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Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Elantra Touring, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Hatchback, Wagon
#71 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [alamocity]
May 10, 2010 (1:27 pm)
Thanks for the help! So you are saying the ride is harsh? I will take it for a test drive soon. I do occasionally drive dirt/gravel roads, that is why I am concerned about the ride. I think if the quality stays consistent Hyundai's resale value will eventually improve. I can live with sluggish as long as I can merge onto the Highway safely and keep up with traffic as I need to. I really like the 10/100,000 mile warranty. In reality all cars should not have major mechanical failures prior to that time period if they are made reasonably well. I had 0 problems with my Subaru's prior to 12 years and well over 100,000 miles...
#72 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [maxx4me]
May 10, 2010 (1:42 pm)
Your reply has been very helpful. Thank you....
#73 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [maxx4me]
May 10, 2010 (1:51 pm)
One more thing, what does Preferred Package # 1 come with? LOL
#74 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [crowheart]
May 10, 2010 (2:41 pm)
he, he, he......NOTHING. It simply indicates that you DON'T want any extras added on. In fact, it doesn't even appear in the HET brochure. Imagine my suprise when my dealer tells me that he has "found my car", only to drive up with it and it not have fog lights, roof rails, radio buttons on steering wheel...................
And all he could say was, " you asked for the Preferred Package!!"
Now why would anyone ask for something that is standard with the car. What an idiot. I guess one could make the argument that saying preferred package indicated that I wanted a stripped down ET!!
Yes, I always go out of my way to say what I want on my car by ordering something that costs $0 in your cost sheet. Get a clue dealers!!!!!!!!!!!
#75 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [maxx4me]
May 10, 2010 (2:52 pm)
Possibly he thought he could rip you off and charge you more for the stripped down GLS. I had a dealer today quoting higher prices for the HET GLS with the PP that was hail damaged (we had a major hail storm last month). The salesman acted like they were giving me a discount for the dimpled roof. The damn car was more expensive then the quote I just got on an undamaged one with the same options from a different dealer. Buyer Beware....
#76 of 169 Re: 2010 Elantra Touring GLS with the Popular Pkg [crowheart]
May 10, 2010 (3:49 pm)
that's one thing that makes it tough to buy a Hyundai. Hyundai does not allow buyers to order the car the way they want. You have to go out and find your car. In my case, I only wanted an GLS, White with Black interior, with PP#2 and Bluetooth. I flat out would not accept anything else. We found one 5 hours away and my buying service found a dealer willing to trade with that dealer AND drive the 10 hours to deliver my car to me. I now have exaclty what I wanted.
#77 of 169 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS AT with Popular Package
May 10, 2010 (7:31 pm)
I just received an OTD quote for the above car. The quote was 17,262.77. I find this almost impossible to believe. I have received 3 other OTD quotes for the same car and they are as follows,
17,555.00 OTD for a hail damaged car(hail storm here last month-other cars are clean).
Does the 17,262.77 quote seem to good to be true? I am afraid that when we sit down to negotiate they will be pulling all kinds of tricks out of their hat.
I live in the Chicago Metro area, any insight on this matter would be helpful.
#78 of 169 Re: 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS AT with Popular Package [crowheart]
May 11, 2010 (9:00 am)
I payed $18,200 out the door for my ET GLS Auto with PP#2, Bluetooth, a cargo liner (tray) and floor mats. I don't think it was a great price, but it was what my buying service pre-negotiated. I later was offered a ET SE for the exact same price out the door. The dealer was desperate to move some cars. I agree; I don't know how some dealers are giving away their end of year holdback and then some. Your prices may not include freight, tax, tags, title, and paper processing fee. Make sure it does before venturing into the dealership.
#79 of 169 Re: 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS AT with Popular Package [maxx4me]
May 15, 2010 (8:14 pm)
We bought the 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS with the popular package today.
I thought we got a great price of 17,449.78 OTD. I am very happy about the deal and the car. I love the room and the safety features.
#80 of 169 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring SE 5spd
May 17, 2010 (6:17 pm)
To answer several questions above, I have owned an '02 GLS, '05 GT, and now a'10 HET SE with the 5spd. The first two were great cars, virtually trouble free. The ride of the '05 GT (with the oversize Tiburon GT rear stabilizer added. ) was an awsome little car. I would never call an Elantra "fast" but they can certainly be nimble and entertaining.
The SE with the larger wheels and low profile tires does ride a bit stiff. But the handling is amazing for "a little station wagon". One complaint I do have is the Kumho radials. Handle? You betcha. Road noise? oh yeah. those suckers are noisy.
Having owned both, the auto is adequate for acceleration, but not great. The 5spd ratios are great, and also gives a numerically higher final drive ratio. Much zippier. The shifter is first rate. Only issue here is that going into 1st above 10mph is stiff. That is also something you are not likely to do very often as the 2.0L pulls strong in 2nd from 10-15mph. Here again, not "fast", but pretty darn quick.
The "Black Pearl" is in the shop tonight and will be checked over in the morning by my local dealers "Platinum" technician. I have known the guy for years and he does know Hyundai. The issue is no throttle between idle and 2200rpm. When I dropped it off this evening the service manager wanted me to ride with a tech and "see if we can duplicate the problem". I told him no ride was needed, just trot out one of the techies and I will show him. The guy was skeptical until I started the car, motioned for him to have a seat in the drivers seat, and bring the engine up to 1500rpm. Try as he might, couldn't do it. Either 700rpm, or 2200rpm. Nothing in between. The guy tried a few things to check it out, then admitted he had never seen one do that. No check engine light, runs great, just no throttle coming off idle. First guess is a defective TPS, but they won't know until in the morning when they can put it on the computer and monitor what the computer is doing.
In the meantime, they brought around a brand new Elantra Sedan, handed me the keys, and said they would give me a call tomorrow. I'll let you know what they find.
BTW, the throttle on the loaner works perfect.