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Hyundai Elantra, Car Buying, Hatchback, Sedan
Jul 11, 2010 (5:24 pm)
After being manipulated and intimidated into buying a new car, cars were switched without my knowledge and consent by Crown Hyundai, St. Petersburg, FL salesman. I brought the wrong car back the next day for dealer to take back but they refused even they knew that I didnít want that car from the start. Dealer offered to only buy it back or trade it in robbing me of thousands and thousands of dollars. They did everything possible to force the sale of the wrong car even processed unauthorized transaction on my credit card!
General Manger of Crown completely ignored my emails for help! Hyundai Co. is no help either!
Please be aware that any dealership can alter their contract anyway they want but they will not do so as they will not be able to rob you of your money!
Crown Hyundai should have done the right thing and take the wrong car back, switch it back to the original car or return my money as this was their fault!
As they havenít done so I will NEVER buy anything at Crown Hyundai again!
Jul 12, 2010 (3:45 am)
How about not letting yourself be "manipulated and intimidated into buying a new car"?
#66 of 93 Re: [on2010]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jul 12, 2010 (7:57 am)
There are only two entities that can force you to part with your money:
1. the government, and
I don't agree with high-pressure sales tactics, but ultimately, the decision to purchase and/or trade in is yours alone. It is very, very rare that a dealership will take a new car back - it is then a USED vehicle, so when they re-sell it, they take a huge loss. They aren't going to do that simply because you weren't able to resist their sales tactics.
The only suggestion I can offer you is that you should take someone (objective) with you next time you shop, so that they can help you say "no" if the deal doesn't seem right.
#67 of 93 Warranty on a used 2010?
Jul 15, 2010 (9:51 am)
I am scheduled to finalize a purchase for a used Hyundai Elantra 2010 with 16000 miles for $13,000 (this was the best deal I could find). I am a student and am trying to keep my cost as low as possible. Accordingly, the car as a 5 year/100,000 mile factory warranty. The dealership is trying to sell me their extended warranty which would only up the factory warranty to a 10 year/100,000 mile. I am wondering if this is a deal I should take? I am looking for a long term reliable car, but am not sure that it is worth the $870 extra dollars. Also, I am not at all interested in the roadside assistance, etc. I have AAA.
#68 of 93 Re: Warranty on a used 2010? [huskyct]
Jul 15, 2010 (11:30 am)
A couple of points here...
1.) The warranty on a used Hyundai reverts back to 5yr/60,000 miles, not 100,000, unless the car is "Certified" and offered with the full 100k warranty. I'd put the $870 into a 5 year CD at the bank and use the cash to pay for a repair later should you need it. You must do relatively little driving if you expect to drive less than 86,000 miles in your car before 2020. As a suburban commuter in a mid-size city (Birmingham, AL) I drive 25,000 a year.
Otherwise, why pay for the 5 extra years?
2.) If it comes with roadside assistance, dump AAA for the next few years; you'll need it to pay for that pricey warranty.
In the end, remember that a warranty is a gamble, and you're betting against The House -- in all likelihood, you wouldn't spend $870; they've done the math for you and priced it in their favor. Assuming a 5 yr/ 60k warranty, its so good I'd still feel comfortable with it. The Elantra is a 4-5 year old design, whose engine design quite dated, but proven.
#69 of 93 Re: Warranty on a used 2010? [thegraduate]
Jul 15, 2010 (12:33 pm)
Roadside assistance transfers to the new owner.
#70 of 93 Re: Warranty on a used 2010? [backy]
Jul 15, 2010 (1:20 pm)
Then maybe the owner could put some of the money towards to the warranty that they'd normally spend on the AAA membership, if he or she is apprehensive about buying without it.
#71 of 93 Elantra vs. Camry LE
Jul 22, 2010 (12:11 pm)
I am trying to decide between Elantra and Camry. Longer warranty sounds tempting. I have been with Toyotas for 20+ years, and am a bit scared to branch out. Are any loyal Hyindai customers who have been happy with Hyindai reliability? Thanks.
#72 of 93 Re: Elantra vs. Camry LE [donn11]
Jul 22, 2010 (1:06 pm)
Well, I am a little surprised you are comparing the Elantra to the Camry. Sonata to Camry would be a closer comparo, or Elantra to Corolla.
But anyway, I've owned two Elantras (2001 and 2004--still have the 2004, my sister still has the 2001) and I was very satisfied with their reliability and general ownership experience. And these are the previous-generation cars--not as good in many respects compared to the 2010. I've driven a lot of 2007-10 Elantras in test drives and rentals and like them a lot. Would have bought a used one in April if the resale values hadn't been so strong. One thing I like about the 2010s made after December is the improved crash test scores. That was never a strong suit of the Elantra--until now.
#73 of 93 Re: Elantra vs. Camry LE [backy]
Dec 01, 2010 (1:48 pm)
Was trying to find one of your posts, backy.
I wanted to ask you as you might be someone who knows, or can find out.
It's about the dif in wty coverage on Hyundai in USA vs Canada.
Yours is 10/100000 miles.
Ours is 5/100000 km which is only 62000 miles.
If I ask at my local Hyd dlr, they simply have no explanation. It really sticks in my craw that we don't get NEARLY as good a wty coverage as our American neighbours. The only way it would be more unjust is if I lived in a border town like FtErie/Buffalo.
this is ours..I think Kia is identical.
Basic Emissions Coverage
Major Emission Coverage
24 Hour Road Side Assistance
and see if you can make sense of these exclusions/conditions. It sure sounds complicated to me. Eng and tranny for 1 yr? this is just a small example
Genuine Hyundai replacement Parts purchased from and installed by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer will be warranted for 12 months from the installation date, regardless of distance travelled. Engines and Automatic transaxles are covered for 12 months or 20,000 kms, whichever occurs first.
Genuine Hyundai Parts purchased over the counter (not installed at an authorized Hyundai Dealership) are warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Only the cost of part is covered under this warranty.
Genuine Hyundai replacement Parts replaced under the terms of the HYUNDAI New Vehicle Warranty, including powertrain, emission, etc., will be warranted for the remainder of the warranty period applicable to the replaced part. Refer to the Service Passport for complete details of Hyundai warranties
Genuine HYUNDAI dealer-installed Accessories are warranted for 36 months or 60,000 kms from the Warranty Registration Date, whichever occurs first. If installation occurs after the Warranty Registration Date, warranty coverage is 12 months from the installation date, regardless of distance travelled, or the balance of the 36 months or 60,000 kms coverage, whichever is greater.*
Genuine Hyundai Accessories purchased over the counter (not installed at an authorized Hyundai Dealership) are warranted for 12 months, unlimited kilometres from the date of purchase. Only the cost of accessory is covered under this warranty.
Refer to the Service Passport for complete details of Hyundai warranties.
* 3-year warranty does not apply to Genuine Hyundai Accessories installed on 2010 and prior model year vehicles. Such Accessories are warranted to be free from defect for 12 months, unlimited kilometres from installation date.