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#1083 of 1119 What a great car!
Nov 10, 2009 (3:36 am)
We've had our '08 Azera since Saturday and we are really impressed with the ride. I'm assuming we have the updated struts as our car has 42,500 miles and rides fantastic!
Whats so remarkable is we also own a Veracruz with the same 3.8 litre engine and the Azera accelerates and shifts sooooo much better. Hard to believe they're the same engine!
#1084 of 1119 Re: What a great car! [craigmri]
Nov 10, 2009 (7:26 am)
Enjoy your car. I love my 2009! I hope to add on mud guards this weekend to keep the paint in great shape.
#1085 of 1119 Price paid
Mar 08, 2010 (5:29 pm)
After researching Azera's for a week (as well as prices all over Virginia), I finally decided on a used 2008 Azera Limited with what I believe is the ultimate package (telescoping steering wheel, adjustable pedals, etc) with 40K. I called approximately 4 dealerships, and the best price I negotiated was $15,300 OTD through Charles from Hall Automotive in Va Beach.
Charles was an absolute gentlemen, along with being very easy to talk to and negotiate with. I'm very glad to give him my business.
The other dealerships include one in VA beach whose internet salesperson (Scott) hung up on me (details: I let him know that I was looking at another Azera which had a price $1500 less than the one he was selling. He tried to justify his markup by saying it was due to the fact that his carried a transferable warranty, and he could ALMOST guarantee that his had better tires and fresher brakes. I then said that I could buy brand new tires and brakes for less than $1500. Then he hung up.) Another dealer in Richmond, VA had two Azeras with the exact same mileage and details, but couldn't get the price even close to the $15,300. Still, they didn't hang up on me.
Anyways, looking forward to closing the deal on Friday when I can make it down there to pick it up. Also, thanks to everyone for their prior posts as I utilized them for my research.
#1087 of 1119 Re: Price paid [cecald]
Mar 09, 2010 (8:14 am)
In case you are yet to close the deal, I suggest that you hold out for a better deal. The price seems a little high.
Try looking through Carmax & see if the Azeras they have on their inventory matches your requirement. Down here in Texas, I have seen a lot of Azeras under 35k miles being listed for under 13-14k on Carmax & other dealers.
#1088 of 1119 RE: Wobbly Ears
Mar 10, 2010 (6:05 am)
Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately, I've looked on carmax, cars.com, craiglist - and this seems to be the best price I can come to within a decent drive of Richmond, VA. Everyone else has theirs listed for around $17K up here. Maybe next time I'll take a trip to Texas to find one!
#1089 of 1119 RE: Wobbly Ears [cecald]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:25 am)
They might be expensive in VA. But Carmax usually transfers cars from across the country for only few hundred dollars. I remember someone getting a car transferred from OH to TX for 500 from Carmax.
Just look around. It might even be cheaper to fly to Texas & drive back! (Just looking out for you buddy!)
#1090 of 1119 Hyundai Azera 2008 Model Performance even after an accident
Mar 19, 2010 (1:39 am)
For anyone who has any doubts, my 2008 Azera Limited is doing fabulously, even after a major rear-end accident last year. The 22 year old driver of an Enterprise rental car (whose car was already in the shop from another accident) took out my left rear quarter-panel, tire, chunk off the steel wheel, and spun me around. I was not only uninjured, but managed to pull the car off onto the shoulder on 395-South in DC. The Chevy Malibu she was driving was totaled and she ended up 500 feet up the roadway. Only reason she didn't end up in the slammer was the fact that her boyfriend in the car was a DC cop.
5k cost to repair my Azzy, but Falls Church Auto Body (Virginia) did such a great job that my mechanic at Alexandria Hyundai said he wouldn't have noticed the work unless I had mentioned it when I asked to have them put it onto the rack so we both could see it. Only minor, millimeter sized, differences from what it should be.
My bottom line...safe car, saved me from whiplash...definitely will drive it until it dies, even if I can afford a fancier car in the meantime. 'Mi-Ok', Korean for 'beautiful pearl' will be my girl for a long time...
#1091 of 1119 Just bought a 2011 Limited
Nov 12, 2010 (4:50 pm)
I've had my 2011 Azera Limited for about a month now and, so far, I've been very pleased! Very uneventful purchase. I paid cash and didn't qualify for any incentives. The finance guy was very efficient and didn't try to sell me a bunch of extras. It was done as fast as I could sign the papers & write the check. The price was $300 below invoice plus they gave me $800 more on my trade in than my CarMax appraisal. I was very pleased because I didn't have a very desirable vehicle for trade. I test drove 7 cars before making my decision. Itís not often you find the least expensive choice to have the highest quality!
#1092 of 1119 Re: Just bought a 2011 Limited [bobdhwkr]
Nov 13, 2010 (7:58 am)
check out the difference between dealer invoice and dealer cost and see how well you did