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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
Mar 11, 2009 (8:48 am)
Two weeks ago I purchased a used 2008 Azera w/5100 miles (rental) black inside and out, limited with everything but nav for $20.6K. Got my own financing based on a new car rate from Cap One. Done alot of on-line research and thought this was the best deal I could get. Overall I'm very pleased with the car, the ride and the gas mileage. Also, I put on four OEM mud guards that cost me $51.43 from Delray Hyundai.
#1060 of 1119 Re: Best deal I could get [SilverBullet00]
Mar 11, 2009 (8:34 pm)
Boy. Killer deal. Congrats, and welcome to the board!
#1061 of 1119 END OF THE AZERA?
Mar 12, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I visited my local dealer today to check out the 2009 Azera compared to 2007/2008. Surprisingly I was told that 2009 would be the last year for the Azera. When I asked them what their source was for this information they said that their regional representative had confirmed it. Can anyone confirm that this is true?
I am currently considering purchasing an Azera and am wondering how discontinueing production will effect owners of this model. Since it was only introduced in 2006 that would mean only 4 model years of production would exist. Questions that come to mind are,
1. Will after market product/parts continue to be available and if so, for how long?
2. Would any additional parts ie: improved shocks/springs ever become available?
3. How would the resale market hold up?
Anyone else have thoughts on this situation?
I actually thought that this deserved to be a new topic if true, but I couldn't find a way to start a new topic. Is it even possible for us members to do?
#1062 of 1119 Re: END OF THE AZERA? [mvls1]
Mar 13, 2009 (3:19 am)
"I was told that 2009 would be the last year for the Azera."
Miserable sales for a great vehicle. C/Y '08 monthly sales average was 1,205 units. '09 ytd monthly average is slightly over 300 and is the slowest seller in the lineup.
Genesis sedan is now averaging around 1,200 + monthly units. Simple redistribution.
Azera was the logical larger sedan upgrade over Sonata in terms of Hyundai consumer loyalty. (as Avalon is over Camry) Upgrading from Sonata to Genesis is huge.
#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