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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Black trim is available only on the GTs.... AND all hatchbacks, including GLS models. I have a GLS hatch and it has black trim.

    To me, the only really, really nice things about the GT that the GLS doesn't have are the alloy rims and leather seats. As for the rest of it, you can upgrade a stereo, add fog lights (I just did this myself), etc., but the seats and rims are expensive to acquire if you get a GLS.

    And in my case, I decided the leather wasn't too good anyway when I took a GT out for a test drive on a 100 degree day.

    If I had some GT rims I'd have all the GT features I want.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,628
    The sunroof option (which includes ABS and traction control, btw) lists at $1150, invoice $1035. So IMO the price for the car with the moonroof should be a little less.

    Can't tell you much more about the deal you were offered because you didn't say whether it has an automatic or stick or which rebates you qualify for. Invoice on the stick car is $15,689 with the moonroof package and no other options. There's a $1000 general rebate. So if your car has a stick, it's not a very good deal. If it has an automatic, it's a pretty good (but not great) deal--unless you qualify for other rebates.
  • tsgeiseltsgeisel Posts: 352
    The place I went to today, both the sales manager and the floor manager disavowed knowledge of a 5-door GLS. On the other hand, the *only* 5-door they had on the lot was an '05 GT, so that was probably an example of a salesman lying to me. Also the hazard of a multi-brand dealership.

    Anyway, I'm thinking if I can get that dealer down to $13.5k sales (not counting rebates or tax+fees), I'll be doing well, even counting the fact that it's on '05.

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,628
    Personally I would avoid that dealership, given that you know they are dishonest. What equipment does the '05 GT have? If it's fully loaded, $13.5k would be a great deal. Make sure the paint is in good condition after sitting all that time and make sure they change the oil. Since it's a '05, you might see if they will toss some extras in like some oil changes, mud flaps, or the extended warranty (at a real good price).
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Ask them if they have the internet at the dealership and show them the GLS hatch at Here's are twos directly link to the pages: 2006 Elantra Pricing, 2006 Elantra GLS

    Or, just print out this picture of a 2006 GLS from the Hyundai website (you can tell it's a GLS by no alloy wheels and no fog lamps):
  • jpievansjpievans Posts: 4
    The sales price was $12,750 plus TTL. The trade in reduced it to $11,550 plus TTL. It seemed like a pretty good deal to me too! I think if you are a really aggressive bargainer you might be able to strike an even better deal since I only went a few rounds to get this deal. But I love what all this information on the web has done to car buying. Everybody knows what they should be paying so it all comes down to who treats you right. I have already put 1000 miles on my new car and so far I really love it. I think most people under estimate Hyundai and don't realize what quality cars they are now making.
  • spazzumsspazzums Posts: 7
    I have been so thrilled with my new car that I forgot to stop back in here and thank you guys!

    I ended up getting the 5 speed GLS hatchback with mudflaps for $12,100. That included a $2000 allowance for my trade in, which was about 1500 over what I was expecting for it. Overall, I am happy as they came down over $2500 from their starting price when I test drove the car.

    I did get the black and splurged a bit on their paint protection plan, and they also cut me a deal on that as well.

    Thanks for all the help in getting this settled!!!! Now I am off to the other forums to find out how to take care of my new car!
  • spazzumsspazzums Posts: 7
    Oh, and that $12,100 included TTL.
  • Hi there.
    In the process of getting a new Elantra for my wife and got some quotes I was hoping you can give me some ideas if I am getting a good deal or not.

    2006 Elantra SE, 4DR

    MRSP 20580
    Freight and PDI 1345
    Misc charges 200 or so
    0% financing for 3 years... Promotion with Hyundai.

    I got a quote for $23500($19975 before tax) out the door.
    Is that reasonable? could do better? or a steal?
    Effectively they removed the PDI/Freight and some of the misc charges.

    Thanks a mill in advance.

  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    $1.00 Canadian = $.88 U.S., so the $19975 Canadian before tax is about $17,600 U.S. I don't think I've ever heard of someone paying that much for an Elantra. On the other hand, 0% interest helps, but the savings (over, say, 6% which is what I got last October) isn't very much because of the short term of 3 years.

    Maybe Canadian market is a little higher, but that doesn't sound like a great deal to me.
  • It is actually higher. I wish I could buy the car the US and drive it over. I don't think I can though.
    The MRSP is $20580 before taxes/freight/PDI. The dealer effectively is charging me the MSRP + the taxes and discounting the freight,PDI and admin charges.

    Is this a fair deal (without comparing it to the US market)?

  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    I don't know; the U.S. market is all I know. Maybe someone else from Canada can let you know.
  • tsgeiseltsgeisel Posts: 352
    2005 Elantra GT, 5-door, with all option packages.

    This is still on the lot - the car had 76 miles after my test drive, and likely not too many more since then.

    I'm trying to get it for $15k out the door, but the dealer still doesn't want to go that low, although the gap between us is getting narrower.

    Should I just bite the bullet and come up to the dealer's price? It's a little more than I'm hoping to spend in general (but not totally out of my range), and I'm not sure I need all the options, but I do kinda like the idea of the sunroof and the leather seats. On the other hand, this is an '05 that nobody visiting that dealership wants, so holding out longer has some appeal. I've been exercising my power of "no" and of walking away from the table, but they have me in that they know I like the car. So we're both playing it tough here.

    It's a tough choice, especially when I can get an '06 GLS without all the fancy stuff for $14,300 out the door, although at a dealership an hour away. That's their internet price; I'm not sure how much haggle space I would have there.

    I guess what I'm trying to fight is the feeling of "I win" associated with this particular car. That I've invested so much energy in the negotiation and that model, that I'm overlooking the better deal I can get elsewhere.

    Anyway, any and all advice or constructive comments appreciated. Thanks.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Leather doesn't do it for me, but I wish I could get a set of GT rims. Other than that, the GLS has pretty much everything I would want.

    I doubt there is any haggle room on the internet price. I paid a little less for my GLS 5-door, but in 05 you didn't get the fancy stereo standard, so that makes up the difference.

    The loaded GT price is good, but after all it *is* a 2005 model so I'd probably be tempted to low ball them too.
  • tsgeiseltsgeisel Posts: 352
    I sit corrected. I just got the call that my $15k out the door price was accepted. I'll fill out the paperwork either tomorrow morning or Saturday.

    This for a fully loaded (Option packages 1 & 2), automatic, GT 5-door. Electric Red isn't my first choice of colors, but it's an acceptable one.

    Buyers remorse is, of course, starting to settle in, but so is some excitement...
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    You got a good deal! Enjoy!

    You got the same color as me. Not my first choice either, but it grows on you.

    The buyers remorse will quickly fade when you put your Tibby sway bar on (hint, hint).
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has recently purchased a GLS 5 door with AT, particularily those from the San Antonio/Austin area to see what others are paying. Dealers here are telling me $14,000.00 plus TT&L and I'm reading the posts where many are paying considerably less.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    I paid $13,900 plus TT&L in October in Fort Worth when the rebates were at their worst. And the 05 was still the current model year; the 06 Elantras had not yet arrived. (Same car- 5 door, AT. Mine has the base stereo.)

    The only possible reason I can see for a higher price at this point would be the relative rarity of hatchbacks.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Thanks for the feedback, may wait until the 07 Accent comes out as I don't see prices dropping any time soon on the 06's since they are so limited.
  • tsgeiseltsgeisel Posts: 352
    I was quoted $14,400 out the door in Northern CA on an '06 Hatchback with AT.

    I was able to find an '05 GT elsewhere, so I went with that, but the other price was tempting.
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