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#87 of 350 Hyundai is comp again 2...
Sep 14, 2007 (2:06 pm)
I knew I was posting under the Honda Civic but I was responding to a earlier post.
Now, I have no beef, chicken, ham etc with any car makes/models I was expressing really how far Hyundai has come and knowing they have been here for awhile-improving. As said before I like Mazdas, Hondas, Acuras, etc.. but I can't own them all. The number of sells with Hyundai means little to me as they have just transition and moved here (USA,Alabama) and it will take time and I also know they have been here for a few years now. I do not bash other makes as a lot of people do I just stated how Hyundai is way way different from the 1990s. Thanks for the posts fellas.
#88 of 350 Re: Two Tings! [drfill]
Sep 15, 2007 (8:46 pm)
OK, hope you are enjoying your new job, whatever that is.
#89 of 350 Re: Hyundai's fantasies of parity [backy]
Sep 17, 2007 (1:19 pm)
backster i lol'd at that one!
anywho, i don't think that the obvious price advantage hyundai used to have with the elantra exists anymore, as pricing it on their website suprised me totally.
i think its a nice car, but i still prefer the civic, for its handling prowress, steering feel, fuel economy, resale value, and upscale looks.
while hyundai has done the rebate thing in the past, its still a moot point, we are talking about msrps here not what we could potentially get the car for. there is no GUARANTEE that you will get a rebate. and remember, while the civic isn't a horrendously discounted car, people have gotten it for much less than msrp.
Targettunning: your experience only proves that that its possible to get a lemon with any car company. i'm a honda fan, but no zealot, and i wouldn't commend my car if it had subpar build quality;...
...but i also wouldn't tag the whole honda brand on just MY experience. I had a great experience with my vw, many others have not. Does that make vw the most relaible company ever. not by a longshot.
those zealots are zealots for a reason.
#90 of 350 2008 civic
Sep 17, 2007 (1:28 pm)
i too am glad that they included leather, some people want a classy, high mileage car thats fun to drive, without it being a 12k econobox.
with regards to honda's 'overpricing'.
anyone ever realize that mazda and nissan are guilty of it too? its not just honda who charges you a small premium over other companies for stuff. (this is to echo grad's post with regards to having a mazda 3 that goes well over the 22k pricepoint.)
#91 of 350 Re: Finally saw a 2008 EX -L [jet10000]
Sep 19, 2007 (5:11 am)
I purchased my 08 EX-L Sedan about a week ago at invoice price. I'm the type that wanted a smaller, fuel efficient car, but still wanted a lot of options and a little luxury. I was spoiled with my first leather vehicle with heated seats a few years back and I want to stick with them. However, the 34mpg from the first tank on this car is a nice new feature that I have not had on my past vehicles. I was surprised and happy to pay invoice for the new model year and first civic with leather. The extra $1200 for leather, heated seats, and heated mirrors is actually a value compared to those options on other cars.
#92 of 350 Re: Finally saw a 2008 EX -L [cwhyte]
Sep 19, 2007 (8:00 am)
Wow, you got invoice on a 2008 with leather. That's great! I didn't think they'd be discounting them that much at the beginning.
#93 of 350 Re: Finally saw a 2008 EX -L [cwhyte]
Sep 19, 2007 (9:42 am)
Congrats! Thanks for sharing in the Prices Paid discussion. Hope you'll stop by the Dealer Ratings & Review page and give us your critique of the dealership.
#94 of 350 Re: Finally saw a 2008 EX -L [cwhyte]
Sep 19, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Is it ok to tell which dealer did you buy from?
Sep 19, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Is the leather a pretty decent grade? The leather in the '05 Mazda 3s was really subpar so we opted for the cloth. Really liked the Honda leather in the new CR-V I saw in the showroom a few weeks back...very soft and buttery feeling.
#96 of 350 Re: Leather [sandman46]
Sep 20, 2007 (4:18 am)
I'm no leather expert, but I think it is good quality and pretty soft. One thing of note, the heated seat for the driver heats the bottom and back, while the passenger only heats the bottom. There was an explanation for why, but I can't remember what the manual said. The dealer was Norris Honda in Dundalk, MD, via the internet/UBS (United Buying Service) pricing. I had two other dealers quote $500 over invoice, which was still pretty good. Since purchasing, I have tinted the windows at 35%, purchased a Garmin 350 GPS, and installed a portable Sirius Radio. I'm happy with the results. I have a couple of minor gripes, the worst of which is the stock stereo for an upgraded model like the EX-L, but I don't think it is worth the cost to improve it.