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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Wagon
#161 of 169 Re: First time Hyundai buyer [maxx4me]
Apr 08, 2012 (12:58 pm)
The Touring is finished in the US - the i30 is coming to North America as the Elantra GT expected to be at dealers late June/early july 2012 as a '13 model....5 doors, 'sportier' suspension & being marketed as the Elantra answer to enthusiast needs & will compete more directly with Mazda3 5 Door.
Details of the vehicle have been released & pricing has not. If I hadn't just finished my deal on Elantra Limited I may have consider waiting for the GT. I am coming out of 2010 Mazda3 which was an excellent vehicle, though dealer experience horrific.
#162 of 169 Re: First time Hyundai buyer [maxx4me]
Apr 08, 2012 (7:49 pm)
Elantra Touring in the US and the I30 in Europe are the same car I'm told. The ET is 100% made in Korea. I get 31.4 MPG on highway trips and 27 MPG around town in a relatively low traffic area. I love the car and the no-haggle deal I got at Gateway Hyundai in Chester, Va. through TrueCar. My only complaint is the relatively low mileage vs. the Elantra (40 highway MPG in US).
#163 of 169 Love my Santa Fe
May 16, 2012 (4:07 pm)
I bought my Santa Fe at St. Charles Hyundai. I am a repeat customer since 2003 and have always been treated fairly and honestly at the dealership. The service department is just as wonderful as the Sales dept. I recommend St. Charles Hyundai to all my family and friends.
#164 of 169 Tried to get a good deal on a Touring.. ended up with a Sonata
Sep 01, 2012 (11:43 pm)
I really like my 2010 Touring and my wife is driving a 1997 Buick she got from her mother, so I went to my local dealership today to see what they could do on a new 2012 Touring, given that it's been discontinued and replaced by the Elantra GT, which looks like a Subaru Impreza and which I really do not care for. Much to my surprise, he said that Hyundai is not offering any incentives on them, and even though he had several in stock, he would not give me much of a deal. Instead, I ended up with a Sonata, which had $1500 in rebates and 0.9% APR for 36 months. Cost me a bit more than the Touring (and I ended up with a GLS instead of the SE I wanted in the Touring) but I think I got a much better deal. I always liked the look of the Sonata and the mileage is better than the Touring.
#165 of 169 Re: Tried to get a good deal on a Touring.. ended up with a Sonata [misterbill]
Sep 02, 2012 (6:05 am)
yeah, it took a long while for Americans to figure out what a versatile value the ET is. They sat on dealer lots for a long time until this year. I'm seeing them everywhere now so I'm guessing people are getting the wagon while they can, thus eliminating the need for dealers/Hyundai to discount them.
#166 of 169 press request
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Sep 24, 2012 (9:22 am)
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#167 of 169 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Oct 03, 2012 (9:16 am)
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#168 of 169 Re: 2010 GLS Price? [maxx4me]
Oct 09, 2012 (12:06 pm)
We just bought our 3rd Hyundai (1993 Excel drove to 150K, 2002 Elantra, still on the road w 165K). Conflicted between a CRV and a FIT, we decide the CRV too big, bulky, and the FIT too small. We found the Touring and LOVE it. Getting better than expected mileage (32H/26C), we paid $15500+our trade, a 2001 Honda Civic Coupe which had been in two accidents. I think we got a great deal (1.9%/5 years).
Our little wagon is loaded w/ leather, fog lamps, moon/sun roof, roof rack and rails. We love the "Touring" mats but bought some light gray ones (all plastic) at Walmart so those fancy mats stay clean!
Wish we'd found this car years ago. Where was Hyundai hiding it???? Now I see them every day!
#169 of 169 Price Drop on ET?
Feb 20, 2013 (4:49 pm)
I'm starting to detect a slight decline in used car prices on the ET. Do others believe that there will be a "let's get these things off of our lot" fire sale on the remaining new 2012 ETs given that they are no longer made and that the GT has been out for a year now? The reason I am asking is that given the rediculously high used car prices these days, and adding on another $2,500 for factory certification, I was wondering if it would be better to wait a little while longer and grab a new 2012 should the price drop $3,000-$4,000 towards the end of 2013. Wishful thinking?