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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Wagon
#149 of 169 Re: 2010 GLS Price? [maxx4me]
Nov 26, 2010 (6:28 am)
Thanks! Yeah this car was for my wife. I can't wait to see the 2012 ET after seeing the new redesign of the Hyundai Elantra. I'll probably get a stick shift version of it when it releases. Glad you're happy with yours. We are too!
#150 of 169 Might be buying 2010 Hyuundai Elantra GLS lil help
Dec 31, 2010 (10:48 am)
#151 of 169 Price for SE/MT
Jan 31, 2011 (7:59 am)
Just bought a 2011Elantra Touring SE with manual trans. I paid $16,600 plus a trade of my 2000 Mazda Millenia with 150K miles. I think the trade amounted to about $2K so the cost of the car was about $18,600. It came w/the Bluetooth (a great option) plus the cargo net, iPod cable and carpeted mats. MSRP was $20,720 and had a $500 cash back offer, so the list price could be considered as $20,220. I think it's easier to negotiate on a manual transmission model.
#152 of 169 First time Hyundai buyer
Mar 19, 2011 (5:43 pm)
We just bought a new 2011 Touring mainly for my wife to drive. I did a LOT of research and test drove a LOT of cars before buying. I looked at the Scion xB, Toyota Matrix, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Mazda 5, Golf, and Chevy Cruze. It was exhausting.
I read good things about the German-designed i30 (Touring in the US), the great H warranty and reasonable price. I admit I've had a lifelong prejudice against H cars (I remember the Excel! Scorpios never forget!) But I test drove the Touring because it seemed to have everything we needed. After test driving and liking the European-style ride, I used TrueCar.com for a quote and got two quotes from VA dealers (Gateway & Pohanka). Pohanka's was lower but Gateway is nearby and their Internet salesperson quickly agreed to match Pohanka's. We got a new '11 Touring GLS, A/T, PEP #2, mats, iPod cable and rear bumper protector for $16,560 including delivery, dealer prep & rebates. This is at least a couple of thousand below invoice. We are extremely happy with the car, the dealer, the warranty and the no-BS purchasing experience. No more overpriced Hondas for me.
Apr 02, 2011 (1:58 pm)
Just bought a 2011 Elantra Touring SE with auto trans. I paid $20,448 (no trade) OTD. It came with a cargo net, cargo tray, iPod cable, wheel locks and carpeted mats. There was a $500 cash back offer and I paid 7% sales tax in DeKalb County, GA as part of the price above. It is dark gray exterior. Could of had vivid blue for cheaper, but could not look at that for 5+ years.
#154 of 169 Re: Price for SE/AT [vincent607]
Apr 02, 2011 (10:55 pm)
Yikes! 7% seems high for a sales tax. In Virginia we pay 3% on cars and 5% on everything else. Yeah, Hyundai is doing $500 cash back on 2011s and $1,000 cash back on 2010s. But we wanted a "new, new" car! SE must be nice..leather, etc. I personally have to pay for, insure, maintain, and gas 4 cars for my family (4 adults) so I try to economize as much as I can. Damn, how I wish I lived in a U.S. or European city on a subway or tram line! I'm a new Hyundai owner and so far, so good!
#155 of 169 Just bought a 2011 Touring in Chester, VA
Apr 06, 2011 (3:00 pm)
Just bought our first Hyundai ever. I researched and test drove cars for months. The 2011 Touring wasn't even in the running until I read some good reviews. We got the GLS, auto with PEP #2, iPod cable and mats for 16,260 incl 500 rebate and 720 delivery. This was more than 2,000 off MSRP and didn't require any annoying "special groups" rebates such as loyalty, military, student, etc. We used Truecar.com and worked great. No BS, no kabuki dance sales routine at the dealership. All email and phone. We love the car (overall 34-35 MPG, very easy driving), loads of features and best warranty. I would go to Gateway Hyundai again and will use Truecar.com.
#156 of 169 Just bought a Touring
May 06, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Hi, I just bought an Elantra Touring this past weekend. Base GLS with manual trans. Only options were ones you essentially can't buy the car without (floormats, splash guards, iPod cable, bumper protector). MSRP equipped this way is basically $17,000 even. I paid $15,500 plus registration (this is Oregon -- we have no sales tax).
Bought it from Dick Hannah's Hyundai of Portland, and had an absolutely easy-breezy buying experience. I got good quotes (about $15,850) from two different dealers through the new Consumer Reports buying service, and was able to negotiate down from there without too much difficulty. The actual dealer experience involved only minimal negotiations (beyond what we'd done with other dealers over the phone), no pressure, no tricks, no tactics. Couldn't have been easier.
We're replacing a 2001 Jetta Wagon that has been extremely expensive to maintain (20c/mi!) but has otherwise met our needs. We need generous cargo capacity because we often squeeze in camping, hiking, biking or ski gear next to 3 or 4 people plus a large dog. We don't want a midsize wagon (think Subaru/Volvo/Passat) because their length and turning radius can make for difficult parking in tight urban spaces. Most folks in our situation go for small SUVs, which have largely displaced small wagons like the Jetta from the market, but those tend to be thirsty AND clumsy. A small wagon is still our ideal car, even if choices are few.
I've done a LOT of research over the past year, and have test driven over a dozen different cars. The Mazda5 was mighty tempting, most underrated car in America IMO, an astounding value if you can grab an ad car at $16,600, but still a bit larger and thirstier than we'd like. Probably would have been our choice if not for the Touring. The xB is good sized, but it's no less thirsty than the Mazda5, its seats are hideously uncomfortable and its rear blind spots are big enough to be really dangerous.
Most of the other 5-doors were notably smaller, but we were at least willing to consider squeezing in and throwing a cargo box on top when needed. The Kia Soul was tempting, just $13k for the very well equipped base model, but really tight on cargo space. The Versa hatchback was cheaper than the Touring, even when when stepping up from the stripped base model, but also quite small. I really liked the new Ford Focus hatchback, one of the more spacious 5-doors in back, but it stickers at nearly $19k and is eligible for NO discounts since it just hit the showrooms last week. The Honda Insight is roomier for cargo than you'd think, and very undeserving of the bashing it's received in the automotive press ... would have been VERY tempting (both for the mpg and my loyalty to Honda) but tied the Focus as the most expensive car on our list and similarly NO discounts (in this case because the Japan disasters shut down production).
We ruled out the otherwise lovely Honda Fit because it's SO heinously noisy. Ruled out the otherwise great Matrix/Vibe because the shifter on the manual transmission is the clunkiest we've ever encountered. Ruled out the Scion xD because it's just too dang small (though the sliding rear seats do add versatility) and the seats are even more torturous than the xB's.
After looking at all these cars, the Elantra Touring was "just right". Not too big (i.e., thirsty and/or hard to park), not too small (specifically in terms of cargo), no deal-killing ergonomic problems. And it was cheap, with only the Versa and Soul coming in lower. Reliability appears pretty good, beautifully firm suspension, decent mpg, more power than I need (which is now true of ALL cars sold in America). Has everything I want (AC, PW, PDL, good stereo), nothing I don't. Basically it's the car I've been wishing Honda would build for the last 20 years, ever since they dropped the Civic Wagon (of which I have owned THREE).
May 07, 2011 (4:01 am)
I could not agree more with your comprehensive right up. I have both the Vibe and Elantra Touring. If only the leg room for the driver was a bit more, I'd own two ETs. I'm now hoping and waiting for Hyundai to send the Sonata Wagon to the US.
#158 of 169 ask Hyundai to sell the I40 in the US
May 07, 2011 (4:57 am)
Anyone looking for a Touring like vehicle in a year or so should contact Hyundai and tell them to bring the I40 to the US. Based on the photos it looks like a Sonata sized station wagon. I average 28 mpg with my 2007 so depending on the engine in the I40 it should get great mileage and IMHO should probably ride better than the Touring.