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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • csi007csi007 Posts: 26
    That mileage does not sound too bad for the conditions then. How much your commute is rural roads?
  • marlenelinmarlenelin Posts: 87
    Most of my commute is rural roads, but often I can't go over 30 mph and many times it is stop and go traffic. Just depends on the day.
  • csi007csi007 Posts: 26
    Yeah, that would kill your gas mileage so I am not surprised with what you are getting but look on the bright side, you still have about 9k more miles of break-in to go so your mileage will likely improve. And of course you are getting above the EPA rating of 23 city. :)
  • Hi all.
    I am looking forward to buying an Elantra w/popular package in Maryland. I was offered to purchase the vehicle at $12,702 + 695 (freight) = 13,397.
    I guess they really want to earn my business by not charging me its processing fee of 99. What you all think??

    Ourisman in Laurel
    The price given is before taxes, registration, etc...
  • 4elantra4elantra Posts: 10
    Is this the complete price. If so let me know where in Md. How about taxes?
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  • liznlizn Posts: 5
    Just bought a 2009 touring, automatic, with floor mats, I-Pod cable, and mud guards. With free oil changes, inspections, & tires for two years.
    $14,830 out the door. Taxes, registration, and fees were around $800 (I live in Virginia). :) So my price was at $14,000.
    Hope this helps anyone that's shopping.
  • Wow. You did get a great deal. I bought my first car and I don't think I did very well. I paid $16,000 plus taxes (4.1%) and registration for a 2009 Hyundai Elantra SE with Bluetooth and carpet mats. No other charges. No trade-in. I have a credit score of 809, but the best offer on the financing was 4.40%. I bought the car in Colorado where I live. It was actually the last silver SE car in the whole state, but the dealer didn't know that I really wanted that color. I just didn't realize how low you could go in negotiations until I read this site. I feel a little taken. :(
  • Hi Curious 31,

    In Colorado, the dealer puts on temporary tags when you buy the car. I don't need to pay for tags and registration until I pick up the tags two months later. In Maryland, do they make you pay for the temporary tags when you buy the car? Or is that $237.00 for your tags and registration for the year? Thanks.
  • After the JD Power report yesterday on CNBC, I think the resale of the Hyundai Elantra SE has just gone way up. I don't know if you remember, but the resale value of a Honda use to be very poor in the US. It took years for their resale value to go up as their quality was established.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Hyundai has gotten pretty good JD Power scores for several years now. It will take more than a good score in the IQS to bring the resale value of the Elantra SE "way up". I think other events such as the steady improvement in quality over the past ten years, favorable reviews by the likes of and CR, and the long-term uptick in the price of gas will have more effect on the Elantra's resale value than a JD Power IQS survey. But it doesn't hurt. USA Today even featured a photo of the Elantra with its story on the IQS results.
  • That makes sense, Backy. Thanks for the insight.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Good prices this time of year on new:

    Sonata 09 gls auto msrp 20400 $14xxx

    Elantra 09 gls auto(pkg) msrp 17500 $13xxx SE $14xxx Touring 14xxx

    The 08 Sonata, Elantra gls or SE are all worth used about 10000-11000 trade-in, so those good prices are about what you would want.

    The Kia counterparts of these cars (spectra, optima) may be selling for several thousand less and blue book used about $1000 less than the Hyundai's. May be worth checking out.

    The used mkt for these cars has been soft for decades. This continues to be the case until evidence shows it has changed. Obviously better quality and higher sales can't hurt.

    Good luck
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    The Kia counterparts of these cars (spectra, optima) may be selling for several thousand less...

    Please let me know where I can buy a new 2009 Optima LX for several thousand less than $14xxx. I would buy one at that price in a second.
  • nairbsodnairbsod Posts: 8
    lizn --- I'm also in Virginia and looking at the Touring. That is a great price. What dealership was it?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,626
    That car doesn't exist...take everything that guys says with a grain of salt!

    The Sandman :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Which car?

    (It helps when you use "Reply", so we know which message you are referring to. :) )
  • Thanks, jfritsch, but the Kia isn't rated as high as the Hyundai Elantra SE in Consumers Reports. So I think I'll stick with the SE. I do keep my cars till they die, by then the Hyundai will probably be like the Honda in resale. But, regardless, by then it won't be worth much no matter what type of car it is.... Though I must say, I sold my 12 year old car in 15 minutes on craigslist for $4,500. Never know....
  • csi007csi007 Posts: 26
    There is no Elantra Touring premium package..
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