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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#1110 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [romil01]
Feb 22, 2013 (6:07 am)
April MT tested the '13 Azera...came in second to Avalon.....Azera base $33145 as tested $37,290.....get an Audi....
#1111 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [jamazera]
Feb 22, 2013 (7:02 am)
I drove the new Avalon. It is a nice car, but the Azera's interior is better. Also, there are zero incentives on the Avalon right now and the money factor is high. It would have cost me over $100/month more to lease an Avalon, and that is in Touring trim which doesn't even have leather. To get leather, you are looking at $39K min for an Avalon which would have pushed the monthly payment well over $600/month. I could have leased a Mercedes E Class for less than that.
I drove the Audi A4 and A6. The A6 was nice, but way too pricey and the lease was pretty awful on it. The A4 was decent, but the Azera has a better interior. I also have kids, so the tiny trunk and back seat in the A4 didn't quite cut it for car seats and strollers.
#1112 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [romil01]
Feb 23, 2013 (8:39 am)
A6 is very nice......how about a Cadillac CTS???? there are deals on them currently....
#1113 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [jamazera]
Feb 23, 2013 (8:52 am)
CTS is a bit dated now, especially with a redesign around the corner. I was actually considering the ATS, it was one of the best cars I drove out of the 15 or so cars that I compared. But just like the A4, it was way too small (and the CUE system sucks).
Not that it matters now...I am in the Azera lease for the next 36 months and I love the car.
#1114 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [romil01]
Feb 24, 2013 (7:01 am)
cts is the best "barvarian/jap fighter "we have....ats is the 1 series competition
I'm looking for the "black series" cts-v with all the goodies...at one time the fastest production sedan.....no longer since the panamera is now faster...but not just for speed....cts is a great car....i don't think the mid cycle redesign will change styling...caddilac is into the new "wedge and chisiled" style now..cts wagon is also very nice....currently own a black over black 06 (25k mi) azera premium that has been flashed and dynoed 300 hp at the wheels lots of carbon fiber upgrades also....wouldn't trade it for any other azera that i've seen.. my daily driver is an 01Santa Fe with 150k mi m both were bought new at first launch for both models
#1115 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [romil01]
Feb 25, 2013 (1:16 pm)
Once you start tacking options onto the Cad, BMW, or Audi, they are way more expensive. For similar equipment levels to your Azera ( Heated Leather, moonroof, NAV, etc. ) the ATS, which has the same interior dimensions as the BMW 3 series ( except 2" less rear legroom ) is $42K and the BMW is $47K....and like you say - they have much less room.
For similar bucks, the Buick Lacrosse Premium II looks very competitive and features the HiPer strut suspension that eliminates torque steer in high powered FWD cars like the Azera. Our '06 Azera torque steers badly, get a downshift to 2nd on a crowned road and if I'm not holding on and anticipating the response, it would be easy to end up in the ditch.
Enjoy your new Azera!
#1116 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [cobrazera]
Feb 25, 2013 (3:04 pm)
Speaking of the '06 Azera. I'm thinking replacing the shocks/struts on my '06 with 54k miles. Any suggestions? Thanks
#1117 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [penzfan1]
Feb 26, 2013 (4:08 am)
The HiPer Strut suspension is not simply a strut fix, but a different suspension design, here's a link:
IMO, the Azera front end problems can not be fixed with a strut replacement. I guess if the struts on our Azera went bad - as exhibited by loss of damping, uncontrolled bouncing up and down, porpoising - I would look at a strut replacement with one of the higher end aftermarket products. Till then, we motor on with a front suspension design that has some problems.
#1118 of 1119 Re: Lease on 2013 Azera [penzfan1]
Feb 26, 2013 (5:34 am)
haven't experienced any suspension problems...did replace OEM Micheliins with Yoko S Drives...very much inproved ride...
#1119 of 1119 Hyundai Azera 2013 Price
May 04, 2013 (5:38 pm)
Can someone share the information about price paid for Hyundai Azera 2013 in the Texas area with the selected options? Please indicate the price without taxes and title etc. Thanks.