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#1 of 951 Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2007 (6:16 pm)
Tell us about shopping for your Veracruz!
#2 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Mar 21, 2007 (3:38 am)
I'm not sure what details folks want, but I'm happy to fill in the blanks.
I bought the Veracruz from Vision Hyundai in Rochester, NY.
We bought a white Hyundai GLS with beige interior plus the Premium package. Our final agreed upon price is $29,400.
We aren't sure when we are getting the vehicle. We put our deposit down on March 17th. I'll stop by and let you know how many weeks it takes to obtain what we are looking for.
The negotiations started at MSRP ($30,645). The dealership quickly came down $1000. We asked for $29,400, and they were willing, but we had to up our initial offering of a deposit from $200 to $500. The price includes destination charges, but not tax and license fees.
After we agreed to the price, we attempted to negotiate on a trade-in (1999 Dodge Durango), but we could not come to agreement on that vehicle and decided to sell that ourselves. We wanted $3500 for it, and they offered us $2500.
The overall sales experience was pretty good. Our salesperson was low pressure throughout the process which we liked. There was none of that "if you don't buy today we can't give you a price" bs, but of course the price they gave us was high until we committed to an order. But I didn't feel pressured or as though the dealership wasn't forthcoming with at least a starting point for the negotiations.
We did get free windshield wiper fluid everytime we visited (2x) which was nice . . .
We'll see how it goes when we go to take delivery.
#3 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [hvcowner]
Mar 21, 2007 (12:45 pm)
You didn't fill in all the blanks!!!!!!!!!
FWD or AWD????
#4 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [jg6]
Mar 21, 2007 (2:07 pm)
Oops - - knew I'd miss some key piece of info.
AWD. It's upstate NY after all . . .
#5 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [hvcowner]
Mar 21, 2007 (3:13 pm)
Not bad for a new model. Lower than Fitzmall!!!
$371 over dealer invoice, $521 over manufacturer invoice.
#6 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [jg6]
Mar 21, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Oh good! We didn't have the dealer invoice information when we were negotiating so we were a little nervous about what kind of deal we were getting . . .it's nice to know that we weren't too far off.
#7 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [hvcowner]
Mar 21, 2007 (5:41 pm)
On a side note, I resided in Rochester for nearly five years and found the Vision Hyundai to be a fantastic dealership during the times I've dealt with. Glad you had a good experience with your shopping.
Enjoy your Veracruz when you get it. Keep us updated
Should be sweet vehicle!! I thought it was on my test drive!
#8 of 951 I think I'll buy (Miami)
Mar 23, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Does anyone know if I can buy the GLS base and only get the DVD without all the other junk. I really don't need a sunroof or heated seats. I just want my kids to be able to watch a movie. OR should I get the entertainment system after market?
#9 of 951 Re: I think I'll buy (Miami) [palmerd]
Mar 24, 2007 (4:33 am)
No, unfortunately you cannot get the DVD with the GLS (just bought one so looked at the options pretty extensively).
So, here's my suggestion - - either get the system aftermarket like you suggest, OR, and I think this makes even more sense.
Buy two iPOD videos for your kids which can be used in any car or airplane and can be loaded based on your children's individual preferences. I figured that for half the price of the DVD system, I could do that, and my boys would have the perfect personalized system for them!! And no fighting about what movie they'd be watching.
That said - - I'm trying to avoid any of these solutions because I think my guys watch plenty of screen at home. LOL!
#10 of 951 Re: Hyundai Veracruz: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [joe97]
Mar 24, 2007 (4:35 am)
Thanks for your good wishes on the Veracruz! I'm delighted to hear from a former Rochesterian that you think this dealership is ok. So far, I've been happy with them.