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2013 and Earlier - Hyundai Sonata Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • shabadoo25shabadoo25 Posts: 216
    I myself was planning on getting a 2010 when the 2011 came out--until I saw the 2011 and all it had to offer.

    To me, current 2010 shoppers are looking for the lowest price deal available and/or are V6 fans and aren't as concerned about features and MPG as 2011 shoppers.
  • thereftheref Posts: 6
    edited March 2010
    I am not sure if the difference in MPG (10%) and styling can justify $5k which is about 30% discount. What are the additional features you are thinking that justify such a discount? The 2011 has no strut hinges for the trunk and engine and some say its noisier and has less rear visibility.
    If an individual liked a 2010 sonata a couple of months ago chances are still likes it!
  • shabadoo25shabadoo25 Posts: 216
    If they don't to you, great. They do to me. I wanted a great looking car with every bell and whistle imaginable, and that's what I got for under $26k.

    The previous generation Sonatas are nice, family vehicles, but they're styling is bland at best. Also, I don't make decisions about vehicle purchases where trunk hinges are any kind of major decision making factor.
  • thereftheref Posts: 6
    I am sure 2011 is an improvement over the 2010 so if money is no concern then it's a better choice. No offense, I was just curious to know what are the features that made you ignore the price diff.
  • manmanmmanmanm Posts: 7
    wanna buy one. and got an otd price for $19,020.00. incredible expensive.
    what is a common price for 2010 sonata gls
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    GLS: FACTORY MSRP $20,755; WEB ONLY PRICE! $16,332
    Use cars dot com and search within 150 miles of your zip code.
    Should be easy to get 4500 off of msrp!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,629
    That's not that exceptional, for some areas anyway. An ad in today's Star Tribune (Twin Cities) had that same car for $15,500, before negotiations start. But that included the $500 military rebate I think.
  • shuale_ejs,

    That is a great deal. I too am in Ohio. The local Toledo dealership just lost his franchise, so I'm looking to other Ohio Hyundai dealerships and will consider the 2 hour drive to Marhofer.

    I am considering leasing for the first time, your $312/month is great. Was you cap cost, the $25,927 selling price or did you put additional money down above and beyond the fees and taxes? What was the money factor and residuals that they quoted you 15k per year. I understand the residual to be 58% for the Limited with 12k miles per year. Did they require you to pay the taxes upfront or could you have included them in the cap cost?

    Thanks for your input.

  • manmanmmanmanm Posts: 7
    Thanks pegasus17, I am trying your way.

    besidesI was told an ideal otd price would be 16k.

    But the saleman emails me $15,372.00 plus tax, tag, and fees. that will still totally cost me more than 17k.
  • eblue2eblue2 Posts: 8
    Can anybody verify the 2011 online pricing for For some reason pricing for this car is hard to discern.
  • elvisluvselvisluvs Posts: 29
    Just my opinion- the '11 buyer is looking for a newer, more sporty looking sedan (and possibly driving- though I haven't tested the '11). The '10 buyer is looking for maximum bang for buck on a solid reliable sedan. Sweetie didn't like the '10- she just went to test drive the '11 a few minutes ago-m
  • Just my opinion- the '11 buyer is looking for a newer, more sporty looking sedan (and possibly driving- though I haven't tested the '11). The '10 buyer is looking for maximum bang for buck on a solid reliable sedan. Sweetie didn't like the '10- she just went to test drive the '11 a few minutes ago-m

    As a seeker for a 2010 GLS (I4) I am in total agreement with your opinion. While I certainly wouldn't mind a 2011, my wife doesn't like it one bit so it's not even going to be considered. We are going for '09 or '10 used but if a new is in the ballpark, we'll consider. I'll keep my eye on the prices reported here. THanks!
  • jsmit86jsmit86 Posts: 116
    There are some smokin' deals on 2010s.
    My son works as a buyer of cars at auction. Last week a large group of Sonata's in the Chicago area went through at < 12K per unit. (Around $11.5 IIRC) The amazing thing, is that they were all NEW, and sold at the same price regardless of model. Most were GLS, but some SEs and LTDs were in there too. Part of the deal is that the buyer had to title the car. (Apparently so it would have to be re-sold as used)

    My son has a 2009 GLS, and it has been a great car. I needed something with a little more "Soul", so I am getting a 2011 LTD. While the cars share a lot of the same heritage, the 2011 is much sportier, and had enough interior quality and toys to get me to part ways with my G35. I'd still highly recommend the 2009 or 2010 to anyone who needs a slightly roomier back seat, or prefers the slightly softer ride of those models.
  • cooldesakcooldesak Posts: 15
    Thanks meik, I finally got mine as Pearl White too, I havent picked it up though :))
  • pman5pman5 Posts: 9
    That was Lester Glenn Hyundai in Toms River NJ. Yes it does have smart key and rear camera. And it was plus 7 percent tax and 271.00 registration.
  • shuale_ejsshuale_ejs Posts: 79
    edited March 2010
    Yes that is the cap cost. No, I did not put any money down. Yes, all taxes were paid upfront.

    To tell you the truth I don't know what the residual value and MF are for 15K. I was signing a lease for 12K and asked about buying extra miles. The Finance Manager did a calculation and said to buy 3,000 addtional miles would cost me $600, but if I got a lease for 15K it would be an addtitional $8.00/mth. That was a no brainer so I just said OKAY! She changed the paperwork and I signed it...

    Humm, I chose to pay the fees and taxes upfront because I preferred to get some airline miles on my credit card. It seems to vary from dealer to dealer regarding the taxes. According to the State law (which I checked out online), when you are leasing a vehicle in Ohio you are required to pay all the taxes upfront. I had to do that on my last lease; however, when I went to the first Hyundai dealer they were working out the deal to include taxes in the monthly payments. So I guess the payment of taxes depends on where you go.
  • kid_nikikid_niki Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    Just seeking comments on this offer:
    2011 GLS w/Option 2 and Mats
    Lease: $249 a month (includes all taxes and fees).
    MSRP: 21,765
    Selling Price: $20,000 using ($500 loyalty rebate)
    No Downpayment...

    Cold, Warm, Hot????

    Thanks in advance..
  • karbuffkarbuff Posts: 4
    I just got home with my new 2010 Sonata GLS 5sp. MSRP was $19,540 with the only option being floor mats. So far I am very happy with it. It reminds me of my first new car a 1994 Nissan Altima base 5sp. I paid $11,400 for it in 1994. I found this one as a web only special for $11,988 :) No military rebate for me, so my final price was $12,488 plus tax and tags. No trade so the only negotiation was rate and term. I always go in with my best bank rate which was 3.74%.

    The sales manager told me he was losing his shirt on this one and asked if I was interested in an 09 automatic for around the same price. I politely shook his hand and said no. He wrote this one up, had it gased and washed and I was otd in an hour. I told him he'll definitely get a good CSI rating on the experience. He seemed happy enough with that.

    I've always been an ad unit shopper. Ever since my Altima in 94, I pull apart the weekend paper and also check the dealer websites for the best price around. I had to drive about 40 miles to get it, but the savings was more than worth it.

    Best of luck to y'all
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    And that price was for a new one? Wow, what dealership was this at?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Can you share what dealer and where it is? I'd appreciate it greatly!
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