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Hyundai Entourage, Van
May 30, 2006 (8:54 am)
You're right: the Hyundai dealer confirmed that sunroof is not an option for the Canadian Entourage. But as a recap, aside from the sunroof/DVD/price issues, is there anything else specific that makes you go for the Sedona 2006? (I'm thinking that maybe the Entourage looks overall nicer than its cousin and that you get a 2007 model for a price that is quite reasonable? (nicer feel with the leather and the interior in general, nicer nose, better established dealership and rep across the country)...what do you think?
#257 of 459 Re: Sunroof... [brutusthewhale]
May 30, 2006 (5:38 pm)
I think the entourage is nicer without a doubt.. but in the U.S. there is a 2k difference at invoice price as well as an additional 2k of incentives on the kia that the entourage doesn't have. So in my opinion the hyundai is better but maybe $500 better based on the stainless steel look instead of the woodgrain. Not 4k better by any means.. Hyundai had better get much better incentives next month if they want to move these. My dealer wants me to hold on and wait until 6/1 because he thinks that they will get the competitive cash and maybe even some additional incentives to put it in line with the kia...
#258 of 459 Re: Sunroof... [brutusthewhale]
May 30, 2006 (7:23 pm)
Features available on Sedonna EX Lux only:
- Wood trim
- Rain sensing wiper
- Adjustable foot pedals
- Cheaper monthly payment (about $45/month if 4 year lease)
- Silver trim
- MP3 Player
This is based on their web info. If I missed, someone please correct me.
May 31, 2006 (8:30 am)
mmmh! I could have been more patient but went ahead yesterday and bought the GLS Leather for $37k CDN. Since I wasn't still convinced with Korean reliability I also purchased a 3-yr extension of the bumper to bumper warranty from 5 to 8 yrs (this also comprised an unlimited 5-yr road assistance package valid across North America). Total extra: $2150. Although I intend to keep the vehicle for ever, the warranty is fully transferable (it applies to the vehicle and not to the owner). I'm hoping this may add a little re-sale value if I change my mind in the next few years. The Canadian Automobile Protection Agency recommended to take warranty extensions for newly re-designed vehicles like the Entourage 2007/Sedona 2006 in case "lemony" things happen...
May 31, 2006 (8:50 am)
Thanks tinyguy. Your info is correct. As I said above I went for the Entourage anyways because I liked the whole vehicle better without really being able to tell why!!! I do tend to prefer silver trims to simili-wood and being 5'10" I felt perfectly comfortable in the driving seat without requiring pedal adujstment. I guess I'll just miss the sunroof. Since I don't know anyhting about the minivan world, is there any optional equipment that I should consider to add to my vehicle? Are mud guards useful or just rust gatherers? Cross rails on the roof? Anything else?
#261 of 459 Re: Sunroof... [brutusthewhale]
May 31, 2006 (10:39 am)
First, your comment about prefering the Entourage "without really being able to tell why" is where I am, despite the current lower cost of an equally-equipped Sedona.
As to extras, I plan to go ahead and get the cross rails and add them into the financing, as I did with our station wagon. I also plan to get the running boards which I believe will make it easier for a child and some elderly relatives to step up into the higher-floor-than-a-sedan minivan.