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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I'm being offered a price of $13,500 in NJ for a 2005 Elantra GLS Hatchback Auto with Pkg Opt 5 (cd upgrade and moonroof). Is this a reasonable price? I haven't mentioned my trade-in yet, which would be around $1,000. Thanks for any input! ;)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    If that is the price before tax and license and after the $1750 rebate, that is about $235 over invoice, which is pretty reasonable. Is that a negotiated price or their first offer? If it's their first offer, you might try offering invoice ($13,265) to see what they say. You might at least see if they will "throw in" the factory floor mats, since you'll want them anyway.
  • This is the price before tax and license and after rebate. This is their first offer, so I was figuring I could try and get something thrown in. Thanks for your help backy. I'll let you know what comes next.
  • Got my 2005 auto GT tidal blue hatchback with package 8 in December for $14650 OTD with $3000 in rebates. Mom just got a 2005 auto GT black sedan with package 8 for $14850 OTD with $2500 in rebates. What do you all think?
  • manu777manu777 Posts: 2
    thanks for ur reply i got the car :)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    I think that was really nice of Mom to get another Elantra to keep your hatchback company in the garage.

    I also noted that Mom got a better deal than you did. ;)
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi -

    I'm wondering if anyone has the Edmund's TMV for a 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT with Package #8. Need it urgently. Thanks. Sunshine
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi Again,

    Looking for the Edmund's TMV or CarsDirect quote on a 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT with Package #8 in NJ - zip 07095. Need it urgently.

    Thanks.

    Sunshine
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    I assume you mean as a new car? As I recall, the sticker on that car, with automatic, was $17,414 when I bought it in '04. I also recall the invoice price was a tidbit over $16,000. So deduct the current rebates from that (see hyundaiusa.com), and if I were you I'd take some more off since it's a year old, and you have a starting price.

    I don't think Edmunds has used car prices for '04s yet, if that's what you're looking for.
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi Backy,

    I bought my 2004 Hyundai last year and agreed to pay 14,200 for the car alone. No tags, title, etc. Nothing was mentioned about rebates at the time of negotiation. I never bought a car before and when I got to the finance part, just the invoice price of the car was 16,740. I questioned it and got some mumbo-jumbo that they increase the car price to reflect the rebate which I would get back from
    the manufacturer. The bottom line is that the out the door price was 16,091. Is this a good price or did i get tricked. I seem to remember that the TMV was around 14,440 without the rebate. Sorry, it's a long story. Sunshine.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    $14,200 for the car, if it was a GT pkg 8 with automatic, before tax/license/fees may not have been a bad deal at all depending on the rebates in effect at the time. They vary a lot. Total rebates at the time of my purchase were $3000, including loyalty rebate and a regional auto show rebate. That, plus a 3-year maintenance package, put my price at $13,200 before tax/license/fees.
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi -

    Here's the breakdown - I still don't understand it...

    Price: $16,740
    Taxes, Doc, Title,, etc: $1351.40
    Total: $18,091.40
    Less $2000 rebate
    Total $16,091.40 out the door
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    Sorry, I misunderstood you when you said you paid $14,200 for just the car.

    Basically you paid about $740 (approximate) over invoice (invoice was about $16,000 on this car, assuming it's an automatic). Did the dealer say anything about "advertising fees"? Dealers in some areas tack this on, about $3-400, and say it's part of the invoice. Did they show you the invoice?

    BTW, why are you asking this now? You already bought the car, right? Enjoy it!
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi -

    No, I didn't look at the invoice. When I agreed to 14,200 I was happy thinking TMV was 14,440 before rebate. I threw those papers out and now I'm not sure if the 14something price was before or after rebate. I questioned the invoice and signed the invoice thinking I was going to get the cash rebate from manufacturer. So I asked Hyundai where was the rebate and they said they paid it to the dealer. I called the dealer and they said the 14,200 price was after rebate. Now I'm not sure. If I could get a copy of last year's TMV pricing or 2004 CarsDirect quote, I'd know and be a lot more comfortable. Thanks.
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi -

    If anyone out there is thinking of buying a house but thinks it's too complicated, trust me, if you've bought a car you can buy a house.

    Thanks.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    Based on your figures, you did not get $14,200 after rebate. More like $14,740 after rebate (but not quite due to tax effects). It's a little easier to figure in my state, where rebates are deducted before sales tax, license, and fees.
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hello Again,

    So overall you feel this was an acceptable price after rebate?

    Thanks for your input. I do appreciate it.

    Sunshine
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    Sorry, I really can't answer that question--for you. Would I accept that price? No. But I live in a different market, where dealers don't charge the "advertising fee", and where market demand for Elantra GTs may be different than where you live.

    I urge you to forget about this and move on. It's done. The time to ask these questions is before you sign the contract, not after.
  • gsklargsklar Posts: 8
    Hi Backy,

    You're absolutely right.

    Thanks for putting up with me.

    Sunshine
  • dragodrago Posts: 10
    I just purchased an Elantra GT with Auto Transmission/Package 7 for $14,400.00
    No money down, after the Rebates I financed $12,335.00
    Paid $1200.00 in taxes/registration/smog here in California.
    Total price was $13,535.00
    :shades:
  • anon70anon70 Posts: 82
    the current rebates end May 2.

    I plan to buy a car in June, and am looking at the Elantra.

    do you think there will be rebates in june? if so, is it usually lower/higher/same as now?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    The $2250 rebate is on the 2004s--if you can find one. It's $1750 on the 2005s. Plus a $750 loyalty rebate on either. Plus other stuff.

    Sure there will be rebates on Elantras in June... the question is, how much? With a new Elantra due within the next year or so, I can't imagine rebates going down much if at all on the current model, but who knows?
  • anon70anon70 Posts: 82
    what other stuff in addition to the rebate?

    and is there a way to search for the location of 2004 elantras?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    http://www.hyundaiusa.com/Financing/Special_Programs/Special_Programs.asp

    http://www.hyundaiusa.com/Financing/Special_Programs/College_Graduate_Program.asp

    Some dealers have web sites with inventory. If not, just call your local dealers and ask them. They can do a search across the region to find a particular car also.
  • anon70anon70 Posts: 82
    thx

    called a dealership in the DC area. no 2004 elantra's in the region
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    The hatchback also has the same sport suspension and steering as on the GT, plus 4-wheel disc brakes like the GT, plus a special interior cloth that IMO is nicer than the sedan's cloth interior. All for just $300 more. Drive both the sedan and GT to see which one rides the best for you. The sedan has a softer, more comfortable ride, while the hatchback has cripser handling.
  • anon70anon70 Posts: 82
    doesnt maintanence cost go up because the rear brakes are disk?

    or do they wear at the same rate as drum brakes?

    also, sport suspension = rougher ride, but corners better?

    crisper handling-> will i notice any difference if all i'm doing is changing lanes?
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