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#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.
#83 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [elantraguy]
Sep 04, 2012 (7:05 pm)
I just purchased the base unit (which actually has a bunch of goodies) with mud flaps and carpeted floor mats. I used a $500 cash bonus for veterans to bring the out the door price to $19,550. Some of the positives thus far are: the transmission is smooth, the ride is smooth, I love the bluetooth, the car looks great, and I think I got a pretty good deal.
#84 of 94 New i30 sighted... in Chicago!
Sep 09, 2012 (10:54 am)
I saw an odd thing the other day in suburban Chicago. I was driving to an appointment and saw what I thought was a new Elantra GT, blue, turning left ahead of me. But then I saw an "i30" badge on the hatch lid! I wonder if someone simply bought an i30 badge and stuck it on their new GT, or it was imported somehow. I am pretty sure it had IL plates, but not 100% sure.
#85 of 94 Re: New i30 sighted... in Chicago! [backy]
Sep 10, 2012 (2:09 am)
Yep; In my area I've seen an i30 badge on an Elantra Touring and a Honda Jazz badge on a Fit.
#86 of 94 Re: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Purchase Cost [elantraguy]
Sep 23, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Just bought one this weekend with the options you listed, automatic, floor mats and mudguards.
$22,000 out the door.
#88 of 94 Finally, a GT with a stick!
Oct 27, 2012 (2:27 pm)
I finally found a GT with a stick at my local Hyundai dealer today. Actually, they had several... and a huge assortment of GTs and sedans (several stick sedans too)--more stick Elantras than I've seen on one lot for maybe... ever. So inventories are building on the GT, and sedan. Consequently there's a $1000 rebate on the GT now.
So I took a base GT with stick for a test drive. It was almost exactly as I'd buy one: red base model with a stick, no options except mats. The only thing I'd like different is a tan interior. I was glad to find out that the 6MT on the GT is a pleasure to drive--light, smooth clutch, smooth shifter, very easy to snick through the gears even for someone like me who hasn't driven a stick for awhile. The shift grip was plastic, but that can be remedied easily with one stop at the Hyundai parts counter to order the neat leather/metal grip from upscale GTs.
The rest of the drive was similar to my earlier test drive of an automatic GT. We drove for awhile on an old freeway with many bumps, and the suspension smoothed them out well. I set the steering level on "Sport" and it had a firm feel, tracked straight down the highway. Not much noise inside, nice snarl from the engine when revving. Very comfortable driver's seat, fit me to a T (unlike a Focus I drove earlier today that didn't have enough thigh support).
A couple of niggles: rear seat leg room is much less than on the sedan, but adequate for medium-sized adults like me. Rear headroom is better than the sedan's though. Also, although the rear seat cushion flips forward to allow the rear seatback to lie flat, the load floor has a "step up" behind the rear seat so it's not flat.
Despite those issues, the GT is still on my short list along with the Mazda3 and Golf. Much will depend on what kind of deal I can get when it's time to buy. I can tell you that what the dealer was offering today (a no-haggle dealer), which was no discount other than the $1000 rebate, won't cut it.