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2013 and Earlier - Hyundai Sonata Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • gsong1gsong1 Posts: 1
    I want the Pk2. Invoice price on edmunds
    and webcarbook is 17036. The closest dealer
    emailed me and told me that their price is 200
    bucks more than the invoice (did not mention
    anything else).
    I'm wonder if the 17036$ includes the $500 cash
    back or not. Does anyone know?
    I do not think I can get a good deal as megosdad
    did since there are only 3 dealers around. But I
    do not want to pay more than I should.
  • jpanic22jpanic22 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2003 LX (Pearl White) with Package 6. I payed $18,100- $500 Rebate= $17,600 + tax & license. Thanks to all of you on this forum I was able to get a great price. I called dealers all over California and Nevada and got the best quote, then I went back to the dealer that I test drove it at and told him if he met the price that I would by it from him. It worked.
    I do want to caution anyone buying a new car to watch out for the finance guy once you have agreed on a price. The finance guy tried to tack on $299 for a Security System, he was very sneaky about it. After I got up and started to walk out he agreed to take off the $299 fee.
  • Over the weekend I finally bought my '03 Ardor Blue Sonata. It is automatic and the only option was the floor mats, a nice first car out of college. I paid $13,595 before tax and title and after the $1,000 promo incentive and a $400 recent college grad discount. Sticker was $16,625. I am happy with the deal.
  • edowadoedowado Posts: 10
    Our budget and offer was $18000 Out-the-Door including tax, license, and registration for a brand new 2003 Silver LX V6 Sonata. Puente Hills Hyundai in California wanted to hook us up with the Silver Sonata V6 LX we wanted for $19000 CASH out the door that day, but we walked out of round 1 negotiations adamant on our initial $18000 cash ODT offer. Sales guy called back the next day with a second $18500 counter offer and we accepted it! Good deal?
    I don't know what package our car came with. I didn't have a moon roof nor the special rear view mirror, but came with ABS, in additional to the usual amenities like power, leather, automatic.
    Have 4000 miles on the baby and she's doing fine.
  • digby3690digby3690 Posts: 3
    I am looking at 2003 LX (Pearl White) with package 6 in Houston area. lowest offer so far is 18,169 this is before tt&l and includes 1000 rebate. Questions:
    (1) some dealers are telling me that cannot be 1000 rebate this is only for 4-cylinder models (should be 500)? Cannot find anything verifying this
    (2) if this price is correct - does it seem reasonable? (e.g., jpanic in Msg #127 appears to be considerably lower) - Should there be this difference across markets?
  • ray_h71ray_h71 Posts: 212
    digby, check the Hyundai USA web site (http://www.hyundaiusa.com/). There's no posted engine restriction and ALL but one Hyundai model qualifies for the $1,000.00 rebate. (The XG350 carries a $2,500 rebate.)
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    Hyundai had a $500 rebate on V6 Sonata's. As of June 1st it was raised so now both the I4 and V6 get the $1,000 rebate.
  • portknoxxaportknoxxa Posts: 69
    PAID $18,500 FOR A 2002 GLS, V6, AUTO, SUNROOF, ETC. EVERYTHING EXCEPT ABS AND LEATHER. TRADED IN A 1999 ELANTRA GLS, AND I OWED ABOUT $8,000 AND G0T $4,000 FOR A TRADE IN AND $1,000 CUSTOMER LOYALTY. SO I'M A PAYING $449. IT'S WORTH IT AND I'VE EXPERIENCED NO PROBLEMS, EXCEPT 1 RECALL TO REPLACE SIDE AIRBAG SENSORS. GOT IT FROM ATLANTIC AUTO MALL IN WEST ISLIP, NY ON LONG ISLAND. ABSOLUTELY NO REGRETS.
  • ray_h71ray_h71 Posts: 212
    Congratulations on your new "baby". But, I must've had a stroke in my higher cognitive centers while asleep last night, portknoxxa. Could you lead me through the math again? It sounds to me like you're actually paying (or financing or leasing) $21,500 once your credits (trade-in and customer loyalty) and residual owed for the '99 Elantra are factored in. Where did the $449.00 come from - is that your monthly payment? How many months?
  • srohirasrohira Posts: 1
    I am getting Sonata LX 2003 model from package 6 (includes the homelink, power moonroof, special rear view mirrors) and antitheft installed for $19003 out the door in North Carolina. Is it a good deal?
  • portknoxxaportknoxxa Posts: 69
    IT'S FINANCED FOR 72 MONTHS @$449.65, WITH NO MONEY DOWN. THE WARRANTY ON MY ELANTRA HAD EXPIRED. I BOUGHT THE ELANTRA USED AND PUT ALOT OF WORK MILES ON IT. SO I DECIDED TO TRADE IT IN AND NOT PAY $1500 EVERY TIME THE WARRANTY RAN OUT 3YRS/30,000 MILES. YES I TOOK A "LOSS" BUT I'M IN A MUCH BETTER CAR AND NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT FOR 10YRS/100,000 MILES.
  • ray_h71ray_h71 Posts: 212
    I've got a 2003 Sonata, portknoxxa, so I'm certainly not critical of your choice. Just keep in mind that Hyundai is a real stickler for you having up-to-date invoices for routine maintenance in order to keep that 10yr/100,000 mile warranty in effect, and that -some- dealers are less than stellar in the way they treat their Hyundai customers. (Too many dealers who handle Hyundais at all, do so only as their poor-relation side line.) At 6,600 miles, the only problem I've had so far with my car was an intermittant electrical switch contact in the overhead light. The dealer replaced the assembly under warranty. But, I wonder how accomodating the service writer would have been on a car with 75,000 miles on the clock that was brought in with a bad tranny... Hope neither of us will ever have to find out.
  • jcmoyajcmoya Posts: 9
    03 LX w/ Accessory Group 7
    . Fully Automatic Temperature Control .
    • Power Windows .
    • Power Mirrors .
    • Power Door Locks .
    • Front Side Air Bags .
    • Cruise Control .
    • Carpeted Floor Mats .
    • Anti-Lock Braking System (Anti-Lock Brakes) .
    • Traction Control .
    • Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/Sunshade .
    • HomeLink Wireless Control System .

    $18,637

    Not bad!
  • omegousomegous Posts: 1
    I picked up my Silver Sonata LX w/ Sunroof, trunk cargo net, floor mats, special rear-view mirror, homelink, but no ABS/Traction control (haven't much need really for those here in Vegas) for $18,500 OUT the door. We were pushing for $18,000, but they refused, and we managed to get them down to 18,5.

    Is that a good deal?

    We opted out of any extended warranties, and such. No need.

    Got just 1k miles so far and I am very happy with it, along with everyone who rides in it!

    I also had the windows tinted, and the car looks almost as good as anything else on the road these days, MUCH better than anything in the same price bracket.

    I picked mine up at PLANET HYUNDAI in Las Vegas if anyone wants to know.
  • baldwin6baldwin6 Posts: 1
    Sticker price 19014. Paid 16114 + Tax.
  • ckennedy3ckennedy3 Posts: 1
    I'm in the middle of negotiating to buy a 2003 LX w/V6 engine. No options. The sticker price is $19,900. I'm trading my 2000 Cabrio. The dealer has offered me a little more than the Edmunds suggested trade-in value which is about $700 more than I owe. After tax and license and the $1,000 rebate plus $200 down, I'll be financing $18,800. Does this seem fair?
  • ray_h71ray_h71 Posts: 212
    Seems to me you should be able to do better this late in the season. Of course, if you wait much longer, your Cabrio will be worth less (not the same as worthless...) than it is now. Have you tried other dealers? How "eager" are you to get into a new car? (Car sales people are astute practical psychologists!)
  • david2udavid2u Posts: 38
    Just picked up a GLS, V6, pearl white, ABS, Traction,
    Cargo net, sunroof, wind deflector, mats and mud guards all around.

    17,350 plus 349.00 delivery=17699.00 less 1000.00 rebate, net was 16699.00 plus tax.

    I couldn't find a better deal anywhere else.
  • so I am late in posting the purchase of a base 4 cylinder 2003 Sonata with automatic and floor mats in March/03. It was brand new, 7 miles on the odometer and still wrapped in protective paper/plastic. It was purchased for my stepson.

    The car was purchased at Famous Ed's Hyundai in the Los Angeles area. The net cost (before tax, registration, etc.) was $11,988. It was a one only loss leader and I used the $1,000 loyalty rebate available as I was the registered owner of a 2001 Elantra purchased for my daughter in July/01. It looks and drives like a $20,000+ car.

    Initially, he had a "check engine" light problem that wasn't the usual gas cap problem. After returning it for service about 3 times (different dealership), he got a loaner until they were able to properly diagnose and repair the problem.

    My stepson is thrilled with the car. Friends can't believe what he paid for it.
  • jc58jc58 Posts: 48
    I have refered several of my friends to a Hyundai dealership in the Chicago area. This dealership always has the best deals. My co-worker just bought a 2003 LX, loaded with moonroof, sticker is $20,984, he got it for $17,098, plus TTL. He was coming out of a pick-up truck, he could not believe how nice the Sonata was.
  • I've been shopping around at a few dealers for the best price on a 2003 GLS V6(no ABS or moonroof), and since it is so late in the season (with the 04's coming out now), I offered the dealer $16,000. His counteroffer is $16,450 (of course, tax & title extra). The $1,000 rebate would then come off the total (in effect, I would be paying $15,450 + tx/ttl).
    My question is, do I go for it, or hold out a little longer and see if they come down to my price? The gamble I'm taking is possibly losing the $1,000 rebate, as it expires tomorrow (9/2/03) - unless they extend it...
    Any advice or recommendations is highly appreciated!! Thanks, Fran
  • What was the sticker price on the car? Did you go ahead and purchase it? Just curious....I also was dealing with the '03 sell-off to make room for the '04's. And I think I got an awesome deal.
  • Hi! I've been reading the boards and noticed that a couple of you said that you bought manual Sonatas. I prefer sticks over automatics. Two cars we had ('97 Jeep Wrangler, '94 Merc Sable) with autos needed transmissions replaced at 90,000. We never had a problem with sticks that we've had. In fact the Sable going was the reason I was looking to buy a Sonata last Jan. I went to several dealers and looked on the internet for a used 5 speed Sonata but they were nowhere to be found.(except for older ones) The dealer said that they are only sold overseas, not in the US and Canada. So I ended up buying an '02 base V6 for 13,000. I like my car, except for the lock problems I'm having (see problems #135 or 136) but would have preferred a stick shift. Where did you guys find yours?
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    You can still get a 5-speed on the base Sonata with the I4. The V6 only comes with the auto.
  • Hi!! Yes I realize that's what the brouchure says (about the 4cyl. 5 speed) and I even pointed it out to 2 dealers, but they both told me they only sell them overseas. Here we can only get the auto. I really had my heart set on a Santa Fe but my husband is 6'4" and could not fit right in the drivers seat because of the way the dash is configured. He fits (barely) in the Sonata. I had researched a lot of cars and smaller SUV's and came up with Hyundai as the best for the money -- and nicer looking too!! As I mentioned in my previous message my transmission was going and I needed something ASAP. So I got the Sonata. It was the dealers loaner so although it was used it was sold as new. So there are places you can get a 5 speed?
  • I gave my number $15445 (after $1000 rebate and $500 graduate cash back) for 2004 Sonata base, automacic, white pearl, floor mat with pack 4 (anti-lock brake and sunroof) to my local Hyundai dealer. And they refused it and asked me $16699 + Tax + $150 paper work.
    Should I pay for this price or haggle more?
    I felt that they don't want to give me lower price.
  • themanxthemanx Posts: 110
    I come up with $15,709 after the rebates using Edmunds TMV.

    Even up to $16,000, I think you could close it there.

    Let us know..

    ElantraStan
  • oioneoione Posts: 2
    hi, i was interested in purchasing a used 2002 sonata, and came across a dealership that had a 2003 sonta lx demo car with options package 2 and only 1300 miles on it. price with rebates came to $15600. all warranties are included as if the car was new. have not negotiated price with salesman, did not tell him i was trading in my 97 elantra either. just wanted to know if it was worth buying, and if so, what would be a fair price to settle on. i would appreciate any help on the matter, thanks....
  • danielj6danielj6 Posts: 285
    I seem to remember that there is a loyalty rebate for Hyundai owners.

    The car that you're interested in is actually considered to be new. This is because it was never registered.
  • danielj6danielj6 Posts: 285
    I seem to remember that there is a loyalty rebate
    for Hyundai owners.

    The car that you're interested in is actually considered to be new. This is because it was never registered.
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