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#42 of 94 Re: 2009 Accent GS OTD price - $11700 [tamoshanter]
Jul 06, 2009 (2:56 am)
Please let me know where you went in Richmond, VA. I'm in northeast OH, but willing to drive within a day's drive to get a decent price. I was looking at buying a 2009 Hyundai Accent after 7/23 with the CARS program, but of course the dealer had a great deal this week!
I'm 5'1" and I just love our 1997 Accent. I started out at the dealership looking for a 4-door auto Accent. Salesman, of course, worked us up to Elantra GLS because it got the "Consumer Reports top recommendation due to electronic stability control". We got him down to a price of $17772 for Elantra GLS with power options and moonroof. He was nearly dancing with delight, so I was really hesitant to sign anything although he wasn't very happy about not getting our signature.
Anyway, after going home to research the Elantra GLS Auto , I discovered the GLS does NOT have electronic stability control and $17,722 definitely was pretty high. That explained his ear to ear grin!
To get to electronic stability control in Elantra - I need to get a Elantra SE. I was able to find one each at three different dealers yesterday. The second dealer went to $17,500 on a Elantra SE without any hesitation whatsoever - which really made me wonder if that price was pretty much in line with the Sonata why go with the smaller car.
I know there is a $3000 rebate on Sonata, $2000 on Elantra and $1500 on Accent - so please let me know if the $$$ you recommend for negotiating a high and low is before or after any rebate.
I'm heading back out today to check with other dealers. Price will drive it all, so I may need to drop back down to an Accent and will be delighted to do it!
I can definitely drive to Richmond, VA to get a decent price. Richmond, VA is about 8 hrs away, so if anyone has a dealer they would really recommend closer to Ohio, I'd be interested too!
#43 of 94 OK, just sent in a Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg.
Jul 18, 2009 (2:26 pm)
2009 Accent GS, Automatic, Premium Package (power windows, door locks, mirrors, 6-speaker w/ XM, auxiliary input jack)
MSRP - $14,885
Negotiated price w/ rebate - $11,570
After Orange County, CA's huge 8.75 tax, license, doc, OTD was $13,022. Traded in an old crap clunker that was worth $1,000 at best for the full $4,500. Total cost to us was $8,522. WOW! What a steal. Surprisingly nice ride. Dark Sapphire Blue ext/Black int. Great car for Mom. Now all I need is a Genesis for myself, haha.
#44 of 94 Re: OK, just sent in a Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg. [SHADAX]
Jul 18, 2009 (2:28 pm)
Sorry, I forgot to mention it was a 3-door hatchback. I got it from Garden Grove Hyundai in Southern California.
#45 of 94 Re: OK, just sent in a Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg. [SHADAX]
Jul 18, 2009 (2:45 pm)
What proof of registration did you have to give the dealer.
My dealer here said that I need to provide both the 2008 and the 2009 registration because my 2009 registration started on 3/9/2009 and expires 3/9/2010 and does not cover the full 12 month period.
Supposedly I don't qualify unless I can somehow get proof of my 3/9/2008 to 3/9/2009 registration to show it was registered for the past 12 months.
NOTE: I do have my insurance proof showing that it was insured for the past 12 months.
When I called the CARS hotline, they said if the dealer was requiring it - it must be needed. They suggested I contact my state BMV and ask them to provide proof of my 2008 registration so that I can qualify for the CARS program.
#46 of 94 Re: OK, just sent in a Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg. [cstewart27]
Jul 18, 2009 (7:23 pm)
I had both the insurance and reg info to show a year. You also need the pink slip, which I forgot to bring...but they said they could do it without it but it would cost $25. So I'm going to bring it within a few days which they said was okay. Let me say though, The Accent is a nice car, very comparable to the Yaris hatch...Better warranty though. Just wanted some trouble free driving for many years. For $8500, I feel that even keeping the car for 5 years would be a huge win. However, I'm sure it will last much longer the way my Mom drives.
#47 of 94 09 Accent Hatchback SE for $12,870
Jul 20, 2009 (11:22 am)
Started my shopping for 09 Accent Hatchback SE w no extras. Offered one in stock for $12,870 plus tax-tags and registration just outside the DC beltway. No Hyundai dealers in the district so residents go to MD or VA.
#48 of 94 Re: OK, just sent in a Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg. [SHADAX]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:15 am)
HAHA!! Just had to update my post because of the following: In case you didn't read post #43 (read it for details) I ended up paying $8,522.19 out the door for my 2009 Accent GS w/ Auto, Premium Pkg. Well, I just found out that according to the California Board of Equalization, the $4,500 is considered a nontaxable government purchase. I clued in my dealer, they had a meeting, and now I'm going to get a partial sales tax refund! Where I live in Southern California, the sales tax is an ungodly 8.75% - so I will be getting a check for $393.75! That makes my total cost for this car $8,128.44!! Super deal. I'm glad I did it early too before all of the chaos...
#49 of 94 Clunker for a new Accent GS w/ Auto, Prem Pkg. [SHADAX]
Aug 04, 2009 (7:19 am)
Traded in an old crap clunker that was worth $1,000 at best
What was the clunker? Year? Mileage?
#50 of 94 What I paid for my new Hyundai Accent GS 2009
Sep 04, 2009 (8:53 am)
I ended up paying 12,600 not including taxes and financing interest. I believe I could have got it for 11,900 or 12,000 even, but this was just after the cash for clunkers program and they only had one 2009 Accent left in stock. I wanted a Toyota Yaris but three local Toyota dealers were all out of stock. Oh well.
This was in Missouri by the way.
#51 of 94 $12,400 out the door in VA
Sep 04, 2009 (4:37 pm)
In Richmond, Virginia I just purchased the Accent 4 door sedan.
The only "features" are air conditioning & floor matts.
After fees, taxes & licensing, I paid $12,406.
Then bought & installed a radio.
This was the first purchase I've ever made from a dealership, as I've always purchased used cars from individuals.
I had a very smooth buying experience without the pressurizing dialogue that I experienced at other dealerships the week prior to this purchase.
I recommend Micky at Pearson Hyundai on Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond, Virginia.