Last post on Feb 06, 2006 at 6:12 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#2693 of 2824 Re: Resale [stockmanjoe]
Feb 06, 2006 (12:27 am)
I trade my cars in often and I don't like to be categorized as "dumb" for it. I can afford to do so comfortably so why the heck not? I like differentiation and I like style and I like new things, so sue me. Considering that I do trade in my cars often, I do like to have good resale value. Because I can afford more, doesn't mean I want to pay for more. And with my high resale values, I usually don't pay that much to upgrade. For example I traded in my 2001 Nissan Altima and got $10K for it when I purchased my 2004 Mazda 6 for $15K.
Backy, I stopped by a Hyundai dealershoip today and checked out a white Sonata. It looked real sharp. It is definitely in the running again. I still don't like the interior but in full scale trim and wooden inserts for the door armrests that will match the factory wood, I might be able to live with it. I also saw an Azera with black interior and maple wood accents. Wow!! It was impressive. If it weren't for the front end that car would be a real looker. Wonder why you can't get a Sonata with black interior.
#2694 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [backy]
Feb 06, 2006 (6:21 am)
Maybe more Sonata owners feel the urge to offer ratings on their cars because it was an all-new design for '06 and the '06 Accord is a tweak to the '03 redesign.
For a long time I couldn't rate my Honda...the site had a bug in it and rating was impossible until it was fixed. There wasn't even a link to do so. I spoke with one of the hosts when trying to rate the Accord back in Nov. when I got it, and only recently have I been able to (haven't gotten around to it yet, though). Look for the numbers of the Accord ratings to increase more rapidly now that it is fixed.
Feb 06, 2006 (6:25 am)
Well I don't know about that, I never used the warranty of my 2000 Elantra. My wife never used hers on the 2002 Accent (still under warranty BTW). My daughter hasn't used hers on her 2002 Elantra. I don't think that I anyone with a Hyundai that had much warranty work. I don't see why someone would have a different experience with the new Sonata.
What is your warranty experience with your Hyundai?
What you don't have one? then what is your basis for that claim?
#2696 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [stockmanjoe]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:20 am)
Most of these corporations books are smoke and mirrors - believe me.
Oh really. And we are to believe you because.....?
I can analyze and research thousands of public corporations right now on the internet and get a good degree of surety of what the numbers are saying. Try that with Hyundai and see what you come up with. And if you do come up with comparative data, its validity is suspect due to the 'rules' Hyundai comes up with to compile their reports. US companies don't get to 'wing it'.
#2697 of 2824 Re: Resale [driverdm]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:26 am)
Actually you can get a Sonata with a black interior... if you live in a country like the Republic of Korea. So maybe Hyundai will offer that color in the U.S. someday. I saw one at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul last year that had black leather with red stitching.
#2698 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [ontop]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:29 am)
Oh really. And we are to believe you because.....
Here is a link to Hyundai's corporate web page which has links to sales figures, stock information, etc. Since you seem to be the resident financial anaylst here (self-appointed), please thoroughly review the info available and give us your unbiased opinion.
#2699 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [ontop]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:31 am)
Oh I don't know about that, I found plenty of Hyundais financial information. I am pretty sure they are not "winging it".
#2700 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [tenpin288]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:33 am)
Oh you will get his opinion, but it won't be unbiased. From what I have seen Hyundai seems to be on pretty good footing,
#2701 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [snakeweasel]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:52 am)
I agree on both points. It's unfortunate that so many try to pose as possessing expert opinion/experience when all they know is questionable anecdotal evidence or unverifiable third or fourth hand experiences. I have no problem if they have solid, proven evidence to back them up, but when they make those seemingly sound but unverifiable claims, well...
#2702 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [tenpin288]
Feb 06, 2006 (8:12 am)
I know, isn't this the same guy who keeps saying Hyundais finances are smoke and mirrors and that there is no difference between Hyundai and the Korean Government?
Anyway you can get the basic financial information at Hoovers.com, very easy to find this stuff if you know where to look.