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#14555 of 20223 Deals on 2010 Hyundai Sonata - $14,900 GLS 4 cyl.
Mar 30, 2010 (4:49 am)
Hi guys, I have to replace my commuting car in July this year and I have a short list of contenders after researching and test driving a few of those. My list: 2010 Honda Civic LX, 2010 Ford Fusion EX, 2010 Chevy Malibu, 2010 (yes, the older model) Sonata. My concerns: The Civic will go through a redesign for MY 2011, therefore, I'm not sure, my budget is no more than $18,000 OTD (perhaps I would have to buy the Fusion or the Maliby as used cars with less than 25K miles on them). Yesterday, driving through a Sonata dealer, I saw a GLS automatic for less than $15,000 with 72 months financing at 0%. I never had a Hyundai, but it's getting difficult to pass this price level, the car itself has several things standard that the others don't and perhaps by July, there will be additional discount for the ones left on the lot Anyway, they had about a dozen of those in the lot, I don't think they will sell all of them unless they add more discount. Any thoughts ? Anyone has a 2009/10 Sonata GLS 4 cyl. and could provide some insight ? Thank you.
#14556 of 20223 Re: Deals on 2010 Hyundai Sonata - $14,900 GLS 4 cyl. [rwdfan]
Mar 30, 2010 (4:53 am)
I couldn't find a GLS Automatic in Birmingham, AL because they were selling faster than I could get to them. I wanted a 2010 GLS with the Popular Equip. Package but the closest one I could find was in Columbus, GA and it was priced about $1,000 higher than what you're looking at here in the SE. Birmingham only had Limited models left, best I could tell.
I'd go with the Sonata; the depreciation hit has really already happened in part, but you still get a brand new car without the worry of who abused it before-hand.
Go test-drive one.
#14557 of 20223 Sonata boosts Hyundai into sedan pantheon
Mar 30, 2010 (5:02 am)
Here's a link to an interesting article on msnbc.com
#14558 of 20223 Re: Deals on 2010 Hyundai Sonata - $14,900 GLS 4 cyl. [thegraduate]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:10 am)
I saw this car in Columbus, IN. Just south of Indianapolis. I don't recall the dealer name, but it's the only one in the town. I'm seriously considering it, but I will have to wait until July when the lease of my current car expires. Thanks for the feedback.What's the Popular Equip. Package ?
#14559 of 20223 Re: Sonata boosts Hyundai into sedan pantheon [tenpin288]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:14 am)
Thanks for the link, but this is the new Sonata, it's actually a 2011. I'm looking into the previous model, but still new. The price on the 2011 is near $20,000, out of my budget. Thanks anyway.
#14560 of 20223 Re: Sonata boosts Hyundai into sedan pantheon [rwdfan]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:18 am)
The article is actually about the 2011. They just have the wrong model year in the headline.
#14561 of 20223 Re: Deals on 2010 Hyundai Sonata - $14,900 GLS 4 cyl. [rwdfan]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:23 am)
If you're cash constrained look for a low mileage used vehicle. You'll get a lot more bang for the buck and most will still have factory warranty.
#14562 of 20223 Re: Sonata boosts Hyundai into sedan pantheon [rwdfan]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:25 am)
You can get the base model for a lot less than that sticker price. Unless you mean you really want a $15k sticker and plan on paying $12k...
#14563 of 20223 Re: Deals on 2010 Hyundai Sonata - $14,900 GLS 4 cyl. [rwdfan]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:27 am)
The PEP includes things like audio controls on the steering wheel, a trip computer, automatic headlights, and a power driver's seat.
#14564 of 20223 Camry, the New Crown Vic
Mar 30, 2010 (5:29 am)
I think I discovered why the Camry still sells well. Old people like soft, cushy, floaty rides. Since you can't buy a Crown Vic anymore, and the Grand Marquis is rarely seen on any lots, they go to Toyota. Us younger people who like a sporty, much firmer ride, go with the Fusion.
I used to own a Camry Hybrid, the only time that car was quiet was when it was parked. Even with the engine off and in EV it made noise. It was poorly made, had wind noise, the sunroof stuck, and the seat materiel was thin. Toyota quality? NOT! I have over 13K miles on my 2010 Fusion Sport and I don't have a single complaint about it's quality. It took about a week to find many faults in the Camry, and I was very disappointed in the quality. I really don't see the hype in Toyota, I really don't, not after owning a Prius and a Camry. The only thing I guess is the soft mushy ride that old people like.