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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#1063 of 1119 Re: END OF THE AZERA? [mvls1]
Mar 13, 2009 (8:29 am)
Could it be that 09 is the last year for THIS body style? If you notice, Hyundai refreshes body styles every 4-5 years. And save for minor modifications, Azera's body style hasn't changed since 2006 & it is time for a refresh.
I don't think Hyundai would get rid of FWD entry luxo like Azera. The difference between top end Sonata & Genesis is way too large. And, RWDs like Genesis don't fare well in areas with snowfall where FWD is king.
Also, Hyundai wants to EXPAND product range, not shrink it. Methinks we would get a refreshed Azzy in 2010 & 2009 is the last of the current generation. Remember, Hyundai has always had a FWD above Sonata as XG350 was for the previous generation Sonata. I seriously doubt that Hyundai would get rid of a product for this segment.
#1064 of 1119 Re: END OF THE AZERA? [wobbly_ears]
Mar 13, 2009 (4:01 pm)
I own a 2000 Chrysler 300M that was only made from 1999 to 2004 and parts and service is available at any 5 star dealer, Rockauto and EBAY. I wont have a problem if they discontinue the Azera, at least my 2008 Azera will stand out among the crowds of Altimas, Maxes, Camrys, Hondas and Avalons that are all over the place. I hate to get rid of my "M" but I don't need two cars, personally I think the 1999-2004 M,s look alot better than the 2005-2009 models.
#1065 of 1119 Re: END OF THE AZERA? [SilverBullet00]
Mar 13, 2009 (5:51 pm)
I too had a '00 "M". Traded it for my '07 Azera. Worlds apart but love them both.
#1066 of 1119 Re: END OF THE AZERA? [mvls1]
Mar 14, 2009 (2:50 pm)
First I've heard of this. The 2009 KDM Grandeur, which would be the 2010 US Azera, got an upgraded 3.3L V-6 and a new 6-speed transmission. The next Kia Amanti is rumored to be based on this platform. There will definitely be a new KDM car for 2010, which would be our 2011 if we get one. I'm wondering if this just isn't pressure for you to buy. Rumor has it the Avalon will be replaced by a stretched Camry, so Hyundai would be smart to keep the Azera. I'd ask a few other dealers.
#1067 of 1119 2008 Azera Limited in NorCal
Mar 28, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Anyone knows where to buy a used 2008 Azera Limited for a great price?
From my limited research, the price is supposed to be around 17K plus tax. Thx for any info.
#1068 of 1119 Re: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly truth [mechanic80]
Apr 01, 2009 (7:19 pm)
I bought a Azara Ltd. with 9900 miles from Carmax for $17988 and it was my best car buying experience
#1069 of 1119 Re: 2008 Azera Limited in NorCal [ls1993]
Apr 02, 2009 (6:56 pm)
Google the sites that list used cars by make and model nationwide.
#1070 of 1119 a great car
Apr 10, 2009 (10:43 am)
You can't beat this car. Azera is a fantastic car. It's smooth, quiet, and fast... sure, it's soft but who is doing F-1 racing? I bought my 2006 Azera Limited for $24,5 brand new.
So, far no major issues 36K miles. I had two issues: oxygen sensor and cracked dash board. They were all fixed very promptly and I got a free loaner cars during that time.
The mpg figure is steadily getting better. I am now averaging 23mpg.
#1071 of 1119 Love My 2008 Hyundai Azera Ltd. w/Ult. Pkg.
May 23, 2009 (1:39 pm)
Looked into CarSense; smart move on my part (one of very few-especially when it comes to cars.) I owned a 2007 Buick Lucerne CXS with 9000 miles on it which came equipped with an annoying vibration which GM's "Mr. BadWrench" cold not fix after many, many tries (9). The service manager looked me straight in the eye and told me that he could not fix my car. Period. I was eventually asked to leave the dealership for "haranguing the employees" and told to "find something else to do" by the dealership owner. Like I really liked bringing the car in for service that they could not perform satisfactorily time and time again. They chased the vibration for months by putzing around with wheels, tires, motor mounts, etc. The problem was an internal engine problem. Went with Lemon Lawyer and ended up getting GM to cough up $4k which doesn't sound like much; but it became a deal maker for me. Meanwhile, back to CarSense. I had been scoping out Hundai Azera since day 1; should have gotten one instead of the Buick nightmare. Anyways, CarSense had an 08 Azera with 12k miles on it in pristine condition for $19,900 - a no haggle price. I had only been offered 16 or 17k for the Buick; but CarSense gave me $20k. I swapped my Buick Bomb for the Azera ( a much better car in every way imaginable) and got $10 change. The best deal that I could get from a Hyundai dealer was $16,500 for the Buick and around $23,500 for the used Azera. I have purchased and traded over 40 cars in my young life; and I must state emphatically that this transaction with CarSense was by far the easiest and fairest that I have ever experienced. For anyone looking for an Azera - or any car - for that matter (used that is), I would sincerely suggest looking into CarSense. You can't go wrong. SemperFi
#1072 of 1119 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Jun 04, 2009 (12:03 pm)
A national reporter is looking to speak to consumers who purchased a Hyundai vehicle recently (within the past four months) because of the Hyundai Assurance Program. Please send your daytime phone number and the vehicle you own to ctalatiedmunds.com by Friday, June 5, 2009.