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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#10 of 4451 PACKAGE 5
Jul 26, 2001 (10:51 am)
Make that $13K flat. Minor technicality.
Jul 29, 2001 (8:51 am)
Yes, perhaps I could have done better if I had been willing to take a model off the lot, but since I wanted a particular package/color (5/champagne/mud guards), and it had to be located, I was somewhat thwarted in my plan to use the "you're never gonna get rid of that thing, especially with the IIHS report!" line. I got the car yesterday, and it looks great...very happy, good value; at least I came in under invoice, according to Edmunds info.
Jul 30, 2001 (12:01 pm)
I just bought one yesterday. 2001 Elantra GLS, 4 door, automatic, package 2, mudguards, carpets, net, silver (couldn't find grey OR black ).
In Portland, OR at Thomason Hyundai through their internet department they give some good deals. I paid $12,188 (after rebate). That's about $1000 under invoice. I had a great experience there and definately would recommend them (assuming you go thru the internet dept!) to anyone.
#13 of 4451 Elantra GT deal
Jul 30, 2001 (7:20 pm)
Just bought a GT tonight. Automatic transmission, Package 7 (Moon roof plus ABS and traction control), overpriced carpet mats (although they are nicely padded), California emissions (now also required in New York). Sticker price was $16,700 or so, I paid $15,300 (plus tax). The salesman started the negotiations at $1000 above sticker because the GT with ABS (package 7) is almost impossible to find and he said his manager makes him do that. Fortunately, I had printed out the Edmunds page and when he asked what it would take to get me to buy the car tonight I pointed to the invoice number, actually I added $69 for the mats which I did not have on my printout to round it up which was a little high but I wasn't going to begrudge him an extra $10 . Much to my surprise, they took the offer. I think it had a lot to do with my being there the next to the last day of the month and telling them I'd pay and pick it up tomorrow so it would be closed in July. Apparently the salesman's salary is based more on number of cars sold than the price he sold them for. He was bitching and moaning about them letting a hot car get away for nothing, but I tried not to shed a tear. Interestingly, they showed me their invoice price on their system (the guy who had the sheet was not in) and it claimed the price they paid was $15,700. I am not quite sure how this can be different than the Edmunds price by so much, can someone explain?
He originally thought there might be a rebate but I told him no. Maybe I should have let him think that there was! I assume someone would have corrected it if he had written it up as having one.
I ended up getting it in Cardinal Red. I really wanted Cobalt Blue but no one has seen one in these parts. The GT with package 7 is almost impossible to find so I decided to take it since the deal seemed rather good . He said if I came back next week, I would not have gotten nearly as good a deal.
Oh, I am in Westchester County, NY.
#14 of 4451 Elantra
Jul 31, 2001 (10:46 am)
Elantra GLS - Automatic + Mats & guards and Pkg #2 ($400):
Sticker Price $14,332 + 6%tx ... Total: 15,192
Dealer wants $14,025 total including 6% sales tax.
Counter offered $12,971 including sales tax.
I am still waiting.
#15 of 4451 tb88 - Huh??
Jul 31, 2001 (2:55 pm)
I got the same car you're looking at for 12,188. I know the fact that I went thru the internet was really helpful. Have you tried putting something up on Autoweb and letting them call you?
#16 of 4451 What is invoice?
Jul 31, 2001 (7:51 pm)
Tb88 -- what is the invoice price on the car you made the offer on? Remember there is a $500 rebate on the GLS...
#18 of 4451 re: Elantra GT Deal
Jul 31, 2001 (10:39 pm)
billrubin....WOW. Sounds to me like you got a great deal on your GT. Good job!!!
I bought the same GT as you except in Pewter--Auto Transmission, Package 7 (ABS, TCS, and Moonroof), CA Emissions, and Carpet Floor Mats. I bought mine in mid-June and paid $15,830 + title, tax, & license.
The dealer's sticker was $17,441 because they had added their "desert paint protection" and tinted windows. I SWORE to myself that I would not buy from a dealer that tried to pull those antics, but it was THE only Pewter Automatic GT w/ ABS in the Phoenix area. I told them straight out I had no intention on paying for these add ons. The first offer they gave me was for $16,847. I literally laughed in the salesman's face and told them that he was now at MSRP where the other dealers started.
The sales manager then comes in with the invoice and asks me to pay invoice ($15,700) + 2% + $130 for the tinted windows (they were asking $199). I still wouldn't do it. I finally agreed to pay invoice + $130 for the tinted windows.
I wasn't thrilled, but the finance guy at the dealership doing my back-up contract seemed VERY impressed with my negotiating skills. He told me several times that I did a great job and then looked in his file and said the dealership only made $80 on my deal (which tells me the cost of the tinted windows is really $50--I don't know where else they could make any additional money).
Anyway...that's what I paid thanks to all the research I'd done on edmunds.com, including reading these message boards religiously. I truly think this is a great site. Thanks everyone.
#19 of 4451 To billrubin
Aug 01, 2001 (5:11 am)
>>Tb88 -- what is the invoice price on the car you made the offer on? Remember there is a $500 rebate on the GLS...
Rebates to: 7/31/01 $500 which brings cost down to: 13,024 since dealer keeps it.