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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#991 of 1124 Re: Consumer Reports [andysam]
Jun 19, 2008 (4:23 pm)
I disagree with CR also.
We have the 2007 Limited bought new off the showroom floor. It has almost 39,000 miles on it and we'd buy another. In fact I was thinking of looking for a used one for myself to drive and sell the 1996 Grand Am with 228,000 miles on it.
We've had no problems and certainly none of the front clunking issues even on bumpy roads.
We get 28 mpg going to LA and to Silver Springs, Nevada. Its a quiet car, good ride and great handling. I rotated the tires in my driveway and change my own oil.
No issues here. Just wish it had Air Conditioned seats like the Lincoln Zephr we test drove and decided on the Azera instead, no regrets.
I think CR is using incomplete data or making assumptions based on the few complaints they've heard about.
The trunk is cavernous with an easy low sill access, back seats swing down, rear sunshade, sun visor extensions, door pockets that flip out to reach bottom easier. Heated seats, well lit dash, lots of shoulder room. I'm 5'7 and love the roominess. Kids come to town and we pile into the Azera. The sun roof has a sliding panel to completely block out the overhead sun.
Its a very good car regardless of pricing or past reputation of the Hyundai.
#992 of 1124 Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav
Jun 27, 2008 (8:44 am)
My wife and I went to a NJ Hyundai dealership to check out a 2009 Sonata Limited with nav but she fell in love with the 2008 Azera instead. The wood steering wheel, wood door handle (from inside the car), plus the inside layout and features look much better than the 2004 Mercedes E350 4Matic we just returned to the Mercedes dealership at the end of the least this month. My concern is that the 3.8 V6 engine, at 17 miles per gallon on city, is not gas efficient.
Would anyone out there with recent purchase of a 2008 Azera share his/her buying experience, especially the pricing and driving after the purchase? Also, would it be a good idea to wait for the 2009 model to come out? Are there any improvements on the 2009 Azera over the 2008 car? Thanks a lot.
#993 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [njalan]
Jun 28, 2008 (3:27 am)
My concern is that the 3.8 V6 engine, at 17 miles per gallon on city, is not gas efficient. Per the MB website, the 2008 E350, without 4Matic, is also rated at 17MPG city, and its highway mileage is 2MPG less than the Azera - figure the 4Matic model to reduce the MPG by at least 1MPG vs. the base E350, so, the Azera should do a bit better than your 4Matic - and on reg gas, to boot. HP and torq ratings are very similar between the two, but the 4Matic is heavier, so would be a bit slower, also.
If mileage is real important, get the Sonata with the 4 banger, or the Azera with the 3.3 V-6, but the luxury levels of those will be less than the Azera Limited.
Luck and fun with your shopping.
#994 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [njalan]
Jun 28, 2008 (9:10 pm)
I have had my 2008 Azera LTD for2 months. Have 750 miles on it & I get 18mpg city.
Now to say that I have had different vechiles in recent years might be a under statement. 2002 F150 Harley Davidson Supercharged, 1996 Impala SS Supercharged [my play toy] 2005 Magnum RT, 2006 Caddie SRX, & 2006 Trailblazer SS [395HP].
Well I love my Azera,[power,comfort & style]. Well equipped & price after $5,000. factory rebate was great .
I agree on the last statement the prev. posted. If you all the bells etc. with good power & mileage then Azera LTD got it all[well almost all].
#995 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [daveltd]
Jun 29, 2008 (7:21 am)
Daveltd, thanks. "Well equipped & price after $5000 factory rebate was great" When & where you got this deal? Yesterday, I saw the 2009 Azera offers $2000 rebate (Kellybluebook.com) while the 2008 with $2500 rebate. The 2008 Ltd with nav & ultimate package was quoted $28450 OTD and the 2009 can only be more.
Getting 18 mpg (local/city?) is not bad for the Limited with 3.8 engine. However, I have new concerns after reading the postings on this forum. The woodgrain steering wheel and the door pulls have chipping easily and need repair just after one year or so.
I need all the help/advice I can get on the Azera Ltd with nav and ultimate package.
#996 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [njalan]
Jun 29, 2008 (6:05 pm)
Daveltd may have used the term "rebate" rather loosely.
He may have meant dealer selling price compared to MSRP and rebates totaling $5000 under MSRP.
#997 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [njalan]
Jun 30, 2008 (7:08 pm)
After sending that post I should have told you that I live in Canada. The rebate of $5,000. was from Hyundia Canada. This rebate & others on other Hyundia cars was to TRY to level the price difference between US & Canada. As you may have heard but most higher costing cars are alot more up here. The MSRP on my LTD. [nagvation was not aviable in Canada] was $40,610. So my price was $34,610, which included a addtional $1,000. off before my trade-in.
On the matter of the streering wheel thing, I have only heard from 2006 owners I believe. Looking how the wheel is made it would have too have heavy abuse to chip it.
#998 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [daveltd]
Jul 02, 2008 (6:34 am)
I am looking for the same car in red in the New york aria. anyone get one on Long Island Pleas let me no what dealer and price thankyou so mutch for reading.
#999 of 1124 Re: Price on a fully loaded 2008 Azera Limited with nav [marcogallo1986]
Jul 12, 2008 (9:16 am)
I just bought a Limited w/Ultimate Package (but not navigation). It was $25,500 out the door (all tags, fees, taxes, etc.)
One word of warning. I think my 2008 has the front end shudder. You can feel it around 40 and again around 70. I have increased tire pressure and it helped, but didn't eliminate it.
From what I am reading, Hyundai has yet to find a way to address this and service managers simply say "I don't feel it". Mine has already been back for tire alancing - no change. When the dealership called for their sales experience survey, I informed them of this problem and never received a follow up call. The salesman called today to get the number of a prospective friend and customer. I shared the problem with him and he could not have been less interested.
I called the friend/prospective buyer and warned him. No sese in two of us being carsick due to the vibration that no one else can feel.
I have 1400 miles on the car and am already wondering how long it will be before I can trade it in.
#1000 of 1124 Azera Shimmy/Shudder/Vibration
Jul 12, 2008 (9:22 am)
I have just purchased a 2008 Azera. I love the car except it has the front end shudder/shimmy. It appears around 40 mph and 70 mph. I have had the tires rebalanced. I have increased tire pressure. The shudder/shimmy is subtle, but it is definitely there.
From what I have read, I am in for several visits with service managers saying it is my imagination and that the car is fine. If anyone has advice to help me avoid regular visits to the dealership (without any resolution) I would greatly appreciate it. I