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#4112 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [denp3]
Aug 18, 2010 (6:38 am)
A little late to this thread and I have the 2010 Sonata (purchased in April). My XM three-month trial expired three weeks ago but is still active on my car. Anyone else have this experience? All I've gotten was two letters before the expiration to renew it at regular price. Did someone forget to press the "delete" button to my account?
#4113 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [greatlakesjr]
Aug 18, 2010 (10:12 am)
Just wait, they will lower the price down to around $5 a month for six months.
#4114 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [jlflemmons]
Aug 18, 2010 (12:04 pm)
My trial period ends today so I called them 2 days ago. I told them that I wasn't interested in paying the price that they quoted in their mailings, and that I wanted the $4.99/month rate for 6 months that had been reported here in this discussion group. They readily agreed and so I extended my subscription for 6 months at $4.99/month. They only slight drawback is that they required me to select a rollover package to take effect when my 6 month renewal ends. So if I take no action in 6 months, I will automatically rollover into a quarterly package that charges the regular $12/month price. (Other rollover packages are available.) However I do have the option to cancel my subscription before the rollover kicks in. So I figure that 6 months from now I will threaten to cancel and find out what they are prepared to do to keep my business. Actually I am a little underwhelmed with XM radio, so if I have to cancel, it won't be a big deal for me.
#4115 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [rexg]
Aug 18, 2010 (6:56 pm)
What surprises me is how several of the channels have as many or even more commercials than conventional FM stations. I was driving along the other day and realized the news channel I had been listening to was still in commercials after a good 3-4 minutes. And I am paying for this???
#4116 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [jlflemmons]
Aug 18, 2010 (8:03 pm)
There are commercials on XM?? I am so naive.
#4117 of 5326 Re: Has anyone extended their XM subscription [gregg_vw]
Aug 18, 2010 (9:33 pm)
I thought that was one of the big reasons to buy XM was for lack of commercials. Kind of like premium channels on tv. Guess that's not one of the reasons.
#4118 of 5326 Re: buying a demo? [gregg_vw]
Aug 18, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Early buyers may have actually gotten better deals than later ones. The car has gotten so much good press. Plus, given the equipment you can get on it, it is about the best mid-size deal out there. So its value with buyers is building. Toyota, until the unintended acceleration brouhaha, was able to get transactions closer to list price than most of its competition. That is what Hyundai is working toward, and they seem to be doing a good job. Prices will rise if sales keep rising. And you can't even look for left-overs this fall, because they are all 2011 models.
I see just the opposite.
Manual Sonata GLSs can be had for just about 19k, and auto GLSs can be had for just about 20k in my neck of the woods, all day long.
I also notice there are no shortage of Sonatas on dealer lots, even though various salesmen have told me "they sell fast."
You can only believe what you can verify, and that does not include statements from car salespersons.
Yes, the 2011 is selling better than last years model did, and yes dealers are keeping it more conservative on how many cars they order, but that plant down in Alabama is plenty big and can churn many Sonatas out.
I honestly believe and have personal experience that prices on the 2011 Sonata are lower for good negotiators now than they were at any time since its release.
I like the Sonata, but I think we're going to buy a two or three year old Toyota Avalon or maybe a new Outback, because the roads are terrible where we are, and we need a smoother riding car with a large backseat.
Our biggest hangup is whether to buy new or used - you still get murdered on depreciation buying any car new, especially over the first two years, no matter what anyone tells me.
#4119 of 5326 Re: buying a demo? [mikemartin]
Aug 19, 2010 (5:41 am)
...but that plant down in Alabama is plenty big and can churn many Sonatas out.
The Alabama plant is already on overtime and at or near capacity. Keep in mind it doesn't just make Sonatas, and Santa Fes are selling pretty well now also.
I don't know Hyundai's capability to ship US-spec Sonatas from the ROK, as they did in the early days of the Gen 4 Sonata before the US plant was able to produce the I4 engine.
Aug 19, 2010 (6:18 am)
so, we probably not going to see any rebate soon?