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#1087 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [greatlakesjr]
Mar 25, 2010 (8:37 am)
My wife and I have an 09 Slate Blue GLS I4 Auto, with PEP (not PEP2; PEP2 is PEP with the Moonroof), the Beige Interior (not our first choice internally, but we've grown to really like it), and Bluetooth.
It's a GREAT car, and is just incredible to look at (even after having had to be repainted TWICE (long story, and DEFINITELY not Hyundai's fault in any way... one was being rearended while stopped at a stop light, the other was a dump truck dropping rocks on the interstate in front of the car) since we got it last May. Gets great mileage, too, at around 29.4 on her commute. The entire feel of the car is one of quality, so I'm not surprised your wife went from sceptical to enthused that quickly. BTW, Willow and Khaki were #2 and #3 on our choices, followed by Burgundy for the '09 when we were shopping.
As for the woodtrim, I'm quite taken with it; it looks quite snazzy. The only downsides were that we also have an older Burgundy 2003 Sonata GLS V6 Auto with the equivalent of PEP2 (the GLS then is closer to the SE in more recent trims, as there was a GL trim back then as the base); the leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knobs (i.e., the touch surfaces) of the 2003 make a sharp contrast with the touch surfaces on the 2009 GLS. We went out and got an aftermarket leather steering wheel wrap to take care of one of those issues, but we would need to replace the shifter knob for the other. The PEP package for the '09 and '10 should have included the leather wrapped (even if it had raised the price an extra C-note).
#1088 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [billward]
Mar 25, 2010 (9:00 am)
I have to agree about the leather steering wheel. That's the main place my bare skin touches the car and I sometimes feel the entire car is luxury because of how nice it feels.
#1089 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [billward]
Mar 26, 2010 (4:08 am)
Just came across a Slate Blue, 2010 w/30,000 miles on it and they are asking $12,600. I'm thinking that's pretty good. Would like less miles on it but, of course, the price would go up. Another I had my eye on ('09) has only 10K miles on it for $13,900. It was a rental, not sure if that would affect things too much. All prices negotiable I'm sure. Both are GLS auto with no PEP.
#1090 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [greatlakesjr]
Mar 26, 2010 (1:31 pm)
You can get a brand new 2010 for not much more than that.
#1091 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [jsmit86]
Mar 26, 2010 (3:04 pm)
Not everywhere, depends on your location.
#1092 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [greatlakesjr]
Mar 26, 2010 (4:24 pm)
oooh.... no PEP. Neither is a great deal without PEP, simply because it turns the car from feeling like a large Econo-box to feeling like a nice, comfortable luxury car.
PEP included the Trip Computer, Woodgrain interior trim (certain models), steering wheel mounted audio controls, Power Driver Seat w/Lumbar support, etc. It's the little things that turned the car into just a overall nicer platform to drive; my wife became very enthused about the Trip Computer, for example, even though she didn't care at all until she realized what it added to the car. PEP was something like $700, with the Moonroof (as PEP2) adding an additional $800 to the price over just plain PEP (PEP2 was PEP plus Moonroof).
#1093 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [billward]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:33 pm)
Thanks for the input. Would love some bells and whistles for sure (except for the wood grain, neither of us like it). Found a Plain Jane 2010 GLS from a private seller asking $13,900 with only 9,000 miles. What's the deal with the remainder of the factory warranty in such a case (private seller)? Anybody familiar with these cases? What do you think of the price (and what would you negotiate to?)?
#1094 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [greatlakesjr]
Mar 30, 2010 (6:05 pm)
You get the remainder of the 5-year bumper to bumper warranty.
#1095 of 1195 Re: Used 2009 Sonata GLS [billward]
Apr 02, 2010 (11:23 am)
I came across a 2009 Limited 4-cyl w/15K mileage. In the color we want and all. They wanted $18K, I offered $15.5K and they came back with $16.7K but my limit really IS $15.5K and I said no thanks. They could still reply but nothing yet. I figure I have a lead on a GLS basic (auto, 4-cyl) with the same 15K mileage and Sam's Club pricing is $12,900. The Limited features are not worth more than $2,600 to us, hence my top line on the Limited offer. The only rub being the $12,900 car is 3 1/2 hours away vs. 45 minutes for the Limited. Still being patient.
#1096 of 1195 Right Headlight on 2009 Sonata Limited is out
Apr 08, 2010 (7:09 pm)
Just noticed today that the headlight on my 09 Sonata Limited 4 Cylinder is out. Drove my 07 SE for two years and never had a light go out.
I am wondering if the bumper to bumper warranty will cover headlights, or is it going out considered normal wear and tear.