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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • smesusmesu Posts: 7
    Internet pricing is the way to go but realize that the current Elantra
    design is expiring and is being replaced within the next few months with a
    completely restyled car both in and out (Google- Elantra 2011) It will have
    a 1.6 or 2.0 engine with better fuel mileage, a 6 speed, and of course *all
    should* have ESC (since it's mandated for all 2012's). I bought an SE auto
    with mats, mud flaps and trunk liner last July (and have less then 3,000
    mi.) for $14,500 + fees (less $4,500 CFC=$10,000.) although a good deal at
    the time I don't think it would be wise to pay that at this point. If you
    can wait, the prudent move would be to see if your budget can handle the
    2011, since your resale will be much stronger in addition to having a better
    and more technologically advanced car. Although waiting is based on your
    needs and a bit of a gamble you should at least get some very aggressive
    pricing on the remaining 2010's. Good things come to those who wait...
    PS. IMHO-- Since it's the end of the model run, if purchasing a 2010 only an
    SE should be considered, due to better handling and most important ESC, in
    addition to being a more desirable car to sell since in a few years used
    cars without ESC will be a hard sell to the buyer of used econo cars,
    parents of young teens.
  • Thanks to everyone for the messages.

    I have a GLS down to $14,895 OTD.

    Other dealers are starting to play games and say that is not a real quote and won't match it.

    I wish I could wait, but my wife and I are sharing a car, so I can't wait for a newer version.

    I would love a SE, but not sure where I could get that OTD price down to.

    I have emailed a Chicago dealer (versus the suburban ones) to see what they will do.
  • Bought Elantra gls auto aug 31 msrp 17,700. After 1500 rebate, 1000 hyundai finance rebate (financed minimum of 7500 @3.9% for 60 mo -- can pay off after 1st mo with no penalty). Paid cash of 7360 for balance.

    13840 including doc,tag and title
    $1020 ham co. Ohio tax

    $14860 otd

    Salesman called with a no bull offer of 13840 last day of the month after emailing 6 dealers this week. They were the lowest and test drive, forms, finance application, temp tag and drove the car home in less than 3 hrs. Dismissed "come on in we'll talk" without quotes forthcoming from several dealers.

    Like the car, warranty and dealership. Randy the salesman was good at Superior Honda Fairfield. Can't say things will be straightforward always as things seem to go smoother when a particular dealer wants (or needs) to move a car(s) end of month.
  • Just purchased my new Elantra GLS this weekend for $13,900 OTD, including everything -- doc fees, taxes, and registration. This worked out to about $12,940 for the car + freight after $1,500 rebate and $1,000 financing incentive. Might have been able to go a little lower but ran out of time for further negotiations as I needed to purchase the car by the end of the weekend.
  • Folks I'm planning to buy a new 2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS automatic. The best quote I got is 14700 out of door. is this a good deal considering that NJ has higher tax compared to say virginia or MD. Thanks
  • How much higher is the tax? Do you know what the price breakdown is for the car, freight, and other items?
  • talked to the dealer over the phone and he gave me out of door price of 14700, he didnt give me a breakdown of the price. but I did some research and tax in NJ is 7 % while in Virginia/DC area it is 3% I think I should talk them down to around 14300 or so isnt it. any thoughts?
  • Tax in VA is 3.2%, but is charged on the car price before rebates and on the processing fee, In my case, it came to around $506. According to my calculations, 7% tax on the same transaction would be about $600 more, meaning that $14,500 for you would be equivalent to the deal that I got. Hope you can do better than that -- good luck!
  • thanks a lot for your response. I'm sealing the deal this weekend.hoping to get it done between 14300-14700..thanks again
  • Just bought a manual Elantra Blue in VA for $11,400 including all fees and the $2500 incentives - not including TTL. Nice car and nice price - Used the overstock site. GLS's can be had for $12,500 with both incentives.
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    What overstock site are you referring to? Did you get the Elantra Blue with the Comfort Package (A/C, stereo, cruise) for $11,400???
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    edited October 2010
    I am planning to test drive the Elantra. Any information on the prices paid in Dallas Area. Looking for some info regarding Elantra before making up my mind.
    Does it come with 5 speed AT. If not how much different 4 speed AT makes comparing to 5 speed AT.
    Does SE handles better than GLS and where does it stand when compared to Civic handling and spiritedness.
    So far test drove Mazda 3 and Civic LX/LX-S. I liked Civic better in terms of driving, comfort and space for family. Not able to get the Civic LX to the price i wanted. Looking at other alternatives.
    How does it compare with civic in terms of maintance i.e., timing belt vs chain.
  • dmxrobdmxrob Posts: 4
    I just bought a 2010 Elantra GLS two weeks ago and I can easily say this is one the best cars I ever bought. I love the mpg, the handling and the smooth ride.

    Do yourself a favor and go test drive a Hyundai GLS and SE. Personally, I went with the GLS because the SE has a stiffer ride. They have an amazing amount of interior space and trunk space. So much in fact the EPA classifies them as mid-size sedans. Looking at them you may think its cramped, but it is far, far, far from it.

    When you throw in all the safety features, the positive reviews and the remarkable Hyundai warranty it really makes it an easy decision.

    Good luck!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,728
    Of course, your best bet is to take the Elantra for a drive. To try to answer some of your questions...

    * 4AT. The Elantra's powertrain is a fairly old design, which is good in that it has proven reliable, but is behind most competitors. An all-new car with a much improved powertrain including a 6AT is due for the 2011 Elantra.
    * I think the SE does handle a little better than the GLS due to bigger rubber, but you should drive both and see what you think. More importantly IMO, the SE has electronic stability control standard and the GLS doesn't have it (should be remedied for 2011).
    * I think you'll find the Elantra has a roomier back seat than the Mazda3 and Civic.
    * Elantra has a timing belt. :( But I expect that will change with the new engine(s) for 2011, as Hyundai has been going with timing chains the past several years. The 2010 Elantra's engine design dates from the mid-'90s - iron block and all.
  • Bought a 2010 Elantra SE in the Washington DC metro area at the end of September. Paid $13,100 for car (this was $5000 below invoice and included $2500 in rebates), plus $100 processing fee, tax, tags, and licensing.
  • rustumrustum Posts: 100
    Hi Backy,
    Thanks for the information.
  • Is your Elantra automatic or manual?
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    All Elantra GLS and SE models are only available with Automatic transmission! The Elantra "Blue" is the only one that has a manual transmission and it doesn't offer an automatic.
  • Where did you buy it? I am also in this area.
  • ykyyky Posts: 1
    Hi,
    I am very interest in Elentra GLS automatic.
    I am getting a deal: out of door price, $15.197 in CT

    Am I getting a good deal? I would really appreciate if you can give me an advice on this please.
  • Pohanka Hyundai in Marlow Heights, MD. I used overstock.com. Good luck.
  • n36078n36078 Posts: 3
    I totalled my 2005 Elantra 5sp hatch on Tuesday. It was a real nice buck before I hit him. Very few problems in the first 127k miles on that car.

    Local dealer that I have purchased two Hyundias through dealer swapped a 2010 Elantra Blue with option pack #2 (A/C, Cruise). It is set up like the last one except for not being a hatchback.

    His offer is 16,151 (taxable amount) - 1500 rebate - 1000 financing rebate for a price of $13651 + $200 Title/tags + tax. The last car I bought there was a 2009 Sonata for $800 under invoice, the 2005 Elantra that I wrecked was bought at invoice so I am thinking he is high by $300-500.

    How much room is there under invoice for the Elantra Blues?

    Dave
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 791
    First of all, sorry about the accident BUT glad you weren't seriously injured!

    I checked out the pricing on several sites including Edmunds TMV and it looks like you should be able to haggle down the price another $400 or so. TrueCar had the lowest price listed as $13,223 using my zip code (Georgia) but when I used a zip code for Woodland Hills, CA (LA) it was only $12,919. Edmunds TMV price (using my Georgia zip) was $14,128 which only included the $1500 rebate. With the $1000 financing rebate, that would be $13,128, which is $523 less than the price your dealer has quoted.

    BTW, the special APR financing (3.9% for 60 months or 4.9% for 72 months) can be combined with the two rebates. Hopefully that's already part of the plan from your dealer...

    From your posting, I infer that the accident was your fault (correct me if I'm wrong). Either way, have you been offered a fair settlement amount for totaling the 2005 Elantra? In most states, you can add the sales tax expense of the replacement car to the amount the insurance company pays you for the value of the car you totaled. Just FYI.

    The Elantra Blue is a helluva steal, especially with current incentives. I'm sure you'll miss the versatility of your 5-door (I have a Mazda3 5-door and don't know if I could ever go back to a conventional sedan with a trunk), but the great deal will certainly help. Did you consider the Elantra Touring 5-door? A 2011 Touring GLS model is running around $14,100 at the moment according to TrueCar.
  • n36078n36078 Posts: 3
    The accident was a 100-150 pound buck that I met at about 55 mph. I am in western NY and the deer population is nuts. After 36 years of driving here my luck finally ran out.

    I hadn't considered the touring as this is just a commuter. I buy a new one and run it until the wheels fall off. Then I dump it and get another. I will check the touring out though. A manual tranny is important to me for driving in snow.

    The financing rebate was part of the deal. I only found one other rebate so I was at $2500 in total incentives.

    One interesting thing that I found was the cars.overstock.com pricing. By using the zip codes I zeroed in on that dealership at just under $13,000. I am guessing that after buying two cars there they think that they have a loyal customer.

    I didn't know about the sales tax thing. I will check on that with the insurance company. I expect the call tomorrow or Monday telling me that it is a total. I took out the hood and the radiator and AC condensor were pushed into the block with lot of broken plastic.

    I'm thinking that I am going to call them and tell them $13,000 after rebate + tax and title. They did a dealer swap based on me calling and expressing interest.

    Dave
  • You may want to look closely at your overstock.com price. I bought an Elantra SE based on the overstock.com price in late September and the overstock.com price did not include the $1000 financing rebate (the overstock.com price is supposed to be guarananteed, so they can't include the financing incentive in it since they don't yet know if you will qualify for the financing). Since I qualified for the financing, the price I ended up paying was actually $1000 less than the overstock.com price.
  • The lowest I've seen In So. Cal for the "Blue" is $10,000. Log into the "Orange County Register" and view car deal section that shows many different dealers and their weekly sale ads. I'm from Central California and will never buy a new car from this area again unless a local dealer is willing to match a "real sale price". We bought a fully loaded Kia Sorento SX for $1600 under invoice, $4100 under invoice with rebates this past September. Local dealers and even some in So. Cal couldn't touch that price!
    The reason I'm on this forum is because I'll be buying a new Elantra this winter as a commuter car for me. We bought an 07 Elantra for our daughter (new) and that car is well built. We haven't had any problems, high safety ratings and it gets 33 mpg! Nice.
  • jjeonjjeon Posts: 1
    I am in Northern CA.
    Price I paid for 2010 Elantra manual (blue) with comfort package 2
    15300 -1500 -1000 -400(college) = $12,400
    Plus tax, dmv, doc ...=14,1xx.

    I showed dealers truecar.com quote and gave me $12,790 initially.
  • Hello, My daughter has a beautiful dark red Ellantra with cloth seat
    covers and recently got a bad ink stain on the drivers seat. She has
    been talking about seat covers and I was hoping you would share the
    name of the company and any contact info where you had them custom
    made. Her birthday is coming up and I thought it would make a great
    gift.
    Thanks so much for your reply,
    Devi
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