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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • They do charge a doc fee of around 60 bucks. They said this was standard, is it not? I didn't ask for an out the door price, but I will, thanks!
  • fredvigfredvig Posts: 16
    $60 is a pretty fair for a doc fee. The sales tax should be the biggest add-on charge.
  • nashesnashes Posts: 12
    Where are they selling elantras for 11000?
    flackone, where are you at? I would say that you have a good deal. Do you know what they are asking for the GSL auto sedans>???
  • It has been over 2 months since anyone posted any new prices for any of the Elantra series. Surely the dealers haven't quit selling them. What kind of prices are you seeing out there?
  • john_fjohn_f Posts: 30
    Well, I purchased a red '07 Elantra GLS yesterday! It is for my teenage son (lucky boy!).

    With the preferred option package and floor mats, the msrp was $16,580 (all of the '07 Elantras in the Houston area seem to be configured this way).

    I paid $15,899; $17,119 (OTD).

    So far, here is my evaluation:
    * awesome fit and finish; interior and exterior
    * excellent value for safety and convenience features
    * interior space and ergonomics
    * agile handling
    * styling

    * engine is buzzy when pushed

    gas mileage:
    * good on paper; we'll see

    We started out looking at the '07 Accent, which was nice, but once we saw the new Elantra, we were sold. I predict that Hyundai has a winner here (at least I hope so.
  • Thanks for the post. Invoice on that according to Edmunds is $15,616, so I don't think you did bad for a brand new model.

    I am trying to decide between an 06 and 07 Elantra at the moment. Stylewise I love the 07, but I don't know if I can justify the price difference. The few 07s around here are also loaded with that package, which I really do not want, apart from the AC. Might pay to wait on it.

    Congrats to your lucky son!
  • Well, you're gonna need that package if you want a stereo, too!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,622
    I think the base GLS has speakers already installed, so for $200 or less someone could get themselves a very nice aftermarket head unit if they don't want to buy the options package with it.
  • jacktbjacktb Posts: 41
    I also was on the fence between an '06 & '07 Elantra, but found the price differential to be significant. I bought an '06 GLS auto and paid about 13,400 OTD. From these posts it sounds like the '07 OTD price will be at least 3K more.

    Dollar-for dollar it seems like the '06 is a good choice. It is at the end of the model run so the "first year" model unknown problems do not apply.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,622
    $16.5k is the MSRP for the '07 Elantra GLS AT with Preferred Package. You might be able to get a little off that now, but there's no rebates yet. Realize though that it's not apples to apples--the '07 has standard side curtain airbags (not available on the '06) and ABS, which is a $1150 (?) option on the '06 (because it comes with a moonroof). The '07 also has some other features not on the '06 GLS such as fog lamps and rear center armrest. And more room, with better fuel economy and safety. But the '06 has a more adjustable driver's seat.

    The '06 is a good choice if you want a lot of car for the money, and a known quantity.
  • spmrebelspmrebel Posts: 130
    Thats true. The MSRP between an 06 GT with all options (moonroof, ABS/TCS, Auto) and its closest equivalent 07 which would be the Limited (moonroof and sound package) is roughly 3K. Though the 07 is a newer design and to me the interior is much nicer I am not sure it is worth the 3K difference since the content between the 2 is very similar.
  • Hello,
    I am in the market to buy an Elantra GT hatchback. I was looking at used ones, but found a dealer that has 1 new 06 left. It is an AT, with no extra options (like ABS or sunroof). The invoice according to Edmunds is $15,692, and the dealer is offering a $1000 rebate. Now reading this forum, I see where people have gotten their cars for around $14,000. Would a dealer sell under invoice? Sorry, I'm new at the whole car buying experience. Just looking for some advice on what price to shoot for. ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks! :)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,622
    They MIGHT sell it under invoice, but with only one left and a desirable (for most people) AT, and no new Elantra hatchbacks coming anytime soon, this particular dealer may not sell this particular car at under invoice. The only way you'll know for sure is to make them a firm offer, say $14,000 before taxes and fees; tell them (in person) you WILL buy the car TODAY for that price. Then if they say "No" and let you drive away and don't call you back by the next day, you know they won't go that low.
  • Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it. I was also looking at a used '05 GT with AT with 13,000 miles, asking price $14,995. But if I can get a good deal on a new one with a full warranty, I'm all for it!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,622
    Definitely go for the new one if you can get a good deal, since it will have the full warranty and you know it hasn't been abused.
  • Looking at an Elantra 07 GLS, First new car I've ever bought and want to know if I'm getting a good deal or not. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Edmunds lists this car at invoice (w/ preferred package (A/C, C/D player, fog lamps, ect) and floor mats for $15,616. The dealer began negotations saying they would sell me the car at invoice, but then showed me an invoice which included a $530 advertising charge, for a total of $16,146. I agreed to this price, went in to seal the deal, where they added on an expected fee to transfer the title and plates ($95) and also a "Dealer Convienence Fee" ($300) which I hadn't seen before. add on taxes of $968 and I had an OTD price of $17,508. Is this a fair price? Or too high?
  • john_fjohn_f Posts: 30
    Please see my post # 1630 (and following 1631) for what looks like the same car. Your dealer is playing around.
  • The so called "Dealer Convienence Fee" is their pure profit. So basically they're adding $300 to your agreed price. I would ask them to remove the fee or walk out.
  • Im having a hard time deciding between a 07 Elantra and 07 Sonata

    I got a Dealer quote for a 07 Elantra auto SE for $17,295 which is not including tax, title, etc.

    As for the 07 Sonata auto GLS, i got a dealer quote for $17,200(including the $500 prefered package)

    I was wondering which is a better deal and if i could get a better deal on the elantra. Please respond fast, i plan on buying either these two cars within a couple of days, Thank u all!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,622
    The quote on the Elantra looks like MSRP unless there's other options on it besides the automatic. So not a good deal at all on the Elantra. But the quote on the Sonata is about $2300 under MSRP, which I expect includes the $500 general rebate.

    Given the choice of a Sonata GLS automatic with preferred package for about the same price as an Elantra SE automatic, I'd take the Sonata in a second. It's roomier and has more equipment (e.g. power seat, ESC, traction control) but is just lacking the alloy wheels of the Elantra--you could always add alloys aftermarket to the Sonata if you really want them.
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