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2013 and Earlier - Hyundai Sonata Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,432
    edited October 2012
    It seems like Piezon did get the best deal in this forum on a 2013 limited Sonata with nav, wheel locks, bumper app, cargo mat, and the white color. His msrp was $30,015.... The invoice on this car is $ 28,004. Piezon got his 2013, sonata for $1754 below invoice, PLUS ANY REBATES... WHAT DEALERSHIP DID YOU BUY YOUR CAR FROM put the dealerships name in your post so people can call up dealer and try to get same price. The best price i got in the nyc area was almost $ 1200 below invoice on a white 2013 limited. plus reduced doc fee's 1/2 off price. anybody in piezons area get his email off line if he dosen't mind and get internet slaes mngr he dealt with and start at the price he got.. remember every area and state vary's in price.. the dealer hold back on this car is 3% of total msrp that is 900 dollars so if my numbers are correct piezon dealer lost the whole dealers hold back of $900 dollars plus another $850 dollars on his 2013 sonata sale which is very rare on a new model purchased in sept 2012... For 1750 below invoice i would drive up to 4 hrs to pick up car....... brian

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • I put my car purchase on the backburner for now, although if someone makes me a very good offer, I am ready to scoop it up. I am also considering the Altima 2013 2.5SL if the price comes down a little. I test drove the Sonata 2.4L Limited twice and the only problem I have is the noise. I thought the Altima and the Accord(even the old 2012 models) were quieter inside - both the engine and the road noise.

    On the upside, you get more features/better looks for what you are paying for the Sonata. The warranty is a little tricky too, the 10yr power train warranty has many exceptions you may want to closely look at.

    The MSRP is around $26900 - 27000 depending on the installed accessories. Edmunds invoice is about $25,200 and I think the best offer I received (this was more than a month ago) was $23900. Conicelli was about $500 higher. This does not include any rebates/incentives since they are all applied as down money after adding taxes/tags/fees. With 6% tax and about $250 for tags/title etc, it comes to about $25.5 - $26k. If you finance through Hyundai, you can take off $1000 from this; and if you are trading in a hyundai, you can get another $500 off.

    As you can see, this is a bit higher than the price you see people are paying on this forum, and I was okay with waiting rather than paying a $1000-$1500 premium. If you are considering the Sonata, you should definitely test drive the 2013 Altima and Accord as well.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,432
    SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD DEAL. THE WAY I LOOK AT BUYING CARS IS,,,, IF I COULD BUY A CAR FOR BELOW INVOICE AND MAKE THEM GIVE ME HALF BACK ON THE DEALER HOLDBACK I'M FIME WITH THAT ITS A GOOD DEAL.. SOMETIMES YOU COULD DO BETTER.. YOUR 1300 BELOW INVOICE PLUS INCENTIVES IS A GOOD DEAL..IF YOU DECIDE ON THE SONATA PULL THE TRIGGER THE LAST DAY OF ANY MONTH. TRY YOUR BEST TO KNOCK OFF THE DOC FEE'S IF YOU CANT MAKE DEALERSHIP CUT THEM IN HALF OR TELL HIM GOOD BYE... I CALLED PIEZON'S DEALERSHIP WERE HE PURCHASED HIS SONATA FOR $1750 BELOW INVOICE ,, BUT 1200 BELOW INVOICE WAS THERE BEST OFFER TO ME. I MAY HAVE RECIEVED A BETTER DEAL BUT MOST OF THE DEALERS KNEW I WAS NOT BUYING THAT MOMENT.. AND THAT WOULD OF CHANGED THE GAME ALITTLE... GOOD LUCK

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,432
    If you could wait a few more months on a sonata there will be better deals out there... As the Hyundia dealers start getting alot of the 2013 on there lots they will need to sell them fast.. like you said the new Altima and new 2013 Accords are out,, and are just as good of choice if not better. my mother inlaw opted for the 2013 kia optima instead of the sonata bought it for her on july, 31 for 500 below invoice. if i bought it now i could get a much better deal.. Anyway i think the new 2013 altima would be a better choice than the sonata,, handles better more fun to drive, better gas mpg, and less noise in the cabin .....but hyundia does have the much better warranty.. good luck on your choice............brian

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • xfastxfast Posts: 3
    I'm also looking at a 2013 SE without nav/sunroof package. Sticker price is $24,565 and they quoted me $19,688 + they said another $500 if I qualify for loyalty cash which I do so $19,188 +TTL. I feel like they are close to their best deal at this point? Does this sound like a great deal?

    I was also considering a Honda Accord 2 door coupe and was quoted $19,646 for an LX-S that sticker price is $25,325. Any input on which is a better deal and why is appreciated. Leaning towards the Sonata because I know the dealer and they always give me top dollar for trade in, have never worked with the other dealer but doubt they would give me as good of a trade.

    Both cars are over $5k off sticker price, so I'm trying to hurry up and decide before they are gone.
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    My question is this: When the sales rep made you that offer, did he have to ask his manager or did he just make you that offer?

    If he didn't go to his manager during your negotiation then there is still room to go further. This is always the case. I don't care what he offered.

    Make another offer such that it forces him to say something like "I need to go to my manager with a price like that"

    Steve
  • ajr1775ajr1775 Posts: 33
    Is the Honda a 2012 as well? Regardless, you could probably squeeze another $1,000.00 out of that Hyundai dealership.
  • xfastxfast Posts: 3
    Its the internet sales manager. However, I have purchased 3 cars at this dealership before, and the guy I bought from the other 3 times has been promoted to general sales manager. I wanted to get them close so that now I can go in with the quote and tell the internet manager I would like for Mike (general sales manager) to come visit with me. He knows me by my first name because my first purchase there was one of his first sales and then we bought an SUV from him a month later.

    I think Mike will take it down a little further, I just was hoping to find out about how much.
  • I got internet quotes in Chicago area and the best one is:

    Price: $18,400 ($1000 hyundai finance rebate and $500 motozuma match)
    Doc fees: $162
    Registration: $25
    Plate: $10
    Tax: $1,302 (7%)
    Total: $19,899

    Does this sound like a decent deal?
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    Tip: never just accept the Internet deal. Always seek a lower price. I would always make an offer at least $1500 less than that. Be firm.
    Steve
  • Its okay. You can definitely take that quote to another dealership and ask them to beat it by $500. Also, fyi, the doc fee is negotiable. They will try to say it is set by law, but the law only caps the amount.
  • hi there!
    i completely am on board with you.. the kind of prices people have bought their cars for in this forum is a good 3-4k less than what i can get anyone to come down to in phily :(
    also i love altimas.. i have had one before and thoroughly enjoyed it.this is purely vanity thats making me look at sonatas!!
    even after financing options i am not ok with the price.. i am not eligible for any of the rebates or loyalty programs ,as is.
    either wait a bit longer or maybe flirt with the sales guy! nah..think i will wait and also look at altimas! if only they had the fiery red in them i would be sold..
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    Invoice minus 3% minus $1500 is more like it should be.

    Personally I wouldn't take the deal.
    Steve
  • Is the Sonata's sparkling ruby very different compared to Altima's Cayenne red ? I googled for real images and they look very similar. Maybe I have to look at them in person side by side to notice the difference.

    I qualify for the Sonata's grad program which gives me additional $400 off and I was looking to get the price here WITH the grad rebate; which means I was ready to pay about $400 more on the sale price for the car. (so that the OTD price remains the same). It looks like the only way to get that would be to talk directly to the manager and tell him that you are ready to buy if they could get the trim/options/color at your price.

    But now, I am leaning towards the Altima 2.5SL. I just saw on the Altima forum some one paid 1800 below invoice for the 2013 SL with Tech, which I thought was a great price. And that did not include any direct manufacturer incentives.
  • hello!
    ah,yes there is surely a difference in the colors ,the sonata being more "red" than the altima..the online pictures dont do much justice..
    i love the altimas being so so smooth overall.. i drove a 2011 sonata and there was some pulling then i tried the 2010 and had the same issues.. so when i finally drove the 2013 i was already dreading the same,it wasnt to be.but it still left me feeling a bit edgy..
    on the other hand,the altimas are smooth as ever!

    1800 below invoice SL with tech?? why are we not one of those people posting one of these messages!! :)
    some of the deals people quote makes me think i am not doing something right!!!

    i think i am gonna put off this whole thing for 5 months and revisit in march ,birthday months are meant to be impulsive ! so maybe thats the way to go... :)
  • earlecearlec Posts: 5
    Got an e-quote on a GLS for $17,135 (MSRP $21,670). I know tax, reg & Destination charges will be tacked on. Past reads say this price can still be lowered. Really true? Do I hold fast and say NO to Doc fees? The time isn't perfect right now to buy but the price seems too good to pass up. I live in NY and dealer is in NJ.Any suggestions?
  • Thats sounds like a great price. However, they may have included some discounts which you may or may not qualify for. Make sure you check all the details.
  • earlecearlec Posts: 5
    Does the Base GLS have wheel covers or alloy wheels (
    as shown in all broucheres & descriptions)?
  • ekg2ekg2 Posts: 6
    I just bought a 2013 Limited with navigation for $25,395 + tax and fees. This included the $1000 financing rebate. The msrp was $29,910. I went to at least 4 other dealers asking them to beat or even meet this price and the next best offer I received was about $1500 more. I'm very happy with the car and the price.
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    Question: Besides sales tax and license fees, what other fees did you pay?

    Good work, contacting 4 dealers. Way to go.
    Thx
    Steve
  • Hi EKG and other great named Steve,

    I went to this forum before I just bought my 2013 sonata black on black limited with tech package and I learned a lot as well as going to 4 different dealers in NH and contacting atleast 4 others so 8 total in NH and MA.

    I walked out of 2 dealers at the final stage but ended up going back to the second one because it was I knew the lowest price they could do because these places were letting me walk out so I knew they werent making very much. Obvious they were making some and they could have waited til someone else bought the car but they still wanted to make the purchase.

    Before this forum and going to a deal that advertises saying they do the 1000 below invoice right off the bat I would not have any idea you could.

    I got mine for 25,700 OTD including all taxes and fees and 1000 finance and 400 recent grad. 4200 off the sticker price and 1400 below invoice with tech including doc and destination fee.

    Only place in NH that has it and would spend my nights after work calling every dealer. I possibly could have gotten it a few hundred dollars cheaper at another farther away place but this one place had it were nice walked out came back 10 minutes later and bought the car, and the GM didnt even look or talk to my group when we came back in since we were negotiating so hard walked out and probably didnt even want to sell us the car so we wouldnt give them a bad review (the saleswoman had said that) but was very personable.

    Overall, I love the car and got a ton of compliments!!!!!!!
  • ekg2ekg2 Posts: 6
    Wow, that's a great OTD price sunnymoney! Does that include the navigation package? Since taxes and license are different, what was the MSRP and what was your price before taxes, license and rebates?

    I'm loving my car too, but there's so much to learn! Bluetooth, XM Radio, Navigation, Homelink, BlueLink, Voice commands etc!!!
  • ekg2ekg2 Posts: 6
    edited October 2012
    Question: Besides sales tax and license fees, what other fees did you pay?

    I also paid a doc fee of $80. I might have gotten that either knocked off or half price, but I didn't even try.
  • Hi everyone,

    These message boards were helpful when I purchased a Honda Odyssey earlier this year.

    I am trying to scoop up a 12 Sonata Hybrid with the 1,000 incentive and 72 months @ 0.9%.

    Looking for either a base or leather package.

    Right now, TMV on a leather is $26,360 and a dealer in PA is offering me $26,098 and then the 1,000 rebate.

    Can I do better?

    Thanks
  • ajr1775ajr1775 Posts: 33
    Does the FMV include the destination? If so it's a good deal for that particular unit. Wondering however....is it worth it to get a Sonata Hybrid considering you can get a Limited with Premium package for about the same and it does very well on gas already? Also, a Nissan Altima 2.5 SL with Nav can be had for not much more and it does 38mpg highway and it's not a Hybrid! There's a reason why this Sonata Hybrid doesn't sell overwhelmingly. I'd even hit up a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid @47mpg highway or 2013 VW TDI @45mpg highway first. There is just so much better value out there right now. Or, wait until late December if you can and if the Sonata Hybrid is still your hope then you might be able to swindle an even better deal then.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,432
    edited October 2012
    JCC.........tell the dealer that for 1400 dollars below his price of $26,038 you will buy it immediately.make dealership give you there rock bottom price. call the internet mngr. on the phone and let him know your terms... REMEMBER IN 2 MONTHS THAT CAR IS 1 YEAR OLD AND IF YOU SELL IT WITHIN 3 TO 4 YRS YOUR 2012 CAR DEPRECIATED ABOUT $2500 FOR THE YEAR 2012 YOU DID NOT DRIVE IT.. so the way i look at it is..... for a couple of hundred below invoice its not a great buy.. you could get a 2013 hybrid for invoice probably cheaper . hyundia likes to sell in numbers not so much above invoice... GOOD LUCK BRIAN

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • Just bought a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4 with Navigation, rear camera, carpeted mats, tinted glass, wheel locks. Purchase was made in Phoenix, Arizona. Price of car was $27,657. plus title, tax and license. I then received $1,000. off for financing with Hyundai. Was this a good deal? Thanks

    catalina56
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    Hi, first let me say good luck with the new car. We loves ours.
    From what you describe it looks like we bought the same thing. The total MSRP was a little over 30,000.

    Since you asked, I paid negotiated a price of exactly $25,000 plus tax, title, etc. And no doc fee. It was a very agressive price but i was firm in what i would pay. It was significantly less than invoice. The Sonata is a very high margin car for dealers. With agressive negotiating you can get low prices.

    I also insisted on ALL current incentives, even though I qualified for none. Yes, you can do that but no one tells you that. I could have gotten this same deal from 2 Florida dealers. However, 3 other dealers wouldn't agree to my price.

    I wanted to pay cash in full, but in the end we agreed to finance $6000, but i paid it off completly in 2 weeks. The dealer makes a few bucks if you finance. Even if you pay it off immediately. Again enjoy the ride.

    Steve
  • saz25saz25 Posts: 152
    Yes say No to Doc fee. Tell them its a deal breaker. If they don't drop the fee then walk. Then call other dealers asking for the same deal.
    Steve
  • Steve, you did very well with your negotiations. The price I paid was the best I could get in Arizona. I called them all in Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff. Did you have any trouble pairing your cell phones to the Sonata? Good luck with your new vehicle.

    catalina56
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