions... those are defined in the manual. There's quite a few of them, including driving on salted roads (which I do), frequent short trips (ditto), and driving in very cold weather (ditto). Anyway, we only drive our cars about 7500-8000 miles a year so 3750 works out well for oil changes, 2 a year. I don't like to go a year between oil changes with dino oil.
Also I get free oil changes on my two Hyundais (a dealer thing) every 3750 miles, and they include a thorough inspection and free wash, so... why not?
#8711 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata maintenance [backy]
Dec 26, 2012 (7:53 am)
I read in the owners manual about severe conditions. My fathers dealer told him that south Florida is considered severe. I tend to doubt it.
How do others feel? Is this another dealer rip off?
#8712 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata maintenance [saz25]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:02 am)
It doesn't matter what the dealer tells your father. What matters is what's in the owner's manual. If none of those conditions apply, it's not "severe service".
Also consider how many miles your father drives in a year. If he drives 30,000 miles a year, which would mean a lot of highway driving, then oil changes 4 times a year seems about right.
#8713 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata maintenance [backy]
Dec 26, 2012 (9:28 am)
I agree. I then called 3 south Florida Hyundai dealers. They all suggest 3750.
The manual actually says 3000 for severe conditions, none of which seem to apply.
Personally I live in NH and I usually wait to 7000-8000 or longer.
I considering telling my Dad to wait till maybe 5000, not the 3750 the dealers say.
Anyone else from south Florida want to chine in?
#8714 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata 2.4L Auto Limited - What would you pay [michellej87]
Dec 26, 2012 (10:32 am)
i am in austin. shopping for same car. which dealer and sales person you got it from? Thanks
Dec 26, 2012 (12:06 pm)
I bought mine in Dallas.
I went to two dealers. There is big difference in willingness of dealers to come down on price.
I recommend that you shop around.
Also please note that I got GLS and not limited. (See my posts for teh accessories)
Dec 26, 2012 (12:41 pm)
The extended warranty from Warranty Direct was about $1100 for a plan, a week ago ($100 ded per covered failure visit) called "10/100 PowerWrap Plus" that covers for 10 years/100,000 miles. Few days ago, they agreed for $1050. Today, they agreed for $990.
I generally don't buy extended warranty for electronics and appliances (laptop, TV, fridge, etc.,). What's the general opinion on Extended Warranty for new cars ? Is it worth paying for it ? It comes to about $99 per year.
I am little worried about third-party firms. Who knows when they will go out of business. I have seen many reports. Are these third-party firms generally not backed by any other firm ?
Thanks in Advance.
Dec 26, 2012 (1:13 pm)
I have insurance with Allstate and they have new car coverage for 3 years.
When you purchase this coverage:
- Allstate can help pay to repair an insured new car you own or lease without a deduction for depreciation if the car is damaged in a covered accident.
- If you total an insured new car you own in a covered loss, this coverage can help pay to replace it with a brand new car.
- In certain circumstances, we will help pay the difference between what you may owe on an original auto lease or auto loan for your insured vehicle and the actual cash value of that vehicle at the time of a covered total loss.
It appears that coverage like GAP will be useful especially, if one buys a car with zero down. The new car coverage from Allstate acts like GAP for the first 3 years. My loan is for 6 yrs.
Example: Loan: $20,000; Int: 3.9%; Duration: 72 months; EMI: $311.99
At end of 36 months: Balance: $10,583.39
Hence, if something bad happens after 36 months, hopefully, the car's value would be close to $10,000. According to KBB, the projected resale value after 3 years is $10,885. Thus, I may not need GAP coverage beyond third year of the loan. Am I right ? Any suggestions. TIA.
#8718 of 8853 Re: 2013 Sonata 2.4L Auto Limited - What would you pay [crown16]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Michelle if you dont mind driving a bit try dealers in San Antonio as well. Not sure why, but Austin dealers thought a GLS with PEP will never be sold for less than 17.5K, and their best offer was around 18.5K. Anyway even though I got all the way upto 17.4K from dealers outside of Austin (GLS with PEP), I finally ended up with an Altima-2.5SV for around 1.5K more.
#8719 of 8853 is this a good price on a sonata limited with premium pack
Dec 27, 2012 (1:39 am)
i have been shopping a sonata limited with the premium package in white with mud guards bumper protection i pod cable mats and wheel locks in the south fl area and have an out the door price of 26,600 including all incentives. is this a good price or do you think i can get it for lower?