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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#1156 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [newtohyundai1]
Nov 13, 2010 (3:10 pm)
wha t was your previous car...for comparison?
tell us what else you like or dislike or are indifferent to?
#1157 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [trofie]
Nov 22, 2010 (2:39 pm)
There is a dealer (Poquet Auto) in Minneapolis that only sells cars from various manufacturer finance companies. This past weekend, we purchased a 2010 Sonata GLS w/13,500 miles for $14,500. No negotiating necessary (or needed) for that matter, but I did get a 'fresh' oil change and full tank of gas!
As a result this enabled me to buy an extended (3rd party) bumper-to-bumper warrenty to 4 years / 100K miles for an additonal $1000.
#1158 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [mikezak3473]
Nov 22, 2010 (3:31 pm)
Does that mean you now have about 8 years of bumper-to-bumper warranty?
Another sign that Sonata prices are on the upswing. The last time I looked at buying a new Sonata, a 2009 (same car as the 2010), I got a quote of $14,500 for a new GLS. I decided to pass on it though. But I was sorely tempted...
#1159 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [backy]
Nov 22, 2010 (6:12 pm)
I paid $13,5XX ($14,400 OTD in B'ham, AL) for my '09 GLS V6. Certified with 48,010 miles. I love the quieter ride, and in twisties I miss my Honda, but the rattles of my Accord were driving me batty. The softer-riding Sonata is much more attuned to 90% of my driving; suburban/interstate. Averaging 25-26MPG around town, 31 MPG on trips 70MPH.
Question; do all GLS V6 models (2009) come with PEP/moonroof? All I looked at had the moonroof.
#1160 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [thegraduate]
Nov 22, 2010 (7:22 pm)
According to Consumer Guide, the PEP is extra, and the moonroof extra on top of that on the 2009 GLS V6. Whether or not you could actually find a car w/o those options at a dealer is another story.
Talking of prices... I looked for 2007 GLSes (like mine) within 50 miles of me, and there's only 8, and the price of one with about the same miles as what I got a year ago is about the same price as it was then! Used cars have definitely shot up. I'm glad I'm set for a couple of years with cars.
#1161 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [backy]
Nov 23, 2010 (1:09 pm)
Ah; well the only GLS V6 (2009) models I could find had PEP and the moonroof. That's good for me; I wanted the moonroof (my previous Accord had one and I didn't want to move down in equipment).
#1162 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [thegraduate]
Nov 23, 2010 (2:05 pm)
what does PEP stand for? 10 min of google searching just wasted my time
#1163 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [gimmestdtranny]
Nov 23, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Popular Equipment Package
#1164 of 1195 Re: 2010 sonata [stephen987]
Nov 23, 2010 (3:37 pm)
i guess they don't use that acronym in Cda
Nov 24, 2010 (5:59 pm)
Graduate, how do you like your car after some time now? Great pic/color combo & I still like the 2009/2010 model years as my favorites besides the current generation. Love the revamped front/tail & the improved dash layout...much better in my opinion. Love the alloys from the 4 cylinder Limited better than the steelies/bolt-ons that your car has. I enjoyed my test drive of the '10 model I test drove a year ago with the power seat while I was also looking to swap out into a Volvo S40. The car drove nicely & the power seat had me about to sign on the dotted line. But fiscal responsibility, my wife, took over & nixed any new car thoughts!
Have been tossing around the idea lately of getting a used Lexus RX for the power seat/higher seating position, but after much thought & deliberation, and talking with my oldest girl, have decided to just stay put. Once retirement kicks in January 3rd, not sure if I want something new. Just hit 30k on the '06 Civic LX yesterday and it's still a very tight car & drives like the day I drove off the lot. My annual driving will be going down to maybe 3k/year, so why buy anything. I can easily go another 6 or 7 years & be in the lower 50k mileage area with only minimal $ spent on it so why not just stay on course & keep my current ride. Besides the wife is gonna but either a 2011 or 2012 anyways.