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#932 of 951 Re: First SUV [butch55]
Mar 07, 2010 (9:17 am)
hello butch, congradulations on your new veracruz purchase.
if you will, please share if your posted price included taxes and were any additional incentives involved? also what was the msrp of your veracruz?
#933 of 951 Re: First SUV [nace]
Mar 07, 2010 (10:28 pm)
I would be interested in this information as well. How long did you look around for this deal? What approach did you uses? Thanks.
#934 of 951 2010 Veracruz FWD Limited w/ Nav & Bluetooth
Mar 22, 2010 (11:09 am)
I bought this yesterday at Allen Samuels Hyundai in Northeast Fort Worth / N. Richland Hills suburb - DFW Metroplex Texas. They only had one Limited in stock, a new White w/ beige leather w/ 40 miles on it. Has Nav, but had to make a deal to add the bluetooth accessory. After $1k rebate, but before TTL & GAP insurance, the price was $32,918. We visited two other dealerships in the area, and used the prices from those in negotiating to this price - this is my wifes and my 2nd Veracruz, the 1st being bought 2/09 from Allen Samuels as well (back when the dealers realllyyy made deals). We drove the VC Lmtd as well as a Sonata Lmtd, and started negotiating on the Veracruz - took app. 3 hours between going back and forth, and the finance guy. Overall, not a real fun time, but it wasn't as bad as going to the dentist and getting teeth pulled. I really like these, obviously, I put app. 30K miles per year, so all of the creature comforts make sense to me (plus, I am big like a tank, so a roomy crossover is nice). Hope this helps everyone - the sales manager kept telling me what a great deal I got (every time he did, I felt like I paid too much... lol). Edit: Sorry, list price was $37,725 with all options, which in addition to the ones already mentioned above included first aid kit, mud flaps, roof rack and carpeted floor mats.
#935 of 951 question, if you will
Mar 22, 2010 (11:44 am)
shooter, i am interested in purchasing a veracruz. i do have a question regarding your past experience with your veracruz. consumer reports reads, " the ride is comfortable but suspension noise is evident ". shooter can you advise if you experienced any suspension noise with your 09 veracruz?
good luck with your new purchase,, and thank you for being part of this sloooow forum.
#936 of 951 Re: question, if you will [nace]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:42 pm)
We have had good luck with our (08 purchased in 09) 1st VC. No suspension noise at all - it will ride a little rough over potholes but nothing I don't experience with other 2 ton vehicles (and I have driven a few). I did notice a hollow thunk or small boom in my new one while going over a big dip too fast but it wasn't unreasonable - we have had issues with our 1st VC, but nothing extreme (TPS replaced 1 month ago after reading about the TSB - and coasting to a stop on I-35 in Ft. Worth). The VC is an awesome value and has great features - hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
#937 of 951 Re: question, if you will [ez_shooter]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:57 pm)
(TPS replaced 1 month ago after reading about the TSB - and coasting to a stop on I-35 in Ft. Worth). TSP& TSB what does this mean? thanks again
#938 of 951 Re: question, if you will [nace]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:11 pm)
There is a technical service bulletin (TSB) that recommends replacement of the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) which regulates how your car idles and revs / applies gas to the engine on some VC vehicles - specifically where vehicles have had issues in suddenly loosing power or where the vehicle has been stalling (and generating engine service codes - where the yellow engine lights up and stays lit and is read and cleared by an electronic diagnostics machine used by a tech). Hyundai hasn't issued a recall or an alert to customers about this - probably the largest issue I have had to date on my 1st VC. Sorry about the confusion.
#939 of 951 TPS replaced and still stalls
Mar 26, 2010 (3:21 pm)
My TPS has been replaced and the problem is still occuring. This has now happened 5 times in 2 years. TPS replacement did not fix problem in my vehicle.
#940 of 951 Re: TPS replaced and still stalls [rosered11]
Mar 29, 2010 (7:34 am)
I noticed your reply - have you had the dealer check your fuel pump? I have seen a couple of posts going both ways i.e. My VC stalls - fix was to replace the TPS per the TSB, my VC stalls - fix was to replace the fuel pump and fuel filter, check the fuel line for any issues.... hope this helps, I haven't had a lot of issues with DW and mine yet, other than the TPS - also, when they fixed the TPS at the dealership, they not only replaced the TPS but reflashed new firmware to the ECM, there was a noticeable difference in how the car drove before and afterword - our 2008 VC has always been a slight bit sluggish from idle, but the new setup has a good bit of pickup right off the idle. My 2010 VC actually feels even more responsive (admittedly this could be subjective on my part, as the 2010 IS MY VC, not the DW lol). I have 550 miles on it now, and this morning I was getting 23 mpg average on a mostly hwy 40 mile drive to work. This is awesome for TX, I am forced to use 10% ethanol gas due to EPA, so usually we are app 5 - 10% less in mpg than other states not using ethanol. The 2008 and 2010 are supposedly the same car engine, transmission, etc. but to me there is a (good) difference in the 2010. YMMV - you are driving a 2007? from what you posted above?
#941 of 951 Re: TPS replaced and still stalls [ez_shooter]
Apr 01, 2010 (9:04 am)
In addition to my TPS being replaced, I have had had the EMC reflashed at least twice. Problem still continues. Vehicle has stalled on me three times while going above 45MPH (the other times I was going under 25 MPH). Each time steering locks up with no acceleration. Vehicle has been with the dealer since Tuesday. The dealer is having an engineer (out of state) from Hyundai Corp. running tests on it. I have no idea what the outcome will be. I will mention the fuel pump to the dealer because in all the times I have had the VC in the shop, no one has replaced or mentioned the fuel pump.