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#73 of 94 Re: First Impressions- Owner 1 Week [bpizzuti]
Jul 11, 2012 (7:19 am)
It was a pretty close contest narrowed down to the Mazda and the Elantra GT. Dealer told me that Mazda was adding the USB Port and some other goodies to the '13 model but that price was going up about $700 which brings the MSRP close to 25K. The Mazda did handle great but low end torque was slow starting out and the engine seemed to lug a bit from 1st into 2nd and you had to really push the accelerator down a ways to get a downshift which then had the engine rev way up. I would bet the manual is sweet without those issues. Plus 2 of the Mazdas I test drove had some vibration in the steering wheel at idle in "D". Coming from mostly 6 cylinder cars for the past 20 years, 4 cylinder engine vibration when present drives me a little crazy. RE; Gas mileage- I can't comment yet on mine (only have 225 miles) but a friend of mine with the same power train (2012 Elantra) just got 46 mpg on a road trip from Ft Lauderdale to Key West with A/C running (of course, FL is flat unlike where I live in No CA).
#74 of 94 Re: First Impressions- Owner 1 Week [ajfinoak]
Jul 11, 2012 (7:58 am)
Plus 2 of the Mazdas I test drove had some vibration in the steering wheel at idle in "D".
You realize that's a good thing, right? Means there's actual road feel, what you're feeling is the difference in vibration between the chassis and the wheels.
#76 of 94 Re: First Impressions- Owner 1 Week [bpizzuti]
Jul 11, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Actually, I don't consider vibration at idle in D while standing still to be a good thing in any car. When moving, perhaps.
#77 of 94 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost
Jul 22, 2012 (9:40 am)
I am interested in buying a 2013 Elantra GT with A/Trans. , no style or tech. package, and mud flaps, carpeted floor mats, and cargo net.
Can anyone share what they paid for this vehicle or at least give me a idea how much under MSRP would be a great deal ?
Thank you in advance !
#78 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [elantraguy]
Jul 22, 2012 (11:23 am)
There is only about $1,000.00 difference between the dealers invoice and the M.S.R.P. window sticker price of the GTs.I paid $450 over invoice at my Florida dealership in Delray.My vehicle was equipped with the style package,mud flaps,floor mats, & "first aid kit-$25".Then factor in dealers fees,taxes,tag,title,ect and there you go.Just under $25,000,out the door.The decision is yours to make!You won't be disappointed.
#79 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [elantraguy]
Jul 22, 2012 (12:27 pm)
I bought essentially the same car a few days ago (2013 GT base with wheel locks and mats, MSRP $23,315). Including all fees except TTL, I managed about $800 under MSRP which I recall was about $100 under invoice. (These cars have tiny margins, so I guess the dealer makes most of his money on the holdback and the upsell on accessories, warranties, etc.) I didn't have to try terribly hard for this and probably could have done a little better but the dealer was very straightforward in negotiations and I didn't attempt to push them to the absolute limit.
Of course, deals vary by local market, but I would think anything around invoice would be doing fine.
#80 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [markjenn]
Jul 22, 2012 (12:38 pm)
After I test drove one they were practically trying to throw it at me, offered me $8000 on an 84k mile 09 Elantra Touring, and knocked over $1000 off of MSRP.
Then again, this dealer actually had 6 Velosters on the lot, where some have trouble keeping one. Plus the car was white, always a deal-breaker for me.
#81 of 94 Re: Best i30 Review [winwin3]
Jul 28, 2012 (10:07 am)
Thanks for posting those two excellent links! Just purchased an Elantra GT with Style/Tech package combo a few days ago, and loving it! I especially liked the video, and wonder why they eliminated the completely fold down flat rear seat option, when they brought this vehicle to the US.......I love that feature in the Honda Fit, and would have been 100% sold on the GT had it come with that as well. Should I move to Europe, it will be the i30 for me!!
#82 of 94 Re: Best i30 Review [forensics]
Aug 24, 2012 (1:46 pm)
The back seats do fold down flat. First, you have to pull the front of the rear seat cushion forward then flip it up against the back of the font seat, then you fold the seat back down flat.